I figured I’d go ahead and briefly report on this and explain some more in a later post. In an interview today with Hero Complex, Christopher Nolan finally revealed some much-coveted details regarding his final Batman movie. The film will be titled “The Dark Knight Rises”, which some are speculating as to have more than the obvious meaning regarding Gotham’s Black Knight, Batman, but more on that later. Also, Christopher Nolan confirmed that the Riddler is not going to be in the film in any way, shape, or form. Nolan also said that the film will have the return of many of the characters from the previous films, along with a few new faces, meaning that Nolan is as ambiguous as ever. Thankfully though, it was also confirmed that the film will not be in 3D but like TDK will be shot in 2D IMAX High-Def. This is very interesting news, and opens even more room for rumors and speculation on how this movie’s going to play out.
Also, in a story from /Film it was confirmed by James Cameron that Avatar 2 and 3 will be shot back to back, and will be released on Christmas in 2014 and 2015. Although I don’t have much respect for James Cameron, his movies always have a grand feel to them and are 99% of the time worth the time. I really liked Avatar, but I wasn’t in love with it as much as other people were. The new films are apparently going to be their own story exploring Pandora more, whether or not that means Jake Sully will be involved is anyone’s guess. It’s unknown whether the films are going to be two separate stories or one film split in half, but answers will come once Cameron starts writing the films. It’s going to be interesting to see how people react to the sequel of the world’s highest grossing film of all time (and a film responsible for a lot of crappy 3D post-converts) 5 years after the original. Will they still love it? Will it be a colossal failure? Will it be any good? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.