Last year, Cosmic Book News reported that we could expect a new Batman film in 2016 based on the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game.
While there hasn’t been much talk about the Batman reboot since the rumors began, it appears this week that Warner Bros. is trying to secretly buy up domain names for the next Batman movie title or video game through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, the same company it uses for its very own warnerbros.com (Whois) and for other recent domains like the 300 prequel.
The names, all registered on January 10, 2013, revolve around ‘Arkham’, like ArkhamUniverse.com (WHOIS) and BatmanArkhamArises.com (WHOIS), and many more.
There are quite a few possibilities for movie or video game titles in the names that were registered.
Here’s a look at the full list of names:
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)
Keep in mind, although the owner of each domain is hidden behind MarkMonitor’s privacy service DNStination, Warner Bros. as I mentioned is a client of MarkMonitor, so you can bet they are the registrant.
It is possible that Warner Bros. is registering these names for no other reason than to protect it intellectual property and has no plans for them. The names could also be used for a different Batman product.
Because there has been no official announcement, it’ll just have to remain speculation for now.
At the time of this story being published, none of the domain names resolve to a web page.
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