Andy Serkis, who plays Alfred in The Batman, talks about a comic book crossover with The Sandman in the sequel. Matt Reeves directs the film, which stars Serkis, Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, and Jeffrey Wright. The film was a fresh start for Batman films, as it operates outside of the DCU, concentrating on Bruce Wayne’s early years as the Caped Crusader.

The Batman film was a big success, grossing $770 million worldwide and pleasing critics and viewers alike. The film has also prompted the development of spinoff projects, with Farrell’s Penguin receiving an HBO Max show with a second project concerning Arkham Asylum. Following the success of The Batman, talk of a sequel emerged, and it was later revealed at CinemaCon, with Reeves claiming to be hard at work on the project. However, with multiple DC projects being shuffled at Warner Bros., Reeves’ sequel will most likely take a while to get rolling.

In exclusive discussion with Screen Rant, Serkis discusses his aspirations for The Batman 2. While Serkis does not have any clear information about what Reeves is preparing for the sequel, he did admire the director’s efforts. Serkis then suggests a great crossover concept for the villain of the sequel. Below are Serkis’ thoughts teasing The Batman sequel:

“I don’t know where we are with Alfred now. I just don’t know where that’s going to go. I’m sure Matt Reeves is going to craft something incredible because he always does. He’s another formidable storyteller that always goes for the heart. Villain-wise, I’d like to see… Sandman. [Laughs] A little bit of a crossover. I think that would be interesting.”

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Andy Serkis Believes That Batman 2 Should Include A Sandman Crossover

Given that The Batman is unconnected to DC’s other movies, it can act according to its own rules, allowing the sequel up to a variety of possibilities, including which villains may emerge. While Serkis’ comment is an intriguing and amusing concept, with DC owning Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, a crossover is doubtful. However, Batman’s rogues gallery provides a wide range of unique options that may match Reeves’ dark, gritty world.

Because fans prefer to see fan favorite villains, the arrival of villains like Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, or Scarecrow is always feasible. Reeves, on the other hand, has created a setting that may best suit some of the hero’s darker, more sadistic enemies, with The Batman already teasing the Joker. Villains such as Hush, Professor Pyg, or Two-Face would fit the setting, adding to the grim aspect of Gotham portrayed in The Batman. Characters like Hush also would help keep the films grounded and separate from some of The Dark Knight’s more colorful enemies, like as Man-Bat and the absurd Condiment King. Still, with The Batman sequel in its early stages and a choice of characters to choose from, anything is conceivable.

Source : Screenrant