We’re one step closer to The Batman 2. Filmmaker Matt Reeves has officially signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros.

Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson proved a huge hit for WB. With his new film deal, Warner Bros. will have first-look rights to Reeves’ future projects as a writer, director, and producer. 

“Making this legendary studio my home is a dream,” said Reeves in a statement. “I am so excited to be working with Mike [DeLuca], Pam [Abdy], and Channing [Dungey] and our teams to bring captivating stories I am truly passionate about to the big and small screen.”

Reeves also re-upped his deal with WBTV, where he is working on spinoff series The Penguin starring Colin Farrell. Channing Dungey, Chairman of WBTV, confirmed the series was still in the works for HBO Max. (Despite the streaming platform’s recent upswing of cuts.)

“Matt is one of the most imaginative and creative minds in the business,” said Dungey. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the wonderful 6th & Idaho team and expanding the world Matt so artfully created with The Batman film through our upcoming series The Penguin.”

Reeves’ The Batman gained praise from critics and audiences alike. The feature brought in over $770 million for WB. The director is currently working on writing the sequel feature along with Mattson Tomlin.

Reeves is the first filmmaker to score an overall film deal at WB since the company’s merger with Discovery.

Source: Deadline

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