The Batman had a successful theatrical run, earning more than $760 million at the global box office. This is on top of the positive reviews from fans and critics, with most of them praising the performance of Robert Pattinson’s titular hero.
As a result of this success, talks about a sequel made headlines. Pattinson first revealed his hopes for a follow-up to be made, saying that he would love to explore a movie that has the “Court of Owls” in it. The Batman director Matt Reeves ultimately confirmed that he and Warner Bros. “have started talking about another movie,” indicating that a sequel is in development.
If a sequel is being made, many have theorized that Barry Keoghan’s Joker will be involved in some form. However, Reeves made it clear that there’s no guarantee that “the Joker would be in the next movie.” Now, a new report has indicated the same news about Joker’s comeback.
New Report Reveals Disappointing Joker Update
The Hollywood Reporter revealed new details about the sequel to Robert Pattinson’s The Batman.
While the plot details are still being kept under wraps, the outlet noted that it’s “not even clear” if it would feature Barry Keoghan’s Joker. The character first appeared at the tail-end of the first movie while also being featured in an extended deleted scene.
Pushing another villain at the forefront to take on Pattinson’s Batman could be beneficial as it allows the Gotham hero to evolve before taking on a dangerous foe like Joker.
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