The Dark Knight Sequel Waiting on Nolan's Commitment
Although this isn't a big update, the Hollywood Reporter has a great article titled Anatomy of a Hit: 'The Dark Knight' that's worth reading if you're interested in some in-depth interpretation on The Dark Knight and its success. However, at the end of the article, they mention briefly some details on whether or not a sequel is in the works. The short of it: they're waiting to hear from Christopher Nolan, because it's entirely up to him. Everyone knows that WB will probably make a sequel no matter whether he returns or not. Or rather, they'll pay him enough and give him what he needs to get it made. And if he does come back, it will be one hell of a sequel that I know we all hope will top The Dark Knight.
Producer Chuck Roven explains that "there are a lot of us who emotionally would love to do it. But it's really Chris' call. Chris is the kind of filmmaker who just doesn't think about the next movie before he has completely finished the movie he is working on." Nolan is currently on vacation and Warner Brothers is just waiting for "Nolan to come to them with a story and a plan." And Roven's response: "When he comes back, we will see how he feels." This isn't really big news, but it's simply an update to hold over fans and those of us who are anxious to hear that a third Batman movie is in the works. The biggest question: will Nolan be able to top The Dark Knight? He's got a monumental task in front of him but I'm certain he'll be able to pull it off. It's just a matter of waiting until he returns.