Today, director Christopher Nolan announced Batman 3 will officially be called The Dark Knight Rises.
Along with the revelation of what the highly anticipated film will be entitled, Nolan also revealed it will not feature The Riddler. Many had speculated the movie’s villain would indeed be The Riddler, but, when asked, Nolan replied definitively, “It won’t be the Riddler.”
Ha also told the L.A. Times that Warner Brothers has agreed to avoid releasing the movie in 3-D, and instead they will use, “high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector.”
As the L.A. Times article mentions, Nolan “has been intent on keeping his Gotham City film firmly rooted in a gritty gangland realism.” We wonder if this is part of the reason he has chosen to move Gotham from Chicago to New Orleans, though Louisiana’s significant tax credits probably had more to do with it. It was reported earlier in the month that The Dark Knight Rises will begin filming in NOLA in April 2011, instead of Chicago, where the majority of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were shot.
There will also be other locations announced as the shoot date gets closer, so it is possible that a part of the movie will be still filmed in Chicago. We’re also guessing that some of the shoot will take place in England as was the case with the first two films.
What do you think of the title and Gotham City’s new location? Are you excited about The Dark Knight Rises?