Surprising absolutely no one, The Batman 2 was officially confirmed during Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2022. Fans who have seen the film probably won't be surprised, since The Batman did so well. In fact, the surprising thing about The Batman probably is the fact that it did so well since DC films have a reputation for bombing these days. The Batman rose above DC's reputation though and delivered the best Batman film of all time. The film succeeded in earning over $750 million at the box office and was viewed over 750,000 times on its first day on HBO Max. Needless to say, people love The Batman.
Now that The Batman 2 is confirmed, I can finally rest easy.
So, Multiversal News's invite to CinemaCon 2022 was lost in the mail, I'm sure, but based on what people have been saying online DC's presentation was pretty cool. Toby Emmerich is the one who broke the exciting news when he said:
"One film that unquestionably hit that sweet spot this year was Matt Reeves, The Batman. "Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh vision that clearly resonated with audiences and with your incredible support, shattered box office records around the world, which is one of the reasons I'm excited to break the news that Matt, Rob Pattinson and the whole team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2."
Director Matt Reeves went on to say "I just want to echo what Toby said and thank you all for your tremendous support for The Batman. We could have gotten here without the faith enthusiasm and hard work. Of everyone in this room and your amazing teams here around the world. Every part of this journey has been thrilling for me as a filmmaker and a huge fan of this character and I'm excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter."
For now, we have no idea what The Batman 2 will be about, but the first film did drop some hints. Obviously, we'll have to deal with the fact that most of Gotham City was flooded during Riddler's plan. Then there's also the scene where Riddler met this universe's Joker, though it's been said that might not carry over to the next film. There is a chance we'll get some hints when The Batman spin-off series land on HBO Max.
Speaking of HBO Max, if you haven't seen it yet you can check out The Batman there right now.