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! 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
Doomsday8888 - 6/10/2024, 2:42 PM
Cool, we'll be done with this Bat-trilogy in no time! :3
McMurdo
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
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
Doomsday8888 - 6/10/2024, 4:14 PM
@ObserverIO
I'm past caring.

If MS fumbles with the mutants i'm done with capeshit movies altogether. :)
EgoEgor
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
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
McMurdo - 6/11/2024, 12:37 AM
@EgoEgor - you've been served.
MisterDoctor217
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?
Th3Batman
Th3Batman - 6/10/2024, 2:51 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - They're likely shooting these two sequels back to back in order to release the third one sooner so that The Brave and the Bold won't be competing with another Batman franchise.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 2:54 PM
@Th3Batman -

But dang 😩 that would mean the Gunn DCU Batman would be still like 4 or 5 years away.

I need a new adaptation now lol

I’m in the minority that didn’t like The Batman at all :/
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/10/2024, 3:19 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - did you not read the article?
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 4:20 PM
@McMurdo -

Yes that’s why I was curious to know if Batman The Brave And The Bold will be out at the same time as The Batman 3.

I mean Superman will be out next year , and they’re going to wait another 2 for their In Universe Batman to debut ?

Or will they have two competing Batman movies.

Gunn did announce Batman would come after Superman.
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 6/10/2024, 5:00 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - I’m a huge Batman fan. Didn’t like The Batman. I still think my perfect Batman movie is coming down the line at some point but right now I’m still a Keaton guy. But I have high hopes for Brave and the Bold and Gunn since I’m not into super serious dark version of anything, even Batman.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 6:07 PM
@SuperJefe -

Dude same here!! I’m still holding hope that a Batman movie in the vein of the Arkham games will be made.
For me my Batman is also Keaton.
I do like a dark Batman but with more comic booky elements, not super serious and dour like The Batman.

Here’s hoping they’ll go more in that route for Brave and The Bold 🤞
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 6/10/2024, 6:50 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - Yes!!! What did you think of seeing Keaton again in The Flash? I freaking loved it. I’ve watched that movie a few times lol.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 7:21 PM
@SuperJefe -

Dude I’ve only seen it once 😅
I did like seeing him return
But idk it’s just there’s a lot of movie to get to his scenes and I can’t get through watching Ezra.

I just think he was a mistake as Barry.
But I did enjoy seeing him back and specially those action scenes ! I want more of that 🤞
Timerider
Timerider - 6/10/2024, 7:23 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - I think they are staying with a serious Batman. Nobody wants a Batman and Robin fiasco again. No camp, no quips or one liners, none of that crap. The closest thing is Michael Keaton’s Batman, dark and serious when he had to be, but light, flirty and a gentleman at the right moments, kind of like James Bond with a dark side.
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 8:59 PM
@Timerider -

Yeah I’m not saying they should go super campy or fantastic.
I think something in the vein of the Arkham games would be badass. Those are serious while still retaining those comic booky elements and awesome action scenes.
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 6/10/2024, 10:38 PM
@MisterDoctor217 - Yeah I’d love to see him back in a Batman Beyond role or something but I don’t see it happening. I’ll keep my fingers crossed too 🤞🤞
MisterDoctor217
MisterDoctor217 - 6/10/2024, 11:27 PM
@SuperJefe -

Dude that was the perfect movie for him!! If they hadn’t canceled Batwomen we would probably be getting announcements about a Batman Beyond movie right now but oh well.

I don’t think he’d come back to the role again after they did him dirty tho.
Let’s just hope Gunn’s Batman is good.
Origame
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
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
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
MotherGooseUPus - 6/10/2024, 2:51 PM
@DarthOmega - 90% sure it comes out Q4 2024... like October timeframe
Spoken
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
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
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
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
Spoken - 6/10/2024, 2:56 PM
@kg8817 - What a madman he is.....genius!
HermanM
HermanM - 6/10/2024, 2:49 PM
Oh damn holy [frick]
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/10/2024, 2:50 PM
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MotherGooseUPus
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
UniqNo - 6/10/2024, 2:56 PM
Always here for more Batman...now just give us a better suit.
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