Friday, April 30, 2010

Chris Nolan's 'Batman 3' Hitting Theaters Summer 2012

We may know very little about Christopher Nolan's third "Batman" movie, but now we do know its release date.

As announced by Production Weekly and listed on Box Office Mojo, Warner Bros. Pictures has set a July 20, 2012 release date for the follow-up to "The Dark Knight" in conventional and IMAX theaters. Adding to the plot - Deadline reports the film is expected to be made in 3D.

While the release date has been set, there is no official start of production date as Nolan is busy with his latest film, "Inception," which arrives in theaters on July 16.

It looks like the summer of 2012 is going to be one hell of a big blockbuster bonanza, especially in the comic book arena. "Batman 3" will hit theaters two and a half months after Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" debuts in May and roughly two weeks after Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot launches in early July.

Sooner than later I'm sure that a script, at least the first draft, will be turned in and we can start the rampant speculation on who the villain will be, not to mention casting rumors that will hit as we slowly but surely move closer to the start of shooting.

Nolan's second Batman movie, "The Dark Knight," opened July 18, 2008 and earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Will the third "Batman" film prove to be as successful if not more so? And how will it compare to the success of "Avatar"?

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Coming Soon, First Showing, MTV News, The Geek Files, Rope of Silicon

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