Nolan has revealed minutes ago that the title of the third Batman film
will be The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan also gave scant details about the
plot and direction of the third film.
The news comes from Geoff Boucher over at Hero Complex,
who was able to score a coveted interview with the secretive director. “It won’t
be the Riddler,” Nolan said of the third film’s villain, squashing earlier
rumors and speculation to the contrary. He also noted, “We’ll use
many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some
new ones,” a fairly self-evident yet cryptic statement. Evidently, Boucher and Nolan also chatted about convincing
Warner Brothers to go with IMAX instead of 3D for the film, which I find
incredibly encouraging. Boucher says that information will be made available
later today. We’ll update you guys when we hear about it. Is anyone sad to see the Riddler eliminated from
contention? Note that Nolan already took Mr.
Freeze out of the running back in March. We reported earlier Marion Cottilard being offered the role of Catwoman or Thalia Al Ghul & Tom Hardy now being rumored to play Killer Croc.