In the least surprising news of the night, Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group boss, announced to those in attendance at this evenings CinemaCon presentation that the studio is officially moving forward with a sequel to The Batman, with Matt Reeves returning to direct and Robert Pattinson returning in the lead role.
The synopsis for the recent film is as follows:
In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects his own family while facing a serial killer known as The Riddler.
Matt Reeves also appeared, talking briefly to those in attendance saying:
Thank you all for your tremendous support for The Batman. We couldn’t have gotten here without the faith and enthusiasm of all your teams around the world. I’m excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.
The announcement of a sequel comes as no surprise as the box office numbers in recent suggested it was a when, not if, as it currently has earned over $759m worldwide. The film has also gained traction the HBO Max streaming service, with a viewership of 4.1m households in its first week.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Gil Perez-Abraham, Charlie Carver, Max Carver and Barry Keoghan.