Alan Horn Clears Up Dark Knight Sequel Rumors

With all the rumors swirling around the internet about possible casting for Warner Bros.’ sequel to the record-breaking box office blockbuster The Dark Knight–absolutely none of them true as yet–Collider had a chance to talk briefly with Alan Horn, the President of Warner Bros., and probably the one man who would know more than anyone else about anything going on with this highly-anticipated project.

He got straight to the point when asked about progress on the sequel: “We’ve been talking to Chris Nolan and what we have to do is get him in the right place and have him tell us what he thinks the notion might be for a great story, but Chris did a great job and we’d love to have him come back and do another one.”

As far as the timing of the project, he went onto say: “The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris. We have a wonderful relationship with him and we are going to be respectful of his timing and we want to get it right. Also, I think the fans expect that – they want us to make a terrific movie – we have to give them another great movie.”

In the interview, Horn also expressed interest in bringing back Superman and confirmed that they’re very close to rolling on a movie starring DC’s other power player, Green Lantern. (In fact, earlier this week Dark Horizons reported that Australia was vying for the latter project, but nothing has been confirmed as far as a start date.)

You can read the original interview here.