Christopher Nolan Gives Advice to the Next Batman Director (WARNING: SPOILERS!!!)

Christopher Nolan on the set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

So by now you have probably already seen “The Dark Knight Rises”, Christoper Nolan’s third and final Batman film. If not, then I suggest you stop reading this article now, because this article will CONTAIN SPOILERS about “Rises” that, uh, you may not want to read/here/know until after you’ve seen it. And if you haven’t seen the film yet, I highly recommend it.

Okay, so everyone here has already seen the film and can discuss its more SPOILER-HEAVY points, right?

Not yet? I’ll give you another chance to skidaddle…

Okay, good. Moving on…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie EW ScanSince Batman was still standing (or, er, sitting) and enjoying a nice cup of something nice with a familiar looking pretty lady at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises”, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake had literally been given the keys to the Batverse, it’s safe to say that Christian Bale as Batman is done, and similarly, Nolan as Batman’s director.

Which means, of course, that when the inevitable question of a reboot or a sequel comes up (though it’s looking more like a sequel now, what with Nolan’s sequel-ready ending in place), just exactly how do you follow Nolan? The director has some advice for the “lucky” man who will attempt that feat.

Speaking to Empire in the mag’s latest issue, Nolan said this about his would-be successor on the Bat franchise:

The only advice I would have is that…when I first met with Paul Levitz of DC Comics prior to Batman Begins, he explained to me clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost is strengthened by it. And I’m talking about over the years in the comic books but also in the movies. So when the time is right, whenever someone does whatever the next iteration of the character is, they simply need to be true to whatever it is they want to see, to what they believe in, not worry too much about what everyone else is telling them it should be.

And finally, for you Nolanites out there who simply cannot get enough of “Rises”, Nolan confirms that there is no truth to the existence of a 4-hour cut of “The Dark Knight Rises” floating out there. Sorry, kids. But hey, you can watch “Rises” twice when it hits DVD/Blu-ray and pretend it’s a six hour movie!

By the way, what did everyone think of “The Dark Knight Rises'” ending? From what I’ve read, the opinions seem to be heavily skewed towards two trains of thought: either that it was a cop-out or that it was perfect. Being that I’m not a grumpy old fart, I kinda dug the ending myself.

Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

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