Christopher Nolan Will Never Return To Batman, Says Producer

In our exclusive interview with The Dark Knight Rises producer Emma Thomas in SFX #224, on sale 27 June, she states that director Christopher Nolan could never be persuaded to return to Batman.

“No. Never,” she replies emphatically when asked.

Is that never or is that never say never again, SFX persists?

“No, that’s truly a never. I cannot imagine a world in which he would ever want to come back. At a certain point it’s fun to go off and do something different, you know. We’ve spent almost 10 years of our lives making Batman films. He was very excited about this film, and the story that he’d come up with, but I just cannot imagine that he would get that excited about another version of the same thing. The great thing about a trilogy is that it feels like you’ve got a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s like an extended version of a regular film. Once you get into a fourth film then it’s just episodic, and I just can’t see him getting excited about making another film where basically you’re just wheeling in different villains.”

Read the full interview in SFX #224, on sale next Wednesday.