THE BATMAN 2 Reportedly Begins Shooting Next Year...Back To Back With THE BATMAN 3!

THE BATMAN 2 Reportedly Begins Shooting Next Year...Back To Back With THE BATMAN 3!

We have a big update on Matt Reeves' plans for The Batman franchise, and rumour has it the current idea is for the second and third movies to be shot back-to-back. Find more details on that right here!

By JoshWilding - Jun 10, 2024 02:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Batman

UPDATE: James Gunn has responded and it seems we can write this particular rumour off as being incorrect. 

A few months ago, The Batman 2 was pushed back by a whole year, raising more questions about how the "Elseworlds" movie will fit into DC Studios' wider plans for the DCU. 

While James Gunn has said out-of-continuity projects will continue to be made, it's still strange to think that The Batman sequel will have to compete with The Brave and the Bold, a Batman and Robin-led project featuring a different Dark Knight. 

Still, The Batman was a hit for Warner Bros. in 2022 (it earned over $770 million) and they're the ones who have the final say, not DC Studios. 

According to a new rumour shared by scooper @MyTimeToShineH, the current plan is for The Batman 2 to be shot next year, with The Batman 3 immediately following! 

At this point, Reeves has had time to work on a third chapter and we can't imagine Warner Bros. wants there to be as big a gap between the second and third chapters as the first and second (by the time The Batman 2 is released, four and a half years will have passed). 

We'd imagine the filmmaker wants to move on once the trilogy is done, though Gunn has previously said Reeves is producing an Arkham Asylum-set TV series set in the DCU rather than his Bat-Verse. The Penguin, which bridges the gap between The Batman and its sequel is also set to premiere on Max later this year. 

Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in the next movie, though in terms of plot details, we know next to nothing. Two-Face has been rumoured to appear, though the stage has also been set for Barry Keoghan to return as The Joker.

"I have had so many wonderful collaborators to work with, and when you find someone who you love working with, you just wanna [say,] "Come on, please, let’s just keep working together. How much farther can we push it?'" Reeves said of his plans for The Batman 2 last summer. 

"Whatever that story’s going to be, it’s going to be to take these characters and put them in some kind of emotional jeopardy," he teased. "There’s a deep-dive that already happened at the beginning and now I’m gonna have to deep-dive again."

The Batman II is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 2, 2026.

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Doomsday8888 - 6/10/2024, 2:42 PM
Cool, we'll be done with this Bat-trilogy in no time! :3
McMurdo - 6/10/2024, 3:18 PM
@Doomsday8888 - This rumor is complete horse manure. Zero chance Reeves hasn't even nailed the second story let alone a third.
ObserverIO - 6/10/2024, 4:11 PM
@Doomsday8888 - In no time. But not in time.

Not in time to avoid conflict with the new DCU Batman.

Remember this DC Studios, whichever one wins, you lose.
Doomsday8888 - 6/10/2024, 4:14 PM
I'm past caring.

If MS fumbles with the mutants i'm done with capeshit movies altogether. :)
EgoEgor - 6/10/2024, 4:48 PM
@McMurdo - zero chance? I'd say it's very likely he had story ideas before or while filming the next one, probably worked secretly through the strike, probably could be one of the reasons why the film has been so delayed. They filmed this in early 2021, that's a lot of time to get a script done, especially if the stories are connected.

EgoEgor - 6/10/2024, 4:50 PM
@McMurdo - but TBH, you have as much credibility to me than this Twitter (poop)Scooper. But I hope it's true since it's quicker, as long as it ain't at the expense of the story.
McMurdo - 6/11/2024, 12:37 AM
@EgoEgor - you've been served.
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 2:42 PM
So is like the Batman Brave and The Bold movie still a thing?

Or are they going to have two Batmen in theaters by the time The Batman 3 comes out?
Origame - 6/10/2024, 2:43 PM
That'd be pretty cool. And makes sense, since the penguin is giving us a longer wait for the full sequel.
DarthOmega - 6/10/2024, 2:47 PM
@Origame - Damn I forgot about that show. Are they still filming or has it had a release date?
Origame - 6/10/2024, 2:50 PM
@DarthOmega - I think it's in post production. I saw some footage of it. Don't remember if there's a date. But it's gotta be soon if the sequel is getting ready for filming.
MotherGooseUPus - 6/10/2024, 2:51 PM
@DarthOmega - 90% sure it comes out Q4 2024... like October timeframe
Spoken - 6/10/2024, 2:48 PM
Now THAT'S a scoop.

I hope it's true, that would be badass to go the Matrix, POTC & Avengers route with filming back to back.
Blergh - 6/10/2024, 2:49 PM
@Spoken - If all works out well back-to-back shooting can save TONS of money for the studio. And given that it's Batman I'm sure this was a great decision!
Spoken - 6/10/2024, 2:52 PM
@Blergh - I kind of believed he pitched this after The Batman released or this idea was floated around from the WB brass and he agreed to it. Either way, that would be great!
kg8817 - 6/10/2024, 2:52 PM
@Spoken - Now this explains why it was pushed back.

Reeves must’ve said he had that plan but needed to get 3’s script done even though he had 2 ready.
Spoken - 6/10/2024, 2:56 PM
@kg8817 - What a madman he is.....genius!
HermanM - 6/10/2024, 2:49 PM
Oh damn holy [frick]
marvel72 - 6/10/2024, 2:50 PM
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MotherGooseUPus - 6/10/2024, 2:50 PM
Oh man, if this is true that would be AWESOME. I LOVED The Batman and what Reeves did... hope it's true so he can complete his vision of this trilogy. I can be patient and wait, this will be worth it.
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 2:51 PM
Definitely interested in this trilogy. I do kind of hope they don't only do grounded heroes. I'd love to see how this Batman does with Clayface or Mr Freeze
TheVisionary25 - 6/10/2024, 2:58 PM
@Evansly - I think this will remain the more grounded version while the DCU one will the more fantastical
Evansly - 6/10/2024, 3:20 PM
@TheVisionary25 - That is my understanding as well, which makes me want the crazier stuff with Robatbatinbat even more
TheVisionary25 - 6/10/2024, 2:52 PM
I don’t buy this tbh since Reeves seems like the guy to work on one thing at a time if he’s actively involved but I could be wrong.

Either way , still looking forward to it as someone who liked the first one alot!!.

I’m still holding out hope for Hugo Strange to be the villain of this but I doubt that’ll happen.

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Se4M4NSt4ine - 6/10/2024, 5:02 PM
@TheVisionary25 - depends if he’s got a bunch of material penned for the sequel and if Gunn’s pushing him to wrap up his trilogy to separate confusion - he could be adapting the sequel into a two-parter scenario rounding it off as a trilogy.
TheVisionary25 - 6/10/2024, 5:04 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - possibly but Gunn doesn’t seem like the type of creative to do that to another creative unless Zaslav or someone higher up said so.
UniqNo - 6/10/2024, 2:56 PM
Always here for more just give us a better suit.
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