October 27th, 2010
11:24 AM ET
..."The Dark Knight Rises," according to the Los Angeles Times, in an interview with director Christopher Nolan.
Nolan and his brother Jonathan are hard at work on a script for what they see as the final chapter in a Batman trilogy, set for release in July 2012.
As one might expect, much of it is shrouded in secrecy, including what, if anything, will be done about the late Heath Ledger's Joker character (last seen - spoiler alert! - tied up and hanging upside down off the side of a building).
There's been a lot of speculation about which villain will be featured in the movie, but the Times was only able to get Nolan to rule out the Riddler (he had earlier ruled out Mr. Freeze), making Catwoman or the lesser-known Hugo Strange good possibilities. Batman's "rogues gallery" is practically endless, so Nolan could certainly come up with someone that nobody is talking about, as well.
What do you think of the movie's title? Which villain (or villains) do you think would be perfect for Batman to go up against for the trilogy's grand finale? Share your thoughts below.
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