Christopher Nolan is set to helm the next installment to the dark Knight saga, although he’s been pretty mum about the details. But what were once rumors and speculations are now slowly becoming reality.

During the “Inception” premiere in London, Sir Michael Caine let it slip that the third Batman film will probably begin production in April, which would ready it for a July 20th 2012 release. This would make sense as Warner Bros. has official set and confirmed that date.

According to Caine, he’s unsure if his character “Alfred” will return, but it’s a good bet to assume that he will. Because what’s Batman without his loyal butler?!

Check out the interview with Caine below:

Source: digitalspy