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Christopher Nolan sat down for a BATMAN themed interview with The LA Times and while he didn't say much, he did reveal that the title for his upcoming third (and final?) film would be THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. It's a smart choice marketing wise because it capitalizes on the TDK name, which was so popular worldwide, without getting confused with "The Dark Knight Returns." It also prevents me from having to type BATMAN 3 all the time.

While Nolan was mostly mum about the film, he did offer up two interesting tidbits. First, the film's villain will NOT be The Riddler. So put your Photoshops away. The Times notes that Nolan previously ruled out Mr. Freeze so there are two rather large villains in the Batman mythology that we know will not be making the transition. (The article speculates Hugo Strange, a theory I very much agree with.)

Nolan also confirms that the film will NOT be in 3D. The director wasn't interested in the approach and was happy to see that Warner Bros. agreed. He will however continue to use HD cameras and the Imax format to expand the visual scope of the film (whether we'll get more than the six-minutes of TDK in Imax remains to be seen).

The full interview hasn't been posted yet (they promise more details later in the day) but head here to check it out for yourself.

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Source: LA Times

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3:52PM on 10/31/2010

I agree with Treadstone79

Tom hardy as a new updated penguin, watch Bronson and tell me he isn't awesome =]
Tom hardy as a new updated penguin, watch Bronson and tell me he isn't awesome =]
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10:44AM on 10/31/2010
What ever the hell happened to "Battle For Gotham"? I loved that fucking title.
What ever the hell happened to "Battle For Gotham"? I loved that fucking title.
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11:47AM on 10/30/2010

Tom Hardy as...

a leaner, meaner, updated version of the Penguin. This isn't even a rumor, but I think it would rock. I know it's pretty unorthodox casting, but consider how much he would own that role. Burgess Meredith, eat your heart out!
a leaner, meaner, updated version of the Penguin. This isn't even a rumor, but I think it would rock. I know it's pretty unorthodox casting, but consider how much he would own that role. Burgess Meredith, eat your heart out!
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10:20PM on 10/28/2010

TDKR?

Hmmmmm. I frankly don't care that much to what the third Bats film is titled. I'm game for any movie Chris Nolan directs. That man's a genius! However, truthfully, I think he could have done a tiny bit better contemplating a title. I understand the marketing standpoint of attaching it with the immensely successful "The Dark Knight" with the Oscar winning performance by Heath Ledger, but I still believe Nolan should of have given this it's own identity just as "Batman Begins" and "The Dark
Hmmmmm. I frankly don't care that much to what the third Bats film is titled. I'm game for any movie Chris Nolan directs. That man's a genius! However, truthfully, I think he could have done a tiny bit better contemplating a title. I understand the marketing standpoint of attaching it with the immensely successful "The Dark Knight" with the Oscar winning performance by Heath Ledger, but I still believe Nolan should of have given this it's own identity just as "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" have theirs. Side note: Can't wait until at last we hear who the antagonists for this film will be!
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3:52PM on 10/28/2010

What's in a title?

The title is fine. It's a better title than "Batman Begins" and that was a pretty good film
The title is fine. It's a better title than "Batman Begins" and that was a pretty good film
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9:39PM on 10/28/2010
I entirely disagree- "BB" makes sense, was simple, and told us everything we need to know. It's an effective title (and I bloody hate that movie). This title is just the most bland and lazy thing they could have come up with.
I entirely disagree- "BB" makes sense, was simple, and told us everything we need to know. It's an effective title (and I bloody hate that movie). This title is just the most bland and lazy thing they could have come up with.
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9:50AM on 10/28/2010

Booo

That's the best title he could muster? I'm willing to bet this is a ploy and the real title will be revealed later.
That's the best title he could muster? I'm willing to bet this is a ploy and the real title will be revealed later.
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8:54AM on 10/28/2010
well it's a logical title, if not great!
as for the villain, I really would like to have HUSH in this movie !
well it's a logical title, if not great!
as for the villain, I really would like to have HUSH in this movie !
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8:47AM on 10/28/2010
Throw some KGBeast in there. How could it hurt?
Throw some KGBeast in there. How could it hurt?
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7:19AM on 10/28/2010

Hugo's alright

But I'm still waiting for them to announce Tom Hardy as Black Mask. Batman Begins already had the crazy doctor in Scarecrow, so while Hugo Strange can explore the psychological aspects you would expect, we're going to need another character to fill in for the action. Maybe they'll go with Catwoman to fill that role, but Hardy being cast as Strange seems an odd choice, however I'm sure he could pull it off.
But I'm still waiting for them to announce Tom Hardy as Black Mask. Batman Begins already had the crazy doctor in Scarecrow, so while Hugo Strange can explore the psychological aspects you would expect, we're going to need another character to fill in for the action. Maybe they'll go with Catwoman to fill that role, but Hardy being cast as Strange seems an odd choice, however I'm sure he could pull it off.
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3:42AM on 10/28/2010

Riddler

cool villain, but GOOD CHOICE not to have another darkish-gamesy villain in the movie. Would be too easy to look at inherits the responsibility of darkening the riddler next to heath's joker.

Obviously the best choices would have been harley (but now that's not happening) or harvey (again, not happening). With what's left, I say they will do at least something with Catwomen, especially considering the new 'outlaw' status of batman.
cool villain, but GOOD CHOICE not to have another darkish-gamesy villain in the movie. Would be too easy to look at inherits the responsibility of darkening the riddler next to heath's joker.

Obviously the best choices would have been harley (but now that's not happening) or harvey (again, not happening). With what's left, I say they will do at least something with Catwomen, especially considering the new 'outlaw' status of batman.
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2:52AM on 10/28/2010
It's a decent title, and I'm pretty sure it'll tie in thematically as well. Nolan's that kind of director.

I would've dug to have seen a new realistic Riddler but I'm glad he's going different. It should be none of the villains we've already seen.
It's a decent title, and I'm pretty sure it'll tie in thematically as well. Nolan's that kind of director.

I would've dug to have seen a new realistic Riddler but I'm glad he's going different. It should be none of the villains we've already seen.
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1:32AM on 10/28/2010

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First things first...So happy Christopher Nolan is not interested in 3D for this movie. I knew he was an awesome director. Now for the title...It makes perfect sense because in TDK they are chasing after him after the death of Harvey Dent. Commissioner Gordon says "We have to chase him." TDK rises means that they need him now. It's time for him to rise up again. So Freakin excited!
First things first...So happy Christopher Nolan is not interested in 3D for this movie. I knew he was an awesome director. Now for the title...It makes perfect sense because in TDK they are chasing after him after the death of Harvey Dent. Commissioner Gordon says "We have to chase him." TDK rises means that they need him now. It's time for him to rise up again. So Freakin excited!
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11:53PM on 10/27/2010
Ben Kingsley as Hugo Strange
Ben Kingsley as Hugo Strange
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11:20PM on 10/27/2010

The thing is...

it's not that its a terribly bad title one way or another. Its just that it doesn't sound like a very conclusive title for what is presumably the third and final chapter of an epic saga.
it's not that its a terribly bad title one way or another. Its just that it doesn't sound like a very conclusive title for what is presumably the third and final chapter of an epic saga.
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9:32PM on 10/27/2010
Titles fine with me, but I would've liked to seen Knight Fall used. On the other hand he could have went with something way out of left field like "Dukie Tonk" or something. Also digging the no riddler news.
Titles fine with me, but I would've liked to seen Knight Fall used. On the other hand he could have went with something way out of left field like "Dukie Tonk" or something. Also digging the no riddler news.
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9:25PM on 10/27/2010
Not really digging the title...:/ I agree with keeping the TDK in the title, but rises jut doesn't fit
Not really digging the title...:/ I agree with keeping the TDK in the title, but rises jut doesn't fit
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9:05PM on 10/27/2010
should film it using 3D cameras. o well. still awesome
should film it using 3D cameras. o well. still awesome
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9:04PM on 10/27/2010

That title is weak sauce

Pretty disappointed in it, especially after the perfect title last time around.
Pretty disappointed in it, especially after the perfect title last time around.
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9:02PM on 10/27/2010
I don't care for this title; I don't hate it though. I was really hoping it would be "The Caped Crusader" - the next logical step, right? Oh well.
I don't care for this title; I don't hate it though. I was really hoping it would be "The Caped Crusader" - the next logical step, right? Oh well.
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8:46PM on 10/27/2010
This is for all the fanboys who were 100% certain JGL was going to play the Riddler in the 3rd Batman based on almost NOTHING:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No qualms with the title, no regret that the Riddler is not the villain. Nolan can do no wrong with this franchise. Get this movie made so I have something to look forward to in 2012 besides the apocalypse.
This is for all the fanboys who were 100% certain JGL was going to play the Riddler in the 3rd Batman based on almost NOTHING:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No qualms with the title, no regret that the Riddler is not the villain. Nolan can do no wrong with this franchise. Get this movie made so I have something to look forward to in 2012 besides the apocalypse.
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7:54PM on 10/27/2010
The title is lousy-but a third film is welcomed! "Gotham Knight"- "The Dark Knight: Crusader of Gotham. or to borrow from a 90's Batman storyline "Knight Quest" yea?- nay?
The title is lousy-but a third film is welcomed! "Gotham Knight"- "The Dark Knight: Crusader of Gotham. or to borrow from a 90's Batman storyline "Knight Quest" yea?- nay?
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7:40PM on 10/27/2010
They can call it The Bread Also Rises I am still in line opening day
They can call it The Bread Also Rises I am still in line opening day
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7:36PM on 10/27/2010
How about The Dark Knight Forever? Or The Dark Knight and Robin?
How about The Dark Knight Forever? Or The Dark Knight and Robin?
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6:56PM on 10/27/2010

Fine by me.

The first movie was about the birth of the Bat.
The second is about the rise of Costumed Villains over the mundane mobsters.

So this movie could be about Gotham in the grip of the madness of Character, Super, Costumed Heroes and Villains with a strange grip on reality.

Then you get the Fourth movie. Where it ends. Either Batman wins and Gotham becomes a healthy sane city that doesn't need him. Or he dies and the Madness wins.

Makes a for a full epic story.
The first movie was about the birth of the Bat.
The second is about the rise of Costumed Villains over the mundane mobsters.

So this movie could be about Gotham in the grip of the madness of Character, Super, Costumed Heroes and Villains with a strange grip on reality.

Then you get the Fourth movie. Where it ends. Either Batman wins and Gotham becomes a healthy sane city that doesn't need him. Or he dies and the Madness wins.

Makes a for a full epic story.
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6:47PM on 10/27/2010

=]

I'm pumped to hear that The Riddler will not be the villian in the third film. Give Black Mask, Talia Al Ghul and/or Hush a chance at the big screen. After INCEPTION steppin' up THE DARK KNIGHT in my book, i'm excited what the Nolan brothers and Co. cook up for the final chapter in this excellent franchise. =]
I'm pumped to hear that The Riddler will not be the villian in the third film. Give Black Mask, Talia Al Ghul and/or Hush a chance at the big screen. After INCEPTION steppin' up THE DARK KNIGHT in my book, i'm excited what the Nolan brothers and Co. cook up for the final chapter in this excellent franchise. =]
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6:43PM on 10/27/2010
I fucking love this title! It suggests that by the end of the film, Batman will become the hero of Gotham City. At least, that's what I'm getting out of it. Very pleased.
I fucking love this title! It suggests that by the end of the film, Batman will become the hero of Gotham City. At least, that's what I'm getting out of it. Very pleased.
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6:04PM on 10/27/2010
Why not name it "The Caped Crusader" ?
Why not name it "The Caped Crusader" ?
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6:42PM on 10/27/2010
Because they want people to take the movie seriously.
Because they want people to take the movie seriously.
7:22PM on 10/27/2010
lol.
lol.
5:45PM on 10/27/2010
A rose by any other name is still a rose....

the question is, will this be a rose
A rose by any other name is still a rose....

the question is, will this be a rose
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5:26PM on 10/27/2010

The Dark Knight Returns

The Dark Knight Rises trailer!

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The Dark Knight Rises trailer!

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5:01PM on 10/27/2010

How's this for a tagline?

"The night is darkest just before the dawn. In 2012 the Knight will Rise."
"The night is darkest just before the dawn. In 2012 the Knight will Rise."
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4:33PM on 10/27/2010
Ever since he was cast I thought, with a little bulking up, Tom Hardy would make an excellent Nolan Bat-verse Bane.

I've always thought the (POTENTIAL SPOILER) breaking of the Bat scenario would be a bold way to end the trilogy. But considering the title, it doesn't seem like Nolan will end on such a depressing note.
Ever since he was cast I thought, with a little bulking up, Tom Hardy would make an excellent Nolan Bat-verse Bane.

I've always thought the (POTENTIAL SPOILER) breaking of the Bat scenario would be a bold way to end the trilogy. But considering the title, it doesn't seem like Nolan will end on such a depressing note.
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4:20PM on 10/27/2010
I was certain they'd chose THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS as another nod to Batman lore. BEGINS always seemed odd, TDK was bold, but now we're back to odd with RISES. -- This title would be amazing for Schumacher, but we're... actually in a talent bracket with Nolan, a high quality one too so this title falls a little short.
I was certain they'd chose THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS as another nod to Batman lore. BEGINS always seemed odd, TDK was bold, but now we're back to odd with RISES. -- This title would be amazing for Schumacher, but we're... actually in a talent bracket with Nolan, a high quality one too so this title falls a little short.
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4:20PM on 10/27/2010
I like the title despite the fact that it's a little innuendoesque. It kind of just makes me think the villain has to be female now.
I like the title despite the fact that it's a little innuendoesque. It kind of just makes me think the villain has to be female now.
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4:17PM on 10/27/2010

absolutely

not. I prefer Transformers: Dark of the Moon over The Dark Knight Rises
not. I prefer Transformers: Dark of the Moon over The Dark Knight Rises
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4:06PM on 10/27/2010

THANK GOD

it's not in 3D :)
it's not in 3D :)
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3:38PM on 10/27/2010

I like it

And I bet I'll warm up to it later on. I just can't wait for the movie because it's gonna be incredible and we may just have the best trilogy of all time on our hands. I want to see Tom Hardy as Black Mask, though.
And I bet I'll warm up to it later on. I just can't wait for the movie because it's gonna be incredible and we may just have the best trilogy of all time on our hands. I want to see Tom Hardy as Black Mask, though.
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3:34PM on 10/27/2010

Cant believe this is 90% green

thought it would be split at best, the title is pretty weak imo. But then again, it's blasphemous to badmouth batman around here so i guess i understand
thought it would be split at best, the title is pretty weak imo. But then again, it's blasphemous to badmouth batman around here so i guess i understand
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3:08PM on 10/27/2010
Its not great but its better than Batman Forever.

Thnak God the Riddler rumor is now officially dead. If I hear one more time that Depp has been cast as the Riddler, I am going to snap.
Its not great but its better than Batman Forever.

Thnak God the Riddler rumor is now officially dead. If I hear one more time that Depp has been cast as the Riddler, I am going to snap.
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3:02PM on 10/27/2010
It's too the point. But it's not as exciting a title when it's a description. Batman Begins. Dark Knight Rises. It's more like a tag line. I think we all figured the Dark Knight would Rise in this movie. Does this count as a spoiler? ;)
It's too the point. But it's not as exciting a title when it's a description. Batman Begins. Dark Knight Rises. It's more like a tag line. I think we all figured the Dark Knight would Rise in this movie. Does this count as a spoiler? ;)
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2:41PM on 10/27/2010

Meh

I'm kind of disappointed in this title. Remember when TDK was about to come out and everyone was asking Nolan why he didn't put "Batman" in the title? He said, in more words of course, that he wanted it to be it's own movie and not be labeled like the rest of the franchise. So am I to understand that he doesn't want this one to stand alone like it's predecessor, but rather just feed directly off of the popularity of TDK?

I think titling it something that is completely different would be the
I'm kind of disappointed in this title. Remember when TDK was about to come out and everyone was asking Nolan why he didn't put "Batman" in the title? He said, in more words of course, that he wanted it to be it's own movie and not be labeled like the rest of the franchise. So am I to understand that he doesn't want this one to stand alone like it's predecessor, but rather just feed directly off of the popularity of TDK?

I think titling it something that is completely different would be the more solid and logical decision. I know that "Gotham City" was nothing but a rumor, but it has a nice ring to it and it fits better with the above stated ideology. I hope this name gets changed sometime in the future.

Either way though, this movie is still going to rock, so I'm not too upset.
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2:19PM on 10/27/2010

Well.......

.......that title sucks! We already have a Dark Knight, why do we need another Dark Knight title?
.......that title sucks! We already have a Dark Knight, why do we need another Dark Knight title?
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3:43PM on 10/27/2010
yea like why did there need to be A Fistful of Dollars then A Few Dollars more... oh wait that kinda worked out
yea like why did there need to be A Fistful of Dollars then A Few Dollars more... oh wait that kinda worked out
2:15PM on 10/27/2010
I feel like a gay guy talking about the dresses at an awards show when it comes to Batman news. It's so exciting!
I feel like a gay guy talking about the dresses at an awards show when it comes to Batman news. It's so exciting!
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2:11PM on 10/27/2010
Bring Harley Quinn and cast Eva Mendes as Renee Montoya!
Bring Harley Quinn and cast Eva Mendes as Renee Montoya!
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2:02PM on 10/27/2010
Doesn't surprise me at all it's not riddler, the way Joker minupulates the media in TDK is way too much like something riddler would do and didn't think they'd go down that route again. I hope there's more Scarecrow! Would love to see him in proper costume.
Doesn't surprise me at all it's not riddler, the way Joker minupulates the media in TDK is way too much like something riddler would do and didn't think they'd go down that route again. I hope there's more Scarecrow! Would love to see him in proper costume.
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1:48PM on 10/27/2010
The more I think about it, the more I'd love to see Tom Hardy play Floyd Lawton.
The more I think about it, the more I'd love to see Tom Hardy play Floyd Lawton.
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1:43PM on 10/27/2010

Gothams' Knight?

Glad to hear its not gonna be the riddler! Hope its HUSH. Also hope that title changes. Not bad, but they can definitely do better.
Glad to hear its not gonna be the riddler! Hope its HUSH. Also hope that title changes. Not bad, but they can definitely do better.
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1:12PM on 10/27/2010

EXCELLENT TITLE

no Riddler means Nolan didn't want to think of all those stupid fucking riddles i bet. Still leaves the door open for Philip Seymour Hoffman too
no Riddler means Nolan didn't want to think of all those stupid fucking riddles i bet. Still leaves the door open for Philip Seymour Hoffman too
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1:44PM on 10/27/2010
PSH is the only actor I can really think of that could rival a performance like Leger's in the last film. That would be so badass.
PSH is the only actor I can really think of that could rival a performance like Leger's in the last film. That would be so badass.
12:49PM on 10/27/2010
I imagine the title refers to Batman rising as a true hero of Gotham. At this point in the story he is a fugitive and looked at as a bad guy. By the end of this story I think he will shed that image and becomes accepted as Gotham's hero. I would have loved to see a Nolan based Riddler because I think Nolan could do some mind bending stuff with him but I think it might make sense to pick a villain that won't outshine Batman this time like the Joker did in TDK.
I imagine the title refers to Batman rising as a true hero of Gotham. At this point in the story he is a fugitive and looked at as a bad guy. By the end of this story I think he will shed that image and becomes accepted as Gotham's hero. I would have loved to see a Nolan based Riddler because I think Nolan could do some mind bending stuff with him but I think it might make sense to pick a villain that won't outshine Batman this time like the Joker did in TDK.
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12:42PM on 10/27/2010
I'm still rooting for Hush!
I'm still rooting for Hush!
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12:42PM on 10/27/2010
Don't really care for the name, but at least it's not in 3D.
Don't really care for the name, but at least it's not in 3D.
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12:37PM on 10/27/2010

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the title is kinda lame. i do hope it refers to the return of two face. not because he's i like him so much as he makes sense if this is the final film. and even though heath did fantastic, it also makes sense story wise for the joker to return. everyone is picking their favorite villains, but none of them fit story wise. it's not just going to be the hero vs the villain b/c batman is his own villain. someone is going to become a new hero (cough two face) in the eyes of gotham, but is
the title is kinda lame. i do hope it refers to the return of two face. not because he's i like him so much as he makes sense if this is the final film. and even though heath did fantastic, it also makes sense story wise for the joker to return. everyone is picking their favorite villains, but none of them fit story wise. it's not just going to be the hero vs the villain b/c batman is his own villain. someone is going to become a new hero (cough two face) in the eyes of gotham, but is corrupt. he's going to be going after batman, which again makes sense for two face since he knows the truth. batman is going to have to evade the cops and eventually "rise." there's a part in the interview where Nolan is asked if WB would ever let a Batman movie not have a popular villain and he has a unique reaction. I imagine it's prolly going to end up more like that. maybe a scarecrow sized part for hush or something to try and hunt down batman.
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12:35PM on 10/27/2010
Its pretty damn hard not to love nolan after reading this. He squashes the Riddler rumor, which was too obvious a choice for the villain. Then he says no to 3D, making movienerds everywhere sigh a sigh of rejoice, and he STILL hasn't said anything about the movie. That guy is such a badass.
Its pretty damn hard not to love nolan after reading this. He squashes the Riddler rumor, which was too obvious a choice for the villain. Then he says no to 3D, making movienerds everywhere sigh a sigh of rejoice, and he STILL hasn't said anything about the movie. That guy is such a badass.
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12:35PM on 10/27/2010

Damn

I was hoping for "Gotham City". Oh well. Can't wait to see this thing. Wish I could go into a coma, until summer 2012, wake up and go see The Dark Knight Rises.
I was hoping for "Gotham City". Oh well. Can't wait to see this thing. Wish I could go into a coma, until summer 2012, wake up and go see The Dark Knight Rises.
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12:26PM on 10/27/2010

"The Batman" Would Have Been Better?

I always thought it would be cool if the third flick was called "The Batman". Batman Begins was his 'rising' or origin story, TDK portrayed his intellect and moral conflicts, so it only makes sense that the final chapter shows us Bruce Wayne be completely absorbed into his alter-ego and become, in his purest form, The Batman. Plus, I was pretty excited about The Riddler. Not sure how this is going now, but I still have much faith in Nolan. Awesome news nonetheless.
I always thought it would be cool if the third flick was called "The Batman". Batman Begins was his 'rising' or origin story, TDK portrayed his intellect and moral conflicts, so it only makes sense that the final chapter shows us Bruce Wayne be completely absorbed into his alter-ego and become, in his purest form, The Batman. Plus, I was pretty excited about The Riddler. Not sure how this is going now, but I still have much faith in Nolan. Awesome news nonetheless.
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12:19PM on 10/27/2010
Zohan, its cos he's on the run at this stage.It'll be very much an old fashioned Batman vs cops vs bad guys til the triumphant end.
Shame no Riddler though, I'd have had money on JG Levitt for the role. Is it blasphemous to suggest him for possible Joker replacement? *whince, not the face, not the face!!*
Zohan, its cos he's on the run at this stage.It'll be very much an old fashioned Batman vs cops vs bad guys til the triumphant end.
Shame no Riddler though, I'd have had money on JG Levitt for the role. Is it blasphemous to suggest him for possible Joker replacement? *whince, not the face, not the face!!*
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12:33PM on 10/27/2010
Gordon Levitt as The Joker would be awesome. Like I said before, it's not blasphemous to replace Ledger, in fact it's more respect Ledger could ever ask for...to have someone play a role exactly as he did. Plus, The Joker need not be on screen more than 5minutes. With proper lighting and a worthy scene, JGL would make an awesome cameo Joker.
Gordon Levitt as The Joker would be awesome. Like I said before, it's not blasphemous to replace Ledger, in fact it's more respect Ledger could ever ask for...to have someone play a role exactly as he did. Plus, The Joker need not be on screen more than 5minutes. With proper lighting and a worthy scene, JGL would make an awesome cameo Joker.
1:14PM on 10/27/2010
Never gonna happen guys, sorry. When Nolan was asked if they Joker would be back he said “No…I just don’t feel comfortable about it.” I think Nolan's Joker died when Heath Ledger did.
Never gonna happen guys, sorry. When Nolan was asked if they Joker would be back he said “No…I just don’t feel comfortable about it.” I think Nolan's Joker died when Heath Ledger did.
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12:13PM on 10/27/2010

wait...what?

uhhh not sure about that title. why is he rising? i thought he was already risen and here (batman begins etc). TDK Returns makes more sense.

I was hoping for it to be called simply: Gotham City
uhhh not sure about that title. why is he rising? i thought he was already risen and here (batman begins etc). TDK Returns makes more sense.

I was hoping for it to be called simply: Gotham City
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12:05PM on 10/27/2010

Take note Bay

A proper trilogy title "The Dark Knight Rises", this is a great title for a finale of the trilogy. The final movie should have an upbeat title for the hero (Return of the Jedi, Return of the kings) I personaly would have liked The Dark Knight KICKS ASS!!, this this is an equally good title. Wtf is "The Dark of the Moon" you got to be smoking something to come up with that shit Michael Bay.
I am bemused about no Riddler tho, thats a shocker. Certainly didn't see that coming.
A proper trilogy title "The Dark Knight Rises", this is a great title for a finale of the trilogy. The final movie should have an upbeat title for the hero (Return of the Jedi, Return of the kings) I personaly would have liked The Dark Knight KICKS ASS!!, this this is an equally good title. Wtf is "The Dark of the Moon" you got to be smoking something to come up with that shit Michael Bay.
I am bemused about no Riddler tho, thats a shocker. Certainly didn't see that coming.
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12:01PM on 10/27/2010
I didn't like the name 'Batman Begins' when I first heard it, but warmed up to it after a while. I didn't like 'Rises' in the title when I first read it, but's it's sounding better and better as the day goes on. We all know the movie's going to rock, so we have little to worry about. I'm buying into the theory that the title could refer to the return of Harvey Dent, something I had written off entirely until today. We'll see...
I didn't like the name 'Batman Begins' when I first heard it, but warmed up to it after a while. I didn't like 'Rises' in the title when I first read it, but's it's sounding better and better as the day goes on. We all know the movie's going to rock, so we have little to worry about. I'm buying into the theory that the title could refer to the return of Harvey Dent, something I had written off entirely until today. We'll see...
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11:59AM on 10/27/2010

Very happy...

Love the title and I'm happy that it isn't the Riddler. No expectations and room for a fresh cool villain.
Love the title and I'm happy that it isn't the Riddler. No expectations and room for a fresh cool villain.
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11:54AM on 10/27/2010
I'm happy that we are getting more details on this movie, but the title sucks. I think the best title would have been "Gotham City". It just sounds right, for this being the final movie. Kind of dissapointed that Nolan did not choose The Riddler for the villian. I thought he would have made a great character in Nolan's universe done "Zodiac" style.
I'm happy that we are getting more details on this movie, but the title sucks. I think the best title would have been "Gotham City". It just sounds right, for this being the final movie. Kind of dissapointed that Nolan did not choose The Riddler for the villian. I thought he would have made a great character in Nolan's universe done "Zodiac" style.
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11:50AM on 10/27/2010

six months before its released

They're gonna change the name to "The Seeker".
They're gonna change the name to "The Seeker".
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11:50AM on 10/27/2010
I always thought "The Dark Knight" was referring to both Batman and Harvey Dent, so my guess is on Two-Face being back.. Nad probably Hugo Strange for Hardy.
I always thought "The Dark Knight" was referring to both Batman and Harvey Dent, so my guess is on Two-Face being back.. Nad probably Hugo Strange for Hardy.
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12:14PM on 10/27/2010
I'm pretty sure Aaron Eckhart said he would love to come back for the third film as Harvey... but Nolan said nope, he's dead.
I'm pretty sure Aaron Eckhart said he would love to come back for the third film as Harvey... but Nolan said nope, he's dead.
11:47AM on 10/27/2010

*facepalm*

That title is piss poor. Or what is gonna obviously be an awesome flick, titles like this are far too overused. Hannibal Rising, Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning etc. The perfect title what have been just Simply Gotham City. Its not gonna make a blind bit of difference to the flick but would have been nice to rock a decent title. Atleast Riddler isnt the villian. Way to obvious a choice.
That title is piss poor. Or what is gonna obviously be an awesome flick, titles like this are far too overused. Hannibal Rising, Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning etc. The perfect title what have been just Simply Gotham City. Its not gonna make a blind bit of difference to the flick but would have been nice to rock a decent title. Atleast Riddler isnt the villian. Way to obvious a choice.
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11:27AM on 10/27/2010
Woops
Woops
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11:24AM on 10/27/2010
I am happy with the news of no Riddler and can't wait to see Nolan's final Batman film!
I am happy with the news of no Riddler and can't wait to see Nolan's final Batman film!
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11:24AM on 10/27/2010
I could care less what the title is, really. It's Nolan doing a THIRD Bat-Film. That's all I need. I was impartial to The Riddler. You Riddler haters need to realize that Nolan would have made it WORK had he decided to include him. The more I think about villains I always come back to Two-Face being back. If not, what a waist of an excelent intro and origin in TDK . . .
I could care less what the title is, really. It's Nolan doing a THIRD Bat-Film. That's all I need. I was impartial to The Riddler. You Riddler haters need to realize that Nolan would have made it WORK had he decided to include him. The more I think about villains I always come back to Two-Face being back. If not, what a waist of an excelent intro and origin in TDK . . .
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11:20AM on 10/27/2010
I'm VERY happy. The Riddler would have been repetitive. Plus this gives Nolan a chance to go out with a bang. I'm psyched.
I'm VERY happy. The Riddler would have been repetitive. Plus this gives Nolan a chance to go out with a bang. I'm psyched.
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11:16AM on 10/27/2010

My logic is...

If an iconic Batman character "doesn't fit" in this universe, maybe the wrong universe was created.
If an iconic Batman character "doesn't fit" in this universe, maybe the wrong universe was created.
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11:27AM on 10/27/2010
Depends on one's definition of iconic, I guess. Every viallain I consider iconic could (or has) easily fit into Nolan's Bat-Universe.
Depends on one's definition of iconic, I guess. Every viallain I consider iconic could (or has) easily fit into Nolan's Bat-Universe.
11:12AM on 10/27/2010
Can't wait to see the new Batmobile and Wayne Manor/Batcave.
Can't wait to see the new Batmobile and Wayne Manor/Batcave.
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11:09AM on 10/27/2010
Thanks goodness for the omission of Riddler- I just think he's so second-rate compared to Joker.
Not big on Dark Knight Rises, though, it makes me think of him just waking up in the morning.
Thanks goodness for the omission of Riddler- I just think he's so second-rate compared to Joker.
Not big on Dark Knight Rises, though, it makes me think of him just waking up in the morning.
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11:07AM on 10/27/2010
glad to see this is all coming together.. should be a fantastic final chapter of the trilogy.
glad to see this is all coming together.. should be a fantastic final chapter of the trilogy.
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11:01AM on 10/27/2010
Tom Hardy as Hugo Strange maybe? Sounds cool. I really hope the female lead is Catwoman, Cotillard might work for that, she's got some great feline eyes. And Riddler, how could you ever make him menacing? Me don't miss him.
Tom Hardy as Hugo Strange maybe? Sounds cool. I really hope the female lead is Catwoman, Cotillard might work for that, she's got some great feline eyes. And Riddler, how could you ever make him menacing? Me don't miss him.
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10:59AM on 10/27/2010

Sounds good to me.

Nolan ends his epic origin story with this film, so the title fits.
Nolan ends his epic origin story with this film, so the title fits.
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10:54AM on 10/27/2010
I trust Christopher Nolan. Whatever he has planned for this movie... its got to be good. As for his stance on 3D, this man is my hero.
I trust Christopher Nolan. Whatever he has planned for this movie... its got to be good. As for his stance on 3D, this man is my hero.
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10:52AM on 10/27/2010
Hmm... at least it's a better title than Dark Knight of the Moon.
Hmm... at least it's a better title than Dark Knight of the Moon.
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10:50AM on 10/27/2010

I'd almost put money on that title changing before it releases.

I'd even go so far to say it'll change to The Dark Knight Returns. Dark Knight Rising... sounds like a black guy getting an erection.
I'd even go so far to say it'll change to The Dark Knight Returns. Dark Knight Rising... sounds like a black guy getting an erection.
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10:47AM on 10/27/2010
'The Dark Knight Rises' is no worse a title than 'Batman Begins'. I'm interested to see what direction they go in when they announce the villain. I'm not sure why everyone assumed it would be the Riddler. Scarecrow, Ras Al Gul, and Henry Ducard were the villains in the first one and they're far from popular villains.
'The Dark Knight Rises' is no worse a title than 'Batman Begins'. I'm interested to see what direction they go in when they announce the villain. I'm not sure why everyone assumed it would be the Riddler. Scarecrow, Ras Al Gul, and Henry Ducard were the villains in the first one and they're far from popular villains.
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10:38AM on 10/27/2010

Good Title

...but I'm sad there's no Riddler. I really thought Nolan could run wild with a character like that :(
...but I'm sad there's no Riddler. I really thought Nolan could run wild with a character like that :(
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10:38AM on 10/27/2010
Not a bad title at all. Somehow with the Riddler out of the equation, I am hoping the villain can somehow be The Mad Hatter although I fnd it very unlikely Nolan would want to use another comedic artist in the film's storyline
Not a bad title at all. Somehow with the Riddler out of the equation, I am hoping the villain can somehow be The Mad Hatter although I fnd it very unlikely Nolan would want to use another comedic artist in the film's storyline
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10:37AM on 10/27/2010
The title is...okay, but I am a little disappointed about not getting The Riddler, however I still have faith in every decision Nolan makes.
The title is...okay, but I am a little disappointed about not getting The Riddler, however I still have faith in every decision Nolan makes.
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10:37AM on 10/27/2010

TDKRSTUVWXYZ

Seriously?

The Dark Knight RISING?!

I love Nolan, but... really?

KNIGHT RISING would have sufficed. I really don't think the follow-up will have any need to "capitalize on the marketing" of TDK. I'm pretty sure everyone's already chomping at the bit for this thing.

I'm actually relieved to hear we won't get the Riddler.
Seriously?

The Dark Knight RISING?!

I love Nolan, but... really?

KNIGHT RISING would have sufficed. I really don't think the follow-up will have any need to "capitalize on the marketing" of TDK. I'm pretty sure everyone's already chomping at the bit for this thing.

I'm actually relieved to hear we won't get the Riddler.
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11:18AM on 10/27/2010
RISES
RISES
10:32AM on 10/27/2010

TDKR

I like it. TDKR sounds good. Nolan is going to make this one Epic experience.
I like it. TDKR sounds good. Nolan is going to make this one Epic experience.
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10:27AM on 10/27/2010
I hope Nolan can shoot more of TDKR in IMAX. I loved watching TDK in IMAX and it would be a joy to see more out of the format by him.
I hope Nolan can shoot more of TDKR in IMAX. I loved watching TDK in IMAX and it would be a joy to see more out of the format by him.
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