Cinematical have been talking to Wally Pfister, DoP for both BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT, about the progress with Christopher Nolan’s (THE DARK KNIGHT, THE PRESTIGE) BATMAN 3. Pfister spoke about the possibility of shooting BATMAN 3 in 3D, IMAX or digitally.
Jonathan Nolan, Christopher’s brother and script writing partner, is currently hard at work writing BATMAN 3 which will hopefully bring the BATMAN trilogy to a fitting close. Meanwhile Pfister has been quick is discount the possibility of a 3D BATMAN sequel,
“I did it [IMAX] for one shot of The Dark Knight because Chris said, ‘You have to say you did it,’ and literally I had this strapped to my shoulder and I was carrying it. But I think he is game for doing something interesting like that. Lord knows that the 3D fad might pass by the time that summer comes around”.
He then added,
“I know one thing about the film that Chris is adamant about is that he wants to shoot on film. He doesn’t want to shoot on video, and I’m the same way”.
So it’s a possibility Nolan will shoot some scenes of BATMAN 3 in IMAX (as he did with THE DARK KNIGHT) but won’t be going anywhere near 3D or purely digital camera technology. I’d say all three pieces of information are a blessing; BATMAN 3 doesn’t need to be in 3D as story has always come first for Nolan’s interpretation of the comic book character and I’d personally take film over digital any day.
BATMAN 3 is long a way off yet, with the studio probably looking at a release sometime in 2012, but stay tuned for more information on the highly anticipated sequel as Nolan embarks on the INCEPTION press tour, in which he’s more than likely to let some details slip.