The Dark Knight Rises is the official title of Christopher Nolan‘s third Batman film. The film will not feature The Riddler as many had speculated either. I personally find this refreshing as The Riddler is a pretty bland, two dimensional bad guy. The title implies that people in Gotham City begin to believe in Batman again throughout the course of the film. Here is the official news:
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. Also, what do you guys think of the title?
Thank Christ the film won’t be in 3D. Look how good Inception was without it. I’ve heard that Nolan has been meeting actresses for the film. Could we get a female villain this time around? We will have to wait and see.