The next film in the current Batman series directed by Christopher Nolan has reportedly begun principal photography in India. The film will see Christian Bale returning to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman accompanied by several cast members returning from the earlier films. With a scheduled release date of mid 2012 shooting will no doubt run over the next few months before things move into post-production leading up to the release date.
Previous casting announcements have added newcomers to the series Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Tom Hardy. With the introduction of characters including Selina Kyle, as well as Bane, there is an abundant amount of source material that Nolan will be potentially drawing upon for the film. Depending on what story elements will be utilised, it will take a talented film maker to weave them into one cohesive film while giving the various characters some room to breathe and develop.
With both a new Batman and Superman film on the way, and with Green Lantern to be released within the next few months (be sure to check out the new trailer), it appears the momentum may be building somewhat for the DC adaptations, which have trailed a long way behind the Marvel productions for a number of years.