Robert Pattinson will once again don the cowl and team up with Matt Reeves for The Batman 2. Warner Bros. and DC officially confirmed the news at CinemaCon on Tuesday night during their highly anticipated presentation.
“Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh vision” Warner Bros. movie chief Toby Emmerich revealed at CinemaCon. “Matt Reeves, Rob Pattinson and the entire team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2.”
While no concrete details were revealed, it comes as no surprise that we will be making a return to Gotham. The Batman has become a huge critical and commercial success, earning over $750 million at the worldwide box office. It is also doing strong numbers on HBO Max since its arrival on the streaming platform.
Director Matt Reeves made an appearance at the presentation in Las Vegas and thanked cinema owners for keeping the “flicker of hope” alive when the pandemic struck. He added that he wholeheartedly believes in the theatrical experience.
“The success of The Batman was a true team effort. We could not have gotten to this place without … the theatrical experience. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As a lifelong fan of the movies, I treasure what you do. There’s a sanctuary to be found in the movies.”
Reeves added his thoughts on the sequel, saying he is thrilled about the news as he is a huge fan of the character and “is excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”
Reeves’ edgier, darker take on The Batman sees Robert Pattinson play the titular role for the first time. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Oz Cobblepot/Penguin.
Confidence in this vision was evident long before the news of the sequel. Even before its release, two spin-offs were announced for HBO Max: one focused on the GCPD (now set to focus on Arkham Asylum), and the other chronicling the infamous rise of The Penguin – which will see Colin Farrell reprise the role.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.
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