Warner Bros. Schedules Batman 3 for 2012

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According to Warner Bros., all you Bat fans can expect the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman reboot to land in theaters and IMAX by July 20, 2012. The release date was part of an announcement by Warner and IMAX about films the studio expects to release into the format by 2013, with the third entry of the highly profitable “Batman” reboot franchise being one of them.

Of course, scheduling the movie to open in two years and making it happen are two completely different things. Nolan has already wrapped his “Inception”, and should be done with promotion when the film opens this Summer. That’ll leave plenty of room to jump right into pre-production on “Batman 3″ — assuming that’s what Nolan is willing to do. There’s also the matter of the “Superman Returns” reboot that Nolan is supposedly “Godfathering”, and who knows how that will affect Bats’ return, if any.

The two “Batman” reboot films have been juggernauts for Warner at the box office. 2005′s “Batman Begins” made over $373 million in worldwide box office, while 2008′s “The Dark Knight” shattered records with over $1 billion in worldwide box office. No wonder Warner is so anxious to get a third one out there.

And oh, 2012? That’s also when Marvel unleashes “The Avengers” on the public. The best Summer of all time? Could be, could be…

'Weeeeee! Part 3 in 2012! Weeeeeeee!'

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  • blasphemer

    the absence of Heath Ledger's Joker will take the wind right out of this episode…in comparison, Batman is a bore…I fast forward to all the secenes featuring the Joker…what an absolute shame to lose such a talent…

  • OK Records

    None of the Batman movies have had a reoccuring villian, so what would you expect? Another movie about The Joker? That would get boring quick. Heath Ledger did an amazing job, and it's a shame he's gone, but let's move on and see some other villians.

  • mac

    I agree the guy that plays batman sucks,The joker(heath ledger R.I.P) is the one that made dark knight a great movie.

  • Whoa

    It's about Batman, not the Joker. I like how the story focused a lot on Bruce Wayne/Batman like in “Batman Begins”. “The Dark Knight” was a good movie, Ledger's performance was great… but there are still other villains who can be the focus on the sequel.

  • Sean

    Nolan is a god but i really hope to see a new Joker just like this guy i’ve found on youtube ( sometimes you can find very valuable things ) .
    This one seems to be really sick/mad/nut/crazy/blahblahblah… but have you seen his eyes ?
    I think this guy has just escaped from asylum. I mean, he must be really insane !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G-wfNa19_0

  • Mr. Resistance

    you gota remember though Heath ledger died before “the dark Knight” was even finished, you'd be surprised how many of the scenes aren't actually him

  • bar

    dummy,
    Heath Ledger himself said movie was already completed to the interviewer's surprise
    I hate when people mention this

  • Someone Who knows

    Heath finished his role as the Joker. He died in the middle of his next project for Terry G. and other actors filled the roll(s). On a few long short retakes were done by Heath's stunt double.

  • Someone Who knows

    Heath finished his role as the Joker. He died in the middle of his next project for Terry G. and other actors filled the roll(s). On a few long short retakes were done by Heath's stunt double.

  • NAZ

    you moroons?! how could you do this ?! you didnt actually end “The joker's” sequel!? just for you to know batman is a boring movie, its nothing without the joker involved! .. just because Heath took the lights away from the actuall hero of the movie that doesnt make sense of ending the whole sequel ?!
    *to another story eh ?? over my dead body ill pass for now >
    fuck