Life After Nolan: Who Should Direct Batman Next?

No ifs, ands or buts about it, folks: "The Dark Knight Rises" really and truly is Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie. Over the weekend, the filmmaker once again confirmed his plans to leave Gotham City behind for good following this summer's epic conclusion to the "Dark Knight" trilogy, leaving the door wide open for another director to swoop in and steer the Caped Crusader forward.

But who could possibly follow up Nolan's act for the next phase of Batman's cinematic future? We've got some suggestions in this week's edition of The Weekly Rising. Head over to MTV News to see our picks and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Twitter!