After Gary Oldman’s quote last week, many people have been eager to learn more about the rumored The Dark Knight follow-up, aka Batman 3. MTV News wasted no opportunities and decided to ask Batman Begins co-writer David S. Goyer to reveal what he could. Quick to throw water on the fire that Gary Oldman ignited at the San Diego Comic-Con, Goyer responded by saying:”Right now, Chris is involved in filming Inception, and when he finishes that, he will turn his studious gaze back to the Bat universe and we’ll see.”Goyer was a little reluctant to answer, and it seems he saw the question coming from a mile away. Was he just giving us a canned answer to cover up a possible slip by Oldman? or was he being forthright?
At the San Diego Comic-Con 2009, Gary Oldman was starring on a panel for one of his upcoming movies when he was asked about Batman 3. He replied saying,
I think the next Batman is next year. We start shooting next year for a release in two years. You didn’t hear that from me.
This is sure a strange way to hear of any semi-official news regarding a third Batman film.UPDATE: (video) Gary Oldman interview that took place outside of The Book of Eli panel room.
Nathan Crowley, Production Designer for most all of Christopher Nolan’s films, will be part of a special ‘Production Designers’ panel speaking at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Production Designers Panel – These craftspeople create the physical look for a movie or TV program, be it Star Wars or a talk show. Without the designer, the actors would be performing in empty space. Here a group of these artists at the top of their game talk about the challenges and pleasures of their craft, and answer audience questions. Panelists include Stuart Blatt (Dollhouse), Scott Chambliss (Star Wars), Nathan Crowley (The Dark Knight), and Alex McDowell (Watchmen). Moderating the panel is John Muto (Terminator 2 3D). Friday July 24th from 4:30-5:30 in Room 30AB.Crowley is reportedly not working on Inception, which will make it the first time since Insomnia that he hasn’t worked on one of Nolan’s films.