The Dark Knight Rises is Next Batman Film, Riddler Will Be Absent

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Christopher Nolan, the director of the latest incarnation of Batman movies, has revealed that the next Batman film will be titled The Dark Knight Rises, and that the film will not feature the Riddler as the main villain. Looks like sales of Riddler costumes will likely plummet this Halloween.  In addition, Nolan noted that The Dark Knight Rises would be refreshingly 3D free, a sign that Warner Bros. doesn’t want to follow the retro trend sweeping across Hollywood.

Nolan did keep some things under wraps, giving out tidbits of information but failing to fully disclose all details.

“We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along,” Nolan said, indicated the Batman franchise would remain consistent. “And we’ll be introducing some new ones.”

Who those characters are remains to be seen, but Nolan did help the process of elimination of the Batman 3 villain.

“It won’t be the Riddler,” he said. Nolan has also revealed that Mr. Freeze would not be the main villain, so the list is dwindling, albeit slowly.

You can find previous Batman films here.  Are you looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises?  Do you have a guess as to who the villain will be?  Let us know in the comments below!