This is from cinescape.com
For months rumors have swirled about around what the title of Christopher Nolan's new BATMAN movie would be. During most of
the latter half of 2003 speculation arose that the working title for the project was the enigmatic BATMAN: INTIMIDATION GAME,
suggesting that whatever was being planned for the Dark Knight this time the stakes would be higher than before. Still,
through location scouting reports, leaks about the film's rumored storyline and even official casting announcements, no
official title was ever announced for the project, leaving fans to wonder if INTIMIDATION GAME was nothing more than a
But now we can exclusively report to you what the official title is for the new BATMAN. It's not BATMAN: INTIMIDATION GAME,
which we've now learned was the project's pre-production code name during its early development cycle. Now that Nolan's film
is moving into the active phase of its production, this title will be what Warner Bros. will be refering to the film during
the duration of its shoot (which begins next month) and as it moves ever forward towards its release in the summer of 2005.
Let the rumors be finally put to rest:
The official title of the film is BATMAN BEGINS.
This is from variety.com
This is from It appears Warner Bros. really is reintroducing its Batman franchise.
The studio has chosen "Batman Begins" as the title of the fifth installment, described as an origins story of how
billionaire Bruce Wayne becomes the Caped Crusader and faces his first foes in Gotham City.
For months, online fans had proclaimed that Warner Bros. was calling the film "Intimidation Game." But the studio had been
using the title as a code name to thwart fans from following the project's development; it never intended on using the name.
The tactic of secrecy is obviously a challenge as details (or alleged details) of the film continue to leak onto the Web on
a daily basis. WB announced the title of the pic, which starts lensing next month in Iceland and London with Christopher
Nolan at the helm, to the online community Thursday.