Well that answers that. If you were at all wondering whether Christopher Nolan would exit his Batman franchise and take on a larger role when it comes to Warner Bros.' DC Comics-related movie plans -- including a potential directorial gig as the man who brings Justice League to the big screen -- then we have an answer, and you may not like it. Doing press for The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, Nolan went on record saying he will not be involved with the upcoming Justice League film, or, it seems, any of their other superhero movies. "I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any 'Justice League' project," he told the AP.
Nolan also noted that he will not get involved in any future Batman movies, and apart from his work as a producer on Man of Steel, seems like he's exiting this world altogether. "Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they're going to do with him," Nolan said. "We've had our say on the character. ..."
Sure, this is good for fans of Nolan who want to see the director move on to other things, but fans of the way he handles superhero movies will be disappointed. This is a man Warners would probably love to have assisting in their future superhero plans -- especially as Marvel and Disney continue to find a wicked amount of success -- but they'll have to look elsewhere, perhaps to someone like Zack Snyder, whose Man of Steel is about to introduce itself to a very antsy comic-con crowd.
Will you be upset if Christopher Nolan ditches the world of superheroes following his final Batman movie?
And speaking of that Batman movie, here's a sweet 13-minute featurette on The Dark Knight Rises, which includes all sorts of enticing footage.