Third Batman Movie is Officially Titled 'The Dark Knight Rises'
And here we go... Our good friend Geoff Boucher of Hero Complex got on the phone with Christopher Nolan recently and got a big update straight from the man himself. The third Batman movie will be officially titled The Dark Knight Rises as his follow-up and epic conclusion to the fantastically unforgettable The Dark Knight from 2008. Nolan confirmed a few other things as well: that it won't be in 3D, that he will shoot with high def and IMAX cameras (again) instead, and that the villain is not Riddler nor will Harvey Dent be back at all. So there you have it, now we know the title and a bit more about where he's going with this. Read on!
"We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones," Nolan told him. Not many more details were revealed in today's Hero Complex update, but I did see Geoff Boucher mention something interesting over on his Facebook account that links to this article: "Hugo Strange and Catwoman now jump to the top of the list." So Nolan ruled out Riddler, Joker and Harvey Dent, and after talking with Nolan, Boucher thinks it might be Hugo Strange (is this Tom Hardy's role?) and/or Catwoman who will show up as the big villains in this one. Only time will tell, right? Either way, now we know that it's The Dark Knight Rises that will be hitting theaters on July 20th 2012. Bring it on! Everyone else excited?