The Batman 2 Gets Release Date As DCU Reveals Its Biggest Batman Plan

Matt Reeves’ sequel to The Batman, now titled The Batman – Part II – officially has a release date. The long-awaited sequel to Robert Pattinson’s dark turn as the Caped Crusader will be released on October 3, 2025.

The announcement was part of the reveal of Warner Bros.’ larger plan. Discovery for the new DC Universe and its various side projects, more than one of which features Batman. Along with announcing the release date, DCU architects James Gunn and Peter Safran also confirmed that The Batman will be a trilogy.

“Matt is working on [The Batman – Part II], which he considers a Batman detective saga, which also includes the Penguin TV series,” Gunn explained. And it’s his own thing and he works hard on it. He came over and gave us some amazing and really cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for that to continue.”

“And Batman is not a son-in-law. I mean, it’s all under DC,” Safran added. “We are fully invested in the success of Batman, just like we are everything else.”

Reeves has reportedly been interested in turning The Batman into a trilogy since at least 2019, having previously discussed his ideas for a full Batman arc. Earlier this month, the films were confirmed to be separate from Gunn and Safran’s new DCU.

An expanded roadmap for the DCU

It’s all part of a larger roadmap for the new DCU, which will include five new movies and five TV series for a total of 10 projects. Titled Gods and Monsters, Safran said in a prepared statement that it will tell “cohesive stories that showcase the love, compassion, and innate goodness of the human spirit.” They include new stories featuring Superman, Swamp Thing, and more.

As for The Batman, Reeves’ project was one of DC’s major creative bright spots, earning overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Gunn, Safran and Reeves will look to keep the momentum generated from last year’s release, staggering the releases so they don’t interfere with each other.

The process will begin with The Flash looking to press the reset button on the DCU. Then Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will lead into Superman: Legacy, which is when the DCU really begins in earnest.

DC’s next release is Shazam: Fury of the Gods on March 17, followed by The Flash on June 16. You can find a lot more information on everything announced at Gunn and Safran’s press conference here.

Kat Bailey is senior news writer at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Do you have any advice? DM him at @the_katbot.

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