Talking with The Los Angeles Times, filmmaker Christopher Nolan has confirmed that his third Batman film will be called “The Dark Knight Rises”.
While he won't reveal the villain of the film, the helmer can confirm that "it won’t be the Riddler." He also says the studio has agreed that the film should "resist the current 3-D craze" and instead use "high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras".
In terms of other characters, Nolan says "We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones." In other words, nothing unexpected.
A rumour at Moviehole emerged earlier today that Nolan had reportedly been meeting with actresses all week to find the female lead. The interview makes no mention of it however.