If you've been following BOF
for a while, the following from IESB.NET
shouldn't come as a surprise. Remember, I've been telling you that 1) BATMAN 3
is further along that anyone involved will say publicly, and 2) Don't expect anything “official” until the script is finished and the project is heading towards pre-production. Anyway...
The aforementioned IESB is reporting that the next BATMAN film is currently in the script stage with the brothers Nolan and David Goyer is hard at work. This is not a shock to BOF as I was told several weeks ago that two of those three (and I won't say which two) have already signed on with Warner Bros. for the sequel. BOF was also told that B3 was scripting a while back (and asked to keep it on the down and low), so this report should NOT be taken with a grain of salt.
In addition, IESB had the chance to ask producer Charles Roven about this info and his response was coy as expected...
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?
Chuck Roven: [Big smile and a laugh] "I really don’t want to talk about that project right now."
If I had to "guess," I'd say expect some sort of official statement on BATMAN 3 before the middle of 2009 -- probably around Comic Con in San Diego this July.