Dark Knight screenwriter David Goyer recently spoke to MTV about all the rumors of casting, story, and the involvement of Christopher Nolan circling the next Batman movie. Basically (literally) he says it's all bullshit:
Whether it’s that Chris Nolan has signed on, and will start pre-production early next year, or that Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman will play the villains, or that Cher (Cher!) is lining up to wear Catwoman’s claws, there’s one thing that each and every supposed scoop has in common, “Batman Begins” and “Dark Knight” storyman David Goyer told MTV News:
“It’s all B.S.,” he said. “ALL of it.”
That means, no, Nolan has not signed on (yet). No, there is no casting, let alone TALK, of villains, and, no, nobody is certain to return.
“Chris and I haven’t even talked about it. He quite understandably is taking a long, long vacation and wants to purge himself,” Goyer said.
His choice of words is interesting: "long, long"... " "purge"...
Sounds to me like someone is hinting that they're adapting the Batman comic The Long Halloween into a film with America's Funniest Home Videos' and Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron (berge sounds sort of like purge) as the Riddler. For some reason no other blogs seem to have caught that, but I'm picking up what you're laying down, David Goyer.