IGN interviewed Scott Snyder about whats next for Batman comics:
IGN Comics: Is the content of the new backup story something that you would’ve incorporated into the primary Batman story you’ve been telling, or was the material specifically formed for the new backup?
Scott Snyder: Well, I guess it’s a little bit of both. It was stories that I definitely wanted to get to tell, so if I could’ve done it in Batman, I would’ve done it in Batman. There were stories I had in mind maybe for an annual or for a stand-alone, if we wanted to do one after the Court of Owls in some way. It was material that had been in my mind for a while that I was worried I wouldn’t get to, so I’m very excited to have the forum to tell it.