After nearly two months of speculation, the inevitability of The Batman 2 has finally been confirmed. Released back in March, The Batman became a critical and commercial success, despite its delayed production and other obstacles in the way. Directed by Matt Reeves, the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader became a fan favorite, with Robert Pattinson becoming the newest face of Gotham’s protector.
Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, John Turturro, Jeffery Wright, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Paul Dano, The Batman has collected more than $750M worldwide, setting a record for Warner Bros. in the post-pandemic era. With such an attractive box-office collection, the sequel was inevitable.
What should we expect from The Batman 2?
Matt Reeves’ The Batman took its fair share of inspiration from some of the most iconic Batman comics and a few classic noirs, gangster movies from the past, for absolutely amazing reasons. From Batman: Earth One to The Long Halloween, The Batman was a visual masterpiece while depicting the most comic-book accurate version of the Dark Knight on the big screen to date. Though the movie was not exactly an origin story, it was a metaphysical origin of the Dark Knight from a terrifying vigilante.
Since the first movie showed us Batman’s first true intellectual enemy, The Batman 2 is also expected to follow suit with its grounded, neo-noir approach, portraying the Dark Knight’s detective prowess. However, the sequel is also expected to have a lot more fighting sequences than before. But rest assured, The Batman 2 will certainly have another fearsome character from Batman’s famous rogue gallery to fill the huge shoes left by Paul Dano’s Riddler.
Who will be returning for The Batman 2?
Apart from Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson, the sequel is expected to see the return of Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Furthermore, Andy Serkis, Jeffery Wright, and Colin Farrell are also expected to return as Alfred Pennyworth, Jim Gordon, and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin respectively.
After the release of The Batman, Matt Reeves had released an extended deleted scene featuring Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Barry Keoghan’s Joker. Considering that the deleted scene set the internet on fire for its intensity, the sequel might also feature Barry Keoghan’s Clown Prince of Crime as the deleted scene is believed to have set up the perfect escape route for the Joker from Arkham Asylum.
When will The Batman 2 release?
After the release of The Batman, director Matt Reeves revealed that he will be taking a break from directing for some time. However, it is expected that the sequel will be released somewhere in 2024. As Matt Reeves has already confirmed that he plans to have a trilogy, the sequel will definitely begin production in the coming months.
Apart from The Batman 2, a spin-off series is also being produced starring Colin Farrell as the Penguin. Director Reeves has also expressed his desire to build an entire Bat-Verse, which will include some of the iconic members of the Batman mythos. But nevertheless, it is yet to be seen when the sequel will finally hit the theaters.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.