Aside from the occasional rumor (Megan Fox as Catwoman?!), updates on the “Batman 3” front have been quiet as of late. That makes sense, as writer/director Christopher Nolan is still shooting his post-“Dark Knight” thriller “Inception,” which isn’t due in theaters until summer 2010.
Yet, as Nolan keeps himself more than a bit busy on that mammoth production, one of his “Dark Knight” stars is certain the “Batman” series is not far from his creative thoughts.
“I know—I just know—that Chris is working on number three,” Morgan Freeman told MTV News. “He couldn’t possibly not be.”
Freeman’s spent two films working alongside Nolan in the role of Bruce Wayne’s confidante, Lucius Fox, so clearly the Oscar-winning actor knows a thing or two about the filmmaker’s creative process. But Freeman made clear that’s he not operating with any sort of inside knowledge—just a gut feeling from one artist to another.
“I’m not waiting by the phone,” he said. “I don’t know anything at all about it. ’Batman’ is completely out of my mind.”
Not completely, so it seems. In addition to his certainty that Nolan is “working” on ’Batman 3,’ Freeman spoke confidently that both his character and Alfred, played by Michael Caine, would return for the film—even if he didn’t know any specific plot details.
“What I don’t know is how that story is going to play out—where it’s going to be and who’s going to be in it,” he said. “There’s a good chance he would incorporate Lucius Fox and Alfred.”
And who might Nolan and his team choose as the villain? Freeman put in a vote for a certain feline-fixated baddie.
“I want to see Catwoman,” he said. “I have [a casting] idea, but it’s just an idea and I’m going to keep it to myself.”
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