Empire talked to Christopher Nolan about his upcoming movie Inception, and managed to slip in a few Batman 3 questions too. Nolan states that he hasn’t officially signed on to do the next Batman movie, but is working on a story for it. Here’s what he had to say:
My brother is working on the screenplay. We came up with a story that we are very excited about. We particularly like where we are taking the characters and what the ending is… There are things for me to be very excited about in addressing the characters again. But ultimately it always comes down to the script, and can we make a great film from this? That’s something I will firmly be turning my attention to figuring out fairly soon. It will be the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.
Empire also asked whether the villain could be a returning (and recast) Joker. Nolan’s answer? “No, I just don’t feel comfortable about it.”