A few months ago, Jeff Robinov of Warner Brothers said;
“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”
But it turns out he was wrong.
Recently, EW caught up with Christopher Nolan, and when asked about the potential of being involved in any further Batman movies the director replied;
“none at all.” Nolan added, “we’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character.”
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, Warner’s will have to decide in the future what they’re going to do with him. 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.
Unfortunately this news seems to directly contradict what Jeff Robinov said last year. There is a part of me that finds this news upsetting, mainly because what Chris Nolan did with Batman will be very hard to top in any medium, but at the same time I feel that maybe it is time to have someone step in now. Hollywood knows what people want from Batman now, and maybe that will mean any incarnation in the future will be done in a similar fashion.
Also as a nice side note, (and from what I’ve read online, it comes as a surprise to no one), Christian Bale says he hasn’t talked to anyone at WB about taking part in Justice League, or any future Batman movies, or so he tells one station.