Nolan Reveals Batman 3 Title, Nixes the Riddler and 3D

So we can stop calling it “Batman 3″ now, because Christopher Nolan has revealed to Hero Complex that the title of his third Batman film will be called … “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Nolan added:

We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones,

One of the “new ones” that won’t be happening is puzzle loving bad guy Edward Nigma, aka The Riddler, who Nolan says will NOT be the film’s villain. Or be in the film at all, actually. Previously, he had nixed Mister Freeze as a potential villain, which is just as well; there’s not a whole lot of “reality” there with a guy who can freeze things with a ray gun.

Which begs the question: so what role is Tom Hardy playing in this thing, if not The Riddler?

Also among the nuggets dropped by Nolan — “The Dark Knight Rises” is definitely not going 3D, though it will once again be shot for IMAX.

Hero Complex promises more to come later in the day, so we’ll keep this post updated when they update their article.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Title is okay. I would’ve prefered Dark Knight Triumphant, or Batman; Shaow of The Bat or something.

    • Juggernaut

      I’m okay with the title. I’m even okay with The Riddler not appearing, although Guy Pearce as a psychotic hitman would have been awsome! Tom Hardy is a very versatile actor so the list of roles that he could take on is rather long. Hush, Black Mask, Red Hood, Mad hatter, Deadshot and The Ventriliquist could be the villain he is set to play. Even Killer Croc, Clayface, Man-Bat or Bane are possibilities. For that matter maybe Nolan is just trying to throw all of us fanboys off track and it is going to be Riddler or Mr. Freeze (I certainly hope Freeze does not show up) I know that the speculation but the suspense is killing me.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Very true. i’m not speculating on anything except female casting, and only doing that when i hear some names pop up. Apparently Mr. Nolan has been meeting with some female stars. Who they will play is up in hte air. Hoping it’s not a love interest unless it’s Talia Al Ghul. Others could be Harley, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Lady Shiva, etc.

      • Bruffkyle

        ill settle it its gonna be riddler

      • Bruffkyle

        ill settle it its gonna be riddler

      • Bruffkyle

        oh yea hey justin

      • Bruffkyle

        oh yea hey justin

    • Jordanht

      i think nolan has got this completly wrong every batman series or reboot needs the 3 main villains.. joker,two face and the RIDDLER !!

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    please bring on catwoman !!!! and make it angelina ~~~

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    please bring on catwoman !!!! and make it angelina ~~~

  • ULIK

    If Angelina put on 30 lbs then it’d probably be ok. But at this point they could cast her as Skeletor for He-Man and TMU. Naw we’ve seen Catwoman enough. Let another formidable female come in to play that can actually be a REAL threat to Batman. Nolan could say whatever and change his mind or could just be misleading to throw people off. I personally think that the title is boring and uninspiring. As far as The Riddler,people always say that he’s too similar to the Joker but it all depends on how he’s written. The Riddler doesn’t have to be cracking jokes laughing all the time and using “one liners”. The Riddler in this movie could have been a very serious character to challenge Batman’s mind as “The World’s Greatest Detective”,bad decision to leave The Riddler out. There has to be one last male villain to ultimately be the most serious physical threat to Batman and to me that would either be Hush or Bane. There could be plenty of cameos too that don’t necessarily have to take up to much screen time,just filler and cool easter eggs.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Catwoman will be there. batman and her just meant to be together, in bad or good way. and the title how about ” Knight Fall” afterall this is the last of trilogy , and in reality vigilante dont have happy ending.

  • http://www.buywowaccountsforsale.com WoWAccountforSale

    That’s not so fun! Riddler is so entertaining to watch, well anyways having a 3rd extension causes me too much adrenalin enough for the wait. Batman Forever!

  • Venja59

    I’m going with it being Dr Hugo Strange, Clayface or the Black Mask. all very real villians whose stories can be tied back to Two Face, Scarecrow and The Joker, with arkham being what ties them all together. I’d love to see The Riddler but think the character would be seen as a knock off Joker.
    Bane taking him to his limits would be cool.

  • Jaydogg1984

    the penguine…duh

  • GO_KILLER_CROC!

    I dnt kno about you guys but I wanna see Killer Croc. they’ve never put him in a movie. he’s BIG and a Bad ass. my personal favorite. and if I say so myself would be pretty tite 2 see him with the effects today and in the “reality” setting they have this batman trilogy going in. and he would beat batmans ass… dnt lie

  • GO_KILLER_CROC!

    and if o-boy making these movies only makes 3 he’s a slacker. its batman 4 heaven’s sake… he got WAY 2many villains 2 only have 3 movies… and tha 1st one really shouldnt count… it really wasn’t that great. The Joker was a bad ass. the 2nd one was great. best batman film so far. but mr. freeze was a beast fuck that. but tha mr. freeze from tha 1st movie… Arnold. didnt cut it 4 me. a new one would b tite. but I say Killer Croc wuld b the best bet. hands down