The Batman director and co-writer Matt Reeves confirms that he is working on a Robert Pattinson-led The Batman sequel: “We’re deep in it.”
The Batman director Matt Reeves has confirmed that the sequel is currently deep into development.
Following James Gunn and Peter Safran’s plan to refocus the DC Universe, many projects have been scrapped. Fans have been wondering if there would actually be a sequel to The Batman coming in the near future. In an interview with Collider, Reeves confirmed that he and Mattson Tomlin, who he worked with on The Batman‘s script, are “deep in it.”
The director tried to keep it a secret at first. When asked if he had any filming plans this year, Reeves responded, “I’m not going to answer that question, but we are working on a movie. I’ll put it to you that way.” Later, he revealed that “we’re deep in it and my partner and I are writing, Mattson and I are writing, and it’s really exciting, and I’m really excited about what we’re doing.” In the same interview, he also reaffirmed that Robert Pattinson would reprise his role as Dark Knight. “I’m really excited to be doing that with Rob. I just think he’s such a special person and actor,” Reeves said.
In the wake of the cancellations and apparent recasts, many fans called on James Gunn to use the Pattinson-led The Batman as a starting point to rebuild the DCU. However, Gunn has confirmed that there are no plans to incorporate Pattinson’s Batman into DC Studios’ shared movie universe. Gunn also debunked a news report claiming otherwise. However, he did reveal that Reeves was one of the first calls he made as a newly appointed co-CEO of the studio.
Matt Reeves’ Batman Universe Is Expected to Grow
The Batman was originally meant to be a part of the DCU. However, Reeves didn’t want it to be. In a previous interview, he revealed that he emphasized to the studios that he would “need to be able to create an iteration with a personal aspect to [The Batman],” while not being obliged to “connect with all these other things” in the franchise then known as the DC Extended Universe.
Aside from the film sequel, Reeves is currently developing two Batman spinoffs, The Penguin and an untitled film series that focused on Arkham Asylum. The Penguin in particular centers around Colin Farrell’s Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot, with Reeves serving as a producer alongside Dylan Clark. Laurent Lefranc will act as the show’s head writer.