With The Dark Knight Rises out in a couple of weeks and The Man of Steel due next summer, both with his hand prints all over them, it seemed that filmmaker Christopher Nolan is the man to give DC Comics heroes the proper cinematic treatment they deserve. Just one problem: Nolan doesn’t want the job.
While doing a round of interviews for TDKR this past weekend, Nolan was asked if he had been approached, or if he was at all interested, in getting behind the proposed Justice League movie. “I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project,” Nolan told the Associated Press. And yes, that includes Batman.
“Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours,” says Nolan about the next phase of Batman on film. “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.”
That’s a shame, because it seems that Nolan is the only one that knows what they’re doing with the DC Comics characters. I guess we’ll see what comes with the Nolan-produced, Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel, because if it’s a hit with Nolan’s seal on it, there maybe a dump truck full of money in Nolan’s future to get him onboard a Justice League flick.