Matt Reeves’ The Batman has taken DC Comics fans by storm and anticipation is growing for Robert Pattinson’s next outing as The Dark Knight. Here’s everything we know about The Batman 2 so far.
After more than five years in development, The Batman is finally hitting cinema screens around the world. Introducing Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of DC Comics’ legendary vigilante to audiences, the rejuvenated version of the character is the beginning of a trilogy.
The Batman has been full of goodies alongside the journey to foil The Riddler, but the world’s greatest detective may have to face a challenge never before seen on the big screen in the next installment.
While The Batman took over five years to release, producer Dylan Clark has assured fans the follow-up will arrive much more quickly. Speaking to ComicBook’s Brandon Davis, Clark said, “I’m going to go on record and say it’s going to be less than five years.”
Director Matt Reeves told The Independent under the UK premiere that “we’re also working on other things, but we’ve started talking about another movie.” With that in mind, The Batman 2 could be released at the earliest in mid to late 2024, but a 2025 release window is more likely.
It’s no secret that The Batman’s journey to the big screen has been a rocky one, to say the least. Originally started as a DCEU project with Ben Affleck, the solo Batman adventure was entrusted to Matt Reeves. Now that the foundations have been laid, the stage is set for an exciting adventure.
The Batman leaves our hero and Gotham City in a unique position that no other Batman film has attempted. While Bruce Wayne may have foiled The Riddler’s plans to eliminate Gotham’s mayor-elect Bella Reál, the city itself is completely under water. Undoubtedly influenced by something familiar no mans land Storyline and Scott Snyder’s New 52-Run zero yearGotham City is vulnerable to a devastating hostile takeover.
Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves have both expressed interest in contributing courtyard of the owls and eventual side kick Dick Grayson (aka Robin). Comprised of Gotham’s wealthiest families and corrupt strata of society, the Court of Owls is a secret society that has been pulling the strings of Gotham for decades. Matt Reeves has shown us that he is extremely capable of handling ambitious goals, so the debut of this villainous company would be right in his wheelhouse.
It would be a drastic departure from Robin’s usual origin story, but incorporating Dick Grayson into the court could be a new way to introduce the character. The court is known for kidnapping children from the circus and training them into highly skilled assassins known as talons. Given that Grayson’s origins lie in the circus act of The Flying Grayson, that would certainly be a bold take.
Of course, when The Batman 2 finally releases, it will be included Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/The Batman. Jeffrey Wright and Andy Serkis will likely return as Lieutenant James Gordon and Batman’s trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth respectively. Zoe Kravitz may return as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, but the character left Gotham City for Bludhaven (Nightwing’s future playground).
Colin Farrells The penguin will be next on his HBO Max show, but will definitely be keen to stake his claim on Gotham’s criminal underworld. Paul Dano could appear in a reduced role behind the bars of Arkham Asylum as The Riddler, accompanied by his new friend ‘Unseen Arkham Prisoner’ aka The Joker played by Barry Keoghan.
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The latter’s role was merely a nod in the closing moments of The Batman, but the film’s accompanying website did Rataalada (from the film itself) has revealed a cipher that suggests we’ll see them both in a team-up situation in the future.
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