The Batman 2 is officially happening with the star Robert Pattinson returning as the caped crusader. At CinemaCon 2022, Warner Bros confirmed this big news to the audience revealing that the sequel will have Matt Reeves return as the director and writer for the follow-up after the success of the first one which became the highest-grossing movie of the year at the US box office.
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The, first part of Batman was received positively by the audiences who praised Pattinson for his grim take on the dark knight. The film captured Bruce Wayne from his younger days and as someone who is new at taking on the superhero duties in Gotham. The film also consisted of a post-credits scene featuring Barry Keoghan as Joker but it’s not yet confirmed if the film’s upcoming sequel will follow up with that storyline. The Batman’s cast included Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as Penguin and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City’s police chief James Gordon.
During the CinemaCon event, Matt Reeves made a brief appearance as he spoke about the sequel and also thanked fans for all the love they received for the first one. Speaking about The Batman’s next chapter, he said, “This is thrilling for me,” and further added that he is “excited” to jump back into the world for the sequel as per Entertainment Weekly.
While the director didn’t have any more details to provide about the upcoming sequel, fans will have to wait a little more to find out whom will Pattinson’s Batman take on in the upcoming film.
Matt Reeves (born April 27, 1966) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He first gained recognition for the WB drama series Felicity (1998–2002), which he co-created with J. J. Abrams. Reeves came to widespread attention for directing the hit monster film Cloverfield (2008). He also directed the romantic vampire drama Let Me In (2010), and the critically acclaimed science fiction sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). He directed the superhero film The Batman (2022), which stars Robert Pattinson as the title character.
Reeves was born on April 27, 1966, in Rockville Centre, New York, on Long Island. He moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was five.
There he became fascinated by movies, making them from the age of eight, directing friends and using a wind-up camera. Reeves met and befriended J. J. Abrams, who also became a filmmaker, when both were 13 years old. A Los Angeles public-access television cable channel, Z Channel, was airing their short films. When Reeves and Abrams were 15 or 16 years old, Steven Spielberg hired them to transfer some of his own Super 8 films to videotape.
Reeves attended the University of Southern California, where he was a screenwriting student for writer Jeph Loeb. between 1991 and 1992, he produced a student film, Mr. Petrified Forest, which won an award and helped him acquire an agent. He also co-wrote a script that eventually was developed as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After graduating, he co-wrote Cloverfield, which he later directed.