Michael Caine Says Batman 3 Will Begin Shooting Next April
Though we're not anywhere near starting principal photography and we do not have any word on new cast members or story details, there's no doubt that Chris Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight is already one of the most anticipated films ever. Still operating under the guise of Batman 3, we know that the sequel is set for release on July 20th, 2012, and Nolan has firmly said that he does not intend to bring back The Joker. Well, it looks like we have a bit more info as Michael Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne's loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth, revealed in an DigitalSpy interview that Batman 3 could start shooting as early as April 2011.
SuperHeroHype found the clip in a red carpet interview at London's premiere for Inception. You can tell that it's either too early in production for him to know, or he's just playing coy very well, but Caine doesn't seem to be certain in what capacity he'll be returning, saying simply: "I think they're gonna do it in April, but that's about as much as I know." Well, we know Jonah Nolan (and maybe David Goyer) are hard at work on the script. Of course, with a flick this big, all of the principal actors are probably being notified of a start date sometime in the late spring, or what could also turn into early summer since start dates aren't always written in stone. Surely there will be plenty of casting rumors and more news on the horizon, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, you can check out the full interview with Michael Caine embedded below from YouTube.