The Batman star Robert Pattinson is spilling some news about his upcoming gig as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ new take on the character in Warner Bros’ latest Batman film. The actor spoke with GamesRadar about the new movie, as well as hinting that the movie’s finale set up the hero for more movies.
The movie begins by introducing Bruce Wayne as a somewhat inexperienced crime fighter, Pattinson revealed. When The Riddler (Paul Dano) starts terrorizing Gotham City with his trademark dark riddles, Batman must come to the rescue.
But the Caped Crusader is going to have his hands full as The Riddler isn’t the only super villain on the loose. Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Penguin (Colin Farrell), and other characters from DC’s comics are all slated to make appearances, though how much they are involves remains a mystery.
However, that definitely sets up future sequels utilizing those characters more, which The Batman star teased was definitely a possibility. Still, he also said that Reeves’ story is so unique that it could be troublesome to continue.
“It’s a really, really unusual Batman story, and it almost seems harder for me to imagine it being a series afterward,” he said. “I mean, they always have that little bit at the end, that’s like: ‘…and coming up!’ But other than that, it feels strangely personal. I think people will be quite shocked at how different it is.”
And while Warner Bros. and DC Films have yet to announce any plans for The Batman 2, there’s little doubt that a sequel will be greenlit soon after The Batman’s debut. The studio believes very strongly in Reeves’ vision, readying two spinoffs from the movie for HBO Max—one centered around Penguin and another on Gotham PD.
Reeves has already mentioned interest in exploring Ra’s Al Ghul for future stories, and rumors continue that The Batman sets up Joker for a sequel as well.
With only weeks away until The Batman debuts, fans are clamoring for what is sure to be a blockbuster opening weekend. Be sure to watch the credits till the end, because it wouldn’t be a shock at all if hints about what’s to come are layers at the very end.
The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz flies into theaters March 4th.