According to Variety, Robert Pattinson will be returning as Bruce Wayne for a sequel of The Batman given the film’s massive box office success. CinemaCon has given tons of news for all DC fans, among which was the sequel to one of the most successful DC films in recent years. Warner Bros has officially greenlit the sequel and director Matt Reeves was on site to give the merry news to the loyal fan base. No further details have thus far been revealed.
Robert Pattinson’s interpretation of the bat may have been one of the gloomiest and grungiest versions of the caped crusader but maybe that is exactly what fans had been waiting for. The gritty three-hour thriller follows Batman and Catwoman finding clues to unveil Gotham City’s criminal underworld and unknowingly playing right into The Riddler’s game.
In recent years Warner Bros has had quite a few headaches trying to figure out how to turn the DCEU into the massively successful franchise that its Marvel / Disney counterpart has been. Sadly, none of their superhero films came even close to reaching Avengers box office numbers. With a staggering $759 million at the global box office, The Batman is the highest-grossing movie of the year. For Warner Bros, it wasn’t a question of whether the sequel was going to be produced or not but rather when.