For those of you still hoping that Christopher Nolan will direct or oversee the planned Justice League film, you will be sadly disappointed to know that he’s officially done with all things concerning the caped crusader. That includes any future Batman reboots, franchises and Justice League. In an interview with the Associated Press, Nolan said that he’s done with Gotham’s famous vigilante:
“We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on the character.”
Nolan also said that he doesn’t plan to be involved with any future Batman projects and has no plans to take part in the franchise moving forward. He recognizes that Warner Bros. might want to reboot the franchise in the near future. Maybe to give it a different spin. While he has no problem with that, Nolan’s decided not to be a part of it.
“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 generation to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they’re going to do with him. We’ve had out say on the character.”
Don’t be surprised if Nolan’s trilogy gets the Amazing Spider-Man treatment in the next few years, especially since the studio is planning a Justice League get-together, a rumored reboot called The Batman is planned for 2016. But again, Nolan has no plans to be involved with that.
“I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project.”
It seems that after he’s done playing “Godfather” on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, Nolan will move on to different projects. Nolan is basically saying goodbye to the world of comic-book superheroes. And we’ve got no problem with that. His vision of the Batman comics has been great thus far and in a few decades it be more than okay to see someone else’s vision on the superhero (cue word: decades).
Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.
What do you think? Are you sad Nolan won’t be involved with Justice League?