According to icLiverpool, The Dark Knight location manager Robin Higgs was in the city of Liverpool recently looking at locations for the Batman Begins sequel.

Batman Begins featured British star Christian Bale as Batman - and his alter ego Bruce Wayne - and explored how the superhero came to first have and use his powers. It was filmed in Iceland, Chicago and London and at Britain's famous Shepperton Studios.

A spokesman for Liverpool Film Office said : "Robin Higgs was in Liverpool scoping out the city, mainly along the waterfront ... He's looking to bring the director Christopher Nolan up at the end of the month. However, they are also looking at Yorkshire, Glasgow and parts of London as well.

Higgs added: "Filming will start in 2007 and the film is due out during Capital of Culture year."