Though there are lots of rumors circulating around "Batman 3", only few can be confirmed so far. Talking to Collider at the premiere of "Yes Man", Warner Bros. president Alan Horn offered up the facts that he knows about the potential sequel of "The Dark Knight".
On the progress of the sequel, he fessed up that Warner Bros. are still in talks with director Christopher Nolan of the sequel. "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," so he claimed.
Insisting that the story is the most important thing for the sequel, he added that the studio is in no rush to put the third movie in production. "The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris," he explained. "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."
Earlier, casting speculations have come out that Eddie Murphy can be the next The Riddler in the sequel, while Shia LaBeouf is lined-up for the Robin role. Meanwhile, the part of Catwoman has been reported to may be picked up by Rachel Weisz, instead of Angelina Jolie or Cher. Yet, none of these casting rumors have been addressed.