With the release of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ DCEU is officially finished and the fans can look forward to a new era under the leadership of James Gunn and his new cinematic universe rebranded as DCU.
But not all exciting projects based on DC characters will be part of the new cinematic universe. Notably, projects helmed by Matt Reeves that revolve around dark and gritty Batman’s world will be a part of the “Elseworlds” stories; this was a personal choice made by Matt Reeves, which means that practically nothing changed in that aspect since Pattison’s Batman wasn’t a part of the DCEU either.
In any case, Gunn is always ready to clear up some things for the fans online, and recently, one spicy rumor regarding the possible villains in the upcoming ‘Batman 2’ resurfaced online, shared by somewhat reliable scooper and leaker Daniel Richtman claims that Professor Pyg and Scarecrow will join Clayface, Hush, and Dick Grayson as notable characters in ‘The Batman 2.’
Gunn called the rumors totally made up on Threads.
And while the fans were mostly disappointed that Dick Grayson won’t be making an appearance, most did agree that the project is too early in development for things as specific as this to hold any weight.
A sequel to ‘The Batman’ was announced at CinemaCon in April 2022, confirming the return of Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves. Mattson Tomlin, a co-writer of the original film, was set to return to co-write the script for the sequel. Titled ‘The Batman – Part II,’ the film is scheduled for release in the United States on October 3, 2025. Although filming was initially planned for November 2023 at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in England, it faced a delay until March 2024 due to the Writer Guild of America strike.
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