The Dark Knight sequel forced forward
There's nothing like a little bit of pressure to force people to get on and do something, and that's what seems to be happening with the next film following the current Batman. The sequel to The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) now has a release date.
Wait up though, there's no script, Christopher Nolan is busy still on Inception, in fact there's next to nothing on the project. Never mind though, the studio have decided they are releasing it on July 20th 2012.
Of course the date will change, at the time comes closer, weekends will swap, but you can be assured that they're going for summer 2012, as The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision tells us.
As much as we fans of cinema hate the idea, there is a lot of truth to the fact that this is just a business and some project managers have sat down, worked out the average dates for a film of this rough size and budget, and realised they can get it in time for summer 2012.
Now it just means that Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have to deliver a script. Then get everyone signed up to return to the film, get it made, and...wow, it looks tough on a few lines of paper, never mind in real life.
I'm sure Nolan has something in mind already, but it's going to have to be a good one to finish off his trilogy. Do you think he might tackle the death of Bruce Wayne? Will it be the Riddler as the bad guy? Of the latter I'm almost sure.