With Inception now firmly dominating the box office charts right across the planet, it’s inevitable that we’re looking firmly in the direction of Christopher Nolan now to get cracking on his third and final Batman adventure.
Nolan, who hasn’t officially signed up for The Dark Knight follow-up from what we can tell, is certain to direct the film, which is set to go before the cameras in March or April of next year.
Currently, the wise money is on Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play The Riddler in the film (Jackson Rathbone has said that he’d like to play the role, but we don’t see that happening), although recent rumours have suggested that Selina Kyle aka Catwoman might be making an appearance. Tilda Swinton remains our favoured choice for the role should that happen.Elsewhere, an IMDB page for a young actor called Cody Sousa popped up last week, that had on his list of forthcoming credits that he was due to play Robin in the next Batman movie (we’re indebted to Screen Rant for spotting this). It’s clearly nonsense and worth nipping in the bud, and it once again highlights how easy it is to edit an IMDB listing and put together something that looks more substantive than it is. Check out our recent interview with director James Mangold for more on the problem of getting a project removed from IMDB once it’s been listed!
More likely news is that the production of the next Batman film is to move away from its Chicago home for the last two films to New Orleans. According to Comic Book Movie, a deal is being done to shoot around half of the next film in New Orleans, taking advantage of the big tax breaks that have incentivised the recent production of The Green Lantern to be located there.
That said, Nolan isn’t likely to be leaving Chicago altogether if this deal does come off, and given the man’s talent for shooting movies of such scale, it’s hardly likely to have a detrimental effect on Batman 3 anyway.
Source: Den Of Geek