Matt Reeves | The Batman 2 storyline is underway as Matt Reeves signs a multi-year contract with Warner Bros.

The script for “The Batman 2” is in progress.

The first film’s director, Matt Reeves, has just signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros., with the studio owning all rights to his future projects for a set period of years, including the 2022 DC blockbuster sequel starring Robert Pattinson as the titular caped crusader.

In a statement to Deadline, Reeves, who is working on the script with Mattson Tomlin, said, “It’s been a dream to make this legendary studio my home.

“I’m so excited to work with Mike, Pam and Channing and our teams to bring gripping stories that I’m truly passionate about on the big and small screen.”

Meanwhile, Colin Farrell is set to return as The Penguin in a spinoff series set “a little bit soon” after “The Batman.”

The 46-year-old actor previously teased the HBO Max series about “what made him the man he is”.

He said: “They are still at the beginning of the process of creating this world.

“We have to get into what made him the man he is. And also, it will pick up where this movie left off, I think. I think it will pick up a bit shortly after the last frame of this movie.

“We’re going to take a little left turn to the world of Oz and how it begins to dream of filling a potential power void that might exist.”

Although still a “newbie”, Colin is thrilled with the idea of ​​the spin-off as he found it “so much fun” to play the Penguin and likes the idea of ​​investigating his alter ego’s vulnerabilities.

He added: “She’s a lovely, lovable character who explores vulnerabilities.

“His violence is apparent, his propensity for violence and his ability to use it as a tool is apparent, but [also] to see that we all have weak points. Each person. And to be able to find that place, digging around it would be fun.”

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