Christopher Nolan To Shoot Batman 3 Starting In March 2011?

Briefly: Just as we're talking about rumors of the casting for Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie, there's word on the start date for the film's production. In a rather offhand comment in the LA Times Hero Complex blog (via The Film Stage), Geoff Boucher mentions that he'll be interviewing Nolan this weekend, and plans to asking him about Batman 3, "which starts shooting in March."

That's the first we've heard of a start date for the film, which already has a planned release date of July 20, 2012. We don't know if the LAT has hard and fast info about the schedule, if that is a projected start date, etc. We'll update when possible.