Morgan Freeman: "There's going to be another Batman movie"

Morgan Freeman: <i>"There's going to be another Batman movie"</i>

The actor believes that there will indeed be a third Batman movie but he's less sure about whether he'll be in it...

Whilst speaking to BBC Radio One the Invictus star was confident that we'll see the caped crusader again sooner rather than later, "Well...I always say, now I've been asked this question a number of times, and I don't think that Warner Brothers, the board of directors, the chairman or the president or any of those people are stupid!"

"Which means there's going to be another Batman movie."

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When questioned about whether he'll be back as Lucius Fox he said, "Now that's not carved in stone. We'll only know that when the script is written and the same guy's writing the third script, if there is to be one."
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vanillabear - 2/1/2010, 3:48 PM
I want a new Batman movie now!!!! lol:P
BillyBlack - 2/1/2010, 3:51 PM
Morgan just stating the obvious.

No production company will walk away from a billion dollar franchise when most of the cast is already contractually obligated to a third movie. They will make a 3rd Batman. Nolan's involvement is another story. But he doesn't appear to be stupid to me either.
WheelJack - 2/1/2010, 3:52 PM
Weren't we supposed to hear news about Batman 3 in January? What month is it?
thwhtGuardian - 2/1/2010, 3:56 PM
That was only conjecture that we'd hear it in January.
ecksmanfan - 2/1/2010, 3:56 PM
Thanks Captain Obvious!
WheelJack - 2/1/2010, 3:58 PM
I really don't want to see the riddler in the next of the main things about sequels is that they are supposed to be bigger and better...with the dark knight as violent and ruthless as it was, we need something not necessarily darker but along the lines of the same tone...riddler isnt a crazy murderer villian style as much as he is a thief IMO...they really wouldnt have to think hard about how to bring two face back...he is the kind of twisted murdering psycho that could keep the franchise going in the way the dark knight was....the riddler could be in it, but i dont think it would be as good...i know i might be crazy to say that but with batman begins ending the way it did, we were all excited to see the joker (the one ultimate villian that we didnt need any transition to wanna see the second movie)...with the return of two face we know were gonna get something similiar to what we saw in the dark knight, which was pure "awesomeness"...
BillyBlack - 2/1/2010, 4:12 PM

Why can't The Riddler be a murderous villian? Perhaps the storyline will make him a bit more destructive than you are giving him credit for. I can totally see him in the ilk of Se7en, Zodiac and even the playfully chaotic hijinx of Fight Club. Which is why I think David Fincher would be the perfect choice if Nolan bows out. His riddles could be two fold: 1. Where he plans to kill/destroy 2. Where he plans to rob. Batman would have to crack the riddle correctly, or people die, buildings explode, loot is stolen, etc. etc. All the while, The Riddler could be setting him up to take the fall. Riddler has potential, I think they will find a way to make it work.
punisher23 - 2/1/2010, 4:15 PM
Hope Nolan picks Black Mask as the villain. He is a very realistic character.
InTylerWeTrust - 2/1/2010, 4:15 PM
No! I had no idea!

Betty - 2/1/2010, 4:18 PM
fackin' shit!
WheelJack - 2/1/2010, 4:20 PM

im sure nolan can always find a way, i give all the faith in the world to nolan making things work in his batman universe. i was just comparing his type of character to that of what we had in the dark knight in the joker and two my opinion i personally just dont see him as psychotic and dangerous as the joker and two face.
WheelJack - 2/1/2010, 4:20 PM
we will see though!
LEEE777 - 2/1/2010, 4:24 PM
Lol, we know theres gonna be another BATMAN movie, good ol' MORGAN! ; P
LEEE777 - 2/1/2010, 4:26 PM
ANIL @ DEADSHOT & DEATHROKE, RIDDLER in the back ground pulling the strings or BLACK MASK! ; D
vanillabear - 2/1/2010, 4:31 PM
good man leee we want black mask:D
InTylerWeTrust - 2/1/2010, 4:32 PM
Black Mask, Deadshot, and Riddler.
Betty - 2/1/2010, 4:39 PM
Completely off topic but everyone should be watching this show. And there are seven seasons worth!
LEEE777 - 2/1/2010, 4:45 PM
Vanillabear @ ; )

TY @ Cool!

Anil, this is BATMAN lol!

BETTY i do every week! ; P

Heh heh!
punisher23 - 2/1/2010, 4:56 PM
Having Black Mask means there can be a rivalry between not only batman and black mask but Bruce Wayne and Ramon Sionis, The plot can include the hatred of the Sionis's towards the Wayne's, and the abuse of Ramon which would eventually turn him into Black Mask, which could make a decent storyline
Betty - 2/1/2010, 5:05 PM
LEEE777-- Oh man, such a great show. I'm surprised it hasn't popped up on cable down here in tha dirty dirty.
LEEE777 - 2/1/2010, 5:13 PM
CaptainProg @ Lol!!

BETTY @ Hell yeah man, love that show!!

Hey ive heard theres gonna be a movie, or has it already been made?!
airbeyonder18 - 2/1/2010, 5:15 PM
Fingers crossed.
Christuffer - 2/1/2010, 5:24 PM
They should have the Penguin in it, but he dies mid-way through the movie, making a huge impact. Then the Riddler goes full throttle on his scheme
ATOMbomb - 2/1/2010, 5:28 PM
We all know there is going to be another Batman film and as fans we all have our own vision of what we want. I would love for Freeman to be back, I think Hugh Laurie would make an incredible Riddler. I think he could be very manipulative. I still say Bain deserves another shot, not the big dumb ass like in that other movie. I don't think TDK was violent at all yeah it had its moments but it would be great if the next one turned it up a notch. With Bain, that could be very possible.
BillyBlack - 2/1/2010, 5:29 PM

That show is fkn funny. A friend of mine got the first few seasons and I watched a few. Hahahhaha Fkn Canadiens man.
CRITIC17 - 2/1/2010, 5:40 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!!! Josh, you should be an editor... 3 articles in a row definitely is something an editor (or a really cool devoted fan) would do. Thumbs up bud!!!

So... does anyone know how my signature can come up for every comment I post??
48and2 - 2/1/2010, 6:14 PM
Still nothing solid, but if Morgan Freeman tells me it's true then I believe it to be true =)

I second everything Billy and Tyler said. BlackMask, Deadshot, and Riddler have the potential for a story with the depth and originality of TDK, or possibly surpassing it.

Really, if Heat was the basic model for TDK, Zodiac would be a killer model (sorry pun intended =P) for this sequel.

And I'll keep saying it until I will it to be true: I'd love to see Lucius and Bruce procure and modify a stealth bomber, build a new batmobile from scratch (which will be carried in the bombay), and rebuild Wayne Manor and the batcave with a runway for the new batwing ;)
Phinehas - 2/1/2010, 6:18 PM
Your talking Deathstroke for Batman?

Then you'll need the versatile...Stephen Lang!

Not James Caveziel or Bruce Willis.
Betty - 2/1/2010, 6:29 PM
LEEE777-- There are a few movies, I think. One of them is called, "Countdown to Liquor Town" or liquor day, which is the first thing I watched by them.

BillyB-- Yeah I love Canadia. I'm thinking aboot moving there to escape my student loans. That and grow some BC Bud.
InTylerWeTrust - 2/1/2010, 7:19 PM
Ron Perlman for Deathstroke (even though he shouldn't be in the movie IMO) :)
48and2 - 2/1/2010, 7:44 PM
Stephen Lang actually has the look of Cable, but I don't know if he could pull off an endearing enough version of him - not much a fan of him myself.

Perlman would probably be the best out of the names mentioned for Deathstroke, imo... but I don't care to see him in this sequel either. I enjoy Willis (taken at face value), but he is incredibly repetative and unoriginal at this point - Surrogates anyone? lol.

Take some of those other names you guys have been tossing around for the Riddler, and cast them as Mask, and Deadshot, then just go for the obvious Depp for the Riddler himself, and half the work is done. I can't believe more of you guys don't see art imitating life with Heath and Depp in Parnassus.

I know I sound like a parrot, but an idealistic parrot at least ;)
flames809 - 2/1/2010, 7:56 PM
KillerOfSaints - 2/1/2010, 8:11 PM
Stephen Lang is CABLE!!!!!!!
JoshWilding - 2/1/2010, 8:27 PM
CRITIC: Lol, thanks bud! :) I do try to do my best for the site, and I really enjoy osting articles on here - MTV even even credited all those SFX articles I wrote out back to CBM which is pretty great! I guess I only have the time because I'm stuck on my Starjammers fan cast, lol!
BillyBlack - 2/1/2010, 8:45 PM
take off Betty :)

Be a hoser. And get that socialized health care that's all the range up there! (Billyism)

BC and hockey, you'll be havin a time!
OverCross - 2/1/2010, 9:42 PM
Phinehas - 2/2/2010, 12:16 AM
Cable is Marvel. Deathstroke is DC.
That would be so Ryan of him to do both! Have you seen all the work Lang has done?
Do you remember him as "Ike Clanton" in Tombstone?
What about the "Party Crasher" in The Hard Way?
"General Stonewall Jackson" in Gods and Generals?
"Charles Winstead" in Public Enemies?
This guy can act and transform into his work. Deathstroke will require such versatility.
Newbe - 2/2/2010, 12:47 AM
going off the whole riddler thing, if the riddler is in the third installment i think that it would develop batman's ability better than any other villain. Throughout each of the films (BB and TDK) Batman has been pushed to the limits in a common feature of his character. The first film his fear, the second film his moral gumption, and i think in the third film it would test his intelligence while all keeping the same test of batman's willpower and perseverance that has been seen in every movie. Going on what Billy says about a Zodiac or seven type of villain it adds more tension and suspense to the movie because it is literally something batman has not seen before. Don't get me wrong the joker pushed batman as far as he could go, but the riddler will take batman to an all new playing field using secrecy and subtlety to his advantage.
Superheromoviefan - 2/2/2010, 4:59 AM
They should bring back Freeman as Fox.
breakUbatman - 2/2/2010, 7:17 AM
"Well...I always say, now I've been asked this question a number of times, and I don't think that Warner Brothers, the board of directors, the chairman or the president or any of those people are stupid!"

Oh yeah the same guys who greenlit athsmatic superbaby...genuises
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