With Christopher Nolan wrapping up “The Dark Knight” trilogy, don't think that mean the franchise will die! Warner Bros. plans to keep the DC Universe hero alive by releasing a follow-up to the chart hit “Batman Arkham City.

October 2011 saw the release of “Batman Arkham City”, which basked in the glory of its predecessor “Batman: Arkham Asylum”. It was already thought that a prequel would be created, however, it had only been speculated. Thankfully, to turn fiction into what already seemed fact, Chief Financial Officer (and Chief Administrative Officer) ,John K. Martin, let slip during the 2012 Q4 Earnings conference call, that a third “Batman: Arkham” game is on the way.

“We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013,” he said.

Nobody really knows what the game will be based upon. Reports back in July suggest that the new game is being developed as a prequel that revolves around Batman’s first encounter with the Joker. Everybody knows that the Joker is a major character in the previous Arkham games, so it will be interesting to see if this new title explains why they became archenemies. Just a few weeks ago, 15 domain names were uncovered that Warner had registered for a new Arkham game, Here are the ones most likely to be the new Batman game— “Batman Arkham Begins,” “Batman Arkham Origins” and “Batman Arkham Stories”

Finally: “Based on the Silver Age of DC’s comic books from the 1950s when the Caped Crusader teamed with other heroes like Superman and founded the Justice League of America.” This to me, perhaps indicates a Justice League prequel too.

Even after all that, there’s still factor that we have not covered. Current generation? Next generation? Nobody knows. Only time will tell.