This is a compilation of all that we know about DC's plan for the next film featuring The World's Greatest Detective - The Dark Knight.
And a brief BATMAN CBM history.
#citizen9602: Possible Spoilers Ahead!
Untitled Dark Knight Sequel
Release Date: To Be Determined
recent NEWS and some RUMORS
Chris Nolan:"We just tried to make a movie that stands as a movie. The fact that it happens to be based on a long history of this comic book character I think is irrelevant — I think it's on us to make a great movie and not rely on the fact that it's a comic book movie or excuse certain things because it's a comic book movie. We didn't want to do either; we just wanted to make as great of a movie that we possibly could.”
#c: Well I definitely agree a great CBM must first and foremost be a great movie. Well said Mr. Nolan... well said.
Reports are in that writers of the previous Batman films (Batman Begins and Dark Knight) are back in writing the next Bat sequel.
#c: Definitely great news David Goyer and Jonah Nolan has my complete faith on this project.
Morgan Freeman, who played Lucius Fox, is confident that there will be another Batman movie but unsure of his involvement.
#c: The cast of Batman Begins, Freeman, Caine and Oldman, were the ones who really gave class to superhero movies, now we are seeing top talents for our CBMs because of this guys. So I say kudos to them, and not seeing Freeman on the next movie will be a big loss, so I think WB will keep him.
Teaser posters? click image to view gallery
DIRECTOR and some of the MAJOR CASTS
c: He brought us already Batman Begins and Dark Knight, so I am confident (then again Raimi had Spider-man 1 and 2, and then he had... drumroll please... Spider-man 3), but I think Nolan has a better sense than let's say Schumacher!
Batman: Most likely Christian Bale
#c: Aside from that awful and over the top batvoice, Bale has done a good job.
#c: I think most of the "not dead" cast will return but we will wait for official announcements.
BATMAN LIVE CBM HISTORY 101
For they who are not one of us :)
Brief Comic History:
Batman was originally referred to as "the Bat-Man" and at times sometimes referred "the Batman", he is a fictional character, a comic book superhero that was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger(not officially credited), appearing in publications by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.
The Batman character relies on "his own scientific knowledge, detective skills, and athletic prowess."In the stories Batman is regarded as one of the world's greatest detectives. Batman is described as "the most dangerous man on Earth," . He is also a master of disguise, often gathering information under the identity of Matches Malone, a notorious gangster.
Live CBM History:
Batman's first foray to live media was in 1943 with a 15-chapter serial starring Lewis Wilson as Batman and Douglas Croft as Robin.
Batman and Robin, 15-chapter serial starring Robert Lowery as Batman and Johnny Duncan as Robin.
Batman, feature film starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Cesar Romero as The Joker, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, and Lee Meriweather as Catwoman.
(1989 & 1992)
Michael Keaton then Played Batman in two films in Batman and Batman Returns.
Val Kilmer then took the role in Batman Forever
George Clooney then replaced Kilmer in Batman and Robin
(2005 & 2008)
After almost a decade of absence in live media Batman was then rebooted with Christian Bale wearing the cowl in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
View Gallery: Different Faces of Batman
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