Director Matt Reeves will continue his Batman Crime Saga of projects with the upcoming television series The Penguin starring Colin Farrell, and now the confirmation of The Batman Part II, a sequel to 2022’s The Batman. Actor Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as the Dark Knight as well. This announcement comes after new DCU runners James Gunn and Peter Saffran recently blew the lid open on several upcoming DC media projects which now includes The Batman‘s sequel. Additionally, it also has an October 2025 release date.
The Batman Part II will be the second part in Reeves’ planned Batman Crime Saga of projects, which extends to The Penguin spin-off TV series. However, this Batman will solely exist in its own “DC Elseworlds” universe as a new Batman will be introduced for the DCU in The Brave and The Bold, a movie centering around Bruce Wayne and his problematic son/Robin, Damian Wayne. The Batman Part II is set to release on 3 October 2025.
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Speaking to Collider, Reeves stated that Bruce Wayne will remain at the heart of the story in Part II:
“To me, the thing that I really feel is that I also believe that Rob [Pattinson] is so special in the role. My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional center of the story. Because a lot of times what happens is, after you do the first one, then suddenly other Rogues Gallery characters come in, and they kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat sort of character-wise, or emotionally.”
Gunn seems very enthusiastic about The Batman‘s sequel as well, confirming that it will be its own thing and not exactly tied to any larger universe:
“Matt is working on [The Batman sequel], which he thinks of as a Batman Crime Saga, which also includes [The Penguin] series, and it is its own thing. He’s hard at work on that. He came in and pitched us some amazing, really cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for that to continue.”
The Batman Part II will release on 3 October 2025.