Batman 2 gets a release date as the DCU reveals Batman’s bigger plan

Matt Reeves’ sequel to The Batman, now titled Batman – Part II, has an official release date. The highly anticipated follow-up to Robert Pattinson’s drowning role in the Caped Crusader will be released on October 3, 2025.

This announcement was part of the unveiling of Warner Bros.’s plan. Discovery’s broader take on the new DC Universe and its various side projects, more than one of which features Batman. In addition to announcing the release date, DCU architects James Gunn and Peter Safran have also confirmed that Batman will be a trilogy.

Matt is working on it [The Batman – Part II], which he believes is the Batman crime saga, which also includes the Penguin TV series,” Gunn explained. And that’s his thing and he works really hard on it. He came and did some really cool and wonderful things for us that day. So our plan is for that to continue.”

Safran added, “Batman is not the stepson. I mean, it’s all under DC’s management.” “We are fully invested in the success of Batman, just like 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, it was confirmed that the films are separate from Gunn and Safran’s new DCU.

A broader roadmap for the DCU

It’s all part of a broader roadmap for the new DCU, which will debut 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 highlight the love, compassion, and innate goodness of the human spirit.” It includes new stories featuring Superman, Swamp Thing, and more.

For The Batman, Reeves’ project has been one of DC’s major creative bright spots, garnering very positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Gunn, Safran, and Reeves will strive to maintain the momentum generated by last year’s release, timing the releases so they don’t overlap with one another.

The process will begin with The Flash, which will seek to hit the reset button on the DCU mode controller. Then, it will lead Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom into Superman: Legacy, which is when the DCU will really begin in earnest.

DC’s next release is Shazam: Fury of the Gods on March 17th, with The Flash following on June 16th. You can find more information on everything that was announced during Gunn and Safran’s press conference here.

Kat Bailey is a senior news editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Do you have advice? Send her a direct message at the_katbot.

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