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Pattinson’s Batman 2 Delayed, to release on Oct 2, 2026

The sequel to 2022's Robert Pattinson-starrer "The Batman" titled “The Batman Part II,” has been delayed. Here is what we know.

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The highly anticipated Batman 2, starring Robert Pattinson, has been pushed back by a year. Fans will have to wait until October 2, 2026, to catch the caped crusader in action, a full year later than initially expected. Warner Bros. made the announcement on Tuesday, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. However, the studio did not provide any insight into the reasons behind the delay.

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In March 2022, Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” soared into theaters, captivating audiences worldwide with Robert Pattison’s gripping portrayal of Gotham’s caped superhero. The film commanded the box office, amassing over $770 million in global earnings. Joining Pattinson were standout performances by Paul Dano as the Riddler and Colin Farrell as the cunning Penguin. Zoe Kravitz mesmerized as Catwoman, while Andy Serkis brought depth to the role of Alfred, and Jeffrey Wright shone as the stalwart Commissioner Gordon. A tantalizing twist awaited audiences as Barry Keoghan made a chilling appearance as the Joker, hinting at future confrontations in the sequel.

Though the eagerly anticipated sequel to “The Batman” remains on the horizon, fans can indulge in the dark world of Gotham with the upcoming spin-off series “The Penguin,” featuring Farrell reprising his role, set to premiere later this year on HBO Max. Furthermore, the anticipation builds for second instalment of the Joker franchise titled “Joker: Folie à Deux”. Starring Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role of Joker and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, the film slated for a theatrical release on October 4th 2024, promising another thrilling dive into the psyche of the iconic villain.

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Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker Folie à Deux releasing on October 4th 2024

The Batman Part II is currently under production, helmed by the dynamic co-leadership duo of James Gunn and Peter Safran at DC Studios. While some earlier DC movie franchises underwent transformations when Gunn and Safran assumed leadership in 2022, “The Batman” series, led by Reeves and Pattinson, remain steadfast on its gripping trajectory.

Interestingly, the revised release date for “The Batman Part II” strategically allows for a gap between its premiere and the debut of DC Studios’ inaugural Superman film by filmmaker James Gunn, slated for July 11, 2025. Titled “Superman: Legacy” the film stars David Corenswet as Superman, this movie marks the genesis of the DCU’s first phase, emblematic of WB’s ongoing endeavor to weave an interconnected universe of DC Comics on to the silver screen.

Moreover, Gunn and Safran tantalizingly unveiled plans for an upcoming cinematic masterpiece set to unveil a fresh portrayal of Batman in live-action, accompanied by the introduction of Damian Wayne, the progeny of Bruce Wayne destined to don the mantle of Robin.

Other updates on The Batman 2

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A scene from the Robert Pattison starrer The Batman

In 2022’s “The Batman,” our caped crusader and Gotham City find themselves in uncharted waters, quite literally. Despite Bruce Wayne thwarting The Riddler’s plot to eliminate Gotham’s mayor-elect, Bella Reál, the metropolis now lies submerged beneath the waves. This daring departure from convention draws inspiration from the iconic No Man’s Land saga and Scott Snyder’s acclaimed New 52 series, Zero Year, presenting Gotham as a city on the brink.

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Thomas Elliot is a brilliant and wealthy neurosurgeon and a childhood friend to Bruce Wayne But grows up to become one of Batmans greatest enemies called Hush

Sadly, concrete details regarding the plot of The Batman Part II remain elusive at this point. However, following the events of the “The Batman”, Gotham City appears poised on the brink of heightened vulnerability, with a palpable power vacuum poised to emerge. We can anticipate the potential for a new antagonist to orchestrate a hostile takeover of Gotham City and change its fate. While speculations swirls around that “Clayface” and “Hush” from the DC comics could potentially join the sequel’s cast as menacing antagonists, no official confirmation has surfaced as of yet.

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