Christopher Nolan seems pretty amazing. In a field of movies that produces such mile wide and inch deep fare as Avatar, the holder of the best overall blockbuster to date is able to play cat and mouse with the growing anticipation over what the Dark Knight sequel entails. The title, The Dark Knight Rises, sounds like a great start. Confirming that the Riddler will not be the villain also opens up speculation, with a growing chorus of fans believing Cat Woman will step in, filling both villain/love interest voids established by the last movie (or at least the tragedy surrounding Heath Ledger's death). We'll have to see. Not being a comic book fan, I defer to the experts. But Nolan has been able to make some pretty impressive silk purses out of the cinimatic sow's ear that has become the Summer Blockbuster genre.
Oh, and bonus points. How cool is it that he refuses to go 3D? Thank goodness.