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Although there was never much doubt, Christopher Nolan has confirmed that, yes, he’s directing the third Batman film.
“It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way,” he told Empire. “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.” Pressed as to whether it can be presumed he’s directing, Nolan said, “I think you can at this point, yes.”
In related news, SuperHeroHype reports that Michael Caine revealed on BBC Radio 1’s The Chris Moyles Show that production “probably” will begin in May. However, he couldn’t confirm that he’ll appear in the sequel.
“I assume they’ll ask me to be there,” said Caine, who played Alfred Pennyworth in the two previous installments. “In the movie business, you never believe anything. You always assume.”
Nolan is revising the script written by his brother Jonathan Nolan. Batman 3 is set for release on July 20, 2012.