This io9.com article reports that Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film is no longer in the planning stages and is now in production, according to an interview with Warner Brothers President Jeff Robinov published on NYTimes.com. This is pure speculation on my part and while this doesn’t necessarily guarantee new LEGO Batman sets are on the way, it could possibly breathe a little more life into the license enough for the decision makers that be at LEGO to reconsider. Last I had heard, LEGO still has or had the license but chose not to continue the line because it was, financially speaking, a failure. It wasn’t until the LEGO Batman game came around that its popularity peaked and demand went through the roof, but by then it was way too late.
Still, with a Wonder Woman movie in the works, maybe LEGO can work something out with DC/Warner Bros. for an accompanying toy line.