While this next bit of news has to be taken lightly since it did not come straight from DC, it is important to note.
Amazon has posted details for Batman: Earth One on their site. Currently it lists May 8, 2012 as the release date. It also provides the following description:
Geoff Johns, the writer of BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN and INFINITE CRISIS re-teams with superstar artist Gary Frank, his collaborator on SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN, SUPERMAN:BRAINIAC and SUPERMAN & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, to create this original graphic novel that gives new insight into Bruce Wayne's transformation into Batman and his first year as The Dark Knight. This follow-up to the # 1 New York Times bestseller, SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis is the latest in the series that features the industry's top writers and illustrators and their unique takes on DC's characters. It's the perfect book for new readers of graphic novels as well as longtime comic book fans.
While it is still very early for an announcement from DC Comics for the title, this may be their way of getting non-comic book readers interested more than three months in advance. Also shown was the cover of the hardcover.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel