Warner Bros has announced that Robert Pattinson will be donning the cowl as the Caped Crusader again in a sequel to The Batman. Toby Emmerich, the Chairman of Warner Brothers Pictures, announced via social media. Emmerich confirmed that director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) would return. According to a report from Deadline, Reeves took to the stage and announced to those in attendance:
“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.”
Reeves, further known for his work on two films within the Planet of the Apes reboot franchise, will be joined by Robert Pattinson in the titular role. At this time, it’s unclear whether supporting cast members, including Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis, will be signing on for the sequel. However, courtesy of a deleted scene making the rounds, it’s likely that Barry Keogan’s Joker may appear again in the next film.
Toby Emmerich, Chairman of @wbpictures, announces @mattreevesLA will be taking audiences back to Gotham with a new installment of @TheBatman
— CinemaCon (@CinemaCon) April 26, 2022
Likewise, we should expect Zoe Kravitz to reappear as Catwoman, but these are purely speculative. The sequel was a success at the box office, pulling in a staggering $750 million and a wave of positive reviews from critics. Likewise, Reeves also has his sights set on a TV spin-off based on Colin Farrell’s take as The Penguin, which will focus on Gotham’s underworld.
There are currently no plot details or further information on the cast members for the sequel. Haven’t had enough of the World’s Greatest Detective? For more content of the superhero variety, then take a look at FlickLuster’s review of The Batman!
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