Christopher Nolan has given a small update on Batman 3. At a press conference for Inception in Italy, the director was asked if Warner Bros. had officially greenlit the upcoming sequel and if he could provide an update on the project. The director said that his brother, Jonah Nolan, has finished a draft of the script and now he is working on the screenplay himself.
When asked about Batman 3, the director said:
“I don’t like to talk too much about things until I’m further along with them. But I’m working on the script right now. My brother Jonah has done a draft for the script and now I’m writing on it. We have set a release date and as far as the film being officially greenlit, they haven’t told they don’t want to do it. So I’m hopeful.”
Warner Bros. officially announced in April that the sequel to The Dark Knight [Batman 3] will be released on July 20, 2012 in both regular and IMAX theaters. While everyone wondered what day Warner would choose to release the next Batman installment, we should have guessed July 20. After all, The Dark Knight got released on July 18, 2008 and Nolan’s next film Inception gets released July 16. He clearly likes that 3rd week in July.