It's not altogether a huge surprise: The Batman has earned over $750 million at the worldwide box office; sparked the biggest first-week debut for HBO Max's streaming service 

has firmly cemented Robert Pattinson as Batman, and writer/director Matt Reeves as the architect of an entire new Batman Universe.  

Toby Emmerich officially confirmed director Matt Reeves will return for The Batman 2 at CinemaCon.  

"One film that unquestionably hit that sweet spot this year was Matt Reeves, The Batman," said Emmerich. 

"Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh vision that clearly resonated with audiences 

which is one of the reasons I'm excited to break the news that Matt, Rob Pattinson and the whole team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2," Emmerich continued. 

"I just want to echo what Toby said and thank you all for your tremendous support for The Batman," Reeves said.  

As The Batman was hitting theaters, both Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves seemed to be toying with one particular lane of Batman lore to explore in a sequel: the Court of Owls.