'The Dark Knight' Sequel Possibly Gets 2009 Start


'The Dark Knight' Sequel Possibly Gets 2009 Start


Rumor has it the pre-production of 'Batman 3' is scheduled to kick off sometime around February 2009.

While many are still busy speculating on the return of Christopher Nolan to the sequel installment of "The Dark Knight" and on the possible villains, recent words from "Batman 3" suggested that the next Batman film may be heading into its pre-production in early 2009. According to Batman on Film, an inside source has mentioned that the filming is slated to begin in summer 2009 in Chicago.

Batman on Film further revealed the possible pre-production date, putting it in February 2009 slate. Quoting a behind the scenes source on the rumor, the fansite also wrote down the insider's revelation, "[What I'm hearing from crew members out of Chicago] is that 'BATMAN 3' goes into pre-production in February to shoot next summer."

Following the massive success of "Dark Knight" on collecting as much as $524.6 million nationwide and $984.6 million worldwide, buzzes around a new sequel have surfaced. "Batman 3" is said to be tentatively titled "The Caped Crusade" and it may see the baddies from The Riddler to Catwoman. Though actors like Johnny Depp, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cher and Angelina Jolie have been linked to the villains part, none is really confirmed for the roles so far. In fact, director Christopher Nolan himself is yet to be signed for the follow-up movie.

© AceShowbiz.com


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  •  
    the joker
    Nov 30, 2009

    what about the joker? and they should make cat woman Megan Fox. Damn that would be sick..

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    fan
    Oct 22, 2009

    i think that johnny depp should play the riddler he's great in any role and they should bring the joker back who is better to play the joker than daniel day lewis who admired heath ledger performance in brokeback mountain and dedicated his BAFTA Screen Actors Guild for his performance in there will be blood to heath ledger daniel day lewis would be perfect for the role because he is a method actor he would get in to the role so deep that it would probably be the closes performance to heath ledger IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO SEE THE JOKER BACK ON SCREEN!! or johnny depp could play the joker because he has a dark side in him like in sweeney todd one of the best performance i ever seen! and philip seymour hoffman would be awesome as the penguin he like daniel day lewis or johnny depp can get in to the role he is one of the best actors out there! i also read that seymour hoffman doesnt want to play the penguin but he should reconsider! they should make him a good deal so he would take that role if he still doesnt take the role than i think ray winstone should be the penguin because he his the tough guy look and his performance in king arthur, proposition and departed is some of his best actoring he would be a perfect penguin if the next batman cast has these actors in it who wouldnt want to see it! and with those actors including of couse christian bale still as batman also the director chris nolan this movie would have ocars written all over it!!!!

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    SO SAY WE ALL
    Oct 09, 2009

    The Dark Knight Strikes Again sounds good to me...and there should be an appearance by Superman similar to the DK2 comic series. Superman should come in to hunt down the Batman. Rights might get in the way of this, but they're both DC Comics and there is a helluva lot of money to be made. While the Republican Superman is wasting his time hunting Batman, Bane or Deadshot or another less known villain should be making his way behind the scenes until the two (Batty and Super) realize they need to team up. SO SAY WE ALL

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    harvey dent
    Aug 12, 2009

    hi

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    johnnydiaz008
    Aug 03, 2009

    it will be nice to have a johnny deep in the film wil be amazing to have a nice actor in batman 3,,,,,

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    Rj
    Jul 24, 2009

    I am really voting for Johnny Depp to do MadHatter or Riddler...he has that odd, funny, sick ablility to get into strange rolls like that!

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    nobody
    Jul 23, 2009

    'Knightfall' is a brilliant name.. and the proposed story looks good either.. great thinking!!

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    Christopher Nolan
    Jul 20, 2009

    btw, Nicholas Cage as the Riddler would be terrible.

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    Christopher Nolan
    Jul 20, 2009

    "The Dark Knight Returns" - With the mob decimated following the events of the dark knight and hope sprung anew in Gotham, Batman has been forced into hiding/ early retirement by the GPD and has decided to try his hand at a normal life. But a new wave of crime, terror and evil is brought forth by the Criminal mastermind of the Riddler, who knows a secret so deadly, it threatens to bring everything down. Possible appearance by Bane, setting up the next movie: Knightfall

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    Rick
    Jul 12, 2009

    If they make a 3rd movie, and I'm sure they probably will, the Riddler would be the obvious choice for the main villain. I imagine that Wayne Manor will be rebuilt, as mentioned in the end of Batman Begins, and the Batcave will be all dialed in better than before. Probably a new batmobile as well, and possibly some other new stuff too. Bruce Wayne would also have to have a new love interest. I think that should be Selina Kyle (hopefully not played by Angelina Jolie), and that they set it up so that in the end the audience will realize that she will be the Catwoman in a 4th movie (if they get that far). Definitely the Riddler as the main villain, and possibly the Catwoman as the side villain. I think that a good choice for the Riddler would be Nicholis Cage. I think that Johnny Depp could do a really good job, but he could also ruin it too (charlie and the chocolate factory, Edward scissorhands, etc...).

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    Stan Lee
    Jun 28, 2009

    How about Spider-Man VS. Batman. Just like Jason vs. Freddie or Predator vs. Alien,..Mcain vs. Obama??

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    who
    Jun 21, 2009

    Alfred kicks ass

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    who
    Jun 21, 2009

    If they are going to use the joker again, and I'm not saying they are, I think they need to find someone as sadistic and nerve racking as Heath who's doctor doesn't make any misdiagnoses

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    aliensun
    Jun 19, 2009

    "Gotham city" The scarecrow returns with a friend, the riddler. The leagh of shadows and ras daugter, to take down batman and gotham city. With the citices and criminals, like a arms dealer, code named the pengwin and a theaf named catwoman. In the middle, they must chose want they must do?

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    Mr. Peanut
    Jun 10, 2009

    I think ultimately the best story would go as follows: Bruce Wayne (now played by Chuck Norris), is having a strong internal conflict about his new role as "The Dark Knight," and goes to see a therapist. We soon find out that his therapist (played by Hanah Montana) is actually the feared villam known as "Gothom's Frothy Badger!" The fiersome frothy badger proceeds to overcharge wayne for the therapy and he gets really stressed out and stops receiving treatment. The movie fades out as Alfred tries to angrily send back soup at a deli. The End.

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    ralph
    Jun 10, 2009

    interesting

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    ben
    Jun 05, 2009

    The Caped Crusade? Give me a fucking break. Who wrote this crap? Where did you get your info, some IMDB forum from a 13 year old rumor starter?

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    Green Arrow
    Jun 04, 2009

    I think that the Riddler should be the main Villian. But bring in some not well known guys like the Madhatter and Deadshot they deserve some time on the big screen

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    batboy
    Jun 03, 2009

    make the great khali as bane in the darkknight3 ha ha ha.

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    tdk
    Jun 03, 2009

    the villian of tdk3 is riddler but the side villian should be bane

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    rat man
    May 27, 2009

    i think the joker should be a part of the new batman. the joker should be played by a thin jauquin pheonix(however you spell it)

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    False Face
    May 18, 2009

    Here's a good story line: Jean Paul Valley (Azrael) is one of the Batman impersonators. But he is a stand out and recruited by BW or BM as a help or comes to his aid when Bane incapacitates him (at the behest of The Penguin or whomever, who is using him as muscle). Follow the Azrael arc as a person more violent than BM but using the Batman guise. Wayne recovers, takes over the mantle again (and the heat of being seen in the public eye as a vigilante with no limits)..and Azrael, instead of having been influenced by the the "Sacred Order of St. Dumas" is actually an experiment of the League of Shadows, meets Ras-al Ghul, finds out who he really is and must decide whether or not to help TDK with Bane showdown! Yowza!!

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    iBelieveInHarveyDent
    May 17, 2009

    It would be awesome to introduce Harley Quinn and she kinda helps the Joker escape Arkham or something to that relation. Aside from her the other villains I would love to see are Riddler and the Ventriloquist.

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    kdv3
    May 17, 2009

    who ever turns out to b the villain plezzzz leave the joker out of it ... No one can ever replace heath so dont ruin all his gd wrk

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    Jason Todd, The Red
    May 15, 2009

    Christian Bale told an interviewer that he will quit the franchise if Robin is introduced...also, Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer said they have no interest of re-introducing Catwoman either, so, even though it IS true that Angelina Jolie is interested in the role, it's never gonna happen because the writers are NOT.

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    batman jonerik
    Apr 26, 2009

    the movies should be the joker and the riddler also the batman will introduce new gadgets such as the bat boat and the batjet amd thenew batmobile

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    batman jonerik
    Apr 26, 2009

    ALSO THE VILLAINS SHOULD BE THE JOKER AND THE RIDDLER WITH AT THE END OF THE CREDITS LEADS TO A NEW VILLAIN BETTER KNOWN AS TA'LAYA AL GHUL!

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    batman jonerik
    Apr 26, 2009

    the title should be called THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS or THE CAPE CRUSADER or THE BATMAN.

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    Mitch
    Mar 28, 2009

    I hope they dont do a Spiderman 3 and throw a lot of baddies and make a mess of it and dont do what they did with the old batman movies where they changed every thing around in the 3rd movie and change it more for the kiddies and then make the crappier sequel Batman and Robin

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    David
    Feb 26, 2009

    Daniel Day Lewis would be perfect as the Riddler!

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    972
    Jan 20, 2009

    You can blame Michael Caine (Alfred) for the 'casting rumors'. He's the one who let it spill they were looking at Depp and Hoffman, but Hoffman has since stated he's got no interest. They must be looking for a taller Pengiun, because Vincent D'nofiro's name was rumored recently too, but he's being looked at for Jerry Garcia in that bio-pic, so who knows? I hope Jolie is false.

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    Dennis Mondt
    Jan 10, 2009

    Nolan has to use Riddler, Catwoman, or Penguin because the average Joe Blow knows the 4 main villians of Batman, the Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, and Penguin. One of the reasons that the Dark knight was so successful is because anyone that knows even the slightest little bitabout Batman knows that the Joker is one of Batman's enemies, and I think the same can be said for Riddler, Catwoman, and Penguin. Ledger's death only increased it even more. The Nicholson Batman was a smash because everyone knows the villian. The rest of those films were horrible because of the writing and storylines and I don't think that will be a problem for Nolan. Even with bad writing and storyline, the riddler was awesome in the third, of course, it did help to have a great actor play the part as well...I personally want to see the Riddler as the main villian and the Catwoman as a side villian, or what the heck, bring back Two Face as a side villian but I think the Riddler for the Main villian..

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    scarredsideofthecoin
    Jan 05, 2009

    they already made a cartoon movie with killer croc called gotham knight, and they launched it right before dark knight.

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    BatFan
    Dec 29, 2008

    I say "Gotham Knight" sounds cool, kind of coincides and seems natural. I don't know I think it works.

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    Lil Red
    Dec 15, 2008

    i just read an interview with Gary oldman (Gordon)who said for batman 3 nolan does not want to have catwoman or penguin in his movie which means this article has to be false!!!

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    Lil Red
    Dec 15, 2008

    angelina jolie or cher as catwoman?? bad idea angelina wouldnt do it justice and cher is way to old!!!

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    Lucky
    Dec 04, 2008

    If this article would be 100% false, then explain the fact that Gary Oldman, Michael Caine & Christian Bale have signed for 3 movies. What if Nolan contract were for 3 as well?

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    miniL
    Oct 12, 2008

    better fix the same producer, and head characters. Batman Begins & The Dark Knight are awesome compared to the old batman movies ^^

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    tdkfanatic
    Oct 04, 2008

    @harvey dent: LOL.... i so agree with u

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    mik
    Oct 01, 2008

    Please tell me Angelina Jolie is not going to be in such a great movie. She is over exposed and will just mess up something beautiful. Jolie, if your reading this stay home with your kids instead. Tell Brad to stay away also. Fans are really sick of you two.

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    Dent
    Oct 01, 2008

    This article is 100% false. Warner studios already stated they will not make any moves until Nolan says what his intentions are. Same with all the casting rumors and film titles - pure fan fantasy.

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    Harvey Dent
    Oct 01, 2008

    "Batman 3" is said to be tentatively titled "The Caped Crusade"...that is the gayest title ever. Nolan has much better sense than that. Seeesssh!

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