This news come from Michael Caine, who of course plays Alfred in the Batman movies. He has given false information before, but with this update on the next installment in Christopher Nolan’s franchise I think we can trust him, as it also comes from producer Emma Thomas.

Emma [Thomas], the producer, said we’d get the script in January. Christopher said: ‘Script in January, shoot in May, finish in November.'” Now those casting rumors are really going to kick of, so the next few months are going to be very interesting to see how the casting develops.

In related comic book movie news, Zach Synder’s Superman reboot has been scheduled to begin filming in June of next year to get it out for Christmas of 2012. A casting call has also begun to find someone to fill the red boots and cape, with the role description looking for actors in the 18-32 age range and in true Superman tradition are either unknowns or rising stars. I personally would like to see Brandon Routh given another shot, but again this will be interesting to see how casting develops.