The Associated Press caught up with the director while he was doing press for “The Dark Knight Rises” and asked him if he had any plans to collaborate with Warner Bros and Batman again in the future on their upcoming ensemble superhero film. If you’ve been keeping track of Nolan’s thoughts on the subject so far (and the fact he’s repeatedly called this his last Batman movie), his response shouldn’t surprise you.
“We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character,” Nolan said. “I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any ’Justice League’ project.”
Sorry to all of you out there who were speculating that Nolan would be a part of the bigger DC universe just because he is also producing Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” He went on to clarify that he won’t be back for any more Batman films once Warner Bros decides that the character needs yet another series reboot.
“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.”
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