I found this at the toon zone forum: Variety has revealed that the much rumored Batman & Superman movie is the front runner for release in 2004. With the second installment of the Scooby-Doo franchise coming as well as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004, it still leaves three slots open that year for some big budget spectacle movies. Here is what Variety reported: "Batman and/or Superman": It's been five years since the poorly received "Batman and Robin," and Warners now seems ready to take its superhero responsibilities seriously. Since then, the studio carefully examined all sorts of permutations for these two superheroes. In 1997, Warners pulled the plug at the last second on Cage in "Superman," saying the script wasn't quite there. Last year, the studio brought Darren Aronofsky on board to develop "Batman: Year One" with creator Frank Stack. But the superhero project that has the greatest likelihood of moving forward, Horn now says, is "Batman & Superman," in which the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight join forces against evil. Wolfgang Petersen is attached to produce, develop and possibly direct.