To the surprise of no one Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson sequel has been green-lit by Warner Bros.
In the most obvious news of the day, Robert Pattinson will officially be suiting up again as the Caped Crusader in a sequel to The Batman. Warner Bros. revealed its plans for a sequel during their presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today.
Director Matt Reeves was on hand to announce the news that he will write and direct the follow-up but that was all that was revealed. No plot details were discussed and no other casting news, returning or otherwise, was unveiled.
The Batman began a very successful run after opening to $134M back in March. That’s the biggest opening of 2022 so far and it’s only the second pandemic-era movie to cross the $100 million mark in a single weekend following Spider-Man: No Way Home. To date, The Batman has grossed $759M at the global box office and it’s the highest-grossing film of the year. The movie is also currently doing well on streaming, with @sambatv reporting 4.1 million households have watched the film on HBO Max on its first week.
There was no doubt of WB going all in on this new iteration of Batman. The HBO Max streaming platform has already started prep work for at least 3 different spin-off shows from the Matt Reeves Bat-Verse with more possibly on the way. Colin Farrell, who played the Penguin in the film, will be getting his own series, an Arkham Asylum series is also in motion not to mention Zoe Kravitz might be getting her own Catwoman series as well.
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