The Batman 2 hasn't been greenlit yet with next movie being 'years away'
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In possibly the worst news we've heard all week, The Batman 2 reportedly hasn't been greenlit and could be years away.
Batman fans cover your ears and sing the old theme tune as loud as you can because the future of our favourite vigilante is hanging in the balance, and we aren't here for it.
For starters, where else are we going to see the iconic, if slightly emo, duo that is Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz?
The news comes during a fairly confusing time at Warner Bros. The studio is reportedly focusing on a 10-year DC development plan with a team dedicated to superhero content, similar to how Alan Horn and Bob Iger cleared a path for Kevin Feige/Marvel at Disney.
However, the restructure, or 'reset' as it's being called is throwing the future of a fair few films into question.
One such film is the sequel to The Batman.
For those not familiar with the new release, and honestly, if you've not seen it where have you been, we'll fill you in.
So, The Batman starts on Halloween night 'when a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement'.
And, you've got to admit that sounds like a hit right?
Well, it was, but despite that, the 2022 film helmed by Matt Reeves was a huge commercial and critical success, its follow-up isn't set in stone.
Variety reports that: "Writer-director Matt Reeves is on track for a sequel with star Robert Pattinson, but the project remains in development and does not yet have a greenlight — any future film is years away."
And this news won't exactly be welcome amongst fans of the franchise, with many (us) left heartbroken that DC pulled the plug on Batgirl.
Despite having spent $90 million on the project, which was set for release on HBO Max.
The film was reportedly dropped after it didn’t fly in test screenings, with the new Warner Bros regime wanting DC Films to be known for big blockbuster films, and Batgirl simply wasn’t that.
UNILAD has reached out to Warner Brothers for comment.
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