It’s called “Batman and the Giant Pile of Box Office Receipts”.
Okay, it’s really called THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Everyone has surely made a Viagra joke by now, and there was ours.
In an interview with Geoff Boucher of the LA Times, director Christopher Nolan also reveals that the big villain will not be ….The Riddler! So that’s Mr. Freeze and Riddler crossed off, then. Our own suggestion? Olga, Queen of the Cossacks!
Other things we do know: The story is by Nolan and David Goyer with a script by Nolan and brother Jonah Nolan.
Female casting is underway, suggesting that maybe Catwoman will be involved somehow.
Tom Hardy will be in it somehow, giving us many chances to post photos of him.
And it will NOT be in 3D.
Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead 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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.