Do Arkham Asylum Web Domains Hint at New Batman Movie?

Warner Bros. has registered domain names such as ArkhamUniverse.com, which may be for a new movie or video game.

Batman website domain names may hint at a new movie
Batman website domain names may hint at a new movie
This summer's blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises wrapped up director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, with many fans wondering what the future holds for any further version of this superhero franchise. Today, we have word that Warner Bros. has quietly acquired several website domain names, which may offer hints about a new Batman movie, or possibly another video game. Take a look at the domain names below, none of which have been activated yet.

  • www.arkhamuniverse.com (Arkham Universe)
  • batmanarkahmuniverse.com (Batman Arkham Universe)
  • batmanarkhamarises.com (Batman Arkham Arises)
  • batmanarkhambegins.com (Batman Arkham Begins)
  • batmanarkhamdarkknight.com (Batman Arkham Dark Knight)
  • batmanarkhamknight.com (Batman Arkham Knight)
  • batmanarkhamlegend.com (Batman Arkham Legend)
  • batmanarkhamlegends.com (Batman Arkham Legends)
  • batmanarkhamnight.com (Batman Arkham Night)
  • batmanarkhamorigins.com (Batman Arkham Origins)
  • batmanarkhamstories.com (Batman Arkham Stories)
  • darkknightarkham.com (Dark Knight Arkham)
  • dcarkhamuniverse.com (DC Arkham Universe)
  • dcarkhamverse.com (DC Arkhamverse)
  • thearkhamuniverse.com (The Arkham Universe)

The domain names were all registered on January 10, 2013 by a third party company named Mark Monitor. Warner Bros. has not confirmed any plans for a new Batman movie at this time.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.



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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey BTW , I'm really into Deathstroke now and I hope his portrayal on Arrow has him talking soon

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Corey W.

    @bawnian-dexeus That would be cool for CW, but I don't think they can handle two DC programs at the same time. They tried twice while Smallville was on with Aquaman and a Graysons Tv series. Now that Arrow's on, I'm sure we won't see a new DC series till it wraps up. I hope they continue making more though. It's always nice having a superhero series on the air.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. SherlockHolmes2009

    @incmob Jason Todds Red Hood or Jokers Red Hood, either one would be awesome

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  4. incmob

    @narrator great ideas! never even thought of a bruce/bats feature that would give the game great versatility, but no game has yet to explore that really except the brief levels of the batman begins game. to step it up a notch, i would love to see a few features for the fans, and give the opportunity to design and share your own batcave as well, possibly even your own batmobile... not to constantly beat that into the ground, but batmans vehicles are very much an essential part of the lore, plus with the span of gotham, if they could make it as big a map as say skyrim or GTA, batman would need an easier way to be able to get around instead of just zip lining. i would not mind seeing some sort of reputation meter as well, which would be intrical for intimidation and whether civilians turn you in to either the GCPD or the villains.

    @SherlockHolmes2009 if you are implying the jokers red hood, i would option for the jason todd version. i agree... although the joker is to batman as peanut butter is to jelly, i think it is better to leave him dead, bringing back dead characters is a cliche, and there are plenty in batmans rogue gallery that could be just as menacing as the joker.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  5. the Narrator

    Indeed, @incmob. The interactive, sandbox "Gotham" you described would be marvelous to behold, and would help take our minds off the fact that the Joker is dead. On top of that, if the developers took it a bit further, and made the sandbox "Skyrim" like, with random drops of enemies, real-time playing, and the ability to change between Bruce and Batman during the day/night, I'd say we'd have a sure-winner on our hands so long as the primary story holds up.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. SherlockHolmes2009

    @incmob I would love to see Red Hood in a prequel but I really feel that a sequel is more the way to go as aposed to going with a prequel. I feel that they shouldnt use The Joker as the main villian everytime in a Batman video game. Although the Joker is the best, all the other villians are great in their own right. The way they left off TwoFace in Arkham City was the best way to lead him up to one of the 2 main villians with Scarecrow for a sequel. Like I said if their trying to do some prequel thats the way to go with a sequel/prequel but the best way to go is just a sequel, a grand theft auto style Gotham City where you can do anything and everything like you said with everything from interactive with citizens to the Batcave, Black Gate, and seeing what happened to villians like Ventriliquest, Black Mask, and the others

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  7. incmob

    @narrator exactly my thoughts. not only the whole experience of gotham but as batman as well. almost like a grand theft auto feel, where you have access to the batcave, the batmobile, but also the opportunity to save citizens much like saving guards in the first two games. i like the idea of "the wall breaking down", which could be part of the story where the inmates have escaped arkham, and would make for a triumphant ending for the arkham series. i think with rounding up the criminals, including the use of vehicles and the batcave, the exploration of gotham as well as possibly black gate and again arkham, and having an interactive experience with citizens of gotham, it would be enough to satisfy any fan of the series.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  8. incmob

    @SherlockHolmes2009 that could definately work, and from rumors dating back to july of last year, they might be going with a prequel in the silver age. personally, although i love the joker and the way he was portrayed in the games would like to see the red hood as a possible contender for the main villain. however if they are going prequel, then the joker will probably star once again.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  9. incmob

    @remy72883 agreed. i know there was alot of stink of peter weller taking over batman in the dark knight returns, however there is a guy on you tube that does the mark hamil joker to a T. here is a link to one of his videos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmwiWmo9Qds&playnext=1&list=PL8190FB0B5D840612&feature=results_video

    here is one of him doing the hamil voice with nicholsons joker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9JTPd9tb8Y&list=PL8190FB0B5D840612

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  10. SherlockHolmes2009

    @incmob What if it could be a prequel and a sequel; Batman has to deal with what will happen after the events of Arkham City while having flashbacks to his first encounter with the Joker, the player dealing with both events

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    @incmob agreed, that would be awesome

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. LazerDude

    yeah it looks like these names would fit better with the video game then a movie...

    2 years agoby @lazerdudeFlag

  13. Replicant

    It's definitely a game, but I was just thinking last night how awesome it would be if they adapted the Arkham games into a film trilogy, something completely different from the Nolan films. Anyone?

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  14. Remy72883

    @therealGoku yes i know mark hamil retired as the joker i understand that however he cant be the only one to dawn the voice just saying i think that opening would be great however i also know like most it will be a prequel hence possibly another appearence of the joker or hinted of his where abouts

    2 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @writer220 That'd be great for CW

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Summit10

    Asylum, City, Universe :D

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag

  17. renodc

    Arkham Universe would definitely fit into the video game progression.

    2 years agoby @renodcFlag

  18. masterofthemoon

    I think this is another video game in the Arkham Asylum series.

    2 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  19. TheDude1

    This seems more like names they are considering for another video game. In which case I'm all in since the games are beyond great.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  20. Writer220

    I am a fan of Batman more than anything else, but I can see this as a third game. Film no - personally I would love to see a TV series featuring the cops of Gotham City. GPD, and how they interact with criminals and Batman's rogue library of villains.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  21. kingbrady

    Movieweb puts out all kinds of articles and i swear its like 75% truthful or has validity

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  22. phatalphd

    why would this be a hint at new movies and NOT a new video game? lol
    Could easily be the next batman game in the series, which all had Arkham in the name. That sounds more likely

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  23. the Narrator

    Mmmm, @incmob. I like the idea of going beyond the wall, but it would seem a bit repetitive. Perhaps they'll tear down the walls of Arkham City in the story, and Gotham will go back to just being Gotham - full of good and bad people, prowling around day and night. We'd finally get to play through a fully authentic Gotham experience by tracking down bad guys alongside police and other villains, ya' know? that'd be both a cool interactive experience, and a good story direction; watching as the city tries to re-merge and pick up the pieces.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  24. The Real Goku

    @remy72883 that would be cool but you're wrong. Mark Hamil already said he's done doing the jokers voiced he retired. And developers said the next game would be a prequel to arkham asylum. And could possibly include league members

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  25. CUPID

    Video game.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  26. Remy72883

    if it is for an arkham game i already know how to bring the joker back, have the opening start off in a first person camera angle showing harley quinne breaking into the morgue to steal the jokers body have her bring him back to arkham city and dump him into the lazarus pits and you hear his magical yet sinister laugh and all you see is one hand coming up to grab the edge thats it, i honestly think it would work and everyone that i have spoken to about it says its would be an awesome idea and way to start it off, you cant have the batman universe without the joker PERIOD

    2 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  27. Fry_3000

    Pretty crappy domain names - sound moe crappy if they use them for films. Might be for another batman game I reckon

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  28. Ghostman

    This is most likely for a third Arkham game. Arkham Universe sounds like a bad-ass title. So does Arkham Legends.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  29. incmob

    @narrator I agree with you. personally my thought is i would love to see the next arkham game explore gotham city as well, and not just restricted to the confines of arkham asylum. but yes, looks to be more for a game than film if any of it is officially from warner anyhow.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  30. ROFLitschristian

    This is great news to see, but I highly doubt it's for a film. I'm not sure that was anyone's first though.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag