The Batman director Matt Reeves has confirmed that he’s working on the sequel, currently penning a script alongside co-writer Mattson Tomlin who also worked on the screenplay for the first film. This comes in light of Warner Bros. Discovery cancelling several planned movies and television shows in its DC Universe, with James Gunn being tapped to restructure it with a new slate of projects. Fortunately, it seems like Reeves’ Batman made it out of the chopping block.
Speaking to Collider in a recent interview, Reeves seemingly implied that work had begun on the script for The Batman 2. While he didn’t directly confirm it, he did mention that he’s working on “a movie” with Tomlin co-writing a screenplay. This was in response to a question asking if a sequel to The Batman was on the table, but the answer was only slyly hinted at in Reeves’ response.
Reeves’ full reply to whether or not he was working on The Batman‘s sequel reads:
“I’m not going to answer that question, but we are working on a movie. I’ll put it to you that way. We’re deep in it and my partner and I are writing, Mattson [Tomlin] and I are writing, and it’s really exciting, and I’m really excited about what we’re doing.”
The Batman originally released last year to glowing reviews with many praising the film’s dark noir take on DC Comics’ iconic vigilante. Praise was also given to Robert Pattinson’s performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as Colin Farrell’s transformative role as The Penguin and Paul Dano’s menacing serial killer spin on The Riddler. The film grossed $770 million at the global box office, becoming one of Warner Bros. and DC’s most successful films of 2022.
A sequel seemed like a no-brainer and it’s great to see that Reeves is allowed to continue expanding his new universe. It’s probably been said before but The Batman showed that this new vision of the Caped Crusader has plenty of potential and could evolve into a terrific saga of films and projects that more closely follow the tone and style of the comics.