Warner Bros. revealed. About her plans for another story for Caped Crusader during its Tuesday night show at CinemaConThe annual trade fair for theater owners. “Batman” director Matt Reeves was present to announce the news that he would be writing and directing the follow-up, but he didn’t provide any details about what the film would entail.
The Batman, a daring three-hour superhero adventure, hit the big screen in March, starting with $134 million domestically. These ticket sales still rank as the number one opening weekend of 2022, as well as the second pandemic-era film to exceed $100 million in a single weekend after Spider-Man: No Way Home. With $759 million so far at the global box office, “Batman” is currently the highest-grossing movie of the year.
Notably, The Batman saw a return to Warner Bros. theatrical exclusives. After the studio released their entire 2021 roster simultaneously on HBO Max. From now on, Warner Bros. plans to to keep its new movies in cinemas for 45 days before putting their new titles on HBO Max. Her upcoming titles include “Elvis” (June 24), “DC League of Super-Pets” (July 29), “Creed III” (November 23) and “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods” (December 16).
The movie “Batman” took a bleak (though PG-13) look at Bruce Wayne’s earlier days as the “world’s greatest detective.” In his quest for justice, a young Dark Knight uncovers corruption in Gotham City as he hunts down a maniacal killer known as the Riddler (Paul Dano). The star-studded cast included Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Batman butler Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the crime boss known as Penguin and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon in the Gotham City Police Command. In addition to massive ticket sales, the film was widely embraced by critics (got 85% on Rotten Tomatoes), as well as audiences (got “A-” CinemaScore).
at miscellaneous review In The Batman, film critic Peter Debruge singled out Reeves for his work “something relatively unique here, at least by comic book and movie standards.”
“This often brutal film that takes nearly three hours to score is among the best in the genre, even if—or more appropriately, because—what makes the movie great is its willingness to deconstruct and question the concept of superheroes,” he wrote.
Along with following Bruce Wayne, Warner Bros. Several DC properties are in the works, including the animated “DC League of Super-Pets” (which hits theaters July 29) and “Shazam! Wrath of Gods” (which opens December 22). Next year, Jason Momoa will return in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (scheduled March 17) and Ezra Miller will star in “The Flash” (June 23).