Some fresh Batman 3 rumours have hit the net today, with a scooper - apparently from Warner Brothers - giving Comic Book Movies the lowdown on the plot for Christopher Nolan's sequel.
First up, we have to reiterate that - as with so much Dark Knight sequel gossip we've heard in the last couple of years - this is unverified by the studio and thus should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The source claims that, with screenwriting beginning this month, the plot is already in place. We heard last week that David Goyer and Jonah Nolan might have already actually finished a first draft.
Furthermore, they claim that the villain of the piece is The Riddler and that Arkham Asylum will feature heavily in the story. Apparently several other classic Bat-villains will cameo - including The Penguin and Mr. Freeze (although only in his Dr. Fries incarnation.)
According to the source, Barbara Gordon's role will be beefed up and Dick Grayson may also make an appearance, though probably not as Robin.
Finally and potentially most excitingly; Commissioner Gordon could name-check the Superman universe in the film, with Metropolis and Lex Luthor getting a mention. You'll remember that only last week TDK director Christopher Nolan was hired by WB to "godfather" new Superman films.
So there you go; some pretty juicy Bat-gossip there, but we stress again that it should be treated as mere conjecture at this stage. Nonetheless, do you guys reckon any of the above ideas should make it into the finished script for Batman 3?