Is Batman 3 winging into production?

Approach with caution: this morning’s rumour lockdown comes courtesy of none other than the next entry in the Batman franchise.

Ever since The Dark Knight took a record-breaking haul at the box office, everybody’s been asking when a third rebooted adventure will be hitting the Gotham streets.

Well, Deadline Hollywood ’s insider Nikki Finke seems to think writer David S Goyer is about to put pen to paper. See, he’s just left TV series FlashForward , and Nikki says it’s all thanks to the bat.

Says she: “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 [ aka Jonathan ].”

Now, Finke doesn’t give any concrete reason (i.e. proof) for thinking that Goyer is currently writing the third flick other than the fact that he left ABC’s sci-fi series.

But Finke has always been a reliable source. Has she heard whispers in the Warner Bros corridors that the script is warming up? Or has she just got her facts wrong? (It happens.)

If anything, we bet Chris Nolan will time an announcement about the new Batman flick to coincide with the release of Inception . That’s what we’d do, anyway...

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.