Well, this is a relief. According to recent reports, a sequel to The Batman has yet to receive Warner Bros. approval despite the movie’s popularity. Although the film’s director, Matt Reeves, had already started production, it was reportedly predicted that it would be years before it was released (assuming it was given that all-important green light).
However, according to a new rumour from Deadline, Reeves has received a first-look picture agreement from Warner Bros. Which seems to confirm that a sequel will indeed be made. The deal will grant the studio first-look access to Reeves’ writing, producing, and directing projects.
Reeves stated that “making this legendary studio my home is a dream” (via Deadline). I’m genuinely delighted to collaborate with Mike De Luca, Pam Abdy, and Channing Dungey. And our teams deliver fascinating tales to both the big and small screens.
According to Deadline, Robert Pattinson will return as the Caped Crusader in the sequel. Which will undoubtedly excite fans and be directed by Keanu Reeves.
It has also been reported that Colin Farrell will star in the HBO Max spinoff series The Penguin. The series is now in the “initial phases of planning,” according to Michael De Luca, who also stated that he and Pam Abdy were “happy to nail down [Reeves’] overall deal because it’s a cornerstone of what we want to achieve with the filmmakers who are working at the studio.”
According to De Luca, we prioritised keeping Matt [Reeves] and giving him a place to work on original ideas and further projects set in the Batman universe.