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You Won't See The Riddler In The Next Batman Film, 'The Dark Knight Rises'

British director Christopher Nolan poses during the photocall for his movie "Inception" in Rome on September 21, 2010. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Director Christopher Nolan is keeping it simple with the title of the next Batman movie (to follow Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). As he revealed today to The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog, the film will be called The Dark Knight Rises. At the same time, he also clarified that the villain will not be The Riddler.

So to sum up: The Dark Knight And The Temple Of Doom is out, as is The Dark Knight: Pig In The City.

And if The Riddler can't be the bad guy, I'm really hoping for Marvin the Martian.