‘The Batman’ Sequel Delayed A Year To October 2026

Here’s hoping you weren’t too eager for Matt Reeves’ sequel to The Batman. The next film, tentatively titled The Batman-Part II, was due to open on October 3rd 2025. But today Warner Bros. has confirmed a year-long delay, pushing it to October 2nd 2026.

This shouldn’t be a total shock. There hasn’t been a lot of chatter out there about The Batman-Part II. Reeves has never been a quick writer or filmmaker, preferring to take a deliberate approach with each project. Add to that cinematographer Greig Fraser who has been quite busy on The Creator and Dune: Part Two.

Of course, Pattinson will return as Bruce Wayne/Batman, with Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, and Colin Farrell as The Penguin.

The Batman was the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2022 with $772M worldwide. Like Joker and its upcoming sequel, it is not completely separate from the DCU being established by James Gunn.

Those eager to return to this Bat-verse can check out Farrell in the Penguin series coming to Max later this year.

Travis Hopson
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