The next Batman sequel has a title: "The Dark Knight Rises."
A spokeswoman for director Christopher Nolan confirmed the title for the filmmaker's third adventure about the DC Comics vigilante hero, which follows "Batman Begins" in 2005 and "The Dark Knight" in 2008.
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"The Dark Knight Rises" is due in theaters in 2012.
Bucking Hollywood's current wave of 3-D movies, Nolan is not planning to shoot the film in 3-D.
Distributor Warner Bros. had agreed with Nolan's argument that the sequel should resist the 3-D craze, the director told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog, which first reported the title.
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