The Batman is only now opening in theaters (finally), but star Robert Pattinson is already spilling some possible secrets about which DC villains could be showing up in the sequel.
"I was definitely thinking Court of Owls is probably gonna be in the sequel," Pattinson said outright during his Vanity Fair segment. "It definitely seems like I mean, I am literally just guessing, I just keep saying it."
DC Comics introduced The Court of Owls by the Batman comics creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, back in 2011. The clandestine organization was retconned into Batman lore as the true power behind Gotham City.
The Court was made up of some of the most wealthy and powerful figures and families in Gotham, who built a secret world into the very foundations of Gotham's architecture right from the start.
Over time the Court of Owls has maintained both secrecy and power by creating and training undead assassins called "Talons" that help guide the course of Gotham's development.
Subsequent stories revealed that the Court of Owls was actually part of a larger international group, the Parliament of Owls, though Batman and the Bat-Family eventually reduced the group back down to a single, surviving cell.
The Court of Owls is set to be the major villain in the upcoming video game Gotham Knights, as well.
Whether or not Reeves would tap into all of the Court's weird occult mysticism remains to be seen, but he's already set the stage for the group to be a slow-burn reveal in the Batman franchise before The Batman 2 ever arrives.