Christopher Nolan let out a big (not really) clue about the third Batman film when he revealed its title earlier this morning — The Dark Knight Rises. Of course, popular speculation had the film titled Gotham, but fanboys around the globe rejoiced as they finally have something official.
Nolan didn’t reveal anything else about the film, except that the villain will not be The Riddler… which, once again, the peanut gallery was wrong about. Again, Nolan seems to be going against popular opinion and considering the quality of the first two movies he made, he seems to know what he is doing. Perhaps the villain will be Killer Croc? That’s the second most-mentioned name to float around the interwebs. Also, the film won’t be shot in 3D, but will be shot like The Dark Knight with emphasis on IMAX and high definition.
Of course, guessing plots points and antagonists is utterly pointless. Judging from the downer ending of The Dark Knight and the new film’s title, perhaps we’ll see Batman coming into a favorable light in Gotham’s eyes? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Interesting bit of title trivia for you: other movies with “rise” in the title are G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Both of those films were fantastic (not really) and very well received (not really). Perhaps the inclusion of the word “rise” is a kiss of a death? But to be linguistically fair, this Batman film is called The Dark Knight RISES, so perhaps the addition of the “s” will take away any stigma. Hey, it worked for Aliens.
Source: Hero Complex