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'Batman 3' and 'G.I. Joe' Sequel Slated for Summer 2012 Releases

May 1, 2010 (3:11 am) GMT
'The Dark Knight' sequel is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 20, 2012, while the follow-up to 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' has not had exact release date but it is expected to shoot in spring 2011.

Warner Bros. Pictures has been moving forward with their plan to make "Batman 3". The studio has officially announced that this follow-up to "" is targeted for July 20, 2012 release in the U.S.

Little has been known about this untitled Batman 3 project except that it will hit IMAX theaters like several other Warner Bros.' films such as "The Hobbit" and "Superman" reboot. Christopher Nolan is set to return to direct the upcoming "Batman" movie and is working out on the story with David Goyer.

At the same time, another studio is also planning to release their movie in 2012. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has told MTV Movies Blog that Paramount Pictures is eying a summer slot for "G.I. Joe 2" but they have not picked up an exact release date.

Though scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have not delivered a script, the follow-up to "" is planned to start shooting in spring 2011. But when asked about whether all the main cast including and will return to the second film, di Bonaventura refused to share a lot, stating "We haven't defined it yet. We're gonna keep that under wraps for the moment."

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