Christopher Nolan announces title of new ‘Batman’ film

The director is going with 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Christopher Nolan has announced the title of his eagerly-awaited third Batman movie will be The Dark Knight Rises.

The director’s follow-up to 2008’s The Dark Knight will be his final contribution to the revitalised Batman trilogy, and will chart the Caped Crusader’s comeback following the events from the last movie, reports MTV News.

The Dark Knight ended with Christian Bale‘s Batman on the run from Gotham City‘s police force after they mistakenly believe he had committed murder.

Nolan added that The Dark Knight Rises will not feature the villain fans were expecting. “It won’t be the Riddler,” he explained.

The director would not say who said villain would be instead, but teased: “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones.”

Moviehole.net recently claimed that several little known actresses were being tested for a major but unnamed part in the movie – possibly Catwoman.

The Dark Knight Rises will be released in 2012.