While everyone is talking about the chaos over at DC Studios as James Gunn and Peter Safran get ready to unveil their slate of DC projects, other projects are chugging along without any problems, and those are the projects that have greenlights and are in active development that we know no one is going to cancel. One of them is Joker: Folie à Deux, which we haven’t heard anything about in a little while but sounds absolutely wild, and the other is The Batman 2. However you might feel about that might, you can’t deny that it was a critical and commercial hit for Warner Bros. Discovery that they desperately needed last year. So it wasn’t surprising when they greenlit a sequel during their CinemaCon presentation. However, it’s been less than a year, so how much could have gotten done? Director and writer Matt Reeves spoke to ComicBook.com, and while he couldn’t tell them anything about the script’s content, he could say that he was hard at work.
“I mean, I can’t give an update on that in terms of specifics except to tell you that we are hard at work on the script,” Reeves told us. “My partner and I are deep in it, and I’m excited about what we’re going to do.”
Over at Collider, they also asked Reeves for an update. They tried the sneaky approach of seeing if he was shooting any films this year to see if they could get Reeves to admit that production on The Batman 2 would start this year, but he artfully dodged the question by saying, “we are working on a movie. I’ll put it to you that way.”. Instead, he gave a rather similar response with, “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.” Later on in the interview, Reeves praised Robert Pattinson again and said, “really excited to be doing that with Rob, because I just think he’s such a special person and actor.”
Right now, The Batman is making some waves in the awards season, so that is likely taking up some of Reeves’s time when it comes to working on the script for The Batman 2. It’s also good to hear that the script isn’t done nine months later. That means that they aren’t rushing through anything. We know what happens when people rush through scripts and considering that Warner Bros. wants to make this lightning strike twice, they will likely give Reeves all the time he needs.
The Batman: Summary, Cast List, Release Date
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), 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 (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—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 (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). 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.
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse) as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald); Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave); Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, Westworld); John Turturro (the Transformers films, The Plot Against America); Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther); and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The Batman was released on March 4, 2022.