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Nolan says no to Justice League

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By Robert T. Trate     July 09, 2012

Now that Christopher Nolan is done with his epic Batman trilogy, the filmmaker has quashed speculation that he might be involved in a "Justice League" movie featuring the Dark Knight.

Writer-director Nolan said his take on Batman wraps up with "The Dark Knight Rises," his third and final film centered on the DC Comics superhero. In an interview over the weekend to promote the finale, Nolan said he has no "Justice League" plans.

"No, none at all," Nolan said. "We're finished with all we're doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character."

Fans have conjectured that Nolan might return to Batman by producing a big-screen take on "Justice League," DC Comics' "Avengers"-style ensemble whose key superheroes include the Dark Knight, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.

Nolan guesses that the "Justice League" rumors started because of his involvement as a producer on next summer's Superman relaunch, "Man of Steel."

He also said he not intend to get involved with any future solo Batman films when distributor Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, decides the time is right to launch a new take on the masked vigilante.

"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," Nolan said. "We've had our say on the character.

"I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any 'Justice League' project."

After Disney's success with "The Avengers," the big-screen round-up of Marvel Comics superheroes that has pulled in $1.45 billion worldwide, speculation has grown that Warner Bros. would get its own ensemble flick on the drawing board.

Nolan resurrected the Dark Knight with 2005's "Batman Begins" and shattered box-office records with 2008's "The Dark Knight," which won a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger as the Joker.

"The Dark Knight Rises" reunites Nolan with Christian Bale as billionaire Bruce Wayne and his Batman alter-ego; Michael Caine as stalwart butler Alfred; Morgan Freeman as Wayne Enterprises mastermind Lucius Fox; and Gary Oldman as upright Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Joining the cast are Anne Hathaway as daring thief Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, and three of Nolan's "Inception" co-stars: Tom Hardy as brutish villain Bane; Marion Cotillard as Wayne's new business ally, Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as gutsy cop John Blake.

The story begins eight years after the action of "The Dark Knight," with Batman vanished from the scene and vilified as an enemy of Gotham City, whose tough anti-crime laws have cleaned up the streets. A limping, emotionally shattered recluse, Bale's Wayne is forced back into action as Bane lays deadly siege to the city.

Thanks to
Wiseguy for the submission.


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DarthoftheDead 7/9/2012 10:10:00 AM

Caus ehe knows how badly TDKR is gonna BOMB, so he does'nt want to ruin JL, Thank you Mr Nolan...


DarthoftheDead 7/9/2012 10:11:02 AM

Hey! Who's side you on, Wiseguy, lol....?

shac2846 7/9/2012 10:22:50 AM

 Damn Darth that was right in the balls. Dark Knight Rises is gonna own son. Actually this is good that way everyone that doesn't like Nolan and his take on the character can stop bitching. For the rest of us this wait is killing me July 20 you bitch. I'm like a kid waiting for christmas here! WTF.

DarthoftheDead 7/9/2012 10:24:48 AM

lmao, my Apologies Shac, but until Cretins Especially Obtuse concede the possibilities of TDKR not beating Avengers.....I'm on a mission.......

Higgy 7/9/2012 10:38:57 AM

See JGL is not going to be Nightwing or the new Batman.  I figured Nolan wouldn't do that.

LOL @Darth

Hookedonavengers2012 7/9/2012 10:39:05 AM

 I think Sidey and Bats will do about the same numbers....with in 100 million of each other...... I wont be seeing Bats in the theatre...

I will wait for dvd

I am more looking forward to Expendibles 2 coming up.

Hookedonavengers2012 7/9/2012 10:54:33 AM

 I dont think Bats will do as much as Bats II did.

Ledger fans and the morbidly curious bumped II up more then it would have without his death.

So I think it will come out just under II. And I think Spidey will be a stronger family movie for the youngens' between Bats and Spidey. So I think Spidey will out perform Bats by just a bit.


Thats my prediction for what its worth....

shac2846 7/9/2012 10:54:55 AM

 Hooked with all do respect I think while TDKR won't beat avengers it will actually get very close. That's my bet and I will definitely eat crow if I'm wrong. This film has epic written all over it and I don't think people are going to stay away for reasons posted on this site in the past. Weak villian. Comic Book movie fatigue, etc, etc. Most of the things being said about TDKR were said about BB and TDK. It's going to do really well and I think it will have legs long into August. 

silversurfer 7/9/2012 11:04:16 AM

Nolan was never going to be the right director for a JLA movie to begin with...maybe as an EP, and that's a big maybe. They need to look at someone who understands the genre and what exactly needs to go on screen....they just can't go with a big name director for something like this, and I think/hope they know that...

shac2846 7/9/2012 11:07:08 AM

 TDK wasn't a family film either. Batman Begins gained a huge following once it hit DVD and pay-per-view in the two years before TDK, they have numbers to prove this. Ledgers death made some people curious but not a billion dollars worth of curious. Also I think people greatly underestimate the Nolan factor. His last film Inception made 825 million world wide. That's really close to a billion and it was a non established franchise. That's just my two cents.

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