Just recently, it felt like The Batman 2 might take ages to solidify as a meaningful project. Despite Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie resonating with audiences, little was known about how a sequel to the film might proceed. But now, a lot is happening in that direction. Firstly, Matt Reeves and his production company 6th & Idaho have signed an overall first-look film deal with Warner Bros. Secondly, The Batman 2 has found a second writer. Mattson Tomlin will co-write the script for the second The Batman movie with Matt Reeves.
It’s been a tumultuous time for Warner Bros. Discovery. Many choices the company has made, such as canceling its Batgirl movie and removing streaming content from HBO Max, have landed poorly with consumers. No doubt, the company hopes to combat some of this with good news. And progress on The Batman 2 certainly is that, but we don’t totally know if that will be enough.
According to Deadline, Reeves “has become the first filmmaker given an overall first-look film deal since Warner Bros Pictures Group Co-Chairs/CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy were hired by Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav to steer the film division.” Warner Bros. Pictures Group will now have first-look rights to anything Matt Reeves creates as a writer, director, and/or producer. Reeves also re-upped his deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Presently, we know that Reeves’ Penguin spinoff series will begin to film soon. We have also heard discussions of The Batman spinoff series that will take place at Arkham Asylum.
When it comes to The Batman 2, as mentioned, we know nearly nothing about the movie. The Batman‘s final scenes indicate The Joker may play a role in a sequel, but it’s too early to tell. All we know right now is that The Batman 2 is definitely a go, and Mattson Tomlin will co-write it with Matt Reeves, per The Hollywood Reporter. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.