“The Dark Knight Rises?” I hear you ask quietly, a little confused and scared that you have somehow overlooked a classic Batman story, that your geek cred has been challenged. “What, good sir, is this?” you would ask in that ceaselessly polite way you only ever see on the Internet.
Christopher Nolan, who recently finally confirmed that he would be directing the third Batman film and that it would be his last, spoke today with the L.A. Times. Nolan is notoriously loathe to drop too many hints about his movies too far in advance, but he did drop a few hints in the article (which I would be more than willing to bet all of you have already left this page to go read).
First and foremost: the title. Nolan’s third and final Batman movie will be called The Dark Knight Rises. Other confirmations? The film will NOT be shot in 3D (thank goodness, says I), the villain will NOT be the Riddler or Mr. Freeze, and Nolan will NOT tell you what you want to know.
Anyway, hop on over to the LA Times to read the story and start getting excited. Only, uh, two more years until the movie hits!
Let the hype machine begin!
– Cal Cleary