It has been announced that filming of “Batman 3” is set to begin in April 2011. Christian Bale reprises his role of billionaire Bruce Wayne with Michael Caine as his loyal butler, Alfred. Gary Olman is set to appear again as Commissioner Gordon while Morgan Freeman should still be around as Lucius Fox.
Other details have not been disclosed yet but director Christopher Nolan confirmed that the Joker character previously played by the late Heath Ledger will no longer be reprised. Nolan says that it would be difficult to replace Heath Ledger as Joker. Ledger, a talented Australian actor, passed away from drug overdose in 2008 at the age of 28. His portrayal of the Joker was critically acclaimed, making it a difficult void to fill for any actor.
No announcements have been made on who the villain or villains will be. What Batman 3 can guarantee is another dark yet interesting portrayal of Gotham City and its most loved vigilante, the Batman.