Three hours is simply not enough Batman. The Batman showed off a new side of Bruce Wayne’s story, taking place in the early years of his vigilante crime-fighting. That means there is plenty of room to tell new stories as Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight is just getting started.
If you were as enraptured by Matt Reeves’ The Batman as many other fans, then you, too, are wondering what will happen next in a sequel. Let’s break down everything we know about The Batman 2, from whether Warner Bros. has greenlit the sequel to when it could be hitting theaters.
Major spoilers for The Batman ahead.
Is The Batman 2 confirmed?
Warner Bros. confirmed The Batman sequel, which has the official title The Batman: Part II, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Matt Reeves is set to return as director, alongside Mattson Tomlin as writer. Pattison will reprise his role as the Caped Crusader.
In an interview with The Independent, Reeves said that he didn’t make The Batman with a sequel in mind but would like to tell more stories.
“We are already telling other stories in the streaming space, we’re doing stuff on HBO Max, we’re doing a Penguin show with Colin, which is gonna be super cool,” the director said. “And we’re working on some other stuff too, but we have started talking about another movie."
Colin Farrell’s villain, The Penguin, is getting his own series, as is Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon. Few details are known about these projects, but they will likely address the aftermath of the Gotham flood and the attempted assassination of the city’s new mayor.
When will The Batman 2 come out in theaters?
The Batman: Part II will be released in theaters on October 3, 2025.
“2025 is going to be a very big year for DC,” said James Gunn’s DC Studios co-head Peter Safran. “Superman and Batman within the same year.”
Safran is referring to the new Superman movie that will kick off his and Gunn’s new DC Universe. However, Pattinson’s Batman will exist in its own world separate from the wider DCU.
What will be The Batman 2 plot?
If you’ve seen The Batman, you know it leaves you wanting more. The final scenes tease an intriguing future for the characters and Gotham. After The Riddler (Paul Dano) caused a flood to engulf the city, his band of followers failed to assassinate Gotham’s new mayor, Bella Reál (Jayme Lawson). Now facing major infrastructure and political issues, Gotham and Bruce Wayne already have a lot to deal with in the potential sequel.
Yet, it’s bound to get even more complicated now that a new Joker has arrived in this particular DC universe. Played by Eternals’ Barry Keoghan, the Joker makes a cameo at the end of the film where he asks The Riddler, who is also locked up in Arkham Asylum, to team up to take down the Batman. This villainous partnership is inspired by a popular DC Comics storyline, and the sequel may use this as inspiration for a new story.
Also, at the end of the film, Catwoman and Batman part ways, but the sequel could see Catwoman return. We don’t know precisely what will spur their reunion, but we imagine Bruce will need some extra help if he has to face The Riddler, The Joker, and The Penguin in The Batman 2.
The iconic DC superhero has kickstarted a new era, and only time will tell where and when we’ll see The Batman next.
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