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The Batman 2 Not Expected To Release Until 2025, Report Says

Batman 2 isn’t expected to hit theaters until 2025, according to a new report, as director Matt Reeves hasn’t finished the script yet.

A new report suggests: The Batman 2 is not expected to be released until 2025. When Ben Affleck left the DC Extended Universe as Batman and gave up plans to develop a solo film, Warner Bros. Matt Reeves holds the keys to the Dark Knight’s cinematic future. He cast Robert Pattinson to play Bruce Wayne in the batter, a detective-driven film focused on Gotham’s criminal underbelly. Featuring Riddler by Paul Dano, Catwoman by ZoĆ« Kravitz and Penguin by Colin Farrell, the batter became a huge hit when the film was released in early 2022. The film received rave reviews, earning more than $770 million worldwide as the box office continued to recover from COVID-19.


Development on The Batman 2 has been going on since the first film became such a success. Warner Bros. officially announced the sequel in April with Matt Reeves returning to write and direct and Robert Pattinson returning to star. It has not been confirmed yet whether Barry Keoghan’s Joker will be in The Batman 2. There haven’t been many updates on the sequel in recent months, but the franchise’s scope has continued to expand. Reeves is reportedly developing a the batter shared universe filled with more villain spinoff movies and shows to match the Penguin and Arkham Asylum shows already in development.

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After the news that Warner Bros. James Gunn and Peter Safran to run DC Studios together, Variety shared a report detailing the status of several DC projects in light of this important development. The report included an update on where: The Batman 2state of development. Matt Reeves has reportedly not yet delivered a completed script to the studio. This has raised the expectation that The Batman 2 will not be released until 2025 at the earliest. The sequel would have to start filming in 2023/2024 to meet such a timeline, giving Reeves another year or so to finalize the script and all other stages of pre-production.

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The development of The Batman 2 will now overlap with James Gunn and Peter Safran leading DC Studios after the significant uproar. However, they will reportedly not be overseeing Matt Reeves’ plans for: the batter shared universe. According to other reports, this responsibility will rest with the co-chairs of Warner Bros. Michael DeLuca and Pamela Abdy. The Batman 2 and all other spin-offs are still expected to operate independently of the new cinematic universe plans that will form Gunn and Safran, much like the original film is separate from the DCEU.

As James Gunn and Peter Safran work on rethinking DC’s future, it looks like Matt Reeves will continue to be given great freedom to develop. The Batman 2 at his own pace. Warner Bros. has never given the sequel a release date, despite confirmation that it’s coming, which is a sign it will when Reeves is ready. A 2025 release for The Batman 2 It seems like a long wait, but the three-year gap between the sequel and the first film is standard for most major franchises. Reeves even did the same with his Planet of the Apes movies. Hopefully the gap will contain many updates about The Batman 2 and the filmmaker’s shared universe plans.

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Source: Variety

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