Anne Thompson, who writes for Variety, has posted some juicy news about our favorite DC Comics superheroes to her blog. According to Thompson, director Bryan Singer won't be working on Superman: The Man of Steel, the sequel to his Superman Returns, Justice League of America is on hold due to the writer's strike, and Warner Bros. is desperate to get Chris Nolan to agree to do a sequel to The Dark Knight!

Thompson writes:

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Speaking of DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise's Nazi film Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street). The next Superman we will see on the big screen will not be Brandon Routh, but a younger Superman among a cast of youthful superheroes in Justice League of America. That movie will likely not be shot, however, until after the WGA strike is resolved. Warners is so happy with The Dark Knight that their fondest hope is that Nolan will return to do another Batman.

In addition to this news, Thompson also spoke with The Dark Knight director Chris Nolan, who told her that it was his idea to shoot sections of the film in IMAX.

The Dark Knight opens on July 18, 2008, and stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gylenhall.