The good news? We’re still getting The Batman 2 from director Matt Reeves. The Bad news? We have a very long time to wait until the sequel actually hits theaters. This according to a new report from Variety, which reveals that the film likely won’t arrive until at least 2025. So, those hoping to see Robert Pattinson back in the Batsuit are going to have to be patient.
Buried in a report breaking down the news of James Gunn becoming the new head of DC Studios alongside producer Peter Safran came the update about The Batman sequel. The outlet notes that “Matt Reeves has yet to deliver a finished script, so that movie will not hit theaters until 2025 at the earliest.” That would mean, at best, it will be three years between installments. Assuming that timeline sticks, and assuming Reeves gets to make his full trilogy, the Battinson era won’t come to an end until at least 2028, if not later.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman.
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth, Lt. James Gordon—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman, Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Reeves and Pattinson made for a duo that worked very well for audiences and critics alike. Despite having a runtime of nearly three hours, The Batman earned an impressive $770 million at the global box office. Warner Bros. officially confirmed the sequel back in April. Aside from that, Reeves has several shows set in this universe in development for HBO Max. One is set in Arkham Asylum, and another will focus on Colin Farrell’s Penguin.
The big question right now is how much those plans could change. Gunn, who directed Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad, is now the co-head of all things DC. That means, changes are likely going to be coming in the next handful of months as he and Safran settle in. Will that impact Reeves and his plans? Time will tell.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.