We all know that The Dark Knight has set a new bar for superhero films, both commercially and artistically, so it only makes sense that everyone on the planet is trying to figure out what is going to happen with the (probably inevitable) sequel. Well, David Goyer recently spoke to MTV to address these rumors. And what did he have to say about the rumor that Johnny Depp, or David Tennant, will play the Riddler? Or that Philip Seymour Hoffman will be the Penguin?
"It's all B.S.," he said. "ALL of it."
Goyer continued, saying "Chris and I haven't even talked about it. He quite understandably is taking a long, long vacation and wants to purge himself." Now while Goyer and Nolan haven't officially bandied ideas about yet, they have loosely discussed themes and ideas. "We have mused here and there [but] I mean Chris is pretty much a one movie at a time kind of guy," Goyer said. "I wish I could tell you more. There really isn't anything to tell."
So, this means that, for the present, there is nothing to announce about a third Batman film from Nolan and company. No villains are set. No casting has been set. Nolan hasn't even officially signed on for the third movie yet. Will there be a third movie? Almost certainly, but as of now, nothing has been set in stone.
"If and when [Chris is] ready to talk - we'll talk," Goyer promises.