Director Matt Reeves’ nearly three-hour superhero epic The Batman had an appropriately massive theatrical run, crossing $700 million at the global box office in early April after a month-long theatrical release.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and Paul Dano as the primary antagonist, The Riddler. The Batman is more of a psychological thriller than a typical superhero movie, free of the grasp of CGI that seems to have a hold on most movies in the genre and instead rooted in dark reality. The film explores Bruce Wayne’s earliest and inexperienced years as Batman, diving into the character’s origins as the world’s greatest detective and drawing heavily from film noir.
Fans have been patiently awaiting a sequel announcement for the film, especially considering there have been multiple HBO spin-off series confirmed for the franchise, including a series focusing on Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. Warner Bros. has officially provided an answer to the fandom at CinemaCon 2022, unveiling the official sequel for The Batman.
Reeves briefly took the stage to comment on the news, “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.”
The Batman 2 does not currently have a release date. Follow Nerds & Beyond for more developments as this franchise continues to develop. All of our coverage for the franchise, including our spoiler-free review for The Batman, can be found here.