The script for the film “Batman 2” is being developed.
The director of the first film, Matt Reeves, has just signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros., under which the studio owns all rights to his future projects for a period of years, including the 2022 blockbuster DC sequel starring Robert . Pattinson as the titular caped crusader.
In a statement to Deadline, Reeves, who is working on the script with Mattson Tomlin, said, “To make this legendary studio home is a dream come true.
“I’m excited to work with Mike, Pam and Channing and our teams to bring the compelling stories I’m truly passionate about to the big and small screen.”
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell will return as the Penguin in a series set “shortly” after Batman.
The 46-year-old actor previously teased the HBO Max series about “what made him the person he is.”
He said: “They are still in the early stages of creating this world.
“We have to understand what made him the person he is. And also, I think it will pick up where that movie left off. I think it starts sometime after the last shot of this movie.
“We’ll take a left turn into the world of Oz and see how he begins to dream of filling a potential power vacuum that may exist.”
Although it’s still “early days,” Colin is excited about the idea of a spinoff because he had “a lot of fun” playing Penguin and enjoys exploring the vulnerabilities of his alter ego.
He added: “It’s a wonderful, wonderful character that explores vulnerability.
“His violence is obvious, his penchant for violence and his ability to use it as a tool is obvious, but [also] to see that we all have weaknesses. Each individual person. And it would be interesting to find this place, dig around it.”