The Batman has sent DC into a frenzy on how to create multiple branch offs from the critically acclaimed feature, including a Penguin-helmed HBO Max series set to see Colin Farrell reprise his role as the infamous Batman villain. But now a more direct, lateral branch has been made official. The Batman sequel has been announced by DC Comics + Warner Bros. Pictures.
Director Matt Reeves returns to lead production on The Batman sequel. The film will also herald the return of Robert Pattinson (who plays the titular Batman/Bruce Wayne) and Zoë Kravitz (who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
No details on any plot points or expected characters/villains, but if the ending is anything to go by, we may yet get another iteration of the Joker on the silver screen soon.
Wild opinion that is not so wild: they should avoid a Joker appearance. Batman is one of those illustrious franchises that has an array of villains in its rogue gallery that have great potential for adaptation and renewal. To forego this opportunity for a quick hole-in-one will be a short-sighted move on Reeves and WB’s part. Reeves I think will see this. WB? Not so much. But we digress.
More as things develop.