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When The Batman 2 Filming & Casting Start Revealed By New Report In First Update Since The DC Movie’s Delay-TGN

Summary

  • The Batman – Part II is expected to start filming in April 2025 for a release in October 2026, according to a new report.
  • The Batman 2’s delay was due to industry strikes, resulting in the script taking longer to finalize; casting news is expected to arrive in Fall 2024.
  • The delay is seen as a positive for the project, allowing for a well-crafted sequel to be developed by Matt Reeves.



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The production window for The Batman – Part II has reportedly been revealed, along with the timeline for when the DC movie will start announcing new casting additions. While James Gunn’s DC Universe will include a new Caped Crusader, Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe will continue to stand on its own as an Elseworlds property. Before The Batman sequel releases, The Penguin TV show will premiere later this fall, bridging the extended gap between the first movie and The Batman – Part II.


In a new report from The InSneider, The Batman – Part II cast is expected to start filming in April 2025, given the film’s release date being pushed to October 2026. The report also stated that new casting announcements are expected to begin rolling out in Fall 2024. At the time of this story’s publication, Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios have not yet commented on this report.

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Why Was The Batman – Part II Delayed?

The Batman Sequel Is Currently Slated To Release October 2, 2026


While The Batman – Part II was initially slated to be released in October 2025, filming wasn’t able to get started in November 2023 as initially planned. For much of 2023, Hollywood was put on pause due to the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, as the respective unions fought for better and fairer deals. While the WGA strike came to an end on September 27, 2023, the SAG-AFTRA strike didn’t conclude until November 9, 2023.

With unavailable cast members and a script that was still being worked on, The Batman – Part II was never going to be able to meet its October 2025 release date. It became evident when Jeffrey Wright, who plays Jim Gordon in the franchise, revealed in early 2024 that he still hadn’t received a script for The Batman – Part II. Not long after, Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios made a public announcement that they would delay The Batman – Part II until 2026.

As frustrating as it may be, The Batman – Part II being delayed is only a good thing in the larger scheme of things. It’s far better for The Batman – Part II to not be rushed, allowing Reeves and his creative team to craft a powerful sequel. Hopefully, as the year goes on, the first batch of The Batman – Part II casting news will start to roll in as the world waits to learn more about the second chapter.


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The Batman Part II

The Batman Part II is the sequel to Matt Reeve’s The Batman, released in 2022, and will continue where the original film left off. The film shares a universe with the HBO Max original Penguin series and sees the return of the Riddler and a different incarnation of the Joker.

Release Date
October 2, 2026

Studio(s)
Warner Bros. Pictures , DC Films

Source: The InSneider

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