The Batman 2 release date, cast list, plot, trailer 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.

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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’ superhero movie meant a sequel was a given, and there are plenty of threads left over from The Batman that need picking up. The DC movie saw the Caped Crusader tackle a formidable version of the Batman villain, The Riddler (Paul Dano). But there’s 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 the DCU flick before you dive into this guide.

The Batman 2 release date

The Batman 2 release date is 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.

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Warner Bros officially announced The Batman 2 was in production at CinemaCon 2022, with both Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves attached.

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

The Batman 2 cast speculation

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 they’ll 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 rumours 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 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.

The Batman 2 cast list includes:

  • 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

The Batman 2 plot speculation

There are no details regarding The Batman 2 plot but there are a few comic book stories Matt Reeves may utilise, 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 involve the Court of Owls. They are alluded to several times during The Batman, with The Riddler trying to expose the corrupt foundations of Gotham.

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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.

Colin Farrell in The Batman as The Penguin

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 trailer speculation

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. 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 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 of the Superman movies in order, and learn more about the Superman Legacy release date or The Brave and the Bold release date. And when you’re done with all that, have a look at our list of the best movies of all time.