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It’s what everyone wants happen, it’s what everyone assumed was going to happen, but in this day and age you can’t take anything for granted. But you can breathe a little easier today. Christopher Nolan told Empire Online that he will indeed direct the next Batman movie.
“I don’t know if it’s announced or if it’s not announced,” said Nolan. “It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way. I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.”
Hang on, that’s not 100% clear: so we can safely assume you’re directing?
“I think you can at this point, yes.”
That’s good news. Without Nolan’s visual handiwork and storytelling chops, it most likely wouldn’t have stood up to “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”. Different can be good, but different can also be “Batman & Robin”.
Nolan goes on to say that while it is still early in the game, he is working on brother Jonathan Nolan’s script. Yeah, that means there’s a script. Now all of the giddy speculation and conjecture about bad guys and plot lines can begin. Does that mean that the rumors about Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Riddler might come to fruition?