Batman 3 Titled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’; The Riddler And 3D Will NOT Make An Appearance

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 27 Oct 2010 Comments: 0


Hero Complex got an interview with Batman director Christopher Nolan and was able to pry a few nuggets of information  about Nolan’s third film in the franchise.

First, we can finally stop calling it the sequel to The Dark Knight or Batman 3, the new film shall be forever known as The Dark Knight Rises. (unless the studio decides that name sounds too much like the The Dark Knight)

Second, the Riddler, who possibly would have been played Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will not appear in the film.

And third and probably most surprising to Hollywood but not die hard Nolan fans, The Dark Knight Rises will not be shot in 3D, rather with high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras.

Nolan told Hero Complex,

“We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films. There was a large canvas and operatic sweep to ‘The Dark Knight’ and we want to make a film that will carry on with that look and feel.”

“There’s an intimacy at times [with spatial illusion of the 3-D effect] and we didn’t want to lose scale…. Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this not rebooting. We’re finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what’s come before has real value.”

With all the success we are seeing with Hollywood’s 3D conversion and today’s announcement of James Cameron’s two new 3D Avatar films, Hero Complex was able to put Nolan’s 2D decision in context

Cameron is making a movie that makes people lean back, Nolan wants to make movies that make people lean forward.

I love that. What do you think?


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