Warner Bros. has confirmed that a sequel to its recent superhero smash ‘The Batman’ will be released. Along with director Matt Reeves, Robert Pattinson, who portrayed the titular superhero in the first film, will return for the sequel.
According to sources, the studio announced ‘The Batman 2’ during their presentation at CinemaCon on Tuesday night.
“Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh. Matt Reeves, Rob Pattinson and the entire team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with ‘The Batman 2’,” Warner Bros movie chief Toby Emmerich said during the presentation.
Pattinson plays the caped crusader in ‘The Batman,’ who has been battling crime in Gotham City for two years, unearthing corruption while hunting the Riddler (Paul Dano), a serial murderer who targets Gotham’s elite.
Selina Kyle/Catwoman was played by Zoe Kravitz, James Gordon was played by Jeffrey Wright, Carmine Falcone was played by John Turturro, Gil Colson was played by Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Pennyworth was played by Andy Serkis, and Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin was played by Colin Farrell.
The film, which was released in theatres throughout the world in March of this year, has so far grossed over USD 750 million globally.