Well there’s still a lot we don’t know about Christopher Nolan’s next Batman movie right now, but the good news is, we no longer have to refer to it as “The Dark Knight sequel” or “Batman 3″. In an interview with Hero Complex, he unveiled the new title for the film, and it is… The Dark Knight Rises. Let the speculation begin. If you ask me, it almost seems to imply that Batman will die and then come back from the grave. The other intriguing tidbit that Nolan offered up is the fact that, contrary to speculation, the villain will not be The Riddler. So who will it be?
Nolan was not yet ready to reveal the identity of the new movie’s main villain, but he did say that “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones.” So clearly it’s either a pre-existing character or a brand new one… which, you know, doesn’t really narrow it down. At all.
Personally I’m kind of glad to hear that they won’t go The Riddler route, just because I still think he’s a bit too similar to The Joker and it seemed a bit too typical and comic book-y to just bring another deranged weirdo out of the woodwork. But I know everyone thinks it’s the only other potential Batman villain that would work in the real world. So who else is left? What do you say, people… who will Batman go up against in The Dark Knight Rises?