They (Gary Oldman and the fine folks at Warner Bros.) just announced at Comic Con that Batman 3 will begin shooting in 2010. We don’t know who will be behind the lens (Nolan’s looking pretty booked), who the villain will be, what the title will be, or if it’ll be the further evolution of a smarter look at Batman or if dollar signs rule the day.
I really like the first two films. I have many gripes about them but I really like them and have no problems seeing many more of them (especially if Jackie Earle Haley gives Bale voice lessons) but I have grown very weary of the whole “announce the next film” thing without letting people know that the intentions are pure. Hold the announcement until you have some SUBSTANCE to share. A title. Word that your director is either Nolan or someone else audiences can trust. Showcase that you’ve learned from past mistakes.
Also, the third film in a franchise is a really pivotal thing. Especially when the second film is the second highest grossing film in the history of skin.
Anyhow, there’s your news. More Batman on the way. I really hope they don’t make it villain-centric.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey