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Sequel of The Dark Night to hit screens in 2012

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Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 15:58 [IST]

Fans of the Batman films have a reason to rejoice. Producers Warner Bros. have announced that a sequel to their 2008 Blockbuster The Dark Night will hit the screens in 2012.

The title, cast, plot are yet to be decided but it is generally assumed that Christopher Nolan will be directing the film. Nolan is credited for reviving the batman franchise after the negative reviews and disappointing box-office performance of Batman and Robin.

Batman and Robin was poorly received by both the critics and the fans, and after a long hiatus in which multiple possible Batman scripts were developed, Warner Bros. rebooted the film franchise in 2005 with Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. Nolan bought Batman back to screen and followed up by Blockbuster sequel The Dark Knight in 2008.

The Dark Night received numerous awards nominations and two Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and a posthumous Best Supporting Actor award for Heath Ledger.

Warner Bros. are yet to decide about the format of the sequel to be released in 2012. It is being speculated that it can be 3D, IMAX or both.

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