In case the Oscar and $1 billion in worldwide gross for The Dark Knight weren’t good enough indicators for you, I have it on good authority (okay, the Internet) that Christopher Nolan’s plugging away at a third Batman movie.
We all assumed this was coming, but now we have a potential release date: July 20, 2012.
Few details other than this have surfaced, what with the flick being over two years away. Will Two-Face resurface? Maybe. Will I get to see Philip Seymour Hoffman play The Penguin? Probably not, unfortunately. Can Nolan somehow squeeze a Governator cameo in? I hope so.
On a more serious note, I’m interested to see how Nolan evolves Gotham this time around. It was so scuzzy in Batman Begins, a perfect target for Raz Al-Ghul’s whole “cleanse the festering wound” plan. The Dark Knight’s Gotham shone a bit more. Batman inspired the populace to better itself, prompting the Joker to deliver one hell of a reality check.
How much more can Nolan’s Gotham take? And what will it do in response to more punishment? Good thing I only have to wait two years to find out.