Please Register or Log in to view imagesDirector Christopher Nolan has said that the Joker will not be returning in Batman 3 or any other subsequent bat-films as long as he's helming the franchise. From the latest issue of Empire Magazine: "'No,' says Nolan emphatically and unhesitatingly. He resists elaborating simply because, quite understandably, he says, 'I just don't feel comfortable talking about it.'" Please Register or Log in to view images It's good to see this notion finally confirmed. Recasting one of the most iconic roles of the millennial decade in such a brief amount of time would have been a terrible decision. However, that means speculation abounds on who will be the next villain for Batman 3. But rest easy in knowing that we won't be seeing another Clown Prince of Crime anytime soon.