Christopher Nolan Says 'No' To Fourth 'Batman' Movie

Just because Christian Bale might be up for more adventures as Batman someday doesn't mean his director is. Indeed, Christopher Nolan has made no secret about the fact that his days commanding the cape and cowl would come to an end once "The Dark Knight Rises" strikes theaters this summer, and his position has not softened in recent weeks.

At the Production Guild of America's "Produced By" conference on Saturday (June 9), Nolan and his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas spoke on a panel covering many topics, including his staunch support of shooting on film as opposed to digital means. More relevant to Splash Page readers' interests, Nolan once again reaffirmed that he will not make a fourth Batman movie after the next Bale-starring outing hits theaters.

"No," was his answer to the question of another Batman film, according to Variety. "I don't want to hold anything back [for a fourth film]."

Nolan added that he always envisioned his take on Bruce Wayne as a trilogy — nothing beyond his plans for "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

"I explained the potential of what was exciting to me," he said of his original reasons for pursuing the storied comic book franchise before "Begins" started shooting. "There had not been an origin story about this extraordinary figure in an ordinary world."

So there you have it: Nolan, once again, has approximately zero interest in directing another Batman movie. Of course, that doesn't mean we won't see Nolan's stamp on other DC Comics properties...

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