The worst kept secret has officially been announced as Warner Bros have confirmed a sequel to the massively successful The Batman is in development.
During their presentation at CinemaCon Tuesday evening, WB Chairman Toby Emmerich unveiled the news and confirmed Matt Reeves will return to direct, as will Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Reeves, who was on stage talking about The Batman, stated he’s already at work developing and writing the sequel, which makes this writer incredibly fucking excited.
The filmmaker told the room of cinema owners (via Deadline), “Thank you all for your tremendous support for The Batman. We couldn’t have gotten here without the faith and enthusiasm of all your teams around the world. I’m excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”
The news comes off the back of an incredible box office of nearly $760 million and an increased viewership of 4.1 million on HBO Max, beating out all of the likes of 2021 day-and-date releases Dune and The Suicide Squad.
Everyone knew this was going to happen, it was just a matter of when, but I’m glad it has been officially confirmed and we can look forward to see this Batman universe grow under the stewardship of Reeves.
As he’s got a Colin Farrell Penguin spin-off in the works at HBO Max, a Year One comic focusing on The Riddler written by Paul Dano, who played him in the movie. Plus, there are rumours of a second HBO Max series on Arkham Asylum.