A new Batman movie, to be titled Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, is in the works, and it will be based on the original comic book series of the same name, according to Entertainment Weekly.
According to EW, the studio is eyeing a January 2019 release date for the film, which will reunite director Zack Snyder and producer David Ayer, who previously worked together on the 2014 and 2015 movies.
It’s a big deal for the Batman universe to have two of its most famous villains reunited in a movie, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to see Batman in another movie anytime soon.
This isn’t the first time that Snyder has hinted that he’d like to do a Batman sequel.
Last year, he said that he’s “looking at the idea of doing a third movie, and I’ll let you know as I think about it,” adding that it would have to be “in a way that we feel is really respectful of the original, and in a way where we don’t feel it would be a total slap in the face.”
The Dark Knight series began in 1974, with a comic book featuring a young Bruce Wayne, who became Batman after the Joker killed his parents and left him orphaned.
That series has become one of the most successful and influential superhero franchises of all time, with more than 40 movies and more than 60 feature films in the series’ history.
The Dark Side of the Force was the first movie to feature Batman, though it was a very different take on the character.
In that film, the Joker played by Heath Ledger was a more traditional villain with a violent past, but Bruce was still a young man with a dark side that he dealt with through his friends.
Batman: The Animated Series, on the other hand, introduced Bruce Wayne to the world as a superhero.
He was introduced to the public in the 1989 TV series as the third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a group of villains that included the Joker, Catwoman, and the Penguin.
In the series, Bruce was the last of the Horsemen to be killed off in a cliffhanger that ultimately led to the death of Robin.
Bruce Wayne would return in Batman: Return of the Joker in 2010, where he became a villain for the first and only time.
The character’s death was one of many that made him a central part of the franchise, but that movie’s cliffhangers proved to be a major turning point for the character, with the series finale tying up most of the loose ends.
The Dark Side also took place in a much larger continuity, with many of the characters who played a significant role in the previous movie dying in subsequent movies.
The series also introduced two different villains: the Joker and his son, Commissioner Gordon, who would later become a central villain in the Dark Knight films.
Batman: Gotham City Sirens is a Batman/Superman crossover event that saw the titular villain play a major role in Batman and Superman: The Last Knight, which opened last summer.