Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, recently opened the lid on the up-and-coming sequel. In recent interviews, he revealed that he wants to continue telling the gripping story. But this time around, he plans to shine more of a spotlight on Bruce's journey as a superhero and vigilante. Here's what we know so far.
Your one-way ticket to Gotham City is awaiting. As we know, a sequel of The Batman film is on the way, and Reaves has a few tricks up his sleeve for the loyal fans that have been on the journey with him from the start. While every great superhero film needs a great villain, there is no true storyline without the ominous Joker. Yet, what's the harm in adding an extra sinner? It's all about the suspense and action. No? In an interview with ComicBook.com, the director dropped hints about potential villains for the sequel – including the mysterious Condiment King being referenced in the movie. While it remains uncertain whether he will make an appearance or not, other villains have been speculated to make a cameo in future installments of the franchise.
With Matt Reeves confirming Bruce Wayne as the main focus of The Batman 2, fans may expect more depth into Bruce's character as well as more information regarding how his story fits into the larger Batverse. It is also possible that we may see past characters from previous movies making appearances in future installments. "To me, the thing that I really feel is that I also believe that Rob [Pattinson] is so special in the role. My goal has always been to do these point-of-view stories that allow the character to always be the emotional center of the story. Because a lot of times what happens is after you do the first one, then suddenly other Rogues Gallery characters come in, and they kind of take over, and then Batman takes a backseat sort of character-wise, or emotionally," Reeves teased.
Focusing on Bruce while adding some surprises from the past will allow fans to go along with Reeves' vision. While we do not know the exact release date of the sequel, we can only wait for more teasers from the director himself. For loyal fans, it's exciting knowing more Batman content is heading our way... Stay tuned.