Upcoming Batman Movies And TV Shows: Everything Batman And Gotham City Related

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne The Batman.
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If you are anything like me, you can never get enough of Batman, whether you go to the comic book store, the big screen, the small screen, or even video games to keep up with what goes on in Gotham City. It probably goes without saying that you are anxiously anticipating Robert Pattinson’s return as the Dark Knight in the sequel to The Batman, but likely know that there are plenty of other upcoming DC movies and a great deal of upcoming DC TV shows that every Batfan should look forward to as well. Before you get yourself admitted to Arkham Asylum trying to keep track of them all, check out our quick, convenient guide of all upcoming Batman movies and other projects somehow tied to the Caped Crusader.


BatFamily in Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two

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The first feature-length, animated adaptation of the landmark DC Comics crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths has two sequels in the works -- the first of which was released on digital April 9 and is coming to physical media on the 23rd. As seen in the first trailer for the second chapter, Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two, Jensen Ackles' Batman will be joined with more members of the BatFamily and from different realities, including Batman Beyond's Terry McGinnis.

Joker: Folie Á Deux (October 4, 2024)

Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga kissing in Joker 2

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Another new variation of Harley Quinn will, reportedly, be introduced in the fall of 2024, as played by Lady Gaga, in director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to his unsettling drama inspired by Batman’s archnemesis. Joaquin Phoenix will also reprise his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck in Joker: Folie á Deux, which will be a musical – making the Grammy-winning artist’s casting all the more perfect and the sequel a subject of strong fascination.

The Penguin, Season 1 (2024)

Colin Farrell in The Penguin trailer

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There are two upcoming series spun-off from The Batman coming to Max, including this one that focuses on Gotham gangster Oswald Cobblepot – once again played by an unrecognizable Colin Farrell, who is also executive producing. Set for a Fall 2024 premiere, the series is aptly titled The Penguin and also features Cristin Milioti in the cast as Carmine Falcone’s daughter, Sofia, and Clancy Brown as Sal Maroni – another powerful Gotham mobster famous for causing Harvey Dent’s transformation into Two-Face.

Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (2024)

Promo art for Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios

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Some of the best animated DC movies reimagine Bruce Wayne's origin in a time before comic books existed, such as the 19th-Century-set Elseworlds story, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. According to a Warner Bros. press release, expected in 2024 is a film that sees the Dark Knight's crusade begin hundreds of years earlier in Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (which translates to "Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires").

The Batman: Part II (October 2, 2026)

The Batman

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Despite a formal announcement at CinemaCon by co-writer and director Matt Reeves in April 2022, the follow-up to his refreshing new vision of Gotham was not given an official greenlight, release date, and title until early 2023. October 2, 2026 is when fans can see Robert Pattinson put the cape and cowl back on for The Batman: Part II, which still exists in its own universe outside of fellow cinematic Elseworlds story, Joker, and James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU plans.

Harley Quinn, Season 5 - Max (TBD)

Harley and Ivy eating dinner

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More adventures featuring Kaley Cuoco's Harley, Lake Bell's Ivy, and more of Gotham's crazies and kookiest villains are on their way. Max's hit, animated -- but not family-friendly -- series, Harley Quinn, has been renewed for a fifth season.

The Brave And The Bold (TBD)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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In addition Robert Pattinson’s second outing, there will be yet another version of Batman – as part of the new DCU continuity – to share the big screen with. The Brave and the Bold will also partner the Dark Knight with his own estranged son, Damian Wayne, to serve as his Robin. The Flash director Andy Muschietti has been tapped to helm the film, but -- according to a comment on James Gunn's Instagram (via ComicBook.com) from November 2023 -- no script exists yet.

Batman: Caped Crusader, Season 1 (TBD)

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Considered by many to be the finest screen interpretation of the character is the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series, which was co-created by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski and starred the late Kevin Conroy from 1992 to 1999. Timm – along with The Batman director Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams as fellow producers – is returning to Gotham City with a new animated series called Batman: Caped Crusader, which was originally being developed exclusively for Max, but will instead premiere on Amazon Prime, which already ordered its first two seasons.

Untitled Arkham Series, Season 1 (TBD)

Barry Keoghan as The Joker in The Batman deleted scene

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Batman: Caped Crusader and The Penguin are not the only Gotham-based TV projects that Matt Reeves is involved with, as the filmmaker is also producing a Max original series about what goes on a Arkham Asylum. While initially announced as a spin-off of The Batman, according to  James Gunn's Threads post, the currently untitled crime drama -- from showrunner Antonio Campos -- actually exists in the new DCU canon instead.

Untitled Gotham City Police Series, Season 1 (TBD)

Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon in The Batman

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Matt Reeves previously revealed to The Cyber Nerds that Max's Arkham Asylum series was originally pitched as a crime drama told from the perspective of the Gotham City police. However, both series are, apparently, separate entities and the cop drama is still in development for Max as well.

Bat-Family, Season 1 (TBD)

Screenshot from Merry Little Batman, which Bat-Family is spun off from

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Spun-off from Merry Little Batman is the upcoming animated series, Bat-Family. According to THR, this Amazon original will chronicle the daily struggles of the titular super-family consisting of Bruce, Alfred Pennyworth, and Damian, who has abandoned the Robin mantle to be called "Little Batman" now, apparently.

More than eight decades after Bob Kane and Bill Finger created Batman, the DC Comics titan is still as popular as ever, if not more. With the amount of live-action Batman movies and TV shows (and counting) featuring him in some capacity on the rise, it is clear that this hero will lead a legacy that will forever stand the test of time.

Jason Wiese
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Jason Wiese writes feature stories for CinemaBlend. His occupation results from years dreaming of a filmmaking career, settling on a "professional film fan" career, studying journalism at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO (where he served as Culture Editor for its student-run print and online publications), and a brief stint of reviewing movies for fun. He would later continue that side-hustle of film criticism on TikTok (@wiesewisdom), where he posts videos on a semi-weekly basis. Look for his name in almost any article about Batman.