In the new issue of Total Film magazine, The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan talked about the incredible weight of expectation on him and his film. He also talked about the challenge of giving the story he’s pursued in the Batman universe a proper close chapter.

Here’s what Nolan had to say:

“We feel a tremendous challenge and responsibility to finish our story. We have to give the audiences something they haven’t seen before, but also fulfill their expectations of what they enjoyed in the first two films. That’s the tricky balance.

“With a sequel there is always the challenge of trying to meet or indeed exceed expectations. And some of those are based on the size, scale and world of the film. We traveled to many different places because we wanted to give it a broader canvas.”

Hm. I’m not sure if he’s done anything to quell expectations there…

The Dark Knight Rises comes out in theaters everywhere on July 20th, 2012.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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