It seems that Christopher Nolan might make a little detour before heading back to Gotham City. According to Variety, Warner Bros. is locking up a big deal with The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan for a film entitled Inception.

It seems that Nolan wrote the film and will direct, likely making this his next film. It seems they're putting this on the fast track with the studio eyeing production to start by this summer for a summer 2010 release.

We're not quite sure where this leaves plans for a The Dark Knight follow-up for Nolan, but keep an eye out for more news on this as we'll update this story as soon as more information comes in.