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The Batman 2 release date, cast, plot, and more news

Here's all you need to know about The Batman 2 release date, including what new villains may be involved, who's in the cast list, and what will happen next.

The Batman 2 release date: Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in the 2022 movie The Batman

When is The Batman 2 release date? The criminals of Gotham City better watch out because there’s more to come from Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight, and we’ve got all the information right here.

The success of Matt Reeves’ DCU movie meant a sequel was given, and there are plenty of threads left over from The Batman that need picking up. The film saw the Caped Crusader tackle a formidable version of the Batman villain, The Riddler and blew us away (read our The Batman review for more). But there are so many members of the Rogues’ Gallery left to fight.

If you want to know more about The Batman 2 release date, you’ve come to the right place. A word of warning before you read on, though, there are spoilers for The Batman below, so make sure you’ve seen one of the best movies of 2022 before you dive into this guide on the next Batman movie.

The Batman 2 release date

The Batman 2 will release on Friday, October 3, 2025.
Oh, we also have a title as well. It’s called The Batman: Part 2. Feel free to keep calling it The Batman 2, though.

Warner Bros officially announced The Batman: Part 2 was in production at CinemaCon 2022, with both Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves attached. The current 2025 date also hasn’t changed despite the ongoing Actors strike in Hollywood, so it seems like there is a massive effort to keep the flick’s schedule on track.

In fact, in an interview with Collider, Reeves confirmed that he’s been working hard on the script – meaning, The Batman 2 is a top priority.

“I’m not going to answer that question, but we are working on a movie. I’ll put it to you that way.” He said, “We’re deep in it, and my partner and I are writing, Mattson [Tomlin] and I are writing, and it’s really exciting, and I’m really excited about what we’re doing.”

The Batman 2 release date: Robert Pattinson as Batman in The Batman

Who will be in The Batman 2 cast?

Robert Pattinson will lead The Batman 2 cast as the titular hero. Similarly, we can’t imagine this version of Bruce coping well without his support network of Alfred (Andy Serkis) and Jim Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), so let’s presume these familiar faces from The Batman cast will be back, too.

We know Penguin is leading his own TV series, which will tie into the Batverse, so expect to see Colin Farrell back for The Batman 2, as well. There are also rumors that Paul Dano will reprise his role as The Riddler in some capacity for the sequel.

We’re not sure if Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) will return for The Batman: Part 2, as she left Gotham at the end of the first movie. She’s not far away, though, so she could easily make the trip over from Bludhaven if needed. It’s also unclear at this stage whether Barry Keoghan will be The Batman 2 villain or whether his Joker will be saved for another story.

Here is The Batman 2 cast list:

  • Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Andy Serkis as Alfred
  • Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon
  • Colin Farrell as Penguin
  • Paul Dano as The Riddler

Paul Dano as the Riddler

What will The Batman 2 be about?

There are no details regarding The Batman 2 plot, but there are a few comic book stories Matt Reeves may utilize, like Death in the Family or Court of Owls.

First off, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Joker at the heart of the action. The iconic DC villain showed up at the end of The Batman, and although nothing is certain, we have to expect Joker actor Barry Keoghan will play a part in Gotham again at some point.

There are lots of Batman stories we could see in The Batman 2, but Batman actor Pattinson has said he’d like to adapt Death in the Family. That story sees Joker play a significant role, so maybe that’ll pay off in the next film.

Another potential story beat that could be explored in a sequel to the detective movie involves the Court of Owls. They are alluded to several times during The Batman, with The Riddler trying to expose the corrupt foundations of Gotham. And finally, while Bane doesn’t make an appearance in The Batman, it seems the drug Venom that grants him his super-strength does.

During the final fight scene, Batman injects himself with a green liquid that gives him back his strength but leaves him in a rage-filled state. This drug shares many qualities with Venom, so it’s possible the next Batman movie could adapt elements from the comic book Batman: Venom, which saw the vigilante grappling with drug addiction.

The latest clue we have to what might happen in The Batman 2 comes in the form of details emerging about the Penguin show release date. Writer-director Matt Reeves has revealed the thriller series will tie into events in The Batman 2 and lead us right up to the timeline for the sequel.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Battinson isn’t part of James Gunn’s new movie plans for Chapter 1 Gods and Monsters. He exists in his own separate universe.

The Batman 2 release date: Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright as The Batman and Gordon

The Batman 2 rumors and plot leaks

While the Joker is a fan favorite, there are rumors that the next villain to face Pattison’s Batman is actually Hush.

During The Hot Mic with Jeff Sneider and John Rocha, Sneirder teased that he’s heard talk of Hush. “Is there a rumor that the villain is going to be Hush? Maybe. Maybe that rumor exists… I have heard whispers of a Hush,” he said.

If you need a Batman refresher, Hush is the supervillain persona of Thomas “Tommy” Elliot – Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend. Unlike Bruce, who wished his parents never died, Hush actually planned to kill his folks in order to inherit their fortune. The Waynes foiled his plans, though. So, in typical bad guy fashion, he ends up teaming with the Riddler to ruin Bruce’s life after discovering Batman’s true identity.

While the underrated DC character Hush, being the main villain, is purely rumors right now, his story does perfectly fit into the events of the last movie. Thomas was initially a neurosurgeon, and now, with the Riddler in Arkham after the events of The Batman, it is the perfect time for the two to connect and for Hush to appear.

Still, no confirmation has been made yet, so stay tuned for updates!

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Is there a The Batman 2 trailer?

If you think we have access to The Batman 2 trailer at this point, you could do with a check-up at Arkham.

In all seriousness, though, The Batman 2 has not started shooting yet, so you might as well get comfy. It’s going to be a long wait for footage, and our best bet is that teasers will only start popping up in mid-2025. Since The Batman: Part 2 release date is still October 2025, it’s likely a full trailer will be released closer to the time in order to drive up excitement and publicity.

September is the best bet. So, relax for now. Here’s the epic trailer for the first movie while you wait.

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Where can I watch The Batman 2?

You will be able to watch The Batman 2 in cinemas when the release date comes around. After a certain amount of time in theatres, the film will then be made available on Max (formerly HBO Max).

That’s everything we know about The Batman 2. If you liked The Batman check out these movies. Alternatively, dive into our list on how to watch all the Batman movies in order, and learn more about the Superman Legacy release date or The Brave and the Bold release date.

When you’re done with all that, have a look at our list of the best superhero movies of all time or our comprehensive guides explaining how to watch all the DC movies in order and everything you need to know about Marvel’s Deadpool 3.