The next installment of the Batman series directed by Christopher Nolan has an official release date. Mark your calendars for July 12, 2012. With the film not being released until over two years from now, very little details have surfaced. However, Nolan has said this about it in a LA Times interview last month:
Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story, and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story. I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.
He also stated that the villain will NOT be Mr. Freeze. Sorry Mr. Freeze fans if you’re out there. So who does that leave? Well it’s a long list with The Riddler definitely at the top.