Matt Reeves has been writing The Batman 2 script and he’s "really excited" about the sequel

The Batman
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Matt Reeves has given a promising update for The Batman 2 – amid a backdrop of major DC shake-ups.

"We're deep in it and my partner and I are writing, Mattson [Tomlin] and I are writing, and it's really exciting, and I'm really excited about what we're doing," Reeves shared during an interview with Collider (opens in new tab).

Reeves added that he’s also "really excited to be doing that with [Robert Pattinson], because I just think he's such a special person and actor."

The Batman sequel was announced at last year’s CinemaCon, with Matt Reeves back as director and Robert Pattinson once again donning the cowl as Batman.

No other casting has yet been announced, though The Batman’s universe is set to grow with two spin-offs. The first, starring Colin Farrell’s Penguin, is filming from February. Another spin-off, widely reported to be set in Arkham Asylum, is also in the works and has recently tapped The Devil All the Time director Antonio Campos as showrunner.

This will all be Bat-music to the ears of those who may have had reservations about The Batman cinematic universe in the wake of Peter Safran and James Gunn kicking off a new era as co-CEOs of DC Studios.

The pair are set to announce part of their slate later this month, while Gunn is already reportedly working on a new Superman movie, focusing on a younger iteration of the iconic DC hero.

Discover what else is coming to cinemas with our guide to new superhero movies and complete list of major movie release dates. Plus, we run through our picks for who should face off against Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader next in our wishlist of The Batman 2 villains.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.