Mattson Tomlin to Write with Matt Reeves – The Hollywood Reporter

Screenwriter Mattson Tomlin is as soon as once more heeding the decision of the Bat-Signal.

Tomlin is reteaming with Matt Reeves to write The Batman 2, the follow-up to Reeves’ well-received Robert Pattinson-starring tackle the Caped Crusader that proved to be a success with audiences.

Plot particulars are being stored within the Batcave. It isn’t even clear whether or not the sequel will function the Joker, Batman’s basic nemesis teased within the closing moments of Reeves’ film and portrayed by Barry Keoghan. The information comes as Reeves indicators a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Discovery.

Tomlin labored on The Batman, coming in in the course of the growth when third-act points arose, though he didn’t obtain screenwriting credit score — which Reeves shared with Peter Craig. This time round, Tomlin is coming in on the bottom flooring.

The Batman, launched March 4, took a gritty crime drama method to the DC character’s superheroics, grossing $770.8 million worldwide within the course of. Reeves’ involvement in a sequel wasn’t assured and a deal took longer to nail down than regular, partially thanks to the acquisition of WarnerMedia by Discovery, which unfolded within the spring.

The writing course of hasn’t begun simply but however is anticipated to within the coming weeks.  

Fast-rising scribe Tomlin had two credited films in 2020, together with the action-thriller Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and he wrote and made his directorial debut in 2021 with Mother/Android, a sci-fi thriller that starred Chloe Grace Moretz. Tomlin bought to know Reeves on Mother/Android, which The Batman filmmaker produced.

Tomlin labored on Batman and likewise made his comedian ebook debut writing a Batman miniseries titled Batman: The Imposter, drawn by Andrea Sorrentino and launched in 2021 to sturdy critiques. Tomlin is now engaged on BRZRKR, Netflix’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios ebook co-created by Keanu Reeves.

He is repped by CAA and Grandview.

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