The Batman 2 Gets Release Date as DCU Reveals Its Larger Batman Plan

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

The announcement is part of a broader unveiling of Warner Bros.’ plans. Discovery for the new DC Universe and its various side projects, more than one of them featuring Batman. In addition to announcing the release date, DCU architects James Gunn and Peter Safran also confirmed that The Batman will be a trilogy.

“Matt is working [The Batman – Part II], which he thought was a Batman crime saga, which included the Penguin TV series,” Gunn explained. “And it was his own story and he worked hard on that. He came in and brought us some amazing, cool stuff the other day. So our plan is for it to continue.”

“And Batman is not a stepchild. I mean, it’s 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 film was confirmed to be separate from Gunn and Safran’s new DCU.

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“This is definitely a feature film, and it will feature other members of the Bat-Family,” continued Safran. “Just because we feel they’ve been left out of Batman stories in theaters for too long.”

The Brave and the Bold is a comic book series with roots in the mid-1950s, and is a historical team-up with Batman. Meanwhile, Batman and the Sons of Grant Morrison, launched in 2006, and has been described as one of the most important stories in the recent history of Batman.

A broader roadmap for the DCU

It’s part of a broader roadmap for the new DCU, which will feature five new movies and five TV series for a total of 10 projects. Safran said in a prepared statement that it will tell “a coherent story that highlights the love, kindness, and goodness born of the human spirit.” They include new stories featuring Superman, Swamp Thing and more.

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As for The Batman, Reeves’ project was one of DC’s major creative bright spots, receiving positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Gunn, Safran, and Reeves will find a way to maintain the momentum created by last year’s releases, timing the releases so as not to interfere with each other.

The process will begin with The Flash, who will try to push the reset button on the DCU. Aquaman and the Lost Empire will then lead into Superman: Legacy, which is when the DCU will truly begin.

The next DC release is Shazam: Fury of the Gods on March 17, with The Flash following on June 16. You can find more information about everything 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. Got a trick? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.


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