I imagine we have about three more years before we see the next Batman movie, but it is something that is going to happen with or without Christopher Nolan. Christian Bale recently began talking about it I am sure that once the press is set loose on Terminator Salvation everyone will be asking about Batman 3. Totalfilm caught up with Bale recently and here is what he had to say regarding the next Batman movie.
"Will we do a third movie? It's got to be the right story. You can't make something like The Dark Knight and then come out with something disappointing."
"I would like it if people say, 'You'll never make a good third movie.' I say, 'OK, let's make a third movie in that case, let's prove them wrong. But that's just me. The fact is, I have to! I've signed up! Chris doesn't. So I'm in a bit of a fix if he says he doesn't want to!"
I really do hope Nolan comes back for the third Batman film, because if he doesn't not only is Bale in a bit of fix but so are the fans. The majority of the fans want Nolan to come back for a third, if he bails on it I think the fans are going to be very upset. I don't think he will though. Warner Bros. is taking good care of him letting him make his new sci-fi film 'Inception' which I am really looking forward too, and giving him the the time he needs to make a third Batman film that will be just as good or better than the last one. The guy has got a very creative imagination, I'm pretty sure he'll come up with a great story.