The Batman Part II Pushed Back To 2026

The Batman

by Ben Travis |
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Take down the Bat-signal for now, Bat-fans. Because Matt Reeves’ follow-up to The Batman has been, erm… Bat-delayed? For a while now, the sequel has been expected to hit our screens in late 2025 – bringing Robert Pattinson back in the cowl as Bruce Wayne, continuing his more detective-focused take on the Dark Knight. But thanks to a reshuffle at Warner Bros, The Batman Part II officially has a new date – and it’s moved back by a whole year.

Per the new schedule, The Batman Part II is now expected to hit cinemas on 2 October 2026 – meaning the sequel will finally arrive four-and-a-half years after the first film. In the meantime, fans can content themselves with the arrival of tie-in Max series The Penguin, bringing the return of Colin Farrell’s gangster as he attempts to consolidate power in Gotham. That show is due to arrive on screens later in 2024 – sure to keep interest in Reeves’ Bat-verse going.

Notably, the new date for The Batman Part II pushes it back beyond the beginning of James Gunn’s incoming DCU – which will kick off in 2025 with Superman, and later introduce a different incarnation of Batman in Andy Muschietti’s The Brave And The Bold. Reeves’ Bat-flicks won’t be part of the DCU, but will continue to release in parallel to it. Plus, there’s more alt-universe Bat goodness to come this year, with the arrival of Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux. Either way, expect a significant wait before you get more from Pattinson’s Bat – or Barry Keoghan’s Joker.

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