- Words Liam Cattermole
- Featured Image Credit Warner Bros. Pictures
Although fans have to wait until October 3rd 2025, it's been announced that 'The Batman - Part II' film will be part of the DC Universe's new 'Elseworlds' imprint.
A box-office hit grossing over $770 million, Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the most successful superhero films ever. So, it’s of no surprise that fans are fiending for a sequel. Just this week, Warner Bros. and DC announced The Batman – Part II, as well as an official release of October 3, 2025. The movie will be part of DC’s Elseworlds publication imprint, which focuses on narratives that deviate from the established continuity of DC’s comic franchises.
Since cancelling the Batgirl, costing DC $90 million, fans worried whether they’d see Robert Pattinson in a hunky bat suit again. However, recent announcements have extinguished fears and left people anticipating further updates.
Teasing an intriguing future for Robert’s Batman, the first film focused on Bruce Wayne’s beginnings as Gotham’s Dark Knight. The billionaire industrialist will take centre stage in the sequel, with Zoe Kravitz returning as Catwoman. It remains unclear whether Colin Farrell’s Penguin will reappear, but with a rumoured HBO max spin off, he’ll remain prominent in DC Elseworlds. Nevertheless, Robert recently said that he’d love for overlooked villains like Calendar Man to enter the frame in future movies.
Commenting on the franchises success, James Gunn (co-CEO of DC studios) announced “Matt is working on [The Batman – Part II] which he thinks of as a Batman crime saga, which also includes the Penguin TV series.” Before adding, “And it is its own thing and he’s hard at work on that. He came in and pitched us some amazing, really cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for that to continue.”
In other news, Warner Bros. confirmed that a sequel to Todd Phillips’ Joker will hit cinemas on October 4, 2024. Titled Joker: Folie à Deux, the announcement revealed that Lady Gaga will join the cast. Although her role hasn’t been specified, many believe she will play Harley Quinn: The Joker’s psychiatrist-turned-lover and partner in crime.