The Batman, Matt Reeves’ next take on the Caped Crusader, might just have a sequel or two. That’s according to star Jeffrey Wright, who recently took to Twitter to tease such a possibility after production finally ended on the Robert Pattinson-directed film.
Wright tweeted after filming of the last incarnation of the Dark Knight ended and apparently hinted that he would reprise his role as Batman’s closest ally in the future.
You can check out Wright’s tweet below:
Gordon absent … for the moment. Exactly one year after closing. A few turns. (Sweet piece, @arvarvart.) Https://t.co/idIuc3b0Qn pic.twitter.com/9tQ7BORSAeMarch 13, 2021
Wright’s tease came in the wake of Reeves revealing The Batman wrapped up production with his own tweet on March 13. The director simply tweeted “#LastDay #TheBatman” in his post alongside an image of the film’s final slate used on set.
Check out our tweet from Reeves below:
#LastDay #TheBatman cc: @GreigfraserD pic.twitter.com/0AkcqlX1QYMarch 13, 2021
The Batman: Is this a continuation of other Dark Knight movies?
No. The Batman is a smooth reboot of the character and has nothing to do with any other film adaptation, but it did at one point. In March 2016, a report from The Wrap revealed that Warner Bros. was advancing a Batman movie in which Ben Affleck would write, direct, and star. However, in February 2017, Reeves had taken over the directorial duties and Affleck’s vision for his film was reportedly shelved later that year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves had wanted to retain Affleck’s services but, after a script rewrite, the director opted for a younger actor (h / t The Hollywood Reporter) to fill the role. Affleck confirmed his departure from the project in January 2019 (deadline h / t) and, in May of that year, Pattinson was confirmed – by variety – as the new Caped Crusader.
An original noir crime film – but not an origin story – that puts Batman’s detective skills at the center, The Batman will focus on a younger version of the character. The film will draw heavily on the screenplay from Mike Barr’s 1987 Detective Comics and Batman: Ego, a 2000 comic book arc by Darwyn Cooke and Jon Babcock, which also inspired the film’s plot and themes.
Set in the second year of Bruce Wayne’s career as a masked vigilante, The Batman sees the Dark Knight explore the corruption plaguing Gotham City while coming into contact with the serial killer known as The Riddler. Alongside Pattinson and Wright, The Batman stars Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle / Catwoman), Paul Dano (Edward Nashton / Riddler), Colin Farrell (Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin) and Andy Serkis as Bruce’s trusty butler, Alfred.
The Batman is scheduled for release on March 4, 2022.