The world’s rekindled affection for the Caped Crusader began in 2005 with Batman Begins, and 2008’s The Dark Knight only made the franchise stronger. Now, according to Deadline Hollywood, Jonah Nolan and David Goyer have begun penning the script for the Dark Knight’s follow-up.
To call The Dark Knight “successful” would be more than mere understatement. The movie currently holds the title of the fifth highest grossing film of all time (behind blockbuster flicks like Avatar and Titanic) and nabbed two Oscars in 2009. It’s also celebrated for Heath Ledger’s mesmerizing portrayal of the Joker. (Ledger, who died before the film was released, received a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Academy Award).
Nolan, who is Batman Begins/Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s brother, will be joining a seasoned superhero expert, as Goyer has already helped write both earlier films.