This makes absolutely total sense to me, and it’s one of those decisions I wish other directors would have taken, like, oh I don’t know, Sam Raimi, who insisted on coming back for a fourth time on the Spidey franchise after doing three movies already, only to be embarrassingly kicked off the project. Christopher Nolan isn’t going to let that happen to him (as if it could, but hey, stranger things have happened in Hollywood), and plans to make the upcoming Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises”, his third and “final chapter” in his Batverse.
Nolan tells EW as such:
I must say that I’m glad — I’m very, very glad — to be embarking on the last chapter of our Batman saga without any sense of obligation or duty to the studio. They did very well with Inception. So I’m able to go into finishing our story in a very enthusiastic way.
No kidding. Thanks to “Inception” and the last two “Batman” films, Nolan was able to tell Warner Bros. to stick their 3D bullshit up their ass when it came to “Rise”.
Nolan goes on to talk cryptically about diving into the world of videogames, before once again dodging the whole question of “Inception’s” top: “Did it stop spinning or didn’t it? Well?” Find out in … “Inception 2”?
I always imagined Inception to be a world where a lot of other stories could take place. At the moment, the only direction we’re channeling that is by developing a videogame set in the world.
A Nolan-created videogame? Now that would be trippy.