Batman returns to theaters July 2008 reports that Warner Brothers has set a release date of July 18, 2008, for The Dark Knight, the sequel to last summer’s Batman Begins.

Christian Bale will reprise his role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also returning are Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Lieutenant Gordon), and director Christopher Nolan.

Heath Ledger has signed on to play the Joker.

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