There’s no script or even (officially) a director, but the Batman movie has a release date: July 20, 2012.

Of course this date can change, but it’s still fun to get excited about the movie.  Detsils are still scarce, but we now know that the movie will be released in IMAX (no surprise there), it may be filmed entirely in IMAX and/or IMAX 3D, and it will be the final film in this series.

The rumors of the villains have already started, but all that has been confirmed is we won’t get Dr. Freeze.  I’m not worried – Nolan and company have proved that they can make an amazing movie with lesser known villains (Scarecrow and R’as Al Ghul were not household names prior to Batman Begins) and with bad guys we’d already seen on screen (The Joker and Two-Face from The Dark Knight.)  The Riddler seems to be getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere, but I could see Bane or Clayface or some other rogue going after Batman in the next movie.  Either way, it’s bound to have a lot of excitement and hype surrounding it – possibly more than any other movie that is still over two years away.