(Fwrd Axis) — Batman is getting ready for another adventure in Gotham City.
Warner Bros. announced late Tuesday The Batman will get a sequel presentation at CinemaCon, the annual show for theaters. It was also announced Robert Pattinson will return as the Caped Crusader and director Matt Reeves will once again write and direct the movie but stopped short of providing details.
The news comes following “The Batman” grossing more than $760 million worldwide and over 4.1 million viewers on HBO Max in just one week. That figure beats other straight-to-streaming movies including Suicide Squad, Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, and The Matrix Resurrections.
“Thank you all for your tremendous support for The Batman,” Reeves said Tuesday. “We couldn’t have gotten here without the faith and enthusiasm of all your teams around the world. I’m excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”
The movie the Riddler (Paul Dano), a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, forcing Pattinson’s Batman to investigate to city’s hidden corruption, which might end up uncovering secrets of the Wayne family’s history. Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis also star.
HBO Max also has a spinoff series coming to the streaming service centered around Farrell’s character The Penguin, which will be directed and written by Reeves and Dylan Clark.
The series is expected to follow the rise of the Penguin character and dive more into the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, launching a new Batman universe across multiple platforms.
The Batman is currently streaming on HBO Max.