Next 'Batman' Film to Shoot in 2010

On the panel promoting 'The Book of Eli' at San Diego Comic Con 2009, the Commissioner Gordon of 'The Dark Knight', Gary Oldman, lets word slip on when the next 'Batman' movie goes into production.

AceShowbiz - An interesting tidbit regarding the next "Batman" movie has been brought up by actor Gary Oldman when he was attending San Diego Comic Con 2009. During the panel for "The Book of Eli" on Friday, July 24, the actor portraying Commissioner Gordon in both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" broke the news that the new film is set to start filming in 2010.

Asked about the plans for the third movie in the Christopher Nolan-directed series, the 51-year-old BAFTA recipient gushed as quoted by Reuters, "We start filming the next 'Batman' next year, which means it won't come out for another two years." After uttering the statement, he then quickly added, "But you didn't hear it from me!" No other details for "Batman 3" were shared by Oldman.

So far, nothing has been set in stone for the follow-up film to the 2008 blockbuster "The Dark Knight". Director Christopher Nolan is yet to commit to the possible project despite thoughts that he will return to his helming position after finishing his work on "Inception". As for Oldman's shooting date claim, Warner Bros. has declined to comment.

Ever since "The Dark Knight" blew up in the box office, pulled in more than a billion dollar and garnering many awards following its July 18 release in the U.S., talks of a follow-up movie have been circulating around. Speculations were hot on who will play the possible villains on "Batman 3", naming several A-listers from Johnny Depp to Angelina Jolie.

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