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. And despite some upheaval in the world of Warner Bros. Discovery, Matt Reeves assures us he’s working on The Batman 2 and a whole The Batman universe at that.
As mentioned, it has 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.
Most recently, Reeves assured us that The Batman 2 was still in the works. He noted to Comicbook.com, “I mean, I can’t give an update on that in terms of specifics, except to tell you that we are hard at work on the script… My partner and I are deep in it and I’m excited about what we’re going to do.”
Additionally, according to Collider, Reeves is planning a connected world for The Batman. He revealed, “There’s actually a whole little fabric of things we’re wanting to do, the way we’re doing with [The] Penguin and how that comes back into how that will lead into the sequel, and what that sequel is going to be.” Between The Batman 2, The Penguin, and whatever comes next, sounds like a world is quickly coming together.
Additionally, 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.
Originally published on August 23, 2022.