Christopher Nolan Will Not Direct A Justice League Movie
The Dark Knight Rises director will not helm a Justice League film for DC. That is the latest and most official word about the new Batman trilogy helmer potentially doing what Joss Whedon did by bringing together all of the superheroes from the DC Universe into one project.
“I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project,” he told the Associated Press.
“We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman,” he said. “This is the end of our take on this character.”
“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. We’ve had our say on the character.”
With the smashing success of The Avengers, a Justice League project is a slam dunk to get done, sooner rather than later, but the news that Nolan is out actually sits well with me. He’s too talented to not expand his horizons. Now DC will hopefully not do something hokey like we saw with The Avengers but all bets are off. At least we will have Nolan’s trilogy to live in infamy and we get to look forward to more interesting work from the director. Inception still sits as the most satisfying film to be released in the last several years for me, so more, please.