Two more new major superhero movies are on the way and it is hard to decide which one to look forward to more. Hell, it’s hard enough to figure out which poster to like better! First there is The Amazing Spider-Man poster, featuring star Andrew Garfield hanging off a wall. Then there is Chris Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises poster, featuring a dark image of Tom Hardy‘s villain Bane standing over a broken batman mask.
The Amazing Spider-Man is a brand new reboot of the Spider-Man comic mythology, while The Dark Knight Rises is the end of an era of Chris Nolan batman movies starring Christian Bale. While it would be somewhat honest to say it’s getting tired to see Hollywood rehashing the same superheroes over and over and over — well, they keep making money off of doing it. I admit, I’ll probably be seeing both of these movies myself. I’m a superhero addict, I just can’t help myself.
The next Batman movie release date has finally been announced! Warner Bros. has scheduled the sequel to The Dark Knight for July 20, 2012. Director Christopher Nolan will helm the film, which is still untitled.
No official casting news has been announced yet for the Batman 3 film. However, Christian Bale previously stated he has signed on for a third film. Other main characters are also expected to return for the new installment of the series. Emily Blunt is also rumored to be interested, possibly for the role of Catwoman.
Little is known about the plot of the upcoming Batman sequel, although Nolan has said the villain in the film will not be Mr. Freeze. Comments from Nolan about the upcoming movie have implied that this may be the last Batman film he takes on.
“I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters.” Nolan told the Los Angeles Times last month. “The key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story,â€ Nolan said. “And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.”