Matt Reeves Confirms ‘The Batman’ Sequel Is in the Works

If you’re a big Batman fan, this bit of news will bring some sunshine to your day. It was recently confirmed that a sequel to The Batman is in the works. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about this latest development.

‘The Batman’ sequel is on the way  

Robert Pattison and Zoe Kravitz pose in front of The Batman sign at the movie premier.
Robert Pattison and Zoe Kravitz | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Warner Bros.

During an interview at Film UK, director Matt Reeves shared the news that a sequel to The Batman is underway. He says the goal typically isn’t to have a second movie in mind while making the first. When he makes movies, he prefers to put all his energy into the movie he’s directing. However, he shared there are talks for a sequel.

“You don’t make [movie] number one as if there’s going to be number two,” says Reeves in a Twitter clip. “You have to make number one as if you are swinging for the fences and it has to be a movie that stands and lives on its own. But I really believe in what we’ve done, and I’d be excited to tell more stories and we are already telling other stories in the screening space. We’re doing stuff on HBO Max, we’re doing a Penguin show with Colin [Farrell] which is going to be super cool, and we’re doing some other stuff too, but we have started talking about another movie. But right now, we’ll just put it out in the world. I’ll try to enjoy this.”

Robert Pattinson on how long he wants to play Batman

Will Twilight actor Robert Pattison return for a sequel to The Batman? He shared how long he plans to remain in the role. During an interview with Fandango All Access, Pattinson revealed he’s down for staying with the franchise for as long as they need him.

“It was so fun doing it,” says Pattison. “I mean I’m down to do it as many times as people want to see me, really. We’ve got to get this one out first. I’ve talked to Matt about the idea of doing a trilogy, and that would be wonderful. I really, really enjoyed the process. It’s such a fun character to play. It would be lovely.”

Matt Reeves’ inspiration for his terrifying version of the Riddler

The Riddler is one terrifying character. Reeves says he drew inspiration for the character from cold-blooded killers. “Knowing that I wanted to do that kind of thing, I started sort of, from Long Halloween, I was thinking about the sort of Calendar Man and the idea of the different sort of killings,” Reeves tells Collider. “Then this idea came to me, and I thought, well, we do a thing where at these crimes, there’s correspondence left for the Batman.”

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