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Nolan Talks Dark Knight Sequel

The LA Times has another interesting piece with director Christopher Nolan talking about the third Batman film:

Jonathan Nolan is “now doing the hard work” of writing the script based on the story by his sibling and Goyer. “My brother is writing a script for me and we’ll wait to see how it turns out.... He’s struggling to put it together into the epic story that you want it to be.”

He continued on about the appeal of doing the third film. “I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters,” Nolan said.“My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.”

To be honest I'll be glad when Mr. Nolan and company end this Batman trilogy. Not because I don't like the series (if anything I'm in the tank for it) but because the most disappointing part of Joel Schumacher taking over the reins from Tim Burton was the destruction of the continuity of the Michael Keaton series. Nothing was ever really concluded. Having an ending in mind it only makes sense in Nolan's Batman universe. A vigilante can only fight crime for so long; he won't last forever.


madhatter21 said…
Interesting...I wasn't aware that Nolan was looking to END the series with this film. I'll be a tad surprised if Warner lets him hand in a script that finishes the franchise in some manner.

(Not like I expected to make a Batman film every other project for the rest of his career)

Here's hoping they can give the series a fitting conclusion!
Kaiderman said…
Gotta see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who do you think the villian is gonna be? I'm leaning towards The Riddler and Catwoman!
CastorTroy said…
They are going to have a hard time topping The Dark Knight. Thanks for sharing!
Luke said…
Having an end to this series is only right. The first two films do a great job at standing apart from themselves and still feeling unique, I hope he continues that in the third one but still manage to give Batman the proper, epic finale he deserves.
Fitz said…
The game plan for Warner - a gestating rumor anyway - is that Nolan finishes this trilogy and Zack Snyder films The Dark Knight Returns however many years from now.
Fitz said…
Depending on where they go with this Batman might be the "villain". While some new Detective joins Gotham PD in hopes of finding the murderous vigilante they think he is.
an interesting piece, can't wait to check out Inception this summer.
Darren said…
I don't expect that he'll do anything that definitively finishes the character - retire or kill him, fore example - but I'd expect closure on the themes of the first two films. And, I really hope, a sense of acceptance about him being Batman.
Glass said…
Where'd you hear that WB wants to make The Dark Knight Returns? Only Snyder has expressed interest in it, never anyone from WB. WB are never going to make an R rated Batman film.

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