Recently in an interview with Empire magazine Christopher Nolan confirmed that he will return to direct the third Batman movie.
In the past there was speculation that another director would helm the new Batman film, but Nolan told Empire;
It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way, I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.
However, this answer wasn’t clear enough for Empire, so when pressed Nolan said;
I think you can at this point, yes.
Warner Bros. has announced a July, 2012 release for the Bat film and in the mean time Nolan has to fit writing and directing Batman 3 along with helping to produce the new Superman film, also to be released in 2012.
Now that we know the new Batman will most likely be as good as its predecessors I think it is time to start speculating on who the new villain will be. This is some serious rumor making time and I hope those of us steeped in the geek community don’t slack off on our duties to speculate, rumor, piss and moan about a movie not even written yet. So, to start the rumors I’m saying Egghead.
Yep, Egghead. You see, I heard from a dude, who knows a guy, who worked with another guy, who’s sister rents movies near Nolan’s house, and it’s going to be Egghead. Eggsclent….