The Batman Part II now has a release date set.
The upcoming sequel, starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusaderwill be arriving in theaters on October 3, 2025.
The release date was confirmed by James Gunn and Peter Safran at a press event held on the Warner Brothers lot on Monday, according to variety.
Further information on the film, including plot details, remain a secret.
He’s back: The Batman Part II will be debuting in theaters on October 3, 2023
During the press conference, Gunn also confirmed they were still going forward with Matt Reeves’ Batman trilogy.
‘Matt is working on [The Batman — Part II]which he thinks of as a Batman Crime Saga, which also includes [The Penguin] series, and it’s its own thing,” Gunn said, according to IGN.com. ‘He’s hard at work on that. He came in and pitched us some amazing, really cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for that to continue.’
And Batman’s not a stepchild. I mean, it’s all under DC,” Safran said. ‘We are fully invested in the success of the Batman, just like we are everything else.’
Warner Brothers announced last year that Pattinson would be returning to play Batman in the upcoming sequel. They also revealed Reeves would return for the sequel.
Warner Brothers announced last year that Pattinson would be returning to play Batman in the upcoming sequel
The Batman’s box office success was somewhat surprising — despite the popularity of comic book heroes — as it features a much darker tone and visual style that other recent superhero film and boasts a luxurious three-hour runtime.
Critics didn’t seem to mind, though, and the film currently boasts an impressive 85 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The thriller shows Batman in his second year of crime fighting, when he’s still relatively unexperienced.
Robert Pattinson played the caped crusader opposite Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman
Zoë Kravitz appeared in the film as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, while Paul Dano starred as The Riddler and Colin Farrell appeared unrecognizable under prosthetics as the Penguin.
The impressive cast also featured Jeffrey Wright as Batman’s police liaison James Gordon, while Andy Serkis played his loyal butler Alfred and John Turturro appeared as the gangster Carmine Falcone.
Last year Pattinson opened up about some of his fitness secrets for getting into Batman shape in a new interview with People.
The thriller shows Batman in his second year of crime fighting, when he’s still relatively unexperienced
The heartthrob revealed one of his techniques was even limiting his sips of water to make his physique stand out that much more.
‘I had about three months before the movie started, and then you’re working out before and after work all the time,’ Pattinson revealed.
‘You just cut down and cut down and cut down before the couple of scenes with your shirt off, and you’re counting sips of water,’ the actor added.
The technique of counting water sips is used in amateur wrestling to cut down on weight, and by bodybuilders before a big show.
Hit the gym! Last year Pattinson opened up about some of his fitness secrets for getting into Batman shape in a new interview with People
A Muscle & Fitness article recommends that, on the day of the show, a bodybuilder should just take, ‘minor sips’ of water before the prejudging, a technique Pattinson mirrored for his Batman look.
While he only had a few months to get into the right shape, he revealed that, ‘Shame is my biggest motivator, 100%.’
When Pattinson wasn’t shirtless in the movie, he was often in his iconic Batsuit, revealing that helped him connect to the character even more.
‘It’s funny because you read the script and you spend loads of time trying to figure out, “How can I play this character who does these sort of audacious acts?” Pattinson began.
And the closer I got to the shoot I got more and more paranoid — you know, it feels ridiculous when you’re just sitting at home in a t-shirt — and then you put it on. It’s got an elemental power to it,’ he added.
He continued that, while wearing the suit, ‘People react to you differently, the crew reacts differently. Your entire world suddenly changes.’
And then you kind of catch this glimpse in like, the subtle reflection or a shadow on the floor and you realize that the character’s just way bigger than you. It’s kind of like wearing a crown or something,’ Pattinson clarified.