"We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones," Nolan said cryptically. He also said that the studio has agreed with him not to shoot the film in 3D. but that he’ll be experimenting with the scope of IMAX in unprecedented ways.
”We’re looking to do something technologically that’s never been done before," Nolan explained.
The filmmaker also reiterated that The Dark Knight Rises will close out his trilogy.
"Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun," he said, "This is not starting over. This not rebooting. We’re finishing something and keeping a consistency with what’s come before has real value.”
The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release.