Are plans for a sequel to The Batman already in place? Not necessarily but the movie does at least offer a little taste of what could be should a sequel happen. This, according to star Robert Pattinson who is taking up the mantle as the iconic DC hero. The actor teases that the end at least teases what could happen in the future.
Speaking with Total Film, Pattinson was asked about a potential sequel. Warner Bros. has net yet given a green light but director Matt Reeves has said that he has at least rough plans for a trilogy. Pattinson, when asked about it, seemed to back that up. Here’s what he had to say.
“I mean, they always have that little bit at the end, that’s like: ‘…and coming up!’ But other than that, it feels strangely personal. I think people will be quite shocked at how different it is.”
Beyond that, Pattinson also explained that The Batman is a very different kind of Batman movie. So much so that he actually has a hard time picturing sequels. That doesn’t mean they won’t happen but it does illustrate the uniqueness of the world Reeves seems to be building.
“When I saw it the first time, even from the first shot, it does feel incredibly different tonally, to the other movies. It’s so strange, and it’s sad, and quite touching. It’s a really, really unusual Batman story, and it almost seems harder for me to imagine it being a series afterwards.”
Here is the synopsis for The Batman.
“The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.”
Paul Dano is playing the main villain, Riddler, in the film. Aside from that, we know it is going to be quite long, clocking in at just under three hours. We also know that there are two different HBO Max spin-off shows set in the same universe in the works. One involves the Gotham City P.D. The other will focus on Penguin, played by Collin Farrell in the movie.
The cast also includes Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Real and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on March 4.