Usually, when reporting on a story such as this, I hit the article with the “Rumor Du Jour” caveat. But for this story – not a word of which I believe, FYI – I just have to call bullshit on it. I leave it to you to decide for yourselves whether or not to buy what the source article is selling.
Comic Book Movie (who did go with the rumor in the headline, as well as a disclaimer at the bottom of the article) claims that they have a source that states Warner Bros. will be looking to get back into the Batman TV series biz once The Dark Knight Rises finishes its theatrical run. Moreover, the Joker will be the main villain and that the person in contention for the black cape and fancy bat gizmos is Karl Urban. Warner Bros. apparently feels this is the best way to reintroduce the Joker so as to avoid trashing Heath Ledger’s legacy. They name without naming the WB exec who would be overseeing the project: someone who has worked on Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist, ER, The West Wing, Without A Trace and Friends.
If even any part of this is true, I’ll revisit this article or follow it up as needed. But for right now, I’ll stick with the bull hooey take.