Batman 3 will start filming next March


We just learned that Christopher Nolan and the Batman crew are scheduled to start filming next March.

Warner Brothers recently announced that the third installment of Nolan’s Batman franchise will be released on July 20, 2012, almost four years after The Dark Knight broke box office records.

In related news, Nolan has confirmed that the role of the Joker will not be recast following the death of Heath Ledger. Also, Nolan’s Inception could have been a 3-D movie, but the director nixed the idea.

“I’m not a huge fan of 3-D,” Nolan said when asked about his attitude toward Hollywood’s newest obsession. His response resulted in an explosion of claps, signaling that while boxoffice numbers suggest audiences are embracing the format, a certain segment may be getting tired of it.

“We did tests on Inception to look at the post conversion process,” he revealed. “And they worked very well. It’s quite easy to do, in fact. But it takes a little time, and we didn’t have the time to do it to the standard that I would have been happy.”