The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is doing something I wish all directors would do, when contemplating their next film. He’s taking his time. Over at USAToday, Nolan spoke about how high the bar has been set by his two previous Batman films, and the pressure to make a third one that’s just as good.
“I don’t know why they’re hard to do,” Nolan says. “Maybe there’s so much expectation to them. But I wouldn’t want to do one if it weren’t going to be as good as the first or second. That’s not respectful to the fans.”
Nolan is in the middle of formulating a story for the third Batman film, but as of yet, nothing is set in stone.
Nolan says he is jotting notes and doing some rough outlines for a third story, but he hasn’t yet found anything he’s willing to commit to film, despite Warner Bros.’ eagerness to get a new film underway.
“It was obvious when the box office was so big ($530 million domestically) that we had underestimated how ready fans were to reboot the franchise,” he says. “The worst thing you could do now that you’ve gotten the plane back in the air is mess up the landing.”