Next Batman Movie Rumored for 2011

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We still haven't gotten over the possibility of Cher as Catwoman in The Dark Knight follow-up.

But regardless of who portrays the next Batman villain, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

"The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters."

Due to the success of the grim and gritty Dark Knight, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov added that the studio's upcoming DC movie slate is "going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it."

Here's a look at how recent comic book films have fared for the studio:

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The Dark Knight Quotes

See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like gunpowder...and dynamite...and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They're cheap!

The Joker

I had a vision, of a world without Batman. The mob ground out a little profit and the police tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Mr.Reese spoiling everything, but why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Coleman Reese isn't dead in sixty minutes then I blow up a hospital.

The Joker