During this week’s CinemaCon, Warner Bros. have finally made it official that there will be a ‘The Batman’ sequel with Robert Pattinson set to return.
Pattinson is set to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman while director Matt Reeves is also coming back for the new entry to helm as well as write the follow-up. No further dates for filming or release and no further cast inclusions were revealed.
So far, Reeves’ gritty three-hour detective noir film has grossed $759 million to date at the global box office, the best of 2022 so far.
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The film took a grim look at Bruce Wayne’s earlier days as “the world’s greatest detective.” In his pursuit of justice, the youthful Dark Knight uncovers corruption in Gotham City while pursuing the maniacal killer known as the Riddler (Paul Dano). The star-studded cast included Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the crime-lord known as Penguin and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City’s police chief James Gordon.
Along with Bruce Wayne’s follow-up, Warner Bros. has several DC properties in the works, including the animated ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ (July 29) and ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ (Dec. 22). Next year, Jason Momoa is returning for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ (March 17) and Ezra Miller is starring in ‘The Flash’ (June 23).