Written by Edwin Francisco
The sequel to Robert Pattinson’s The Batman still won’t cross over into other DC Films. On one hand, this won’t shock fans. After all, director Matt Reeves demanded his own pocket universe from the beginning.
Nevertheless, new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav seeks a cohesive DC cinematic universe overall. But there will be exceptions such as Joker. Likewise, Reeves’ Batman world sticks to its outsider status.
Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced The Batman sequel during CinemaCon. Indeed, Reeves returns to helm it. Obviously, Robert Pattinson wears the cape once again.
Robert Pattinson’s The Batman Sequel Won’t Cross Over Into Other DC Films
In just a span of a month, The Batman snagged more than $750 million worldwide. With its initial budget of $185 million, it already is a success at the box office with enough to justify another film. In addition, its performance on HBO Max’s streaming service has been impressive. The movie clocked 750,000 viewers in just the first five minutes of its streaming premiere.
Warner Bros. Discovery planned a sequel prior to its release. The Batman teased the Joker (Barry Keoghan) in its ending. Reeves designed the movie to kick off a franchise. So, the only question about the sequel is when.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said:
Matt Reeves, Rob Pattinson and the entire team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2.
Although Reeves will maintain The Batman‘s dark tone, sources reveal that Warner Bros. Discovery wants changes. For example, they want Reeves to make a somewhat shorter movie to attract more repeat viewings.
Critics and audiences praised Robert Pattinson’s performance as Batman. It’s curious to see how he will grow into a more mature, more controlled version of Batman. We’ll need to see how he evolves into the Dark Knight.
Besides Reeves and Robert Pattinson, what about the others? We still have to wait for official updates of other major roles like Barry Keoghan (Joker), Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), and Jeffery Wright (James Gordon).
Spoiler alert: They’ll come back.
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.
But what about Batman’s sidekick, Robin? Do you think they will try to incorporate Robin into the mix? Robert Pattinson hopes for an adaptation of 1988’s “A Death in the Family” story arc. Moreover, Reeves admitted his interest in 2002’s “Hush.” In fact, Reeves included “Hush” Easter eggs in The Batman. Nonetheless, Reeves acknowledged he wasn’t doing “Hush” for The Batman 2.