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Batman 3 - Release Date Confirmed

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Thanks to ShirtlessLocke for the heads up.

Batman fans can start marking their calendars for a return trip to Gotham City, as Warner Bros. will release "Batman 3" into theaters on July 20, 2012.

Production Weekly reports on the release date announcement, settling "Batman 3" into the same weekend frame that its predecessor inhabited back in 2008. The film will hit theaters two and a half months after Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" debuts in May and roughly two weeks after Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot launches in early July.

A few months ago, a report emerged suggesting that David Goyer and Jonah Nolan were in the midst of writing the screenplay for "Batman 3." "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan confirmed the news in an interview suggesting that his third trip to Gotham City would be his last.

"I'm very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we've done with the characters," said Nolan. "My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. 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."

While there are no current casting and crew announcements on "Batman 3," leading man Christian Bale previously stated that he's signed on for a third outing. A rumor emerged earlier this month that Emily Blunt is interested in playing Catwoman, though there has been no confirmation of the report thus far.

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Source: MTV

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