Warner Bros. Talks 'Dark Knight'

December 18, 2008

So the stupid rumors about the forthcoming Dark Knight sequel are clearly going to be a regular feature of movie news for the next...well, pretty much until writer/director Christopher Nolan actually tells us what it is he's written. However, there is still some real news on the topic, and the president of Warner Bros., Alan Horn, gave us a little bit of it today.

In regard to the third Batman film that Nolan's in the process of working on, he said, "We've been talking to Chris Nolan and what we have to do is get him in the right place and have him tell us what he thinks the notion might be for a great story, but Chris did a great job and we'd love to have him come back and do another one." In other words, the ink isn't even dry on the contract for Nolan to do a third Batman movie -- if there even is a contract at this point.

Horn also said that, "The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris. We have a wonderful relationship with him and we are going to be respectful of his timing and we want to get it right. Also, I think the fans expect that – they want us to make a terrific movie – we have to give them another great movie."

Translation: Nolan is working on it and he'll let us know as soon as there's anything to know, at which point maybe we'll let you know. As for this Eddie Murphy silliness, well, you're just going to have to be a better judge of what's true and what's not than the tabloids that are printing these things.

A nice little tidbit of what you can expect next from Warner Bros.: the Green Lantern. Horn says that the Green Lantern is "on the runway. Hasn't taken off yet, but we're close. I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can't promise it at this moment." Now that's news. Green Lantern and Batman fans, stay tuned.