Matt Reeves will return to the director’s chair of The Batman 2, the follow-up to his highly-acclaimed smash hit starring Robert Pattinson. Warner Bros. broke the news out today at CinemaCon, promising fans that Reeves’ vision for Gotham City would continue to evolve in the years to come.
The announcement comes as the film has racked up over $760 million worldwide and a 4.1 million household audience on HBO Max in its first week. That surpassed the audience for Warner Bros. day-and-date films such as Suicide Squad, Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, and The Matrix Resurrections last year. The Batman is Warner Bros.’ first theatrical release after Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet in August 2020, following the studio’s pandemic theatrical day-and-date plan for its 2021 slate, which includes Wonder Woman 1984 in December 2020.
The Batman witnesses the Riddler‘s (Paul Dano) assassination of significant political leaders in Gotham. This prompts Batman to shed light on the city’s secret corruption, which may result in changing the history of the Wayne family. Also starring are Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis.
HBO Max is also developing a Batman spinoff series revolving around Farrell’s Penguin.