If he isn't having fun with our heads (which he may very well have been doing), I believe he's been approached to reprise his role. Yes, Two-Face is dead. And yes, Christopher Nolan isn't the type of person to go back and change that for a sequel.
But has anyone seen all of Christopher Nolan's films? Apart from TDK, they are all non-linear tales. Following, Memento, The Prestige, and even Batman Begins are told out of order or chock full of flashbacks.
Another thing to support this theory is when asked who the "5 dead" were Gordon mentions at the end of TDK, Nolan says that's a story for another time.
At the end of the Dark Knight, Batman is on the run, and taking the blame for the 5 people Harvey killed. So, he has to prove to the city (or the cops, at least) that he is a force for good and didn't kill anyone. That has to be resolved, and if Harvey shows up at all, I think it should only be in flashbacks to what really happened.
Bruce really did seem to be placing any hope of a normal life/relationship on Rachel. Now that she's dead, he has to deal with that. Does he go down a darker path, realizing there is no good way out? What does he think of the prospect that there is no end in sight? Is being Batman for the rest of his life a good thing, or a curse?
I think this could be a good way to get Catwoman in. Bruce/Batman is intrigued by Selina/Catwoman, and he probably feels a bit lonely as his one true love/one of the few people he trusts with his secret Rachel is gone now. However, when Bruce finds out that Selina is Catwoman, he realizes it can't work. Catwoman, I think is the most logical villain, and also the most popular one that hasn't been done yet by Nolan. (but please, do not cast Angelina Jolie. She's too obvious.)
As for other possibilities and villains, Deadshot could be good (though he might make people think of Wanted). Possibly Hush, but the whole point of Hush was that you thought it could be one of the other villains in disguise, so I'm not sure how you'd do that at this point in time. Same with the Holiday Killer, maybe. I think they could pull off bringing back Ra's Al Ghul if they really wanted, but I doubt it. The Ventriloquist would be interesting, but I've always wondered why his henchmen take the puppet seriously. I never really liked the Riddler. I love Harley, but she needs the Joker. Based on Ra's comments in Batman Begins, I don't think Talia Al Ghul is a serious possibility.
The Mad Hatter would be really creepy in the Nolan-verse. I'd suggest the storyline where he kidnaps a bunch of runaway kids, including Barbara Gordon, and makes them have a tea party with Babs as Alice. (Of course, I'm a huge Batgirl fan, so I just want her to show up. Forget Robin.)
I'd love that as a great hearkening back to Loeb/Sale's work. Both the Catwoman angle and the Had Hatter stuff, which were in Dark Victory and the second Halloween Special respectively. They already had much of their story for TDK hinged on The Long Halloween so I think it would be appropriate to pursue those lines further.
I'd like to see either the Riddler in it, a real smart riddler who is every bit a challenge for Batman's mind. Or even a Mad Hatter one, a real obsessed guy with the Wonderland stories, though I think Riddler would be used before him.
I just hope they can come up with a story as good as the last film, if not, don't do it just for the sake of doing it. Topping Dark Knight is going to be tough.
Uslan will be onboard as executive producer for the "Dark Knight" sequel, which he estimates will be in theaters by 2011. As for the identity of the next round of Batman's supervillains and love interests, Uslan remains tight-lipped. "It's one of those deals where if I told you, I'd have to kill you," he says with a chuckle.
It was recently announced that "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan will next be helming a sci-fi film called "Inception" for Warner Bros. If you're worried that this will somehow impact a third Batman movie, don't be.
Batman-on-Film has found out from three separate sources that Nolan's recent deal with Warners for the film "Inception" includes an agreement between the studio and himself to helm his second sequel to "Batman Begins."
This means that Warner Bros is more than happy to fund Nolan's "Inception" as long as he directs a third Batman film.
In addition, IGN has just found out that Nolan is the only screenwriter currently attached to Batman 3. Studios and guild members are required to submit work lists to the guilds of the projects that they are on. Warner Bros submitted a listing that shows Nolan as the sole writer. Apparently, neither Jonathan Nolan or David Goyer are officially involved yet.
Australian paper The Herald Sun is reporting the craziest Batman rumor and we already heard that Eddie Murphy is in talks to star as The Riddler. Yes, it's crazier than that.
According to the paper, Australian actor Sam Worthington, who will next appear in "Terminator Salvation" and then James Cameron's "Avatar," could possibly end up replacing Christian Bale in "The Dark Knight" sequel. The Herald Sun is not saying why Bale would be replaced, but they assume that it has something to do with his recent outburst on the set of "Terminator Salvation."
Nolan and Bale are the two big driving forces behind this new Batman franchise, making sure that their vision is not destroyed by a "Justice League of America" movie or with the addition of other superheroes like Superman. But apparently Nolan has no problem replacing the lead actor.
I wonder if he had hair plugs while doing the series...
Keaton achieved much higher than I thought he could deliver, and Burton made some pretty good movies (or at least one), but when a cartoon achieves more than the film series, you really do need to rethink things.
which they did, of course! After being ho-him about the Dark Knight, rewatching again last week really changed my appreciation of the flick. well, that and I didnt have to pay to watch it.
“I would love to play a supervillain. I think that would be a whole lot of fun,” Cage told MTV News, welcoming an invite to take on the Batman. “Yeah. If they call and invite me, I’d do it. Certainly.”
"Will we do a third movie? It's got to be the right story. You can't make something like 'The Dark Knight' and then come out with something disappointing.
"I would like it if people say, 'You'll never make a good third movie.' I say, 'OK, let's make a third movie in that case, let's prove them wrong. But that's just me. The fact is, I have to! I've signed up! Chris doesn't. So I'm in a bit of a fix if he says he doesn't want to!"