Christopher Nolan has been very smart the last few weeks with how he's slowly been teasing out information for the maniacally awaited next installment in the Batman franchise: It's going to shoot this summer! Tom Hardy's gonna play a bad guy! Today, Nolan was nice enough to actually reveal three whole new tidbits about the movie, although even those clues have their own mysteries attached.
The first big takeaway from his interview with Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher is that the film will be called "The Dark Knight Rises." Count us among the people who think it's pretty cool, connecting the new film to the last movie's unresolved Batman-on-the-run ending.
The other big headline-grabbing revelation is that the Riddler won't be the bad guy. Since Nolan had previously eliminated Mr. Freeze as a possible villain, that leaves the Penguin and Catwoman as the most famous baddies left in the Batman universe. (And depending on who you trust, those options may have been rejected too.) As close to a hint as Nolan would offer in his interview with Boucher is "We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones," although Moviehole seems pretty convinced that a love-interest/Catwoman character might be one of those new faces.

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