Following news that Matt Reeves has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. Discovery, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Mattson Tomlin has signed on to help write the sequel to The Batman. According to the outlet, Tomlin will co-write the script for The Batman 2 alongside Reeves, who will return to direct the film.
Interestingly enough, Tomlin actually worked on The Batman, although he did not receive a screenwriting credit. THR reports that Tomlin was brought in during the development on The Batman to help fix issues with the third act. Reeves co-wrote that script alongside Peter Craig. The writing process has not yet begun on The Batman 2, however, it is expected to begin within the coming weeks.
Tomlin is a bit of a rising star within Hollywood. He ended up getting to know Reeves thanks to the duo working together on the sci-fi thriller, Mother/Android, Tomlin’s directorial debut which he also wrote. Reeves served as a producer on the project which debuted on Hulu last year. Prior to his work on Mother/Android, Tomlin had written the action thriller Project Power starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He has also dabbled in the comics world, having written a Batman mini-series titled Batman: The Imposter, which featured artwork by Andrea Sorrentino. Along with The Batman 2, Tomlin is attached to Netflix’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic, BRZRKR.
The Batman 2 currently does not have a release date.