Christopher Nolan, the renowned director of the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and the upcoming biopic Oppenheimer, says he’s not interested in making another superhero movie. Nolan rebooted the Batman franchise in cinemas with the release of 2005’s Batman Begins, followed by its critically acclaimed sequels, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Despite the popularity of the superhero genre in pop culture now, Nolan isn’t keen on going back.
Speaking to Hugo Decrypte during a rapid-fire interview, Nolan was asked if he would return to direct another superhero movie. The director bluntly responded, “No.” Nolan’s last brush with a superhero movie was Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman reboot, Man of Steel, where he took on a role as producer.
Additionally, when Nolan was asked in the interview if he’d consider making a TV show like his brother Jonathan Nolan, who is currently producing the TV adaptation of Bethesda’s Fallout, Nolan also responded, “No.” Interestingly, when he was pressed about potentially working on a Star Wars project, he refused to comment, suggesting that it’s possible he might be involved in a future Star Wars movie at some stage.
After moving away from making superhero movies, Nolan took on a number of projects in different genres ranging from sci-fi with 2014’s Interstellar, historical with 2017’s Dunkirk and action with 2020’s Tenet. It seems like the director is more focused on making new movies in other genres as opposed to comic book adaptations.
Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy starred Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman. A supporting cast included Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth. The villain cast included big players such as Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow, Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two Face, Tom Hardy as Bane and the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, who received a posthumous Academy Award for his role.
Oppenheimer releases in cinemas on 21 July.
Source: Hugo Decrypte