Proving that he wants to keep his Bruce Wayne trilogy "tightly stitched together", Christopher Nolan confirmed this morning that the official title of Batman 3 will be The Dark Knight Rises.
The Riddle is not the villain in The Dark Knight Rises
The director then went onto tell The Los Angeles Times that long-rumored villain The Riddler will not be the main antagonist in this third installment of his hugely successful Batman saga.
About who would be appearing in the latest chapter of this DC Comics adaptation, Nolan stated:
"We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones."
Christopher Nolan wouldn't further extrapolate on that point though, only assuring fans that Edward Nigma, aka The Riddler, would not be making an appearance. The elusive director did confirm that the sequel would not be shot in 3D. Instead, he plans to use high-definition and IMAX cameras to "strike out on a different cinematic path." The Dark Knight also used IMAX cameras to film various different scenes for its original theatrical release.
The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.