SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: James Gunn attends the Marvel Cinematic Universe press line during 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego at Hilton Bayfront on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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The Batman 2 Won't Be The 'Stepchild' Of James Gunn's New DC Universe
Many wonder if the sequel to Matt Reeves' "The Batman" will be less of a priority for DC Studios as it pushes forward with the parallel adventures of a new Batman. Not so, according to DC Studios co-chairs and co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, who say Robert Pattinson's Batman will continue to have an important seat at the table.
At a recent press event, Gunn and Safran confirmed that Reeves is working on the sequel and that the plan is for him to make it the middle part of a trilogy of "Batman" films, told in a separate shared Bat-universe Reeves is building onscreen. "He thinks of it as 'The Batman Crime Saga,'" Gunn explained, "which also includes the 'Penguin' TV series."
"Batman's not a stepchild," Safran said, adding, "I mean, it's all under DC. We are fully invested in the success of 'The Batman,' just like we are with everything else." Gunn also talked about making things "balanced" regarding the release schedule for these films, as "The Batman: Part II" will arrive in theaters on October 3, 2025.