“The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves, sets the path for new shows. At least five sequels planned, including spinoff series on HBO Max. From Robert Pattinson’s debut movie as the Dark Knight, a large franchise set in the Batman universe is expected to emerge. Matt Reeves decided to establish a new universe for The Batman, away from the Justice League’s greater antics. While Batman is unlikely to encounter Superman or Darkseid anytime soon, he will have to deal with several key figures. Even so, Batman’s depiction of Gotham is still learning about all the dangers lurking beneath its surface.
Despite being a debut installment, “The Batman“ is packed with legendary characters from the comics. Batman, James Gordon, Catwoman, the Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and the Riddler are all well-versed in the workings of Gotham’s underground. They all have strong opinions on how to improve or exploit it. The Riddler’s violent tendency is the catalyst that brings all their paths together. Even though he has been apprehended, his actions will have a long-term impact on the community.
Every Film And Series Coming After ‘The Batman’
Following the movie, several planned DC films and television series will examine the old and new of Gotham’s criminal underworld. Luckily for fans, this may be the first time in live-action that Batman’s area of the DC Universe is explored in such depth. On the big and small screens, here is every conceivable sequel to the film.
The Gotham Police Dept. is undeniably important in the plot of The Batman. The police force in Gotham is inextricably linked to the city’s most dangerous criminals. That is why Carmine Falcone could acquire greater power than any decent politician could ever hope for. Nonetheless, Jeffrey Wright’s James Gordon demonstrates that not all police officers are crooked. Also, the unexpected amount of faith his men have in him reveals an intriguing past for the future commissioner.
Gotham PD was initially announced in early 2020, but more news about the series has been limited since then. What is definite is that it will take place a year before Batman happens. It will very certainly star Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.
With his well-nuanced humor as Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin, Colin Farrell steals the spotlight in the film. While he isn’t the major antagonist, his involvement in Gotham’s criminal underworld is crucial. By the conclusion of the film, it’s evident that his career as a mob leader is just getting started. The murder of Carmine Falcone and the resulting destruction to Gotham City offers the ideal breeding ground for the Penguin. He thrives in a chaotic atmosphere. The Penguin will rise to power in later series. The Penguin spinoff program will mostly focus on how Gotham’s crime syndicate adjusts to a more eccentric boss.
The third spinoff series announced by Batman is Arkham Asylum. Even though the fact that Arkham Asylum is a fixture of Batman comics for decades, it has never been a primary feature of a live-action film until now. While the famed institution only featured twice in Batman, it did sow the seeds for a thrilling sequel. Though the fact that The Batman is set around Bruce Wayne’s second year as the Caped Crusader, it verified that Arkham Asylum already holds at least two of Batman’s most notorious villains: the Riddler and the Joker.
This does not rule out the possibility of a series focusing on these two main characters, but it does imply that the major attraction may be a team-up amongst numerous criminals who have been apprehended by Batman. Another option is an origin story in which each episode introduces a new convict to Arkham. In any case, an Arkham Asylum program is an excellent location to more develop Batman’s rogue collection before they face Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight in a sequel to The Batman.
The Batman nearly ensures a future appearance for Zoe Kravitz, who played Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Catwoman’s departure to Batman does not appear to be final, as their relationship is only getting started. If Matt Reeves’ Batverse continues to expand with standalone adventures starring figures including James Gordon and the Penguin, Catwoman needs her own book to further her character development. A Catwoman spinoff movie or program might feature Selina Kyle as an independent vigilante in Bludhaven, a location that would let The Batman series expand outside Gotham City until another danger rejoins “the bat and the cat” in a straight sequel to The Batman.
Her abilities and costume would have to mature in tandem with her persona, and an upcoming sequel to The Batman might show whether Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have grown together or drifted apart from what made them together.
The Batman 2
The last portion, according to Batman, will be the most sensible, but also the most expansive. A direct sequel to the film has been set up, both thematically and narratively. In terms of plot, Robert Pattinson’s Batman must put into practice what the Riddler’s failed scheme taught him: he must become a beacon of hope for people in need while overcoming his animalistic need for revenge. Not only does this need a more nuanced approach to vigilantism, but it also necessitates some self-forgiveness and contemplation. In terms of narrative, Batman must go from chasing low-level criminals to chasing down evil geniuses, and he must do it by enduring more rigorous training, collecting stronger gadgets (including a more effective glider), and honing his investigative skills.
Even if Batman isn’t aware of it, worse dangers may be lurking beneath the surface. The Batman makes a reference to the comic supervillain Tommy Elliot, who takes on the pseudonym “Hush” and joins up with the Riddler to assassinate Batman. Whether Hush, the Joker, the Penguin, or a more complicated danger like the Council of Owls serve as the major adversaries in The Batman 2, it will undoubtedly be the next great stage in the Batman universe.