Date: 2nd August 2006
Christopher Nolan, who made last year's Batman Begins, is to direct the next film in the series - The Dark Knight.
Christian Bale will again star as Batman with Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger cast as The Joker.
Jeff Robinov, Warner Bros president of production, said: "Chris's unique vision is what made Batman Begins such an outstanding film and we could not imagine anyone else at the helm of The Dark Knight."
"We also can't wait to see two such formidable actors as Christian and Heath face off with each other as Batman and The Joker."
Production is set to begin on The Dark Knight in early 2007.
Source: Press Release