Christopher Nolan opened up to Hero Complex about his upcoming Batman sequel. In the interview he opened up about the title which will be THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and that the Riddler will not be the villain.
The interview for now does not get into much more than that other than Nolan wants to stay clear of the 3D technology and focus on the high def cameras and IMAX technology. Nolan also stated the obvious that the third Batman film will follow many of the same characters from the previous films as well as a few new ones. Head over to Hero Complex for more on their take of Nolan’s comments.
Personally I am not too keen on the film’s title, but I am not totally against not using the Riddler as the villain. I don’t know who would fit best in the Nolan universe, but I like that Nolan is being vague and seemingly going against the grain and keeping us on our toes. Tom Hardy has already been cast so speculation continues on exactly who he will be playing; only time will tell.