Batman 3 set for July 2012
The yet-to-be-named sequel to Warner Bros.' blockbuster The Dark Knight has a release date: July 20, 2012.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to post the release date. Director Christopher Nolan and writer David Goyer have yet to finalize the story and script about the third installment of Batman or whether or not the character of the Joker will return.
Obviously, Heath Ledger, who died shortly after filming of The Dark Knight, won't return as the clown prince of crime. Ledger won an Oscar for his role as the Joker.
According to reports, Christian Bale said he would return to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman if Nolan was directing.