It was revealed yesterday that the upcoming Warner Bros picture is to be called The Dark Knight Rises and will be shot in Nolan's preferred choice of high-definition IMAX cameras rather than 3D.
Explaining his decision, Nolan said that the introduction of 3D could disrupt the visual continuity of his rebooted franchise, and argued that he wants to retain the vast sense of "scale" that was present in the previous films.
He told the Los Angeles Times: "We want the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before in the first two films. There was a large canvas and operatic sweep to The Dark Knight and we want to make a film that will carry on with that look and feel.
"There's an intimacy at times [with the 3D effect] and we didn't want to lose scale... Our ambition for the third movie is to complete a story that has begun. This is not starting over, this is not rebooting. We're finishing something, and keeping a consistency with what's come before has real value."
Nolan went on to note that the high-definition cameras will potentially allow him to scale new heights of image quality on a cinematic scale, insisting that it will not be necessary to view the picture in IMAX to "see the benefits of the extraordinarily sharp, high-resolution".
He added: "We're looking to do something technologically that's never been done before. Our ambitions are to make a great movie."
The Dark Knight Rises is due to be released on July 20, 2012.