In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, director Christopher Nolan revealed a few bombshells about the upcoming third, and final, Batman film.
The biggest news comes with the revealing of the official title, with Nolan stating the film will be called The Dark Knight Rises. On top of this revelation, the director has disclosed that the film will use many of the characters already familiar through the franchise, but will see the introduction of several new ones;
“We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones.”
However, with villain speculation running high, Nolan has put an end to talks of any inclusion of The Riddler, saying the main villain of the new film “won’t be the Riddler“. Fueling still, the question of just who will face off against Batman for what will be the final showdown.
Speaking of filming, Nolan has expressed his disinterest in making The Dark of the Knight a 3D experience, instead opting for more high definition techniques and IMAX cameras to enhance the film’s viewing.
Nolan’s apprehension towards the current influx of 3D is a welcome reprise from the often cheap use of said technology. Anyone who underwent the unfortunate experience of sitting through Clash of the Titans 3D will know that when 3D stinks, it seriously diminishes the film’s appeal.