Nolan Reveals "Batman 3" Title, Knocks Riddler Rumors

"Inception" and "The Dark Knight" helmer Christopher Nolan is known for his supreme secrecy regarding his film projects, but today the director let two pieces of vital information slip in regards to the next Batman movie for Warner Bros.

In the tease of a more lengthy interview on the LA Times' Hero Complex blog, Nolan confirmed that the title of the next Christian Bale-starring Batman movie will be "The Dark Knight Rises." And as for who the titular superhero will rise up to defeat, "It won't be the Riddler," Nolan said, noting that many characters from his previous Bat-films would appear in "The Dark Knight Rises" to help complete the trilogy. The film was previously given a release date of July 20, 2012.

Little else is revealed in the story beyond the extreme difficult reporters have getting the director to talk about his upcoming projects, but the Times does promise a more full story to come where Nolan discusses his plan to stay away from 3D for the film and focus on other film techniques that can utilize the IMAX format.

For more speculation and a few quotes from Nolan, check out Hero Complex, and keep it locked to CBR and Spinoff Online for more on the Bat-franchise as it becomes available.

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