Warner Bros. has announced that The Batman will return for a sequel, as confirmed by Toby Emmerich, chairman of WB Pictures, at the CinemaCon 2022.
Matt Reeves is set to come back as the director with Robert Pattinson reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/ Batman.
Reeves shared that he is “excited to jump back into this world, but more on that at a future CinemaCon,” following with a message of gratitude to all the fans and supporters, saying “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”, he said.
Although there haven’t been any plot details, returning characters, or release date revealed, fans are setting high expectations for the sequel as “The Batman” gained more than $760M globally and a viewership of 4.1M households on HBO Max in its first week.
Reeves previously stated that “The Batman” is only the emergence of a diverse franchise, saying he wants to “create a Batverse” surrounding Pattinson’s portrayal of Dark Knight. “You don’t do a story and go, ‘This is Chapter 1’ because you might not get to do Chapter 2. So, the story had to stand on its own,” Reeves said. “But the thing about it is that the Bat world is so rich with character that as you’re starting to come to an end, you can already start thinking about the next thing. Because the idea, of course, is that Gotham’s story never ends.”
The Batman earned praises from fans, casual viewers, and critics alike; in which many were ecstatic about Pattinson’s performance as a revamped Bruce Wayne, and the bold approach of Reeves on Gotham City.
Reeves told the audience at the CinemaCon, “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.”
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