'Batman 3' To Begin Filming In April?

Michael Caine"The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan confirmed to MTV News last week that the third film in his phenomenally successful Batman film franchise will hit theaters in July 2012, but he wasn't as certain about when filming would begin on the much-anticipated project. However, actor Michael Caine, who played Bruce Wayne's butler and trusted friend in each of the films, seems to have an idea about when the cameras will roll on "Batman 3."

In an interview with Digital Spy on the red carpet for "Inception," Nolan's new film featuring Caine, the veteran actor said the third Batman film will begin filming in April.

"I don't know about that," said Caine of his potential return for the third installment, "but I think they're going to it in April."

Now, before you go marking your calendars, it's worth noting that Caine hasn't exactly been in the loop when it's come to info about the next Nolan Bat-film. Longtime readers will remember that Caine was the original source of the rumor that pegged Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin... and we all know how that turned out.

Still, it's encouraging to know that previous rumors had the film kicking off production in March, so all signs seem to point to Batman and Christopher Nolan reuniting in the first quarter of 2011.

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