Calm Down, Batman Fans: No 'Justice League' for Nolan

Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" movies are arguably three of the most financially and artistically successful superhero movies ever. The final movie in Nolan's Batman trilogy will be swooping into theaters July 20, but there have already been rumors about Nolan's involvement in the upcoming "Justice League" movie.

This week, Nolan put the kibosh on our hopes that he'd head up the long-stalled DC Comics ensemble once and for all.

"Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours," he said at "The Dark Knight Rises" press day. "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 … We've had our say on the character."

He added, "I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any 'Justice League' project."

The logic behind the rumor that he would direct the "Justice League" flick is that he's a producer for the Superman reboot "Man of Steel," which comes out next year. Since Superman is part of the Justice League along with Batman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and other comic book heroes, one could make the jump that Nolan would somehow also be involved with "Justice League" as well.

In any case, we've still got "The Dark Knight Rises" to look forward to! It will ensure months, if not years, of analysis, argument, Halloween costumes, Oscar hopes and rumors to come.