Christopher Nolan reveals official Batman 3 title

Christopher Nolan has revealed the official title of his third Batman flick. It'll be called The Dark Knight Rises. Awesome.

That's the first bit of big Batman news. The second is that The Riddler won't be in the film.

Nolan said: "We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones."

When pressed about whether the villain would be covered in question marks, Nolan gave a negative response. “It won’t be the Riddler,” he said.

All very, very exciting. We love the title, it's a clever bit of branding designed to remind us of The Dark Knight 's brilliance. As if we needed it.

The Dark Knight Rises is released July 20 2012.