The newest DC movie — Matt Reeves’ The Batman officially opened in theaters today and fans are so full of praise for the newest reboot of the Batman franchise that questions like “When will the sequel arrive?” and “Who will be the villain in the sequel?”
Warning: Next paragraph contains Major Spoilers for The Batman
Of course, the movie just arrived, so it’s too early to give a definitive answer to any of these questions. But, the ending of the movie gave some teases on what the sequel might be about, and the biggest tease is the scene at the end in which Paul Dano’s Riddler talks with the mysterious character who’s residing in another cell. The scene ends with both Riddler and the mysterious character laughing maniacally, and the laugh of that mysterious character was, pretty specific, if you know what I mean.
The fans are sure that the mysterious character was the Joker, and that that scene was a setup for the sequel in which the Joker will be the main villain. However, Matt Reeves warns not to take it for granted. Yes, Reeves confirmed that the guy in the cell was Joker indeed, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be the main villain of the sequel.
“The scene is not meant to be there to say, like, ‘Oh, there’s an easter egg, the next movie is X.’. Like, I don’t know that the Joker would be in the next movie, but I can tell you is that here’s what you’re seeing is an early days version of the character, and trouble, as always, is brewing in Gotham.” — Matt Reeves for IGN
One of the things that were confirmed for the sequel is that Hush will be one of the main villains. And the producers already said they’re planning to release the sequel in less than five years after the release of the first movie.
The Batman now plays in theaters.