The Dark Knight Rises is the title of the next Batman sequel.
Distributor Warner Bros confirmed the name for director Christopher Nolan's third adventure about the DC Comics vigilante hero, which follows Batman Begins in 2005 and The Dark Knight [ Images ] in 2008.
The Dark Knight Rises is due in theatres July 20, 2012, reports the Sydney [ Images ] Morning Herald.
Bucking Hollywood's current wave of 3D movies, Nolan is not planning to shoot the film in 3D.
Warner Bros had agreed with Nolan's argument that the sequel should resist the 3D craze, the director told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog, which first reported the title.
Nolan would not reveal what villain might appear in The Dark Knight Rises, but he said it would not be the Riddler, one of the key bad guys in the comics and past film and TV Batman tales.
Earlier this year, Nolan said he would not resurrect the Joker, the cackling villain played by Heath Ledger [ Images ] in The Dark Knight.