The Batman 2 is confirmed — Return of Reeves and Pattinson


As a fan of The Batman, whether you saw it in the cinemas or on HBO Max last week, you’re in for a treat. Warner Bros. has revealed that Robert Pattinson and filmmaker Matt Reeves will return for The Batman 2, which will be the sequel to the most recent iteration of the Batman character.

The Batman 2: release date, characters, villains and more
(Image credit: Jonathan Olley & © DC Comics; Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, confirmed the news at the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, as reported by Deadline. There is little other information regarding the film other than that Pattinson and Reeves will reprise their roles, and that the sequel is taking place.

Astonishingly, this is hardly a shock. While COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the world, The Batman has raked in $760 million worldwide since its release in March. In its debut week on HBO Max, the movie was seen by 4.1 million homes, according to Deadline.


Apparently, this indicates that its premiere was higher than other Warner Bros. day-and-date releases, such as The Suicide Squad, Dune, and The Matrix Resurrections. Battinson, on the other hand, is doing rather well for himself.

He thanked everyone for their support during his appearance on stage at CinemaCon. When asked by the director whether he was looking forwards to the next episode, he answered, “I’m looking forwards to jumping back into this universe for the next chapter.”

As far as the sequel goes, what can we anticipate from it? You may easily conclude that The Joker will be the movie’s major villain. That’s because the conclusion of The Batman hinted at his forming a partnership with The Riddler, and the super-unsettling deleted scene hinted at him playing a far larger role in the future.


The problem is that it would be too simple to draw comparisons to 2008’s The Dark Knight. Instead, a showdown between Batman and another villain (or villains) would be welcome, preferably one we haven’t seen before on the big screen.

There will still be a place for The Joker, who might be the ideal villain to round out any trilogy, particularly when he’s got some kind of deranged Nick Fury in his corner.

No doubt, Selina Kyle’s narrative will be progressed in the sequel, and Colin Farrel’s Penguin may possibly make an appearance. Just as long as the HBO spin-off series about Max doesn’t conflict with his presence.


We’ll have to wait and watch how this one plays out, no matter what occurs.

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