After DC Studios co-President and CEO James Gunn rolled out DCU’s Chapter 1 movies and television shows yesterday, he also shared details about the sequel to 2022’s The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader. The Batman’s director Matt Reeves shared his response via social media about the announcement of the release date for The Batman Part 2.
The Batman director commented on a Twitter post announcing the October 3, 2025 release date for The Batman Part 2 leaving on three bat emojis. Either he’s just really excited or hinting that a trilogy is planned for the Robert Pattinson Batman franchise.
James Gunn and Peter Safran Comment on The Batman Part 2
Gunn recently shared DC Studios’ plans for the next 8-10 years calling it DCU Chapter 1 – Gods and Monsters. He also said that Reeve’s Batman will continue but will exist in DC’s Elseworlds universe, which is outside the DC Universe. Elsworlds also includes films like the sequel to Joker. While a new Batman will debut in Gunn’s DCU in the upcoming The Brave and the Bold film, alongside son Damian Wayne as Robin, Robert Pattinson will continue to wear the cape and cowl in Matt Reeves’ Batman.
“Matt is working on Batman 2, which he thinks of it as a Batman crime saga, which also includes the Penguin TV series,” James Gunn explained. “And it is its own thing, and he’s hard at work on that. He came in and pitched us some amazing, really cool stuff the other day. Our plan is for that to continue.”
Safran added, “Batman’s not a stepchild. I mean, it’s all under DC. We are fully invested in the success of The Batman, just like we are everything else.”
“But of course, everything’s going to be balanced,” Gunn concluded. “So The Brave and The Bold is not going to be coming out in the same six-month period as Batman.”
Matt Reeves previously spoke about his plans for his Batman saying, “It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
The Batman Part 2 starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves is set to premiere in theaters on October 3, 2025.