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Batman!! Jonathan Nolan Has Written A Script And Christopher Nolan Was Adjusting It Yesterday!!

Published at: Sept. 30, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!! Empire Online asked “Dark Knight” writer-director Christopher Nolan what he was doing when it phoned him on Wednesday. He said he was working on his brother Jonathan’s script for the next “Batman” movie. The script exists. Which suggests villains have been chosen. (Nolan long ago said The Joker won’t be back for the next one, and neither will Victor Fries.) And does it mean anything that “Batman Begins” co-scripter David Goyer (“Jumper,” “The Unborn,” “FlashForward”) isn’t mentioned? (Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote "Dark Knight," very recently landed a deal to write a new crime series pilot for CBS and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot.) Empire also asked if it was safe to assume he was directing the next Batman. "I think you can at this point, yes," Christopher Nolan told the site. Warner Bros. intends to release the next Batman movie July 20, 2012. Thanks to “ag 721” for the heads up. Find all of Empire’s story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Robin

    by SaluteYourShorts

    The Boy Wonder would be a great addition. Seriously.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    My favorite Nolan since Ryan.

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Don't say "Zodiac Riddler" please...

    by SaluteYourShorts

    Every talkback has someone - okay, a million someones - exclaiming, "The Riddler should be like ZODIAC, blah blah blah". Enough. Yes, it's a good idea. It's also no longer original because it's mentioned a million times in every talkback and will now be called "predictable". Just shush.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Am I crazy?

    by VikingQuestFan42

    Or is this news several days old?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    What's up with the Elvira mugshot on the page?

    by tylerzero

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Goyer not involved?

    by STICKY WHITE

    From what I hear he's the one responsible for the other films lamer qualities. Looking forward to this.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p>"The script exists. Which suggests villains have been chosen."<p> "And my catwoman piccie above the article suggests which villain that is."<p> "Even though I don't actually know. Not a clue. I'm just guessing."<p> "I guess I could do some journalism and give Christopher Nolan a call."<p> "Anyone know his number?"<p> "Oh fuck it, just head over to Empire online... Truth be told I know as much about it as you do."<p> Herc.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Please no Riddler

    by NippleEffect

    lame boring adversary<p> I'd go with Bane along the lines in the comics, not the stupid portrayal from that movie<p> A physical challenge the likes he's never faced before

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion IS

    by schadenfreudian

    not associated with this production in any way. <br> I'm wondering how long before the rogues' gallery is leaked...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    A zodiac Riddler

    by brattyben

    wouldn't work, cause Riddler doesn't kill. If they were to use him, I think it would be neat for him to rise to a form of celebrity BECAUSE of his crimes, and the outwitting of Batman. You could play up the fact that people now hate Batman because of the end of DK, and he's upset because he's trying to show Riddler for what he is. It could be a great character study of Edward Nigma and Bruce Wayne...and ol Bats would have more detecting to do, which I always enjoy. But making Riddler a killer would be a false move. He's always been about outsmarting people, and basking in the glow of that accomplishment. I just hope whatever they do will be worthwhile and entertaining.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Marion Cotillard as Catwoman?

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    I've said before that I'm trepedatious about Nolan approaching Catwoman because he doesn't seem to have any kind of sexual energy or chemistry in his films (not a criticism - I'm a Nolan fan - just an observation). But if he cast Marion Cotillard as Catwoman, it might just work.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    No Victor Fries. No ticket.

    by CrunchyMilk

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    A Physical And Mental Challenge

    by SaluteYourShorts

    Riddler/Catwoman with a Bane arc that can be carried over into the 4th film. Perhaps Killer Croc in a realistic fashion, and Bane shares the same venomous type of drug/procedure. Hey, a Dick Grayson arc too!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Thank Christ!!!

    by Mr Soze

    Movies lately have been rather on the poo-poo side. Something to get excited about and this Capitan America shit has got to stop.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Is that Script Girl

    by STICKY WHITE

    or Katy Perry on Sesame Street? Looks something like a poster that a pubescent 13 year old would have on their wall.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Or...

    by SaluteYourShorts

    http://www.ownedbypugs.com/images/articles/halloween-contest/batman-robin.png

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Ug..that should be

    by brattyben

    show the PUBLIC what Riddler really is. Going on about four hours sleep in two days, so my typing is a bit sucky right now. heh.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Free speech? AICN = Nazis?

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    There is not a talk back on the net that doesn't delete posts or ban individuals from time to time. The truth is that the 10 year olds who want to disrupt this sites posts know nothing of what free speech means or what a Nazi is. Time to go downstairs, little boys... mommas got your poptarts all warmed up for you. Oh, yes... if you don't like the site, don't come back. Having a choice means having a life.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Solomon Grundy

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Zombies are IN. Come on Nolan, do it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    We already have an actress in mind for Selena Kyle

    by JettL1993

    We've had her in mind for awhile now, It's not official but I can't see why it wouldn't happen. This script was surprisongly easy to come up with, we worried that it would be impossible to top TDK, but once we hooked onto a macguffin the script poured out like water

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Not too worried if its the Riddler

    by thatswhatshesaid

    After all, Nolan would never go Jim Carey green suit question mark version on us. Would be cool to see a much darker version. Whatever it is....please no Cat Women...I just cannot picture that being anything but terrible.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I want Penguin

    by Robusto

    He would fit best in Nolans universe and I would like to see Nolans take on him. Riddler has always been a low rent Joker.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain is RPLocke

    by STICKY WHITE

    Like anybody cares.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    we need a "see posts by" option

    by TheHumanBurrito

    I hate stumbling upon ol JettL and wondering what other hilarious bullshit has spewed from his mouth that I've missed.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Just so long as they keep rehashing everything

    by blue_dog

    I'll be happy. Don't introduce any villians we haven't seen before, just keep returning to the riddler, or the penguin, catwoman, or, if we're lucky, poison ivy and the iceman. Fuck, just bring back the people who played them previously, too. Motherfucking Danny DeVito in the house, y'alllll!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I WANT PENGUIN TOO!!!!!

    by gruemanlives

    Imagine a sophisticated arms dealer who speacializes in new technology weapons. This would make a great compliment to the gadgets that Bruce Wayne already has.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    RIDDLER WOULD BE TOO REDUNDANT TO ME. HE'S

    by gruemanlives

    TOO SIMILAR TO THE JOKER.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Blue_dog

    by Robusto

    The very premise of remaking a remake of BATMAN the movie puts you on the island REHASH.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Catwoman

    by Daytripper69

    Yeah, I'll bet the house that she's in this one. Closer to the Batman: Year One storyline--- a hardened, realistic S&M Selena Kyle.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Black Mask or bust. Riddler is too close to Joker

    by Murraypalooza

    Duality is the theme of the trilogy. Stick with it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    "Empire asked Nolan what he was doing when it phoned him..."

    by CountryBoy

    Sounds like high schoolers in love.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Goyer has been given the boot?

    by Kain_Bloodstone

    This is going to be purely a Nolans Bros production? In that case its going to be even more FREAKIN' AWESOME.<P>Now can the Nolans finally break the curse of the disappointing third installment - ROTJ, Alien 3, Godfather 3, Terminator 3, Last Crusade etc etc - can they make this third film of their trilogy as good as TDK? And thus complete THE GREATEST TRILOGY IN HISTORY? If anyone can, the Nolans can.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    BESIDES, THE JOKER PRACTICALLY DID WHAT WE CAN EXPECT

    by gruemanlives

    THE RIDDLER TO DO IN THE SEQUEL. HE LEFT CLUES AS TO WHO HE WAS GOING TO KILL NEXT. IT JUST WOULDN'T BE AS UNIQUE AND INTERESTING AS THE PENGUIN, OR EVEN BETTER YET, AN UNEXPECTED VILLIAN WE HAVENT SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN YET.....

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Riddler and Catwoman or both is

    by magnetoelectric

    beside the point in its own right. They could work to me but its all dependent on which way the story rolls. Like, the combination of both could work in the context of a "long Halloween" (minus lame ass calender man of course)Catwoman by herself is inherently 1 dimensional.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    gruemanlives

    by Hercules

    I had the same thought. That's why I'm hoping for Catwoman. She's different. And, much as I adore Julie Newmar, I don't think she's been yet fully utilized.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    "You hang up first, Chris." "No, YOU hang up first."

    by CountryBoy

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Penguin

    by Robusto

    dark aristocracy and politics fit Nolans sensibilities best

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    re: "see posts by option"

    by Flummage

    Been a while since I saw the AICN Power Mod schilled.<br /> <br /> tinyurl.com/aicnplus<br /> <br /> "It's like AICN... only not quite so bad!"<br /> <br /> Four and a half dentists out of five recommend it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Why are the numbers on the mugshot from LOST?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Summer 2012?

    by one9deuce

    Since the release date is not that far away then casting announcements are probably close. Which means we'll know the villains pretty soon. How can it be anything but Catwoman and The Penguin? There has to be a love interest in a $200 million dollar summer tentpole. And every other villain left really wouldn't fit in Nolan's Batman universe besides those two, they can be done realistically. Catwoman = a cat burglar and The Penguin = an arms dealer/gangster.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Chinese Proverb

    by Choohoo

    Women who sleep on stomach have crack up

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    I have a friend who heard some talk from Nolan. He says The Riddler as a human doesn't actually exist, Nolan said he would add a few charaters into the story that could be played by various A-List actors, such as Pearce and Depp plus the guy from the last movie to put Batman in a loop on who this Riddler guy is, sending riddles to the press and the police before explosions and robberies. All the while the Riddler is actually a crime organization led by the Penguin. Catwoman is there too as she is going a whole different route.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    BOB HOSKINS was BUILT for The Penguin!

    by MisterBlue

    Google him, he'd be perfect for a crime boss - good actor, would give the character some much needed legitimacy!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    No way will it be Catwoman

    by robertplant

    Christian Bale hitting a woman on the bigscreen? Please. Besides, they jumped the shark with the Catwoman movie. No way they're going to attempt to reboot Catwoman in the current Batman franchise. I will eat my words if eventually proven otherwise.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Two Face!

    by MapMan

    Yeah, I know Harvey Dent is dead and won't be coming back. Too bad. Before DK came out I kind of thought that Two Face would be introduced and be the villain in the next movie. <br><br> As much as people focus on the Joker from TDK you must remember that this was also the story of Two Face. He is one of the greatest Batman villains next to Joker. TDK was the Two Face story I had always hoped for once his character was trashed in BF.<br><br> I can see the concern about Riddler being too close to the Joker. Problem is - I don't see how a Catwoman or Penguin character would fit in the Nolanverse and how they could even top the villains in TDK.<br><br> I would actually like to see Clayface but that wouldn't be a good fit either.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    RE: Black Mask

    by BarryConvex

    The problem with Black Mask is that he's too aesthetically similar to the Red Skull and since Captain America is coming out a summer before this, general audiences might get put off by seeing a similiar looking villain.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Boobs

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    I too thought Catwoman should be in this movie, I think everyone cool agrees on that

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    He says catwoman is a hacker that hacks

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    into the batmans files while hacking wayne corp. she is to be very young and not Bruce's or Batman's love interest.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Said it before re: Robin

    by robertplant

    After Hitgirl, I think going the Robin route, with a young kid in a Bruce Wayne situation, takes out his parents' killers and is recruited/adopted by Bruce Wayne after Batman sees it happen.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Hugh laurie for Riddler

    by ORIONgods

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Can Nolan do "sexy"?

    by Chewtoy

    I have doubts... I certainly have never seen it, although I haven't seen Inception yet. Nolan seems to only do stories about obsessed guys. I don't know that he'd be able to do Catwoman justice.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    This Will Add-Up To Another Mess Like TDK

    by Media Messiah

    More unneccessary verbose scenes, little character development--if any, a overbloated self-important plot, more poor story editing, and more badly shot fight choreography. Oh, and this will lead to more Nolan apologists popping-up...when the film comes-out, and gets rightly criticized for its inevitable flaws.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Dent is in the script

    by JettL1993

    It wouldn't be one of my and Chris' scripts without a few flashbacks

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Any villan will work

    by Horned One

    if they really get into the head of the character. I think the right actor could pull off the Riddler if he has right kind of "controlled crazy" that makes him terrifying. The Joker was insane, but very calculating. I think the Riddler needs to be a cross between Brad Pitt's character in 12 Monkeys and Jigsaw from the Saw movies.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Wow, sorry

    by robertplant

    That was incredibly scatter-brained. What I meant was, in the comics, Robin is always a kid. Hitgirl and the recent Karate Kid justify, to me, bringing in the sidekick in the Nolan world. Also, keep in mind everybody, Nolan has always said this one will be the end of a trilogy.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    FUCK. YES. FUCKKKKKK YESSSSSS

    by Dharma4

    This needs to happen now. :(

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Any hint of a Justice League tie-in

    by veritasses

    would be nice... even a teeny, tiny one. If not, I think Catwoman would work.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Catwoman rocks

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Scarlett is very busy, and thats not too creative maaaann. And lets stop putting "the" infront of names too thats clownshoes.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    make it Scarecrow and Catwoman

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    How about Deadshot

    by Yamato

    A murder, who wants to die, who wants to force Batman to break as the Joker says, "his one rule".

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    New Villain(s)

    by Flummage

    What with the success of the first two parts of a supposed trilogy, part of me wonders if they were ever tempted to eschew the superhero sequel formula of gradually going down the rogues gallery, extravagant costume by extravagant costume, and coming up with a new villain altogether.<br /> <br /> As in, adapting the core origins, then doing their installment of the vintage Batman mythos, then as a crescendo perhaps playing with something more original for the third installment. If not a new villain necessarily, then somehow more playing with audience's expectations in some fundamental way. Like a cinematic hop, skip and a jump. Especially if this indeed a final installment of this telling of this Batman incarnation's story.<br /> <br /> But reading of Nolan's respect for the original qualities of the characters, the fan's wishes and DC's vested interest, I doubt they would be that radical.<br /> <br /> Must be tempting, as storytellers, though.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    4815162342

    by Dharma4

    ..On the mugshot. Please tell me I'm not going insane. LOST gone has me so

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Or, how about Mr. Freeze

    by Yamato

    Ice to see you Batman Time for an ice age Get to the chopper :P

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Duality Theme and Catwoman means..

    by PvtTOUCH

    Bruce can explore a bisexual sadomasochist side of vigilantism amidst the conflict of having to choose between the voluptuous dominatrix Selena Kyle or the precocious acrobat Dick Grayson. Am I reading too much into it?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Why does Catwoman need to be sexy?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Why can't she just be a vicious don't-fuck-with-me borderline psychotic? If Nolan does use Catwoman (I think its a certainty) he won't go the sex kitten route. He'll give us a Catwoman who you will believe can bite your dick off if you mess with her.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I'd Bet Every Cent I have Catwoman is a part of it

    by Crow3711

    Only because Rachel is dead, and you can't have a four quadrant summer blockbuster without some sort of engaging love interest. And catwoman gives the opportunity for a huge actress to step in, and provides the moral ambiguity storywise and lovewise that Nolans batmanverse is all about. I just hope they play it so they both know who one another is the whole time, behind the mask. Make it really interesting. And batman loves a thief, but in the end shell help him out with the real baddie

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Gotham City's Protector....

    by Arturo

    Rumour has it, that is the title? So i've heard, or it could be bullshit?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Catwoman wouldn't be so bad.

    by Sardonic

    Especially with Dawes out of the way, I think having Catwoman in this would be an interesting way to play on Batman's feelings/struggles. However, I don't think she should be the MAIN villain. They should bring in a new character, like blackmask or something. Also, I really think they should at LEAST have some sort of Joker cameo. Not having him in this WHATSOEVER would just feel kind of odd. Have him breaking out of Arkham at the end or something. It would be just stupid to completely not mention him at all.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    How dare you

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    If Catwoman isnt sexy, then I'm not a wandering swordsman!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Betty White is Catwoman!

    by bc1970

    And Mickey Rourke or Stallone will be Deadshot, and Daniel Day Lewis is Slade Wilson.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    PvtTOUCH gets it

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    You sir, you get it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    this one should be called

    by DarthBlart

    Batman Gets Busy

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Who was.....

    by OldDickLemon

    The bat-shit crazy chick sidekick of Joker in the Arkham Asylum game? I'd like to see Zooey Deschanel play her in a Nolan Batman movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Oh to be a mug shot guy at Gotham's female prison.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying JettL1993 is the least competent liar ever

    by Hercules

    But he did claim a year and a half ago that Elijah Wood shaved his head for a role in this movie. Hopefully it hasn't grown back yet, or Elijah may have to shave it again!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Poison Ivy should be in this too, and she's some sort of green activist nature person and stuff, and she doesn't do any crime or anything interesting. But it'd be awesome.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

    by KilliK

    cool news

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for Superman!

    by UltimaRex

    Social Network clip, http://tinyurl.com/2unbp8u this has to happen. <p> Armie Hammer for MOS FTW!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    If Nolan has a female villain in BM3

    by KilliK

    you can bet your ass that by the end of the film,the babe will be killed.as usual in his movies...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    So where's D.Vader?

    by JackSlater4

    And Armie Hammer is too fucking BLOND

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    No Robin.

    by UltimaRex

    You have to leave something for Batman 4.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    OldDickLemon

    by Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    That is Harley Quinn from the Paul Dini/Bruce Timm animated series and their graphic novel Mad Love. And this would be an inspired choice, but I don't think that either Nolan is suited to the cutesy/criminal dichotomy of the character

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Oh, and not to mention

    by Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    You couldn't do Harley without showing Joker at all... it would just be wrong.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    How can they top TDK?

    by disfigurehead

    Can't

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    If they stay within the reality....

    by The Dum Guy

    They should go with Zsasz, even if he is only in it for a little while.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I thought Nolan already confirmed no Robin in this series?

    by Sardonic

    It's a good thing in my opinion. And I agree with the others, I'd bet money we'll be seeing Catwoman. Killing off Dawes is just too obvious of a set up.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Nolan hates the idea of Robin....

    by crankyoldguy

    But it can work - look to Loeb's "Dark Victory" among other tales. But if he passes on Robin, fine. I'm up for any possible villains. On an appropriate side note, I think the idea of a Superman film where he's the only hero in that "world" isn't all the important as part of theme. But Nolan shall do what he does, of course.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Batman Goes To Boston

    by PvtTOUCH

    Beantown is killin it in regards to crime dramas. Get Matt Damon and some Wahlbergs to play bigoted Southie holligan bank robbers who kidnap the mayor's daughter and blame it on the coloreds. " Thayas a bat-dressin quee-ah droivin a kah that luks like Goed-damm tank facken-up thu oeperayshen!!"

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    There is a bald guy in either Batman Begins or Dark Knight that is supposed to be Zasz, he is called be name at least once. I don't think I noticed him to be covered in scars though. I thought the inclusion was a cruel tease, and probably a surefire sign he will not be a main villian. I think he would be perfect for the Nolanverse, but perhaps too dark for mainstream audiences.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Can we do a trade?

    by Carolinamaestro

    How about we bring D.Vader back and ban JettL1993?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    About Goyer,you know there was

    by KilliK

    a time that i didnt want him to be connected in any way in comic-book movies again,especially after the Blade3 debacle. But i have eventually come to conclusion,that although TDK is a great movie,it is very flawed and most importantly it doesnt have that kind of cartoonish/comic fun that BB,Blade,SM and a lot of other comic movies had. <P>And Goyer is the one responsible for the fun factor in BB.I dont know how deep was his involvement in TDK,(he did got script credits) BUT if Nolan is making the movie without his input,and considering his cold,emotionless style of direction,i am afraid that B3 is going to be even a lot more duller than TDK was as super-heroic fun goes. <p>And even the hottest Catwoman in the world is not going to make the movie more exciting if Nolan is not going to sex-up the movie a lot,like Burton did with Batman Returns. <p>oh and Nolanoids yeah i am a Nolan hater,a Batman hater,an Inception hater,a Superman hater,whatever.fuck off.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    New batman villain? probably Mad Hatter

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    NOLAN CONTINUES TO RIP OFF BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    I have zero respect for Christopher Nolan. All the cool ideas in the Dark Knight and Batman Begins where never on the big or small screen until Tim Burton did them FIRST. Micheal Keaton had the deep sounding voice whenever he was in the bat suit. There is also that muscle suit THAT NO SUPERHERO HAD UNTIL BURTON AND HIS TEAM. The examples go on and on. Or actually giving the joker a real physical smile from a scar like on Jack Nicholson. Christopher Nolan ripped off the Tim Burton films and the only thing he did different was get rid of the Gothic look in the city background. The Dark Knight is over rated and the only reason it did as well is because of the unfortunate death of Ledger who did do a great job as the Joker (rest in peace my friend). Oh, and anyone who likes the bat pod has no taste, it looks like a fucking brick tank. I'll take Burton's batmobile over that shit any day of the week. Those who like the batmobile from Nolan's movies would choose a mac truck over a Porsche. Because an over sized square mac truck is what the new batmobile is like. There's is nothing wrong with Nolan ripping off Burton and his production team, however at least Bryan Singer paid fucking respect to Richard Donner. Nolan's piece of shit brother tried to pull that shit on Terminator Salvation, however James Cameron is a little more popular than Burton and Cameron's fans weren't having the no respect thing go down. I will watch Batman 89 in the future more times than I will watch the over rated and watered down Tim Burton movie's called Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. If you want a truly dark and great movie that is not just a copy, than Batman Returns is much better.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    holy fuck its tranny elijah wood for catwoman?

    by JRKerr

    wow awesome!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4...

    by UltimaRex

    http://tinyurl.com/3xqq74v He's no stranger to hair dye and I told you the other day Reeve wore a wig. Nice Fight Club ref though. I believe Fincher's got a new movie coming now... <p> Armie Hammer FTMOSW!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Nolans > Wochowskis

    by RainesMaker

    FACT

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    NOLAN CONTINUES TO RIP OF BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    I have zero respect for Christopher Nolan. All the cool ideas in the Dark Knight and Batman Begins where never on the big or small screen until Tim Burton did them first. Micheal Keaton had the deep sounding voice whenever he was in the bat suit. There is also that muscle suit THAT NO SUPERHERO HAD UNTIL BURTON AND HIS TEAM. The examples go on and on. Christopher Nolan ripped off the Tim Burton films and the only thing he did different was get rid of the Gothic look in the city background. The Dark Knight is over rated and the only reason it did as well is because of the unfortunate death of Ledger who did do a great job as the joker. Oh, and any one who likes the bat pod has no taste, it looks like a fucking brick tank. I'll take Burton's batmobile over that shit any day of the week. Those who like the batmobile from Nolan's movies would choose a mac truck over a porche. Becaue an over sized square mac truck is what the new batmobile is like. There's is nothing wrong with Nolan ripping off Burton and his production team, however at least Bryan Singer paid fucking respect to Richard Donner. Nolan's piece of shit brother tried to pull that shit on Terminator Salvation, however James Cameron is a little more popular than Burton and they weren't having the no respect thing. I will watch Batman 89 in the future more times than I will watch the over rated and watered down Tim Burton movie called The Dark Knight. If you want a truly dark and great movie that is not just a copy, than Batman Returns is much better.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Zodiac Riddler

    by KarlKolchak

    Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler Zodiac Riddler. There. I said it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    JettL1993 = pwned!

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    I loved to see internet bullshit artists get busted.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Tranny Catwoman

    by PvtTOUCH

    That actually sounds kinda cool. Like a twist at the end where Catwoman whoops out her dick or something.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Robin IS the villain, you feel me?

    by ImJustSaying

    No? Me either.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I'll love it unless...

    by vezner2007

    it has Robin. Please don't let it have Robin...PLEASE!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Adam Hughes artwork of Catwoman

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

    Obviously after being captured in the rain. And its her mugshot.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    by The Dum Guy

    "Zsasz appears briefly in the 2005 film Batman Begins portrayed by Tim Booth (the vocalist of British band James).[7] In the movie, Assistant District Attorney Rachel Dawes states that Zsasz butchers citizens for the mob and is one of Carmine Falcone's thugs. He is sent to Arkham Asylum, but escapes during Ra's al Ghul's attack on Gotham, and nearly attacks Rachel. Zsasz is revealed to have remained at large in one of the promotional websites for The Dark Knight.[8] His last name in this continuity is "Zsaz"."<br><br>Per Wikipedia.<br><br>Which makes me wonder.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Mercs brought in to hunt him for $$$$

    by Boober

    KGBeast, Bane, Killer Kroc...whatever. He's being hunted now. Slade "Terminator" Wilson would be awesome...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    an UN-SEXY catwoman...yes!

    by RenoReno

    That idea has a lot of room for appeal. Something to give nightmares about. Kudos.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    thats my (re-posted story)

    by ag 721

    nice i finally got some credit for passing along "unseen news"

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    NOLAN CONTINUES TO RIP OFF BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    I have zero respect for Christopher Nolan. All the cool ideas in the Dark Knight and Batman Begins where never on the big or small screen until Tim Burton did them first. Micheal Keaton had the deep sounding voice whenever he was in the bat suit. There is also that muscle suit THAT NO SUPERHERO HAD UNTIL BURTON AND HIS TEAM. The examples go on and on. Christopher Nolan ripped off the Tim Burton films and the only thing he did different was get rid of the Gothic look in the city background. The Dark Knight is over rated and the only reason it did as well is because of the unfortunate death of Ledger who did do a great job as the joker. Oh, and any one who likes the bat pod has no taste, it looks like a fucking brick tank. I'll take Burton's batmobile over that shit any day of the week. Those who like the batmobile from Nolan's movies would choose a mac truck over a porche. Becaue an over sized square mac truck is what the new batmobile is like. There's is nothing wrong with Nolan ripping off Burton and his production team, however at least Bryan Singer paid fucking respect to Richard Donner. Nolan's piece of shit brother tried to pull that shit on Terminator Salvation, however James Cameron is a little more popular than Burton and they weren't having the no respect thing. I will watch Batman 89 in the future more times than I will watch the over rated and watered down Tim Burton movie called The Dark Knight. If you want a truly dark and great movie that is not just a copy, than Batman Returns is much better.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    The only way to follow up a Joker performance

    by Boober

    that good is to get very cutthroat. Imagine the best killers from around the world coming to Gotham for open season with the problem being that if they succeed, Gotham is worse off than ever.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Lisbeth Salander is cat woman

    by antonphd

    am i wrong?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Pvt is on to something...

    by schadenfreudian

    kind of a Dog Day Afternoon thing...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Can even Christopher Nolan top the Dark Knight?

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    To my mind, that's always been the standard by which a sequel needs to be judged. Is it as good as, or better than its predecessor? Is the Godfather II as good or better than the Godfather? Yes. Is the Godfather III as good or better than the Godfather II? I think we all know the answer to that. The question IS: can even a filmmaker of such exceptional talents as Christopher Nolan even hope to come close to making a movie that's either as good or, dare we hope, better than the Dark Knight? There's a lot of reasons the Dark Knight became the movie it did, the most obvious of which was Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker. That Dark Knight was lightning in a bottle, and more often than not when Hollywood, when ANYONE in Hollywood tries to catch lightning in a bottle twice, the result is a dismal failure. Better they just let the Dark Knight stand as the greatest comic book movie of all time, if not one of the greatest movies of this decade than sully it with a dismal follow up. Wouldn't we all have been happier if the last time we saw Indiana Jones was when he was riding off into the sunset with his dad, Sallah, and Marcus instead of having to endure Shia swinging through the trees with the monkeys? But of course, when has anyone in Hollywood ever just let something be...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    It's obviously going to be Catwoman

    by antonphd

    killing off Rachel in the last film was for one reason and one reason only. to kill the last hope for normal happiness for Bruce. yeah, it tipped Harvey over the edge too, but it was really meant to be the end of Bruce Wayne as a normal person. so, que up catwoman cause even if he can't be happy Batman still gets horny... i mean, lonely.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by Illuminate

    The last I checked Alice in Wonderland from a few months ago broke the top ten movies of all time. Your an idiot. Oh, and the sun is fucking yellow, dumb ass.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    "Batman: Revelations"

    by dcsmith

    As an exercise I wrote a sequel to "The Dark Knight" that begins by showing what happened to Coleman Reese, the man who went on television to tell the world who Batman is until the Joker told the city to kill him. Find it here: http://tinyurl.com/378ew9n Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    D.Vader read the script and said, (shrugs) "Meh."

    by Kirbymanly

    By the way, Diora Baird for Catwoman!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Edward Norton for Riddler

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Norton has said he'd do Batman 3 if asked. All Nolan has to do is offer it to him. Norton as Riddler would be cool as fuck.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Realistically, who the villians might be...

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    1) Catwoman - Herc is right. Though I love Michelle Pfieffer, Catwoman's never been properly represented as the thrillseeking cat burglar that she is. Also, with Rachel dead (boo fucking hoo), there needs to be a new love interest. The studios make take some convincing on this. But she wouldn't work as the only villian. She should be a peripheral threat (like they did Scarecrow). 2) Riddler - He's not the damn Joker in the hands of a capable writer. He's a testament to the ever-escalating freak kingdom that is Gotham. Joker was all about chaos and carnage. Riddler is about proving he's smarter than everybody. 3) Black Mask - eh. He's not really that interesting. Especially after the Joker. If you go with the post-mask burned version, isn't he a little too much like Dent in TDK? 4) Two Face - I just don't want to believe they wasted all that potential and that he's really dead. Plus there was just a little too much ambiguity at the end there. 5) Bane - He's a lot smarter than given credit for. I could see him coming to collect the bounty that's on Batman's head. 6) Poison Ivy - Nolan would tone down her powers and play up the ecoterrorist angle. But it she still may be too sci-fi for him. 7) Penguin - I could've sworn Nolan ridiculed that idea before. 8) Hush - I doubt it. Probably too new-school. I would like to see him in a movie though.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Carla Gugino as Catwoman

    by Black Jesus

    Don't tell me you fucks wouldn't have a raging hard on over that. I already have one just thinking about it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I say Catwoman................

    by RoarsLoudly

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    What's sad is the War Games storyline would be perfect

    by JackSlater4

    for a Nolan film, it's all organized crime but involes Batman, Huntress, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman, Batgirl so we'll never see it

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight: over-fucking-rated.

    by darthwaz1

    Begins was awesome though.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I say Catwoman................

    by RoarsLoudly

    and re-write it to fit the Nolan universe without going far from the source material.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    @dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    by RoarsLoudly

    Marion Cotillard would be spot on because if Catwoman is written in a complex fashion then she is talented enough to portray her as well as being incredibly beautiful.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox should be Catwoman

    by JackSlater4

    I realize no one here would agree with me on that.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The guy from A Serious Man would be a good Riddler

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    The guy who plays Arnold Rothstein on Boardwalk Empire. Or is that too similar a character? He evokes just enough of the Frank Gorshin vibe. I hated Jim Carrey as the Riddler. Robin Williams would be awful in the role.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I could also see Kate Beckinsale

    by JackSlater4

    and we know Nolan loves working with Brits

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Black Jesus

    by Illuminate

    I'm with you on Carla Gugino. I fucked this girl a year ago and pretended she was Carla Gugino while I was shooting my cum up her asshole. She would make a great Black Cat.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    by Illuminate

    I meant Catwoman. lol

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde also about to blow up

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    What if there isn't a specific villian?

    by silentjay

    What if he's fighting a gang, like the mutants in TDK? Or maybe the whole movie is just him kicking ass and solving mysteries of all the other Arkham escapees? Or maybe something bigger, like a terrorist attack he has to stop? I trust the Nolans to think outside the box on this one. Catwoman blows.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Bring back the League of Shadows

    by sith_rising

    and Al-Ghul's hot daughter. fuck everyone else.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Carla Cugino is very hot but TOO FUCKING OLD for Catwoman

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I call BS on that script description

    by BlaGyver

    But I like the idea of the villain being The Riddler but the audience not knowing who it is until the end.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Nolan isn't known for hot leading ladies

    by Illuminate

    Not only is Christopher Nolan a copycat who ripped off Burton. He cast a dick shrinker as Rachel in the Dark Knight. It's obvious that Nolan is going home and sucking on some male-hooker's dick. There is nothing wrong with being gay. At least Brian Singer admits he's a fudge packer and I respect the man for it. I hope there is a hot babe with tits, ass and a face that won't make me vomit in part 3. But, knowing Nolan...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4

    by Illuminate

    Why can't Catwoman be a little bit older. She has a body that makes 99% of 20 year olds look like nothing. She is not exactly a grandma.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Norton for general Zod

    by ORIONgods

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Marion Cotillard will probably end up as Catwoman

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Elijah did shave his head for a batman 3 role

    by JettL1993

    due to his busy schedule we had to quickly shoot it over a year ago. It's only a bit part and could wind up cut out of the final film, but we did do 2 days of shooting

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    by MapMan

    Illuminate, you useless fuck, get the hell out of our constructive Batman discussion. Take Media M with you and jerk each other off.<br><br> Looking at Batman's rouge's gallery it looks like the only ones that would work are Riddler, Penguin or Catwoman. Unfortunately I don't know how any of these can top Joker/Two Face.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    my friend says Matt Damon

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    is being sought for the Penguin role.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by Illuminate

    I love Monica Belluci and I've probably squeezed off some jizz for her in the past. But, her ass is to big to be swinging on rooftops. It's a good idea that is in the right direction. When others mentioned Olivia Wilde and Kate Beckinsale who are to flat chested chicks than I cringed. Catwoman needs tits to match that famous wanted poster. Tits that you can squeeze around your cock and then shoot your load on her face kind of gigantic tits. : )

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    The thing is, they can bring back Ra's Al Ghul

    by JackSlater4

    Gemma Arterton for Talia

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Hey Illuminate Tim Burton is a scumbag prick

    by Brick_Walker

    But you sure do get a good talkback happening when Nolan's Batman is involved. There have been some interesting ideas thrown out. I like the one about The Riddler being the crime syndicate itself and The Penguin being the boss. Or Bounty Hunters! Personally, fuck Catwoman. Especially if they try and go A-list like Angelina jolie. I will vomit in raGE if that happens. Casting Marion Collitard is the best way for that to work.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton for Talia

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Love Her Tits

    by derek_vinyard

    did i miss something, or does this article completely fail to mention who this girl is? whatever. seems like anything works on this website these days.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Huey_Freemans_afro

    by slone13

    You don't really understand JettL1993, do you?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Love Her Tits

    by derek_vinyard

    did i miss something, or does this article completely fail to mention who this girl is? whatever. seems like anything works on this website these days.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Brain Drain...

    by Kirbymanly

    Monica Belluci is PEREFECT for Catwoman!!! Good call!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    MapMan

    by Illuminate

    I'm sorry if talking about hot women bother's you. I know you miss the bat nipples from Joel Schumacher movies.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Still, Norm Macdonald as Riddler

    by DeweyOxburger

    Been harpin on it, make it happen.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Nolan's A Hack, Anyway

    by derek_vinyard

    the guy shot his load with "memento". everything since has been garbage. bye.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Brick_Walker

    by Illuminate

    I have heard that Burton is a prick, but so are a lot of directors. I give credit where credit is due and Batman 89 changed everything.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Yes Monica Bellucci is hot but WAAAAAAAy

    by JackSlater4

    Too fucking old, and I don't want to hear her speak with an American accent, or Catwoman with an Italian accent.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    The great thing about The Dark Knight...

    by Downboy

    Is how they set up the transition from the old mob Gotham to the new Joker crazy version. Now the crazies can come outta the woodwork. You can open the film with Batman taking down a random villain just for cameo purposes. Say a big opening action fight sequence and after that we cut to him entering the newly built batcave and drops a puppet on the ground...he looks at Alfred and comments that this one carried a dummy. Great way to incorporate lesser villains and also show us that after The Joker Gotham is open for business with the loonies.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    and Gemma Arterton for Talia

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    DEADSHOT - portrayed by D.VADER

    by Star Hump

    There's your villain. Wait, why use a Batman villain when you have Beaks?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    D. Vader is playing Mr. Freezehisaccountfor90days

    by detectivesoap

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    wait

    by detectivesoap

    that could've been funnier if Beaks or Harry was playing that part or jesus I'm drunk

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Gotham got looney following Batman Begins

    by JackSlater4

    and it's because Bruce Wayne decided to dress up like a bat.<P> Dark Knight starts with a clown bank heist and Scarecrow and other Arkham inmates on the loose and wannabes dressing up like Batman

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Who cares about age as long as HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    I think they should go with an older woman for Catwoman. When I was back in college the best blow job I ever got was from some college guy's mom. She is a model and actress so she wasn't exactly ugly. Older women know how to fuck like wild women when younger chicks just lay there like they are god's gift to men. Why do you all think they coined the term MILF. I think that Carla Gugino is the best one for the part.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Actually we have a top choice for Edward Nigma

    by JettL1993

    three words sasha... baron... cohen<P>His range is amazing and he just sunk into the role during the audition, Everyone in the room was just wowed

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Batman '89 is sick, but...

    by Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    it fucked up several major points. 1.) Obvious soundstage. Gotham is a character unto itself, it musn't look fake... 2.) Batman killing. Just, no. 3.) Joker origin. Sure, even Alan Moore fooled with the idea, but to clearly define Joker as a person with a social security number just takes half the fun away. 3.) Joker dying. But he got a lot of the fun stuff correct. He definitely wins the best bat-vehicles/bat-gadjets prize for the entire film franchise. Nolan's batverse is a little off, too, but in less so, and in less sacreligious ways. Obviously Gotham should not look like Chicago. The horrible tank. That's the worst of it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Gugino all the way

    by Illuminate

    Google Carla Gugino's photos nude photos from Sin City and I bet you will be shooting your load in a flash. She is that hot and hasn't been in the spotlight since then which is bullshit. She went nude when that brat Jessica Alba kept her clothes on. That says that Gugino is a serious actress who does justice to a part.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Cugino is old,we need fresh meat

    by KilliK

    Nolan will probably have that dwarf Juno as Catwoman,since he use the same cast in all his flicks.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Kristen Bell as Harley Quinn!

    by PennsyDeux

    +1.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Perfect casting that would never happen

    by BarryConvex

    I'd love to see Jeffrey Combs as The Riddler, but it'd never happen.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    detectivesoap

    by Brick_Walker

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA classic. Keep drinking buddy!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    How about Barbara Gordon?

    by rxse7en

    She has a grief appearance in TDK, right? I would say either Bat Girl or Robin will make it into the next film, if only to help in the redemption of Batman.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    GOYER'S involvement in Batman 3

    by zooch

    I believe David Goyer and Christopher Nolan are listed for story credit and Jonathan and Christopher Nolan are listed for writing credit, as it was the same for TDK. <br><br>While on BB, Goyer got story and writing credit while Chris Nolan was listed as co-writer.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Charlize Theron as Catwoman

    by Datascream

    she can play sexy AND psychotic.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    by Brick_Walker

    All good points. Plus as good as Nicholson's performance is in Batman, its just too much of a campy Joker for my liking. BB totally had more of a Gotham feel than TDK and yeah the Tumbler is pretty fucked. Burton is still a piece of shit. Alice in Wonderland indeed.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman as Catwoman?

    by blackwood

    Problem is, as much as I would love to see a Catwoman story in this Batman, I don't feel like Christian Bale is capable of having chemistry with anything.<p>Catwoman and Batman spark. I thought Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton were great together in RETURNS.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    David Mitchell as Penguin

    by EpilepticLurcher

    Google him. He was born to be the Penguin in a Nolan Batman movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    What i want from B3? More Batman,more

    by KilliK

    detective work,more love story preferably with a female villain,better action,LESS SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS FFS.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    blackwood

    by MattmanReturns

    Yeah Bale isn't the most romantic actor in the world. Doesn't mean it can't be done though. Bale IS the Batman of the comics, and in the comics Batman just kind of stands there while Catwoman circles and makes passes at him... so in that regard it could work.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot on Batman 1989

    by cgih8r

    I actually like the fact that Batman kills in part one and returns. He avoids it mostly but he is prepared to do it cuz lets face it, even he doesn't know how a situation is going to escalate. It's funny in Batman Begins Wayne refuses to execute a criminal before the League of Shadows, so he blows up everyone in the building which probably included that prisoner. Then he later uses a gun on a criminal and shoots him in the foot. In the Dark Knight he could have easily killed that garbage truck driver that he slammed into head with the tumbler which smashed the cab into the ceiling. The refusal to kill makes him look soft, and it makes it a lot less believable, it's actually an insult to people in law enforcement because it implies that you can fight crime without ever needing to kill anybody. On the Gotham thing, yea Tim Burton's Gotham may have looked fake at times but it looked more like Gotham than Chicago.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    and to set the record straight

    by JettL1993

    We are not shooting in 3D, myself Chris or bale do not want this movie in 3D and it won;'t be ahappening

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    batman 3 = episode 1

    by sonnyhooper

    this movie is doomed to be even more dissapointng that star wars 1. you can fucking bank on that, seriously...... is there any way for this film to live up to the hype that will surround it for the next 2 years or so? <p> nope.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page as Carrie Kelley

    by EpilepticLurcher

    Only way Robin works in a Nolan Batman movie. Just make her 18ish.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    THIS couldn't play catwoman?!

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=carla+gugino+photos&FORM=IGRE&qpvt=carla+gugino+photos#focal=d43667620337fa9657f85f5c24094c58&furl=http%3A%2F%2Fi598.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt63%2Fdaemons666%2FCarlaGugino3.jpg Thou art fucked in the head if thee says "Nay"....

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I think everyone's missing the point.

    by Crusty_Juggler

    This isn't even news. Jonathan Nolan "Has Written A Script" is a whole world away from "working on a script" when he answered a phone call. Jesus Christ. This is all just bullshit that everybody already knew. Leave it to Herc's lame ass for some shit like this. Or should I say... EVIL Herc! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <p> Douchebag

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    JettL1993 thankyou for that valuable insider news

    by cgih8r

    no one could have concluded that based on common sense at all. Thank-you so much for your valuable non-ego boosting updates. Your humility is to be admired.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    sonnyhooper = noob

    by happyboy

    let's guess. you are one of thoe morons who doubted Avatar and Inception and looked forward to Episode 1 and Transformers. In other words, a noob

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    EpilepticLurcher David Mitchell does make a good Penguin

    by cgih8r

    I just googled him. How did you find out about him?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    JettL1993

    by Jared

    Any good Tony Curtis stories? And do you know anything about this new Wes Anderson film, "Moonrise Kingdom"?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    If JettL says something aint happeing...

    by Creative1

    It aint happening! Or it is happening just not the way he said it. Or it won't happen EXACTLY the the way he meant it to happen. Or it happened but it DIDN'T happen And you can take that to the bank!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I would like to see Bane

    by JackSlater4

    I don't think that would be too far fetched for the Nolanverse

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    *SIGH*

    by BizarroJerry

    What's with all the negative jackasses who just have to "guarantee" that the movie will suck. Grow up and stop being such cynical butt wipes.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Batman VS Superman

    by UltraTron

    Then I'll give a shit about a batman movie without the joker. Listen to me Nolan. Everyone who could possibly give a fuck about Superman fighting Batman is about to grow old and die and you will have lost all impact. The train will have left the station. The 3rd Superman film should have been called Superman VS Batman and introduced Bruce wayne instead of Richard pryor. We'd still be getting reeves superman movies if this had happened. He would never have bothered with horses. He'd be playing that role into his old age like roger moore. It's called escalation. You absolutely must introduce superman into the dark knight universe and bring it up to where it belongs.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder, couple questions

    by JackSlater4

    1 How old is that picture?<P> 2 Who the fuck uses Bing?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    @Illuminate

    by jerrycollins

    Just to clarify, neither Nolan brother had anything to do with Terminator Salvation as your re-posting of Nolan copying Burton had stated.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    JettL1993 what about the script of ST2?

    by KilliK

    Bob Orci was yesterday here in aicn and told us that they have just finished the first draft of the script and are very pleased with the general direction that they have taken with the story, Bob didnt want to reveal more info about the script,he confirmed that a very well-known TOS villain will be the baddie in the film but he stopped there,he didnt say if it was Khan or someone else. So since you are helping with the script,is it possible to shade a bit of light on what is the general story of the sequel and who that famosu villain might be? <p>Or are you obliged by contract not to reveal anything about the script until it is finalized? thats all.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    CGlh8r

    by EpilepticLurcher

    He's pretty well known in the UK. He's mainly a comedy actor but his range is unbelievable. He is made for the role and fits perfectly into Nolan's 'realworld' Batman. Would love to see his Penguin backed up with a properly done Bane. 2 superbrains V Bats deductive and combat abilities could top TDK.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I actually think this one will be even better than TDK

    by Sardonic

    Dark Knight was awesome, but lets be honest; at least half of what made that movie so good rested squarely on the shoulders of Heath Ledger's already iconic Joker performance (which was in turn only amplified by his untimely death). Nolan and Co. may not admit this openly, but they sure as shit know it to be true, and I think they will most certainly compensate for that. NO villain, regardless of who plays it or how well written the charcaetr is, will be able to SURPASS Ledger's Joker from TDK. However, with a lot of effort, creativity, and quality acting/writing/filmmaking, they could make it equal. Ultimately, I have a feeling that Batman 3 will be regarded as a better film overall, with TDK remaining somewhat more popular soley because of the Joker's involvement.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    1) Who cares? <p>2) Resilts are ALL that matters. <i>I submit that anybody that disqualifies Ms. Gugino after THAT pic is a frozen-pissed whistle dick.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Face it

    by Gidney

    TDK said everything important and fundamental to the Batman saga. Either don't make 3 or take it into the future and the Dark Knight returns. There simply is no interesting sequel to the Joker save one in which Wayne must reinvent Batman to deal with the likes of the Mutant Gang. That would be balls nasty.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Tim Burtons Batman never killed anybody

    by JackSlater4

    so lets all get that straight right now

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    David Mitchell as Penguin FTW

    by Brick_Walker

    Holy Shit! That guy NEEDS to be the penguin!! Get JettL to call Chris Nolan & Warners right fucking now!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Batman Returns, Keaton and Pfeiffer dancing...

    by SK229

    with Siouxsie and the Banshees 'Kiss Them For Me' playing in the background... just an awesome scene.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    heh heh heh whistle dick.

    by Brick_Walker

    Carla Gugino is a massive babe. My balls hurt just thinking about her.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Dude who plays Rothstein on Boardwalk Empire

    by SK229

    for Penguin. They'd never do it, but I bet he'd be awesome in that part.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    oh yeah,

    by Gidney

    Is EVERYTHING here cribbed from other sites? I suppose you get some credit for the links, but damn--show some self respect and do original reporting and reviews (please none involving Del Toro or Rodriguez).

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Gidney

    by Sardonic

    They still have the whole "batman as a villain angle" to explore, not to mention the limitless possibilities of NEW things to be added to the character/mythos. I honestly don't get how people think EVERYTHING about Batman has been said with TDK. It doesn't even come close. I mean, I'm no Batman uberfan(I don't read comics and my only real experience with the character is from movies/tv) but based purely on the complexity of the character and world, there are still countless stories to be told. Saying that "there's nothing left to explore" just seems like a cop out to me.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Aw, Fuck. Ridley at Odds With Studio?

    by rxse7en

    http://www.scriptflags.com/2010/09/alien-prequel-stalls-as-ridley-scott.html Fucking Fox does it again!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    And George Clooney's Batman murdered my innocence

    by Brick_Walker

    When he clicked his heels together and ice skates popped out of the bottom of his bat-boots. Fuck I hate that movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    SK229 - that's genius casting

    by Sardonic

    I think Michael Stulhburg is his name? It's funny because the only thing I'd seen him in before was A Serious Man, and from that I NEVER would have imagined him as a gangster type, but he does manage to make it fucking work somehow.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Not new news, but at least

    by kafka07

    what everyone was safely assuming is now more official. As for the script, yeah we new it was happening. Still no title or villians, that would have made the announcement more exciting. But at least we know it's all in the works!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    He fucked all those guys up

    by JackSlater4

    he slammed the big guys head into the bell and let him drop, but that was not a confirmed kill, probably crippled though.<P> The Joker had the choice to let go prior the the gargoyle giving way and he didn't, not even manslaughter.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Bat-mite

    by MST3KPIMP

    thats right bitches...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    And just my two cents

    by kafka07

    the main villians will be Catwoman and Riddler. I'd put money on it.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    It's Batman v Predator v Aliens

    by NippleEffect

    in a giant vat of crunchy peanut butter

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    HAPPY BOY...

    by sonnyhooper

    ...actually i could have cared less about avatar, episode one, or transformers. but i did actually look forward to Inception. so you don't seem to know what the fuck your talking about or who you are dealing with, do you? <p> but thanks for playing fuck-stick.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Emily Blunt = obvious choice for Catwoman

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    She's the perfect age (she'll be 29 in 2012), she looks the part, she's a classy actress with a solid body of work behind her and she's a Brit which will be a bonus in Nolan's eyes no doubt. I'd be amazed if she doesn't get it. As for using an actress in her late thirties...I just don't think it would work. Partly because Catwoman is an agile catburglar, and a woman nearing 40 running along rooftops just seems ridiculous.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4 Tim Burton's Batman never killed hmmm..

    by cgih8r

    Lets see here, he threw a dude down a 20 story shaft in the Bell tower, he blew up every Joker henchman that worked in the cosmetics factory minus those who were lucky enough to be on helicopter/parade duty that night. He then he killed the Joker and even stated "I'm going to kill you" before he did it which made it premeditated. In Returns he stuck dynamite down a clowns pants, set a fire breather on FIRE with the batmobile exhaust. He used up at least one of catwoman's 9 lives. He killed the ice princess :) jk. And he used bats to send Penguin to a watery death. So there you go Yes he killed some people and I love him for it Burton's movies kicked ass!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Bob Hoskins needs to be The Penguin...

    by Jobacca

    Even if its just a cameo. And this is going to be quite boring if it features Joseph Gordon Levitt as the Riddler and Marion Whatserface as Catwoman.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    That site that has the story about Fox being douchebags to Ridle

    by Brick_Walker

    Says Marion Cotillard has been offered the choice of either Catwoman OR Talia Al Ghul... interesting. I'm not sold on 2 female villians.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    That site that has the story about Fox being douchebags to Ridle

    by Brick_Walker

    Says Marion Cotillard has been offered the choice of either Catwoman OR Talia Al Ghul... interesting. I'm not sold on 2 female villians.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Batman and the Saucer Men From Mars!

    by Wolfman Nards

    Make it so.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    The explosion happened off camera, no confirmed kills

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    No matter who the villain is...

    by Wolfman Nards

    when he/she/they is/are announced, people will be disappointed. Then when they announce who has been cast as the villain(s), people will be pissed off! Don't pretend you didn't exclaim a giant "WTF!" when you first heard Ledger was cast as Joker. Whoever they go with it will be good in the end. Really, the biggest obstacle Nolan faces is overcoming the hype of TDK.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Batman: Venom was a hell of a story

    by NippleEffect

    introduced the Venom super steroid that eventually led to Bane<br> Didn't have any of the classic villains though<p> Great story though

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I think it's plausible in a Tim Burton comic book movie

    by JackSlater4

    a big thug can fall 3 stories and live

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    NICE

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    ANOTHER EPIC THREAD ABOUT WHO THE VILLAINS WILL BE CAST BY WHAT ACTOR.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    DANNY DEVITO AS PENGUIN

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    FUCK THEY ALREADY DID THAT

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Confirmed kills are what Logan did at the school in X2

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by Wolfman Nards

    No. I believe what Batman says to him is something like "I'm not going to kill you, but I don't have to save you!"

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    HALLE BERRY AS CATWOMAN

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    MAKE HER TOPLESS SO I CAN MASTURBATE IN THE THEATER AND SPLOOGE ON SOME 13 YEAR OLD BITCHES HAIR IN THE NEXT ROW

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    SAM WORTHINGTON AS THE RIDDLER

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    WITH A BLACK EXPRESSION THE ENTIRE MOVIE FLEXING HIS MUSCLES IN A TIGHT GREEN SPANDEX WITH NIPPLES. SO I CAN MASTURBATE IN THE THEATER

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4 the explosions were not off camera they were shown

    by cgih8r

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Nolans Batman specifically said

    by JackSlater4

    I'm not gonna kill you, but I don't have to save you<P> Then he peaced out the back door and let the train fall with Neeson in it.<P> Neeson appeared to be meditating prior to impact which I always thought hinted to his immortality

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Rihanna as Cat Woman!

    by Wolfman Nards

    Holy shit, that would be so terrible.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    TONY DANZA AS THE PENGUIN

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    TONY DANZA GOTTA EAT

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Shia Labouf as Robin.

    by Wolfman Nards

    nightmare

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    He threw the guy in a ditch

    by JackSlater4

    we don't know how deep or if the thug chucked the bomb

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Who should be the next villain?

    by billF

    I really don't care. I will be happy with pretty much any of them or a new villain that doesn't exist yet in the Batman mythos. These movies have been more realistic than the Burton films so I think some villains, if they go that route, would need to be modified. The o0ne thing against doing the Riddler would be the that he is too similar to the Joker.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    DMX AS THE RIDDLER YO

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    WHY NO NIGGA SUPERHEROES. CAST DMX. OR T.I. THEIR RIDDLES IN GANGSTA RAP DAWG

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    FUCK D.VADER

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    FUCK D.VADER

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4 read my list, you got alot more explaining to do

    by cgih8r

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure Nolan mentioned awhile ago that the script

    by SilentP

    was being written by Jonathan Nolan from a story by Chris and Goyer. Meaning Goyer wasn't writing the script. I'd be happier if they kept him away from the story too, but I guess that'll do. Yay! :D

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Bane and Ra's Al Ghul

    by JackSlater4

    Gemma Arterton as Talia

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Anyone know who else was auditioning for Joker?

    by Wolfman Nards

    Just curious. Has that ever been talked about?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Powers Boothe as Batman

    by EpilepticLurcher

    In Nolan's The Dark Knight Returns.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    In other news, Stephen Spielberg is Directing INDY 5!

    by ganymede3010

    Sorry for giving up that MASSIVE spoiler. I know most of you had no clue.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    In other news, Stephen Spielberg is Directing INDY 5!

    by ganymede3010

    Sorry for giving up that MASSIVE spoiler. I know most of you had no clue.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    In other news, Stephen Spielberg is Directing INDY 5!

    by ganymede3010

    Sorry for giving up that MASSIVE spoiler. I know most of you had no clue.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    The Catwoman kill obviously doesn't count

    by JackSlater4

    The firebreather is also not confirmed, definitely mamed.<P> That's what I like about Batman, he won't kill you, but he will cripple and deform you, put you right the fuck out of commission<P> He is also not responsible for the behavior of the bats or the reaction the Penguin had to said behavior.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I say bring on The Spook (Val Kaliban)!!!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Let's do a full tilt gothic horror show with some obscure character like the Spook and a more well known monster villian, Man-Bat.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Wolfman Nards I think Paul Bettany had auditioned

    by cgih8r

    and there was a no name actor who was mentioned repeatedly on Batman_on_film news, can't remember his name though.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Something tells me that Nolan won't be using...

    by mr.underwater

    ...A Catwoman with gigantic jugs no matter how many times you post that pic. He's not exactly Russ Meyer.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I agree

    by JackSlater4

    to disagree

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4 unconfirmed doesn't mean undead and...

    by cgih8r

    that still does not explain the factory full of Jokers goons that Batman blew up. Or the countless goons he shot with his mounted mini-guns and missiles on the Batwing. Joker was absolutely a confirmed kill. Batman said he was going to kill him and he made good on it when he tied his leg to the loose Gargoyle.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Liane Balaban as Lois Lane!

    by DrPain

    It must be!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Egghead will be the next villain!

    by DrPain

    he needs a comeback!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Never met Tony Curtis...`

    by Hipshot

    But his daughter Jamie Lee was right in front of me in a Billy Blanks Tae Bo class once. Chick could MOVE!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    SASHA COHEN AS THE RIDDLER

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    HE TRAPS BATMAN DRESSES HIM UP IN A MAIDS UNIFORM THEN STROKES HIS COCK THEN SITS ON HIS DICK MEATSPIN STYLE POST THAT SHIT ON THE INTERNET. THE RIDDLE IS IS BATMAN A FAGGOT OR JUST A SEXUAL DEVIANT?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    That drawing looks like Katy Perry

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    they will bring back raz al ghoul

    by grassynohl14

    he didn't die in the first one...everyone knows he's an immortal. Nolan has already said this would be the end of the batman story in his universe...so what better way to end it than to bring back the league of shadows when Gotham is at it's lowest point. They'll bring in Talia as the love interest, and we'll probably see a 2nd or 3rd tier villian used much like scarecrow in the first film. watch for it

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    RIDDLE ME THIS

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    WHATS BLACK AND WHITE HAS WINGS BUT NO FLIGHT AND IS STUCK IN THE BAT CAVE? CUT TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO, THE PENGUIN HAS CAPTURED BATMAN ANS IS ANALLY RAPING HIM WITH A PENGUIN!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    RIDDLE ME THIS

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    WHATS LONG AND WHITE, HAS ONE EYE BUT NO SIGHT, AND IS DEEP INSIDE CATWOMANS PUSSY? CUT TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO BATMAN FUCKING CATWOMAN LEAKED SEX TAPE. OH THE SCANDAL

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    RIDDLE ME THIS

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    WHO IS THE FAGGOT ONCE CALLED RPLOCKE. HE HAS A PENIS BUT LIKES TO SUCK A LOT OF COCK. HE WONT STICK IT IN A PUSSY, ONLY A DUDES ASSHOLE, HE GETS IT LUBRICATED WITH A BIG LOOGIE THEN FUCKS IT LIKE A DOGGY. ANSWER : BRAINDRAIN MUHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Villains: Take Your Pick

    by Aquatarkusman

    http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/02/batman-tv-series-villains.html [I'd go for Louie the Lilac, or The Clock King]

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Talk about cosmic coincidence !!

    by KilliK

    i was thinking the same thing yesterday morning,that Bob Hoskins should be the Penguin in a Nolan Batman movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    RIDDLE ME THIS

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    THE AICN WRITER WITH NO CLASS, DAILY AND NIGHTLY TAKES IT UP THE ASS. HE HAS AIDS GHONORRHEA SCABIES AND RABIES, HE EVEN HAS SEX WITH 7 YEAR OLD BABIES. ANSWER : BEAKS MUHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this will be Nolan's last Batman.

    by Flip63Hole

    I'll pass on whatever Nolan has to offer, but after his snoozefest perhaps we can look forward to a reboot!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    yeah grassy

    by Star Hump

    now there's a solid 3rd movie. Ras Al Guhl is really the best Batman villain besides Joker anyway. Now all they have to do ia convince Bale to quit growling and get him a helmet that doesn't look like a melon spray painted flat black.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    DrPain Batman plays Egg Head with his cowl in TDK

    by cgih8r

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    RIDDLE ME THIS

    by SilentP

    WHAT THE FUCK IS CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET TALKING ABOUT

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    SilentP

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Answer: Getting banned. That's what.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Why not Talia?

    by andrew coleman

    A lot of options really for a Nolan film. Riddler of course, an arms dealing Penguin could work. But why not league of shadows with Talia behind it? Then you can also have Black Mask, or Dead shot in it or even Bain as a second villain. League of Shadows would tie together BB and the third film. Since I doubt they will do a fourth they will want to connect them all one way or another. I would also push for Hush. Or hell Scarecrow, the film will be more about Batman redeeming himself to Gothan. A big time villain might break that up too much so why not a smaller villain?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Or the Clock King...

    by andrew coleman

    Or Egghead, can totally see Nolan doing Egghead.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The big problem is

    by smudgewhat

    What villain could they pick that will work in the more 'realistic' Gotham they've created? The adaptation of Joker was perfect and plausible. No obvious villain fits that bill.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Also they should kill Batman in this one

    by smudgewhat

    Be ballsy. Have Bats go down.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Star Hump well said

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I hoping for a year 2 flick

    by darthSaul666

    Joe Chill is still alive.. Batman runs with the criminal facade to get close to chill so he can kill him and retire as Batman after he satisfies his need for vengeance..<p> I know that everyone is under the impression that Two Face is dead, but considering we were fooled with Ra's Al Gul and Commissioner Gordon's Deaths already... He could be back and get plastic surgery to fix his face and be the White Knight again....

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    The Mad Hatter!

    by BiggusDickus

    Yeah! Let's have a ginger paedo dwarf as the baddie - Middle America would lap that right up!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    BTW - that picture...is it Prince with implants?

    by BiggusDickus

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Ah. I see.

    by SilentP

    Thanks. That was a tough one.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    WTF is up with these new full screen popups>?

    by MST3KPIMP

    as soon as i come on this site my eyes are assaulted buy oversized promo trailers I did'nt ask for.. is AICN going to allow this type of abuse?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Why not get Mark Hamill...

    by BlackBriar

    for the Joker, I know their not going to bring him back, but Mark can do his voice and silhouette while he's housed in Arkham, as for Catwoman I say get Allison Brie shes amazingly Hot!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Rebecca Hall IS Catwoman

    by NoHubris

    If she can hang with the Not Screwing Around Crew in THE TOWN, she can roll with Gotham's gangsters too.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    ONCE AGAIN I HAVE TO SET JETTL STRAIGHT AND EXPOSE HIM AS A LIAR

    by J-Dizzle

    First of all, the script did not come pouring out after a macguffin. Me and John had to go through 4 bloody drafts (we collaborated on the first 2 drafts with Goyer) before sending a script to Chris.<br /> <br /> Second, no real shooting has taken place (not until next year), and Elijah Wood definitely wasn't involved in anything. The whole Elijah Wood rumor started when James McAvoy was spotted in a meeting with me and Chris in Calabasas. Some idiot mistook McAvoy for Elijah Wood and spread the false rumor.<br /> <br /> Third, no one has been cast as Selena Kyle. Incidentally, she was written in earlier drafts of the script, but Chris decided against her being in the movie. As far as Chris is concerned, he just wants one villain and one villain only. The reason being that Chris was frustrated with trying to incorporate 2Face in a movie already dominated by a megavillian - the Joker. Hence the reason for having just one villain. It allowed us to put more focus on making the villain more of a threat to Batman. Having more than one villain would have diluted that aspect of the movie ala Spiderman 3.<br /> <br /> Fourth, Sacha Baron Cohen did not audition for any roles. Chris did actually consider making an approach for him, however he was extremely put off by Bruno (walked out of the movie theater after the penis waving scene). After the Bruno debacle, Chris wanted nothing to do with Cohen (much to my and John's relief!)<br /> <br /> Fifth, Dent *IS* in the script. JettL is CORRECT about that! Well, sort of. Actually, not really. Dent is mentioned for a couple of seconds, but that's about it. Sorry if any of you were holding out hope for a 2Face return but Chris made it very clear to Aaron Eckhart that he was dead (see "no more than one villain" explanation above).

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Didnt Mark say he was hanging up his hat

    by magnetoelectric

    .. and after Arkham City he wont do the Joker anymore?<p> Its been mentioned a million times before but I gotta say I'm totally down with the idea. Batman going to Arkham to ask the Joker a few questions is something that oozes Batman. They just revisited the idea again recently with Under the Red Hood animated movie and I cant count how many times hes done that in the past. He's always going to Arkham to speak to someone.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    by IronEagle74

    I know Nolan said the Joker won't be back for the next one, but you have to ask if he ever could really come back? Nobody will ever be able to match Heath Ledger's Joker.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Talia would be cool too

    by darthSaul666

    or The Wrath <p> or The Reaper <p> or pretty much any Batman villain <p> New Nolan Bats film... I'm in overload!!!!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace as Talia would be too good to be true.

    by Terrmaster

    But at least douchebags posing as writers are funny.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Get rid of the full screen pop up ad!

    by HansBubi

    Please do away with it now. It's completely unnecessary and uncalled for. Good day.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    HANSBUBI

    by J-Dizzle

    If you use Firefox then the Adblock Plus addin is your friend :-)

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti is King Tut.

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Bats goes to Arkham to to talk to Harvey?

    by darthSaul666

    See above post for my reasoning... <p> doesn't need the fixed face angle..<p> Hell I'm stoked for this flick!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Billy Corgan for Egg-Head!!!!

    by darthSaul666

    He's got the skull for it...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    by RKent36

    I'd actually like to see Riddler done as the anti-Joker, sort of like a Hans Gruber character where he leaves clues and hints, but they're ultimately part of a shell game intended to confuse and distract while he accomplishes his actual goals and objectives. Go so far as to make him somebody who utterly refuses to kill as opposed to the cliched "mass murderer" that so many people are clamoring for. Catwoman would be awesome if done right. Have her be someone who happened upon one of those bulk shipments of gear intended for one of Wayne's shadow organizations which leads her to using HIS tech to become a thief. Tail? It's the equivalent of the grapple thing he had in BB, but looks like a tail when deployed. Objective? She's a thief, not a murderer. Set it against a backdrop of the criminal element fighting with each other to see who is in charge, and name it GOTHAM.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    That guy that was Chaos in Raiders as Bookworm!!

    by darthSaul666

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The Catwoman pic above is by artist Adam Hughes..

    by Thanos0145

    He included the LOST numbers into the mug shot due to being a fan of the show. (That is a Catwoman cover from about four years ago.)<p>Riddler will probably be the main villian in Batman3. I hope Black Mask is used as well.<p>Catwoman will be the love interest and I hope Marion Cotillard or Emily Blunt plays her.<p>Christian Bale better lose that fucking raspy Batman voice.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    "Macho Man" Savage will reprise Bonesaw...

    by BurnHollywood

    BONESAW IS RE-E-E-E-EA-EADY...

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    no worries

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    Nolan has clearly shown in the past two movies that he is willing to make adjustments in order make a great movie. He can still put Riddler, Penguin, and/or Catwoman and make them interesting and different from each other.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    It's got to go full circle. With new villians in familiar roles

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    (A-Story) The League will be back with Talia as the love interest until it's revealed to Wayne who she actually is. (B-Story) A Catwoman plotline works with the ongoing storyline of vigilantism from Dark Knight, and perhaps is integral to resolving the A-story. The A and B stories conflict, perhaps as conflicting love-interests? *shrug* (C-story) If the Penguin is involved, he's somehow tied in with the League of Shadows as well, perhaps as the new 'frontman'. Just my opinions and theories.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Exact same script and style as Batman Forever...

    by FutureBanhammerVictim

    ... but the actors from this continuity. How awesome would that be?? I think that's the only way Nolan could beat Raimi on a third-film FAIL.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Is Batman going to be in this one?

    by Dingbatty

    The pic is by cheesecake comics artist Adam Hughes, for a cover for the now defunct Catwoman solo series (the one rebooted by Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke, which was brilliant until first Cooke, then Bru jumped ship).

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Its to bad that Nolan won't do a Mr. Freeze

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    That would be an awesome tragic story if they did it the way that the animated series did. Poisen Ivy would be another great villan.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    @BurnHollywood

    by Brick_Walker

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... I just peed a little

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Illuminate is a douche

    by SuperSaiyan2112

    That is all.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    The Mad Hatter & Man-Bat

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I heard that they're making him include Venom

    by FutureBanhammerVictim

    against his will, due to fan appeal.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    and Carnage. too.

    by FutureBanhammerVictim

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Casting Talia, Penguin, and Catwoman

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Marion Cotillard as Talia, Ian McShane as Penguin, and Emily Blunt as Catwoman.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    JettL1993

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    You're tight with the guys at Pixar, right? Give me some JOHN CARTER news.

  • it will be the greatest lol

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I hope Batman fights KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

    by zillabeast

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Catwoman and Riddler...

    by tailhook

    Olivia Wilde and Jeremy Renner. Olivia Wilde in particular would just tear that part up.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    They should end it

    by TomHooligan

    with batman adopting Dick Greyson and showing him the batcave, thus ending one chapter of the Batman mythos and potentially starting another story all together. In that way, Nolan would be staying true to the mythology of the comics whilst completing his "Dark Knight" trilogy. I personally don't see why the introdction of any character would be impossible as long as it was done in the context of the two previous movies. So perhaps Robin would be Bruce's project (much in the same way that Raas Al Ghul took Bruce himself under his wing) being trained in the style of the league of shadows from an early age to be a better version of Batman himself.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Batman vs Clubber Lang!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Dark Knitght Trilogy?? yeah right

    by KilliK

    Nolan and WB are going to milk this franchise until they dry it up completely and then they will reboot it again. <p>I am waiting for the Superman vs Batman movie which will eventually happen sooner or later.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    REAPER FOR B3

    by Daredrummer

    The Reaper ala Year 2 would be totally PERFECT for this trilogy. Mask of the Phantasm was great, but I'd really love to see a year 2 Reaper story for B3. Catwoman would be a great match because now Bruce has decided to alienate anyone he cares about, it would bring in a romance angle from the Batman aspect, not Bruce.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Hey, JettL1993...

    by SminkyPinky

    ...have you ever heard of SuperShadow? Google him. And then know that nothing you type is relevant. If they were going for the Riddler, I'd like to see John C. McGinley. But that's not likely. Whichever villain they've chosen, they'll be centred in reality, if pushed as far to the limits of eccentricity as they feel they can get away with. So I think Catwoman would be a good choice but might not be the sole "villain".

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I am hating myself for saying this....

    by MonkeyManReturns

    But Angelina Jolie really is the onlu logical choice...with Rachel Weisz as second but I have a horrible feeling Ellen Page would get it...Jettl - enlighten us please...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Please, don't talk smack about Kristen Bell

    by KarlKolchak

    I don't wanna have to kick your ass.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Sheesh. More boobs? WTF?!?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Grow up, people.<p>I don't need an overly sexy Catwoman.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    The end of a trilogy

    by SminkyPinky

    I also reckon they'll properly finish their Batman's story. He'll possibly either hang up the cape, be exposed or die. I don't think any future Batman films would link to Nolan's work and would set up another movie universe. Just no more origin tales please.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Riddler sucks

    by chien_sale

    USe Catwoman and Penguin instead. And Robin(but kill him).

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks for Catwoman

    by henrydalton

    I need to have a lie down now.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Halle Berry returns as Catwoman...

    by BurnHollywood

    C'mon...I just KNOW she'll get it right this time...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    The problem is

    by MikeCSVU

    ... there really aren't that many villains that can fit in Nolan's Bat-world, You can't have someone with super powers etc. Riddler - could work but the the Joker did the whole terrorist leaving clues in TDK. Penguin - as a gangster/arms dealer could work but have him hard as fuck, built like a ton of bricks a la Kingpin. Catwoman - Meh. Imagine Bale doing the rooftop scene with Catwoman from Batman Forever. <br> Catwoman - My, aren't you frisky tonight? <br> Batman - GRHHH BRGHHH RRRGGGHHHH <br> Bane - Maybe. Might be good to see this Batman actually have to have a fight.<br> I just can't watch Bale as Batman without cringing. Who's idea was it to pick someone with the biggest overbite since Butthead? Nolan will have to really pull something out of the bag with this third movie. I'd sooner see an all new villain to be honest but can't see the studio wanting that at all.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Nolan will have to kill his new villain actor

    by KilliK

    one month before the premiere of the new movie,if he want to surpass the previous one.he ho ha he ho.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    by yodalovesyou

    Solve this riddle or I'll blow something up. Simon says, Ich Bin Ein Bullshitter!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Deathstroke and Man-Bat....would OWN!!!!!

    by Monkey_King

    scratch all the rest.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    All this talk of The Riddler...

    by Master Bruce

    Catwoman, & Penguin as the main villian(s) could just be a smoke screen. Nolan has been uncomfortable w/the comics source material since day one. (Goyer had to twist his arm to put the grappling-hook gun in for fuck's sake!) Watch him instead go w/Talia Al Ghul to finish her father's work - destroying Gotham City & Batman once & for all. Now it's possible you may see some of the big-name baddies, but in cameos as Talia-financed super villians to give Batman's resistance a beatdown a la the comic book series KNIGHTFALL. We may even see Liam Neeson back as RAS, but more likely in flashbacks to establish who Talia is rather than "resurrected" by the Lazarus Pit. Think about it; Nolan's always been about realism w/his approach to Batman. And I don't suddenly see him changing his ways to a more fun approach like IRON MAN for the final part of his trilogy. Just not gonna happen.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page for Catwoman?

    by IG_89

    Might have been suggested before - I haven't trawled through all 1,000,000 posts, but I think she'd be good. She's got the physique of a catburgler & can also do tough as well as sexy (if you like that sort of thing)

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    I know who that Catwoman is...

    by GDowson

    It's Ashley Pridgen, the model best known as the Snorg Tees girl. A very nice lady, from what I can gather. She's a comics fan, and has done some art-for-art's-sake photoshoots in various vostumes. She also says that her figure actually makes it difficult for her to get paying work as a model -- believe it or not.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Wish it was The Joker..

    by BookhouseBoy

    You know he was supposed to be in it. Fuck you death!!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    The Dark Knight dissapointed me ...

    by JackGraham

    I loved Batman Begins. It was one of those Cinema experiences where I didn't want the movie to end because it got progressively better and better with an ending that simply made me want the next installment there and then. and then we got The Dark Knight, which had virtually none of the elements that made BB so great. No longer was the focus on Bruce Wayne/Batman, he barely registers this time, no, much like the batman films of the 90's, the focus here is on the villians, specifically the joker, with a final third rush job focussing on Two Face. Nolan and his scripters went from making one of the best superhero origin stories ever to making what I can only describe as 2 1/2 hours of convoluted plot thats glaringly flawed and not at all fun to watch. its got some very good scenes, its got some good performances and it's got a very interesting ending but let me put it this way. when i think Batman Begins, I think of Bruce beating the crap out of those prison goons at the start, I think of Batman dragging Marcone out of his car and headbutting him before dissapearing above. I think of batmans face when his enemies are poisoned with hallucinagenic, I think of the batmobiles chase through gotham rooftops and the punch up ending aboard the monorail. it was a blast from start to finish. I cant think of a single scene in the Dark Knight that comes close to any of this. it wasnt a blast. it was a bore quite frankly.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    spoilers

    by Party_Animal_IV

    Nobody knows who the Riddler is until the end...and it turns out to be Batman himself, faking everybody out in order to trick them into uniting against a common enemy. Also Batman needed to create the Riddler to take the blame for the deaths of Catwoman and Chief Gordon, both of whom Batman murders in a jealous rage after discovering that Catwoman has been cheating on him with Gordon.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Party Animal

    by JackGraham

    yes but what about Alfred, does he make Bttman a sandwich in this?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST

    My speculation

    by knightrider

    Loving this Talkback so far! Now, my two cents...</p> Both Nolan's Batman movies so far have taken their cues from popular stories from the comics - Batman Begins was similar to Year 1, and The Dark Knight was close to The Long Halloween. I honestly think the next one will do the same, and I'd go with a variation on Dark Victory (which included a fugitive Batman, and ended with him adopting Dick Grayson). Replace the Hangman elements of that story with The League of Shadows, and I think you've got the closing chapter of a trilogy, with a satisfying end that would please fans and casual viewers alike... not to mention set up future movies.</p> I think Catwoman should be included - there needs to be some kind of 'love' aspect. Marion Cottilard would be my choice; don't know what she looks like in a catsuit, but I think she suits 'Selina' very well.</p> As far as titles go, I expect them to go for something different again, maybe incorporating 'Dark Knight' for marketing purposes. They wouldn't touch Dark Knight Returns, but how about 'Hunt The Dark Knight'? 'Dark Knight Triumphant' maybe?</p> Whatever, I can't wait for this one...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    AICN just can't help...

    by AsimovLives

    ... but to use any and every oportunity to do some ass kissing and dick sucking on Jar Jar Abrams. In this case, using the name of Jonathan Nolan to make a reference to Jar Jar because of some to-be Tv hsow. Really, fuck's sakes, man! God, give me strenghs!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Doubt he will go obvious for the 3rd film...

    by Executor

    Did 99% of movie-goers know who Ras Al Ghul or even Scarecrow was before Batman Begins? Hell, even some of the people I know who've seen the Batfilms don't even know "The Scarecrow" had a name...they just think he's a crazy psychiatrist with a bag over his head. <p>Point being, Nolan can make any villain work, as long as the villain fits the story. And a story with Catwoman just seems boring and been there. He loves her! But she's a villain! Yawn.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    asimov ..

    by JackGraham

    I'm still waiting for your famous smoked sausage to arrive. did you send it to me via pigeon?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Don't want Katy Perry but the art reminds me of her

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

    Hey, maybe she and Elmo can be partneres in crime? The "Hot and Cold" duo?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Hugo Strange

    by cushing1967

    You have him being brought in as a profiler by Gotham PD to help catch Batman, obviously Gordon knows that Batman is no villain but he has to go along with the hunt. So you have Hugo Strange as almost a Jack Crawford style character – someone who profiles Batman and knows exactly ‘who’ he is psychologically and knows how to pull the right strings to get Batman into a position where he can be caught. However as Strange has been a profiler on many cases before he has begun to become ‘infected’ by the madness that has followed in Batman’s wake. So while you can structure it that he is the ‘hero’ to Gotham after helping the police catch a couple of high profile killers – say Scarface and Mad Hatter but in effect is the villain because he will literally stop at nothing to catch Batman. <P>You want Catwoman in then you have her as a cat burglar that Strange manipulates – Strange realizes that Batman made a decision to save Dent and let Rachel Dawes and reasons that his psyche will not allow him to ‘forgive’ that decision so Selina Kyle becomes a pawn in the game.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Gordans kids take up the mantle

    by teethgnasher

    Batman dies. Batman becomes a campaign legacy against crime.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    It doesn't NEED a villain.

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Bane, Talia, Azrael

    by clupula

    That's who the movie should have. Maybe have the Penguin as a minor character, maybe as the guy who actually hires Bane, but otherwise, it should focus on those three, and do a modified version of the "Knightfall" storyline.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    cushing1967

    by knightrider

    I love that idea! Hugo Strange was always a great character - in the 'Gothic' run of Legends of the Dark Knight in the early 1990s, I think, and a cool episode of the animated series. Nolan likes the classic villains, so I could see Strange turning up...</p> Good stuff!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Talia, Black Mask, and Penguin

    by bat725

    But, the studio will never go for it. It'll be Riddler and Catwoman and I'll lose all faith in Nolan for being a studio whore. Fuck him anyway, I need a Superman/Batman movie asap.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    So who is the pic...and MOAR???

    by Simpsonian

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Nolan behind the camera...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...is reason enough to be excited. After the last two Batman efforts I have complete trust in Nolan and his team producing a completely fitting conclusion to the trilogy.<p>The opportunity to do something fantastic, something that will generate a legacy, is very apparent and would not, I'm sure be lost on Nolan et al. (I'm not including JettL1993 here, he's a liability!)

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    If Nolan is concluding his story...

    by Lone Fox

    Then Robin surely has to be introduced. Because he has to 'pass the mantle', so to speak. Or at the very least, set the wheels in motion.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Elijah Wood got boobs!

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    On TDK,

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Nolan and Goyer sat down and wrote a treatment. They handed it to Jonah to write the script. He then gave it back to Chris to make a final draft. I'd be surprised if they didn't use the same methodology for this film. <p> Even if Goyer hasn't had any influence on the next Batman film, he's still working with Nolan on the new Superman.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Joker=Penguin=Riddler

    by KoolerThanJesus

    They're both too similar to the Joker to use either Penguin or Riddler in this movie. I'm hoping for Superman sent to track Batman down.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    87 Days of the AICN Boycott Left

    by James_Joyce

    D.Vader Countdown

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Each movie had two villians....

    by coconutgroves

    So it isn't Riddler or Catwoman, it could be both. Rachel is dead, so there needs to be a love interest. Enter the Pussy. Then there needs to be a villan too. They won't go obscure since they already used Ras and Scarecrow from #1. That leaves Cat and Riddler, which I think they can pull off with good casting and a tight script.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Jim Carrey as Ally Babble

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    It has to be the Riddler.

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    The Riddler gives Nolan an opportunity to make a truly mindfuck of a Batman film. It could be like Batman crossed with Inception.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Nolans trilogy is about Batman and Gotham...not the villians

    by grassynohl14

    I will put money down that neither the riddler nor catwoman will maken appearance. Nolan used Joker and Two Face because they were grounded in reality.I firmly believe we'll get a 2nd tier villian (i think BANE is a possiblity, but not likely)...but Liam Neeson will make a return after Christian Bale falls for Talia played by Marion Cottilard. This will give us closure which Nolan has already said he wanted. This will be the end of his trilogy, and the end of batman in his universe. Anyone hoping for Robin is just ridiculous...if you actually think they will introduce Dick Grayson, you are dreaming...they've already said "no" to Robin. It will all be leaked soon enough, and I'll sit back and enjoy being right.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    Jack, ol' boy, how are you, you scotish devil? Long time no chat.<br><br>About the "smoked sausage", by which you mean the "chouriço", i think the ship that carried it sunk. It's in davey jones' locker.<br><br>I'm sorry that TDK was not much to your liking. Me, i was blown away by it. The movie reminded me why i love movies so much.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Should do Dark Knight Returns

    by brodiebruce_405

    I actually liked Dark Knight, though I hated Batman Begins. I still don't like Christian Bale's awful Batman though. They should do Dark Knight Returns...years after Dark Knight, Batman is a fugitive long forgotten, things have turned to shit, gangs have taken over and Bruce Wayne decides to return. Now when I say do "dark knight returns", I don't mean haviing Superman, Joker etc...but something of that thematic quality.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    PS...

    by grassynohl14

    Either Alfred or Lucious will die in this one... My money is on Alfred...and it will be an awesome scene in the movie. It will be what drives Batman to breaking point...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by franco116

    is Catwoman holding up the numbers from Lost?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    JettL1993 Returns

    by AsimovLives

    I almost missed him... almost. But not quite.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Agree on Hugo Strange, Cushing.

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

    He would translate well to the screen. Your plot idea would make an excellent carryover from DK. As well as briefly introducing to the audience a future rogues gallery of bats. Great post.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN confirmed to play Riddler

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Trust in Nolan

    by chewyou812

    I seem to remember a lot of people freaking out & making jokes about "Broke Bat Mountain" when Ledger was announced as Joker. I'm pretty sure most of those people now praise TDK. Whoever gets cast, I'm sure most of us will be surprised but will love it when we see the film.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Inside joke from the artist Adam Hughes, franco

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    yeah i could go for Dark Knight Returns

    by smudgewhat

    with Superman sent to get Bats. it would also be a way for DC to kick start Superman.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Kain_Bloodstone

    by AsimovLives

    I just need for the 3rd Nolan Batman movie to be as good as BATMAN BEGINS, and i would be as happy as a clam, because i have an unending love for that movie. In fact, i wouldn't even had any problem if the 3rd movie was slightly lesser then BB. Anything more then that is all bonus for me. If, the movie gods willing, the 3rd movie is as good as TDK, i'll be in movie heaven.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Boy Wonder has cameo, played by the seasoned THOMAS DEKKER

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Ronnie Gene Blevins would be a great Joker...

    by workshed

    ...just seen his amazing performance in American Cowslip. A star of the future.?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    by AsimovLives

    The worst part of Tim Burton's Batman was to see Batman have his ass handled to him and got the shit beaten out of him by a fat rapper. That shit was pure embaracement. Never Batman sunk so low in dignity.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Tally Man and Azrael

    by orschigh

    Haven't read the whole TB, so sorry if someone suggested it already. It would let's Nolan do a quick origin story that has parallels to Wayne's, and Bale gets to fight to regain his identity after a courageous rehab.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    franco116

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    Because the artist is a Lost fan

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Penguin and Catwoman

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    I don't think we'll see the Riddler, just because he is too close to the joker, too soon.<p><p> But I think a corporate criminal like the Penguin gives Nolan a chance to look at financial and political corruption, very timely. And, as for Catwoman...I'd prefer not, but like many have pointed out, without her you have to find another way to introduce a female lead. So yeah, I'd say it's a near certainty we get the "Cat burglar" cat woman tied into this somehow. Maybe as a canard to keep Bats from realizing what the Penguin is up to.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Good Talkback

    by Iahael

    The theories regarding Batman 3's similiarity to "Dark Victory" are probably on the money, but, I have to admit he's a lot harder to peg than the Abrams Trek stuff. (I'm thinking Talosians for the next one, but I digress) So, I can only guess, but I'm thinking maybe Catwoman, maybe Ras or Talia (she may end up being combined w/Selina Kyle), and/or the Riddler. No Harvey, possibly Crane again... T.'.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Bane, Mr. Freeze, etc are out

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    You're not going to see anyone with anything close to a 'super-power' and, yes, the serum that made Bane counts in that category. <p><p> The villains in Nolan's films have to be ordinary humans who present a problem because of their twisted minds or morals. Hence, Penguin or Riddler, or even Killer Croc (think bad acne). And yes, Catwoman.<p><p> It's a shame because, boy, would I LOOOOVE to see Man-Bat. <p><p>Also, fair chance they do end with the adoption of Dick Grayson - parents killed as a result of some crime in the movie, Bruce realizes he can't have a love life (or do this forever) so he adopts Dick as heir to the Wayne legacy in every sense.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    I want Catwoman

    by AsimovLives

    The dramatic possibilities for Catwoman, given the universe that Nolan created are endless and ripe for good drama. And ass kicking.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Check it out.....

    by DA_CHOPPAH

    http://tinyurl.com/342xzv7

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Just the pussy I've been looking for!

    by FlyingToupee

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    David Mitchell as Penguin and Robert Webb as the Riddler

    by VictorNewman

    Call it "Batman: Peep Show"

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Just Write A Freaking Good Movie!

    by Bubba Foom

    People wonder: will they see Batman/Spiderman whothehellever if Catwoman's not in the next movie or some other dippiteedoo. Just write a freaking good movie! The Spiderman comic arc from a few years back when Spidey got his ass handed to him by this vampire-type who didn't give a fuck about Spidey's jokes or uncle-issues or anything was one of the best uses of Spiderman ever. It showed who the character behind the goofy costume was, because no matter how badly the vampire-type kicked his ass, Spiderman kept coming back to stop him, even at one point calling Aunt May to tell her he loved her because he thought he wasn't coming back. The villain came to respect him in a way for that tenacity. That's why people respond so favorably to the train-rescue scene in Spiderman 2: Peter Parker is this little dude that says no matter what I will not give up. Batman: they've established his character is out there. Gotham knows he's out there. He's made himself an outlaw. How do you take advantage of that situation if you're among the criminal element? I'm not going to answer this; I don't get paid to spec Batman stories. But that's how good movies--hell,, good anything--gets made. Not this plastic committee crap (and, dammit, nut punches for anybody defending Orci, Kurtzman, Abrams, or anybody else without the ability to inject a single whit or originality or wit into THE NEXT BIG REIMAGINED THING; nut punches to anybody who thought the apple munching scene in Flare Trek was even remotely cool). A Geek-gasm over a well done Bane would be good, but I'd take a well done story involving Batman fighting his ass off against a group of ninjas the entire movie who not only are pissed he put a hurt on their boss in the first movie, but hate the fact that this rich dickwad basically runs around pretending to be one of them. Make Bane one of their dudes with an exoskeleton if you don't wanna go the chemical route. Don't even call him Bane. Do a movie about what scares Batman, and it ain't bats. It's loss. Let the villain take away the rush Wayne gets from being Batman, go all Dr. Phil up in his shit. By God's Left Teat, though, whatever you do, you movie-making bastards, please don't let the corporate puppet strings show. There are a lot of good ideas on this talkback. May the powers that be hire a few of these dudes.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Philip seymor Hoffman= Penguin

    by joker40

    I heard about this about a year ago...in this batman universe he would be Perfect...As the mafia type penguin...as are in the books..

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Batman is the villain now

    by RainesMaker

    Remember everyone is chasing him... so whoever the "villain" is now has to portray himself as a hero for gotham to rid it of Batman. Probably Penguin running for office or something.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Catwomans got a squeezebox, bats never sleeps at night

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Mr Caine is live on the BBC 1 show right now....

    by connor187

    ask him some Batman 3 questions Chris Evens you ginger slack ass!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Wanna see a Catwoman/Black Widow crossover

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Expect the unexpected

    by donchild

    As that's exactly the way Nolan has gone with his casting choices in general (with the exception of Bale who was a fan favorite for Batman a long time before being cast). If the Riddler or Catwoman are in the movie I reckon Nolan could well cast people nobody here or anywhere else has yet mentioned. Personally for The Riddler I would go for Day Lewis, Ed Norton or maybe even Sacha Baran Cohen. As for Catwoman, really dunno, but I like the idea of Marion Cottilard. Of course if these characters are included and cast with actors I hadn't thought of I'll slap my head and go why didn't I think of that!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    87

    by Virginia_Woolf

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Okay, but what if the Riddler...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...tricked and manipulated people so they made bad decisions resulting in their own demise? Sort of like Jigsaw, but way more subtle and not as gory? (Actually Jigsaw is probably a bad example.)

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Look at all the excitement.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Kiddies.<P> Boycott means you stay away.<P> There's enough activity in the Top Ten Talkbacks to suggest Michael Bay just unleashed a Care Bears blockbuster.<P>Either really boycott or shut DEƒUCK® up, posers.<P>Don't hang out here and keep claiming to hate hanging out here.<P>That's just queer.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Harry as King Tut!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Seriously, I always thought the big guy eerily resembled Victor Buono.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    And they might do the "two villains" thing, so...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Massawyrm as Maxie Zeus!

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    "Shadow of The Bat"

    by Dingbatty

    Should be the title. Can't wait for them to finish the un-fun Nolanverse.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    After Joker, its impossible to predict

    by Kammich

    After the ending tease in Batman Begins, everyone knew the Joker was going to be the big baddie in TDK, but I don't think anyone really anticipated the characterization that Nolan and co. ultimately delivered. It wasn't just a notion of fitting the Joker into the realistic Nolanverse; Nolan effectively re-created the character entirely. make-up instead of acid-induced bleached skin, a scar instead of a frozen smile, an anarchistic troublemaker rather than a clown-themed homicidal prankster... the Joker in TDK is really NOTHING like any other, classic Joker incarnations, but the tremendous writing and tremendous performance of Ledger made it work(its arguably the greatest incarnation of the character, ever). In that vein, I think its impossible to predict how a villain like the Riddler or Catwoman could be shoe-horned into Nolan's continuity. How do we know that Nolan won't take a character like the Riddler and COMPLETELY turn it on its head like he did with the Joker? Honestly, I'm excited by the possibility. Thus far Nolan's films have been pretty weak adaptations of the source material, but damn strong films. he takes the character names and loose thematic qualities and warps them to fit the story he wants to tell. He has made the property progressively his own, and I expect that to become even more pertinent in his final Batman go-round.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Wolfman Nards, re: other Joker candidates

    by Kammich

    According to a bunch of reports circa late 2006, Sean Penn was the first person to be offered the part of The Joker. other people who were considered(but not offered the part, to my knowledge) were Paul Bettany, and virtually unknown Australian actor Lachy Hulme. Ultimately, Ledger got the part, and the rest is history.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Agreed RE: Jeremy Renner

    by NoHubris

    He'd be really great as RIDDLER, PENGUIN, or any other Nolan villain.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Good points there Kammich

    by donchild

    I also believe that Nolan will further evolve his ideas of these well established characters in his next and final Batman film. Even though every man and his granny has been speculating about The Riddler being the chief baddie in Batman 3 since TDK opened I reckon that the character is easily the best suited to Nolan's particular skills as a filmmaker. I doubt they'll go down the homicidal route with the character and what we'll get will be a character that bears little resemblence to the Joker in any way whatsoever in terms of motive, behaviour, look etc. The core defining aspect of The Riddler is his narcisstic need to play mind games with Batman through elaborate puzzles, something Nolan revels in. In the comics (at least the ones I've read)I always felt that this character had the potential to be something more, and more often that not came across as a Joker knock off or whatever but could have been so much more. In this regards I really hope that Nolan has him included predominantly in this script he's currently working on and creates something uniquely brilliant just as he with The Joker (not forgetting Heath Ledger's fleshing that out brilliantly). Oh and I said earlier that Day Lewis, Norton & Baran Cohen would be my top picks, well Day Lewis would be way ahead by a few miles, he's also my top choice for Catwoman...the man can play anything

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Levitt will be Riddler

    by KilliK

    thats for fact

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Riddler will be hired from Gotham to find Batman

    by KilliK

    since he is a criminal now.But Riddler is part of some sinister plot,probably by Talia,to destroy Gotham.Batman gets fed up running away from Riddler,so when he finds out their true plan,he decides to stop running and take action.Batman uncovers their plan,saves Gotham,clean his name and becomes again Gotham's favorite hero. <p>And you are naive if you think that Nolan will stop in Batman3...

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    is this news?

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Riddler will be EDWARD NORTON

    by DioxholsterReturns

    its pretty obvious

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    CGIh8er & AsimovLives

    by Aronofskys_GLEE_Reboot

    Yeah, I can definitely concede to most of those points aside from the Batman actually killing bit. I could see where you could dig that in an Elseworlds sort of way, but I have a fondness for the old, arguably corny Batman as much as the newer gritty one. I will definitely agree with the fat rapper ass-whooping.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

    Jim Carey, Alicia Silverstone and Michael Gough have all been confirmed for Nolans third parter....<br><br> Now, where did I put that ethanol????

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Thats entertainment Mr Jackson!!

    by Captain_Clarence_Oveur

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by sam jacksons wig

    Penguin- too fucking daft for Nolans world. Unless Gotham is terrorised by a guy hanging around at the zoo smelling awfully of fish...<br><br> Catwoman- I want to see the actual prostitute side of the character, taking it up the arse in a back alley and turning on her punter who is strangely dressed as a bat, hence her hatred of Batman.<br><br> The Riddler? Jim Carey killed whatever joy I once found in the character.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Captain_Clarence_Oveur

    by sam jacksons wig

    ASs soon as Nolan has finished with his trilogy, then expect "Batman Rebooted" starring Tony Curtis (erm.......), "Batman the cash in" with Ted Danson, Steve Guttenburg and Tom Seleck, and finally "Batman Relaunched" starring John Cena.<br><br> I need hard drugs and then to go to bed....

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by sam jacksons wig

    Haven't we seen too many Mob bosses in Nolans takes to actually gfive a damn about? <br><br> Carmine Falcone...Sal Marone...... the mob angle has been done to Death, unless as Batman as a renegade is linked with "The Freak Penguin" as an associate. That might work as he is intent on busting up the organisation from within. <br><br> The Riddler character just takes me back to Frank Gorshin and Jim Careys green spandex......too OTT and far too close to the Joker to be interesting. <br><br> Catwoman would have to be SERIOUSLY damaged goods. Having her as Waynes love interest would be tantamount to disaster.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I have to agree with jacksons on this

    by KilliK

    The ganster angle is done to death.No black mask or a gangster-like penguin for the sequel please. <P>Riddler is not necessary to be a looney ala Jim Currey.Have him as a representation of a subject that you want to explore in the movie,like what happened with Joker. You can use him to explore the subject of videogames and reality television.Have him as the producer and host of a tv reality show,where people take part and try to beat his various puzzle role-playing games where if you lose you die in fake.From there you can follow various routes: someone dies for real in one of his games,Riddler loses his show,he gets crazy and turns GC into a giant puzzle where random citizens get killed if they cant solve parts of his puzzle. <P>Or maybe a serial-killer starts killing GC citizens using the puzzle games in Riddler's show.Batman asks the Riddler help to discover the killer until he discovers that Riddler is the killer. <P>Or have him create a virtual online RPG/puzzles videogame called the Riddler.the purpose of the game is to find out who is the Riddler,who is the online game-master of the game.Videogamers start playing but after a while a serial-killer starts killing them when they solve the puzzles of the game. <p>Yeah i know the last one has been done in a way in a TAS episode,and it is a bit far-fetched for Nolan's universe but i think it will be a cool way to have him combine his Inception dream concept into the virtual reality of a game in a Batman movie. <p>anyway.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    So will Catwoman's eyeliner

    by HapaPapa72

    Be all smeary and decayed? Or is that sooo 2008?

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    THE DREAM'S COLLAPSING!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    .....<p>....<p>....<p>...I have it under control.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by CT1

    I really had hoped this wouldn't happen.. I mean, I try to hide it, but I must say I have a "bit" of "affinity" for the "epic masterpiece" that is The Dark Knight. One of the things I "sort of enjoy" about it is how it's fully self contained. It all wrapped up very satisfyingly for me. I, myself, perhaps shockingly, have complete utter blind faith in whatever Nolan does. I don't give a FUHHHHCK how close minded and subjective that makes me, Nolan's detachment is just perfectly right for ME.. I like cold, impersonal, objective basically "little boys with a lot of money flipping big rigs end over end in downtown Chicago and doing cool REAL stunts that they always wanted to do" setpiece construction of the movie.<p><p>The man has said himself in the past, when asked about a 3rd Batman - how often do you see a third movie in a franchise that's really that good? Perhaps I just feel a third Batman movie will NEVER be able to top The Dark Knight, and I'll come to associate just a tiny bit of disappointment with the "watchful protector".. and I don't want that to happen.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    even though Kilik is an assclown

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I agree about the many great possibilities the Riddler presents for a Nolan film. I also agree though that the Riddler has always been the poor man's Joker and obviously would need to be buoyed by another villain or 2. It starts out with Batman on the run from the law. I'll bet that they have something fresh and original planned for the superhero genre.

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    How about Carrie Ann Moss for catwoman?

    by Johnno

    Unlike the rest of you I don't give a shit about hiring some stripper hot tot big titted actress to play your fantasy catwoman. I want someone interesting. Someone who looks intelligent and the sort that Bruce Wayne would be interested in. Not so hot as to attract too much attention to herself, but nice looking and mature enough to be attractive. They can play with the Catwoman character to make her more serious, more obsessed with being a thief. Playful and outrageous when Catwoman, docile as her alter ego Selina Kyle. A nice duality that can be thematically tied into Bruce Wayne struggling with being Batman while being hunted. Both he and her are wanted as Batman and Catwoman, they can be unlikely allies when necessary, and Bruce Wayne could see himself being attracted to someone who resembles Rachel a little while simultaneously exploring her darker sides and desires for Catwoman as Batman. Carrie Ann Moss is good here, and she has her fighting experience from the Matrix along with wearing tight leather outfits. It'll be a fresh and different and 'realistic' take on Catwoman and also ties in with Nolan's love of exploring the sort of person under the mask who wants to vent her frustration out by becoming a thief. So here I'm pitching in my vote for Carrie Ann as Catwoman. And I think a Penguin that's a rich aristocrat/arms dealer/underground criminal network supporter can be a good antagonist where we can explore the rich corrupt aristocrat side of Gotham which is a perfect place for Bruce Wayne to infiltrate while hiding from the cops, along with interest for jewels and wealth for Selina Kyle. This can be marketed as Nolan's answer to Tim Burton's beloved Batman Returns. They can also title it 'The Dark Knight Returns.'

  • Oct. 1, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    NEW RULE: These new Batman movies suck

    by Bill Maher

    I watched part of the Dork Knight on HBO and all I can say is, whoever made these movies completely fucked them up. Not ONCE during the fight did the word "POW!" flash across the screen -and where the fuck was Robin? It's almost like they're trying to hide the fact that Bruce Wayne is a homo. If you want to see someone do justice to Batman, check out Axel Braun's porn version. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0t0u1ofiv0 Fuck Christopher Nolan!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Harley Quinn

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    What if they make Harley Quinn as a devoted fangirl of the Joker who is trying to live up to his name and preserve his memory by creating as much chaos as possible, but she not as smart as the Joker. Kind of like Magneto's Acolites in the 90's after he supposedly died and they continued his mission in his place. Harley Quinn could hire a few other minor villians to help her like Bane, Killer Croc and the Mad Hatter, etc?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Said it once...will say it agan

    by darthSaul666

    Year 2 type story.... Sure it's a cliche to make a part 3 story where the good guy goes evil. But TDK left a perfect lead up... plus it was an actual story from the comic books.... BATMAN STARTS SPORTING A HANDGUN!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    room thats a great idea

    by KilliK

    Nolan will have some kind of reference in B3 about Joker,he is not going to ignore him like that,especially when there is a big possibility to have him back with a re-casted actor in B4. <p>your idea about Harley Quinn is a nice way to do that,keep the memory of Joker alive.BUT i dont want her to be the main villain but a secondary,low-profile villain who will give by the end of the film,the hint that Joker returns in B4. <p>provided ofc that Nolan wont use Joker in B3 again but he is too smart to do that.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Penquin or Blackmask will probably end up in this as well

    by donchild

    The mob have played a vital part of Nolan's Batman series in that they're basically the reason for Wayne becoming Batman in the first place. Gotham's corruption stems from gangster overlords such as Maroni & Falconi who have poisoned the entire judicial system and created the worst problems that plague the city. By the end of TDK most of the chief mobsters have been either incarcerated by Dent or offed by Dent & The Joker as in Maroni & Gambol's cases. This leaves the remnants of these organisations scattered, cue the emergence of Penquin or Blackmask to fill that vacum and bring whats left of Gothams criminal organisations under their control. This would bring the mobster element of the trilogy full circle!. Wayne set out to eliminate crime in Gotham by going after its chief architects (ie the old school mobster types such as Falconi & Maroni) but by the end of the third film he has inadvertenly created a new criminal regime with a freak at the head of it. Penquin would seem the logical guy for that. After apprehending the movie's main villain (Riddler most likely) and with Penquin in power as Gotham's newly minted chief ganglord overseeing the entire city's criminal infrastructure Wayne has put himself in a position where he has to always be Batman. The cops can't deal with the likes of The Riddler & The Joker as Batman only really knows them and with the presence of any freak criminals in the city whether ensconed in Arkham or not then he has to be there to safeguard his city.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    EDWARD FUCKING NORTON AS RIDDLER

    by DioxholsterReturns

    IT IS PERFECT. DEATH TO SMOCHY!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris as RIDDLER could work too

    by DioxholsterReturns

    if you want.

  • Nolan is well known for sticking with his aces.<p> So, I'd say DiCaprio for Black Mask, Gordon-Levitt as a clean-faced, head-shaved Arkham intern Joker and I wouldn't find odd if Tom Hardy ends up playing Bane.<p> Oh, and for the Riddler, it's now or never for Robin Williams (I think he did a great job as the shady maniac in Nolan's Insomnia).

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    "Cotillard will play it?"

    by Vesuvio

    Damn.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Oh, as for Levitt as Clean-Faced Arkham Joker

    by Vesuvio

    I meant only in a small cameo. Maybe a court room scene or something.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Marion Cottilard has supposedly turned down Batman 3

    by donchild

    according to a report on comicbook.com that now has been removed. IGN now have a piece on this that says Cottilard was offered either Catwoman or Talia Al Ghul but had to pass because of a scheduling conflict!Because this story was taken down at apparently Warners request lends it a fair bit of credibility. Whats interesting is that the piece says either Catwoman or Talia! We're all assuming Catwoman but Talia could well be the femme fatale in B3, it would link to Begins as she's Ra's daughter and Nolan rarely makes the obvious choice's so who knows!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I kind of love the idea of Bane

    by Kammich

    He's not quite a staple of the rogue's gallery, and most people have cast him off after the mistreatment of the character in "Batman and Robin." But the origin of the character is an interesting one, and if you downplay the "Venom" angle just enough, it could work in Nolan's continuity. In the comics Bane's father was a Caribbean revolutionary that escapes indictment, leading to his infant son(Bane) being forced to serve his father's life sentence. he spends his entire adolescence in prison, honing is various skills into becoming a killing machine and criminal mastermind, and eventually escapes. From there, Nolan could take the concept in any number of directions... Bane unleashes all hell in Gotham, drawing Batman out into the open and setting up a Batman/Bane/Police/Mob turf war that threatens to tear the city apart, perhaps. I wouldn't want to see "The Breaking of the Bat" at all in the film, but I think there's still a lot of potential there. especially with Vesuvio's suggestion of Tom Hardy in the role... thats inspired casting, if you've seen Hardy in the similar life-long-prison-inmate movie "Bronson."

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Batman: Prey

    by knightrider

    That run of issues (I think from the Legends of the Dark Knight series) that featured Dr. Hugo Strange was called 'Prey'. I reread the collected edition, and I could really see a tweaked version of this as Nolan's next movie. The synopsis on the trade paperback:</p> "Nowhere to run...</p> When the hunter becomes the hunted, when the crime fighter becomes a fugitive from the law, when the forces of good and evil turn against him, who can the Batman trust?</p> The Dark Knight Detective must take on his most implacable opponents yet in his fight to protect Gotham City, and prove that he is not the revenge-crazed vigilante society fears."</p> Sounds close to what we expect...