Batman 3 with Ledger and Catwoman
While I'm cutting back on some of the rumours on the site I really couldn't resist this one, and it comes from a site that is quite reliable when it comes to rumours. For the third Batman film not only is the word that Heath Ledger will return as Joker, but that he's going to be joined by Catwoman as well as Two-Face.
Now while I find this rumour closer to believability than some of the others flying around the Internutty at the moment - Wreck? Really? Come on what title are we going to be sold next week?) - I struggle with the idea that Christopher Nolan would make the same mistake that has been made in the previous Batman franchise and throw too many villains in one film. He certainly has avoided it this time by all accounts.
Actually he seems to be following the same model as the first, main villain, with a new one introduced at the end, now that works. So if this is Joker's film with Two-Face introduced at the end, I think it might be possible to expect Two-Face as the next villain and introducing Catwoman at the end, now that would work.
What would also be interesting is that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale could do their three films and leave, giving the next Director and star the hot potato of Catwoman as the villain. Slightly nasty, but also one hell of a challenge.
The rumour comes from a long term, trusted scooper of Cinema Blend's. I really couldn't see a third film having Joker, Two-Face and Catwoman in it can you? Not unless they concentrate on just one again.
Plus look how wrong the three villain rumours were for the second Batman film, and that was much closer to filming when they came out. I think this is probably from ideas discussions for a third film and everything is being thrown onto the table. What finally gets picked up will be anyone's guess. Perhaps yours.