Will there be The Batman 2? Explained

May 24, 2023
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Will there be The Batman 2? We discuss whether there will be a sequel to Matt Reeves’ The Batman and whether it will include the Joker and Robin. 

The Batman wowed audiences and critics when it was released in 2022, with Robert Pattinson donning the cape and cowl as Batman and Bruce Wayne, or, as he referred to himself throughout the film, “Vengeance.” The film took a much darker tone and didn’t force audiences to sit through another Batman origin story, catching our protagonist in the second year of his vigilantism.

The door was left wide open for a sequel by the film’s end, with only one of the three major villains dying and Gotham still flooded. Warner Bros. Discovery didn’t wait long to confirm that a second film was in development, but details about it are still sparse over a year on.

Is there going to be The Batman 2?

A sequel for The Batman was announced at CinemaCon in 2022, and it managed to survive James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC reboot.

James Gunn confirmed that the title, The Batman – Part II, will be released in cinemas on October 3, 2025.

2025 will be a big year for DC, as James Gunn-directed Superman: Legacy will hit cinemas earlier in the year, kicking off the first film for the first chapter of Gods and Monsters.

Will Robert Pattinson be in The Batman 2?

Robert Pattinson will be returning as Batman in The Batman – Part II. He is the only cast member to be confirmed to be in the film at the time of writing, but other likely returns are Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis as Catwoman, Jim Gordon, and Alfred, respectively.

Other cast members that might return are Barry Keoghan’s Joker, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.

Will The Batman 2 be about Joker?

At the end of The Batman, the Riddler found himself in prison with a man laughing a familiar maniacal laugh. Of course, this was the Joker. This is definitely a tease for a future with the character, so it’s possible that Keoghan will play a more prominent role in the sequel.

But as there is very little known about the plot of the film at the time of writing, it’s hard to say for sure, and Reeves might decide to go in a different direction with a different villain and pick up the Joker tease in a future film or a spin-off show.

Who will be Robin in The Batman 2?

Not a lot of details have been released about the second Batman film in Reeves’ DC Elseworlds story, but since it’s confirmed that a Robin will be appearing in a mainline DC universe film titled The Brave and the Bold, it’s unlikely that a different Robin will be in The Batman – Part II as well.

There will already be two Batmen running around at the same time. It would be confusing if Robin were to double up too. Though there are multiple characters that take on the role of Robin, it’s possible that Reeves will pull a different version from the comics.

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