David Goyer & Jonathan Nolan Working on Batman 3 Script?
It's another one of "these" stories. Yes, the sequel to The Dark Knight is coming, it's just taking some time. And yes, they're probably working on a script right now, even though Chris Nolan is still finishing Inception. Just this past weekend, David S. Goyer announced that he was leaving the ABC show FlashForward to work on "feature projects." Although he directed The Unborn and was FlashForward's showrunner, Goyer also put together the story for The Dark Knight and co-wrote Batman Begins, too. However, it shouldn't be an immediate assumption that the "feature project" he's working on instead is indeed Batman 3. Read on!
Here's where things get a little bit skeptical. ComingSoon points out this quote from Nikki Finke's article on Deadline Hollywood about Goyer leaving FlashForward. But I don't think this is any confirmation at all.
Of course, Goyer's feature career is really heating up, since he co-wrote Batman Begins, and penned the story for The Dark Knight, and is now writing the third Batman installment with Chris Nolan's brother Jonah. ("As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions," Goyer said in a statement. "I'm proud of the show and excited about the relaunch. It's in great hands.")
It's not that I don't trust Nikki Finke, I do, but I think it's just "assumed" that Goyer and Jonah are working on the script. Finke may have heard that Warner Brothers is paying them to work on it, which would make sense, but I feel like we hear that every other month. Like I said, yes it's coming, but Chris Nolan wants to finish Inception first. Let him take his time, don't rush him, and we'll get a better move in the end. If this is indeed the case, and Jonah (or Jonathan as he's also known) is working on the script right now with Goyer, it may be a sign that DC Entertainment is trying to step things up. Along with the great news we've heard about Green Lantern, too. Hopefully we'll hear an official announcement soon? I doubt it, at least not soon.