Warner Bros. has officially announced the release date for “The Batman Part II,” which is slated to hit theaters on October 3, 2025. Directed by Matt Reeves and featuring Robert Pattinson as Batman, the film’s plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. The release date for this sequel was confirmed by James Gunn and Peter Safran during a press event at the Warner Bros. lot on January 30.
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While James Gunn and Peter Safran are spearheading a new DC Universe that includes the theatrical release “Superman: Legacy” in 2025, Matt Reeves’ “The Batman Part II” will remain a standalone project and fall under the newly established “DC Elseworlds” category. This naming mirrors the approach used in DC Comics for stories that take place outside of the main DC Universe.
Aside from “The Batman Part II,” the lineup of upcoming “DC Elseworlds” projects includes Todd Phillips’ “Joker: Folie à Deux,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, set to release on October 4, 2024. Additionally, the ongoing animated series “Teen Titans Go!” and a separate Superman film produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates are in the pipeline. The latter project, announced in 2021, remains actively in development, with Gunn and Safran eagerly awaiting a draft of Coates’ screenplay.
Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves will continue to explore their unique take on Batman within the “DC Elseworlds” realm, while James Gunn and Peter Safran will introduce a new Batman within the main DC Universe. The duo has confirmed plans for a Batman and Robin movie based on the “The Brave and the Bold” comics. Additionally, Matt Reeves is preparing to shoot a spinoff series centered on Colin Farrell’s Penguin character.
Earlier this month, Reeves mentioned that he had been in discussions with James Gunn to ensure that his “BatVerse” and the broader DC Universe would harmonize and avoid any storyline conflicts.
“The Batman” received critical acclaim and grossed $770 million at the global box office in the past year. The film is currently available for streaming on HBO Max.