'Batman 3' To Be Titled 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Won't Feature Riddler

Batman 3 Title to Be The Dark Knight RisesFROM SPLASH PAGE: Well, we can stop calling it "Batman 3," as director Christopher Nolan has announced that the title of his third "Batman" film will be "The Dark Knight Rises."

Nolan revealed the title in an interview with Hero Complex, a title that both honors the highly successful comic book adaptation while offering a glimmer of hope with the added word "rises." But even as he elevates optimism in the third "Batman" movie's title, Nolan's shooting down the hopes of fans of the Riddler — according to the director, the puzzling villain will not be featured in "The Dark Knight Rises."

"It won't be the Riddler," said Nolan, effectively pulling the leading villain candidate completely out of the pool.

So, who will be the next "Batman" villain, and what do you think of the title? Tell us your in the comments, and read more about the new 'Batman 3' title on Splash Page!