Paul Dano’s ‘The Batman’ Tie-In Comic References Superman Location

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Paul Dano’s Riddler: Year One confirms that Superman’s Metropolis exists in the same world as The Batman.

The latest issue of Paul Dano’s The Batman tie-in comic Riddler: Year One features a reference to Metropolis, the base of Superman’s operations. The city is name-dropped on a train ticket seen in the comic book and marks the second Metropolis reference for the new Batman universe after it was first mentioned in Batman: An Original Movie Novel.

The Batman opened in theaters in March 2022, introducing audiences to a new take on the titular DC Comics hero played by Robert Pattinson. It earned $770.8 million at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2022.

The future of the Batman series

Robert Pattinson’s Batman has yet yet to meet other DC Comics heroes and is expected to remain a standalone franchise. James Gunn and Peter Safran are currently creating an interconnected DC Universe consisting of film, television, animation and video game projects.

Matt Reeves is currently working on a sequel to The Batman, which he co-wrote and directed for Warner Brothers. Reeves is writing the script of the sequel with Mattson Tomlin, who did uncredited work on the third act of the first movie.

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The Batman also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker. The movie is streaming exclusively on HBO Max and is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.