Director Christopher Nolan revealed The Dark Knight Rises as the official title for the third installment of the Batman film franchise, and the villain “won’t be the Riddler.” From the Los Angeles Times blog Hero Complex:
Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film will be called “The Dark Knight Rises” and though the Gotham City auteur isn’t ready to reveal the villain of his 2012 film, he did eliminate one of the big contenders: “It won’t be the Riddler,” Nolan said in an exclusive interview with Hero Complex.
Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead use high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector.
UPDATE: More on Christopher Nolan’s plans for Batman 3:
Los Angeles Times: Nolan: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ finds the future in IMAX, not 3-D
San Diego Entertainer Magazine: The Dark Knight Rises Won’t Be in 3-D
The Week: The next Batman: IMAX vs. 3D