After a successful showing of The Batman, Warner Bros said at Cinemacon that Robert Pattinson would reprise his role in its sequel, sporting the iconic cape and cowl of Gotham’s superhero.
While the entertainment giant didn’t disclose further details, it reveals that co-writer and director Matt Reeves, Pattinson, “and the whole team will be taking audiences back to Gotham in The Batman 2.”
The 56-year-old director made a brief appearance to express his gratitude to viewers who contributed to the film’s exceeding the $750 million mark at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2022.
“This is thrilling for me,” Reeves said, further stating that he’s a great admirer of the character and “is excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”
Reeves also guaranteed to reveal more information about the movie at another Cinemacon. Therefore, to the bat fans out there, sit tight and relax because you will get what you want.
The Batman was released on March 2, 2022, featuring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot/Penguin. It is a film based on the DC Comics character Batman.
The film follows Batman, who has been protecting Gotham City from crime for two years, discovering corruption amid going after Riddler, a serial killer who aims for Gotham’s elite.
Initially planned to release in June 2021, the film premiere was constantly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it garnered quite a good review from spectators, citing performances from actors, cinematography, the direction, sequences, and the storyline. However, it was still criticized for its runtime.