‘The Dark Knight’ Director Is ‘Not A Huge Fan of 3-D’

Earlier this year, it was officially announced that Christopher Nolan will return to direct a third “Batman” film. And while there has been speculation that the follow-up to “The Dark Knight” would be filmed in 3-D, Nolan recently made his feelings on the subject crystal clear.

“I’m not a huge fan of 3-D,” said Nolan during an appearance at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival. “There are a lot of problems with [shooting in 3-D]. The idea of shooting a whole film through a massive beam-splitter and so forth — there are enormous compromises. Post-conversion technologies probably, for me, are definitely the future, but really it is up to the audiences what they want to see and how they want to watch their films.”

However, Nolan also added “There is no question if audiences want to watch films in stereoscopic imaging, that’s what the studios will be doing, and that’s what I’ll be doing.”

The report also indicated that Nolan’s third “Batman” movie will begin filming early next year. The film is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2012.

Back in March, Nolan indicated that his next “Batman” will wrap up the storyline he started with “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”

“I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters,” said Nolan. “Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling.”

Nolan also recently confirmed that The Joker would not be recast or used in his third “Batman” movie.

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