‘Batman 3′ Currently Being Scripted!

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tdk logo Batman 3 Currently Being Scripted!For a while there after the release of The Dark Knight there seemed to be no information about the next one – would Nolan be back to direct? When is it getting made and when will it come out? Who will be the villain and who will play them? Questions with no answers abound – but we finally got our first glimpse of what’s going on the other day when Executive Producer Michael Uslan hinted at what year of release they’re shooting for.

And now adding to that we have the surprising and exciting news that the next film in the franchise is a lot further along in the development stage than we’ve all been led to believe: According to a trusted source of IESB.net it seems that the script is being worked on at this very moment! And by none other than brother writers of the last film Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, with David S. Goyer helping develop the story again.

During a recent interview, producer Chuck Roven was obviously tight-lipped about most things, but it’s interesting to try and read between the lines:

IESB: We’ve been told that Jonathan, Chris and David are working on the new Batman script. Do you know the direction they’re going or do you wait for them to formulate something more complete before you get involved?

Chuck Roven: The creative driver of the project at this point is Chris. There’s really nothing more for me to say about that. When he feels that he’s got something to talk about, then we’ll be able to talk about it.

IESB: I know you can’t tell us who the villain or villains are, but do you personally know?

[Big smile and a laugh] CR: I really don’t want to talk about that project right now.

IESB assures us all, “We’ve double checked and we are definitely hearing the script is being written as we speak.” And Batman on Film even says that this is “NOT to be taken with a grain of salt.”

Well this is just fantastic news but a little out of left field, I must say. I mean we haven’t even heard of either Nolan, but particularly Christopher, signing on for another one and yet they’ve secretly (until now) been working away on the frickin’ script? I mean it’s great news, obviously, but a bit jarring.

If this does indeed turn out to be true (and to me it seems legit) I think we’ll hear soon (within the next couple of months) that Nolan will be back to direct this next Batman flick. I think he’ll do one more and then call it quits – he¬†will have made his contribution to the legacy of the character, completed the trilogy (which I’m sure he’ll do in The Dark Knight-like quality fashion) and he can then move on with other projects I’m sure he’s eager to start working on.

So it goes without saying this is fantastic news but are you as surprised by it as I am?

Sources: IESB and BOF

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  1. What if he writes but doesnt direct?

  2. I will be more excited when there are more specifics.

  3. Holy S&*$BAGS Batman! I cannot wait! Even if this one blows harder than Hurricane Katrina(what, too soon?) its gonna make an ungodly amount of money, a large portion of which will be mine, because, lets face it, the guys deserve it. They totally got screwed on the Oscars this year, so why not whore it out a little bit, and get some recognition for what has been great all along? Or they could take the high road of ROTK and just stick to the formula, and still win out. Both are pheasible. Either way, this is my 2nd most anticipated movie of the decade. The first being Avengers, and 3rd being Captain America. To put things in perspective, Watchmen’s like, number 42.

  4. They already did a second Batman? I hadn’t heard anything about it! Why didn’t someone tell me?

  5. I believe when when someone other than a media source says its happening

  6. The source weblink to the earlier story on a 2011 release date now points to a blank page – Courier Post obviously had to remove the story, probably because they made it up. Uslan was never quoted as saying 2011 at all. I also suspect these latest reports are fabrications – it would be a surprise if they weren’t working on some kind of story possibility and the total absence of information about the script makes me suspect it is made up just to get hits. The story about the Green Hornet film being dead was also made up – if HitFix knew Seth Rogen so well, why didn’t they check with him before running it? They just assumed that Chow stepping down as director meant the film was stalled and it was then taken to mean the movie was dead. Since I started my own movie site, I’ve been horrified to discover the total fabrications of stories that exist online and we should always be careful what we believe. Don’t be suckered in by some of these sites’ attempts to get more hits and more exposure. I always try to point out the flaws in these stories and express my own doubts.

  7. Surprised, not at all. They were further along on TDK than they led us to believe. I’m happy that they’re keeping it quiet, so there can be some surprise.

    If you read BOF regularly, Jett has been saying the project’s further along than you think.

    heath

  8. @David B

    I can’t speak to the Courier Post, but that seems odd as it certainly looks like a mainstream press site. But I *can* tell you that I trust sites like IESB.net and LatinoReview.com. They have sources within the studios and tend to “scoop” the trades by weeks, if not months.

    Vic

  9. I will just be relieved when all the official announcements are made.

  10. I’m curious to see how they top something like The Dark Knight. Also, if you look at IMDb you will notice Batman Begins went to Theaters June 15th, 2005, and The Dark Knight on July 18th, 2008, both films are a good 3 years apart, so why wouldn’t the 3rd Batman movie come out in 2011?

  11. I still wonder whether Nolan is going to clear Batman’s name as he was made a wanted criminal. I am leaning towards Nolan actually using Batman’s criminal status as a center point for the whole story and link it with one or more of the five people Harvey Dent at the end of the Dark Knight.
    Nolan will definetely use Dr. Strange or Black Mask as these can tie in equally well with the criminal status of Batman .
    Riddler is also a shoe in as well as Hush as there was a Hush reference in the Dark Knight-guy who had a bomb in his stomach to cause the big explosion for the Joker to get out.

  12. Nolan will definetely lean towards Hush as a side villian, since Gotham general was blown up by The Joker .

  13. How about Nolan won’t use Hush at all. It was a nice story arc that has 12 issues, and a smattering of different villains. Hush himself-not that interesting. The way he uses all of Batman’s foes-very awesome. But considering the only one’s we’ve heard of that still live are Joker and Scarecrow, I doubt Tommy Elliot will emerge in the Nolanverse. Riddler, however is much more pheasible.

  14. Hopefully it would be TDK minus the stupid fake detective work (but add some REAL detective work), minus the dragged out ending, and minus the corny speeches about how we should feel sorry for Batman. Then it would be a near perfect film. And hopefully Two-Face is still alive.

  15. Here’s the line-up of villains I want to see (which most probably won’t come true):

    Riddler (David Tennant) – because he seems very fit to the role.
    http://angryweb.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/batman_3_poster___riddler_by_joshwmc.jpg

    Penguin (Philip Seymour Hoffman) – because he can become very, very creepy
    http://superherouniverse.com/superheroes/batman/images2/penguin.jpg

    Poison Ivy (Giselle Bundchen) – to bring the sexy back.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fUIJ9upg9Jk/Scdt1q2bCnI/AAAAAAAAAC8/QTpNTzGNUbU/s1600-h/Poison+Ivy+Giselle+Bundchen.jpg