Batman Begins 2 Update

Shooting on the sequel is expected to begin within 12 months, according to Christian Bale. Plus, more Joker casting talk.
Batman Begins star Christian Bale says he expects to don the cape and cowl on camera in 2007.

"They've been speaking about (a sequel) from the first time they opened their mouths," Bale recently told reporters, according to Batman-on-Film.

Bale added that as long as Chris Nolan is directing, he's excited about the project and he expects to have the same cast back as well -- Michael Caine (Alfred), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) and Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon). There was no mention of Katie Holmes.

More of the interview can be read here.

Preproduction is expected to begin this year.

Meanwhile, Batman-on-Film also provided these plot rumors from a studio source: "Who ever told you that the sequel [storyline] is 'fluid,' is correct. As far as the inclusion of Talia [in the next film], I've been told that the Ra's storyline is finished for now. Read between the lines here, ok. As far as [Johnny] Depp playing The Joker, I'd say it is unlikely, but you never know. There is no doubt in my mind that his name has been brought up [for the role]. From what I've heard, the role is going to go to an actor that isn't such a big name, such as [Paul] Bettany, [Adrien] Brody, or maybe even this [Lachy] Hulme character (Your opinion that a 'Name' is not needed is spot-on). Trust me, this is one of the most sought-after roles in town right now!"

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