The Batman will return

(Courtesy Warner Bros)

It’s official, Battinson, Zoë Kravitz, director Matt Reeves, and more will be returning for a sequel to Warner Brothers’ blockbuster hit The Batman

At CinemaCon 2022, the annual trade show for theater owners, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich shared the news and Reeves came on stage to help make the announcement, saying more details will be revealed “in a CinemaCon to come.”

The Batman was released on March 4, 2022 and is now available on HBOMax to all subscribers.

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The Batman debuted on the big screen in March, earning $134 million domestically. Those ticket sales still rank as the biggest opening weekend of 2022, as well as only the second pandemic-era movie to cross the $100 million mark in a single weekend following Spider-Man: No Way Home. With $759 million to date at the global box office, The Batman is currently the highest grossing movie of the year.

The Batman stars 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.”

Neither Reeves nor Emmerich provided any details about what the sequel will entail.

In addition to this sequel, Warner Bros. has several DC projects in the works, including the animated DC League of Super-Pets (which hits theaters on July 29) and Shazam! Fury of the Gods (which opens on December 22). Next year, Jason Momoa is returning for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (scheduled for March 17) and Ezra Miller is starring in The Flash (June 23).

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