Christopher Nolan Says No To A JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

Christopher Nolan Says No To A JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

He may be producing a Superman movie for Warner Bros. but the studio's top director says he has no future plans to be involved with a Justice League movie or the Batman reboot.

If you're hoping that director Christopher Nolan will have an active hand in any of Warner Bros. plans for a Justice League movie then I have sad tidings to report. The director stated in an interview over the weekend that he has no plans to be involved in a Justice League project.

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.

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. 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."

He also said he does not intend to have any involvement with any future solo Batman films from distributor Warner Bros., who are reportedly already developing ideas for a reboot of Gotham's Dark Knight.

Click here for my take on how to get a Justice League movie off the ground.

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.

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Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.

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jimmymcnulty - 7/9/2012, 4:22 AM
jimmymcnulty - 7/9/2012, 4:24 AM
Yay! I am first!!! Good call by Nolan. Warner should concentrate on bringing the individual characters films out first! How about the flash after mos?
TokenNerd - 7/9/2012, 4:24 AM
Good? but who is the right person/persons for the JL movie?
Asterisk - 7/9/2012, 4:28 AM
Fifth. And yeah, didn't see that coming?
Name - 7/9/2012, 4:29 AM
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Kingdork - 7/9/2012, 4:29 AM
Understatement of the year.
Fantine - 7/9/2012, 4:30 AM
we need to find a young unknown director who will be the next Christopher Nolan, I dont want someone already established, they went with Nolan when he was unknown slightly, so they need to do it again.
LordCole - 7/9/2012, 4:32 AM
Nolan makes a good film sure, but is this not the same guy that did not want meta-humans and magic in the Dark Knight films in the first place?

We will need another Batman for JL, and I know a lot of you will cry foul, but I see as just like comic books, and having different Artists and Writers. Will not really be a reboot but just one more Batman...
silverdog - 7/9/2012, 4:32 AM
thank god... now they can find a director that actually likes working with comic book characters and doesnt think the characters and his fans are beneath him. let nolan and his cult of asskissers move on to another genre.
AmazingFantasy - 7/9/2012, 4:34 AM
Coachella - 7/9/2012, 4:35 AM
He's a great director but he wants to move on. It's time for DC to start there own Universe.
jaewest215 - 7/9/2012, 4:39 AM
TerminatorMode - 7/9/2012, 4:39 AM
i would love to see someone try doing a batman beyond movie in the future of the current batman series' universe

@catwoman1 - agreed, it would be great to see a relative unknown try his or her hand at this so we'd have something as surprising as batman begins (in the good way of course)
nikgrid - 7/9/2012, 4:40 AM
One thing I like about Nolan, he's not pushed around by studios, probably why his Dark Knight movies are awesome.

David Fincher for the Batman Reboot! Justice League?...maybe Louis Lettier?
FireKnightRises - 7/9/2012, 4:43 AM
I will miss Nolan on Batman but its time to move on
MitchConner - 7/9/2012, 4:46 AM
It doesn't bother any one here that they're already talking about a reboot? Ridic
FireKnightRises - 7/9/2012, 4:48 AM
next director should be unknown who loves the genre kinda like nolan when he started, marc webb and joss whedon

Christuffer - 7/9/2012, 4:48 AM
Not surprised. Besides, who's gonna want a Batman reboot after the perfect trilogy? Grif, I'm sure.

It's not like they're rebooting Lord of the Rings anytime soon, and that was a perfect trilogy. Hell, Return of the King is one of the greatest movies ever created, based on one of the greatest books ever created.
dnno1 - 7/9/2012, 4:49 AM
It's so obvious that he was never ever keen on the idea of a Justice League film because of the conflict with his vision of the Batman. I am also sure that he is against any future plans to do a JL project since that version of Batman might complicate the sale of his version of Batman (or for that matter, Superman) on video. What a jerk. I still think it is a better move to feature such lower tier heroes as the Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and Martian Manhunter in a film like Justice League (with support from Batman and Superman) and spin of those characters that appear to be popular among movie goers. That would be a lot less expensive that investing $150-$200 million each on (3 or 4) solo films in hopes that none of them flop. Just keep in mind that they did that with Green Lantern and it didn't meet their expectations.
stealthboy - 7/9/2012, 4:49 AM
I wish the whole "reboot" thing weren't thrown around with such reckless abandon. We haven't even seen the third movie! Sheesh.
batLanternarrow - 7/9/2012, 4:49 AM
What about Green Lantern 2
TheLight - 7/9/2012, 4:50 AM

"He also said he does not intend to have any involvement with any future solo Batman films from distributor Warner Bros., who are reportedly already developing ideas for a reboot of Gotham's Dark Knight."

$5.00 says that he kills off Batman in "Rises" because of this. Just curious.
Coachella - 7/9/2012, 4:50 AM
He might be leaving but he won't be forgotten for Comicfilm generation he helped build. By the way Chris I never said thank you.
FireKnightRises - 7/9/2012, 4:54 AM
and you dont have to :D

Nolan is the hero we deserved but not the one we needs right now

[frick] haters NOLAN RISES!!
gleetana - 7/9/2012, 4:54 AM
time to move on warner/DC, the guy does not want to make more comic book movies. stop begging already.
Nubase - 7/9/2012, 4:55 AM
whoever wants to reboot batman after nolan is done with it has a huge challenge on thier hands because to complete the trilogy it has taken almost 9 years of development which is a long time for one director to commit to and not many directors commit to one project, only peter jackson, george lucas spring to my mind at the mo.

Also they are some peeps saying they want a batman from the comics, what exactly do you mean by that?

All nolan did with batman is put him in a real world, a world which you can believe that someone dressed up as a bat tackling crime, everything else is from the comic but altered slighty fit the real world.

l'm sure they will be a reboot, as a standalone movie etc but the reboot will always be compared to the nolans batman not just for the straight out of the comic book look but more importantly the story they choose to run with cos the main drive of nolans batman is the story which as we know now is one complete storyline with the dark knight rises as the end of the story.

l'm sure WB and DC knows this more then anyone and will take their time before giving the reboot the green light.

But WB and DC will now press ahead with the man of steel now, thats the next trilogy, onces thats done then maybe a JL movie will happen.

Also take nolans coomment about not being invovlved in the JL movie with a pinch of salt cos nolan does not like to talk about his next project, he always works on a 1 picture deal, he never signs multi movie deals as he like to work in his own timeframe so who knows.....
darkspark - 7/9/2012, 4:55 AM
Thank all mighty Atheismo. Maybe now we can finally get a version of Batman that is close to the comics instead of just a rich guy who buys stuff and fights boring people.
superotherside - 7/9/2012, 4:58 AM
Good actually. We need someone more like Peter Jackson involved.
BoosterGold1991 - 7/9/2012, 4:58 AM
I'll say Peter Jackson should direct Justice League and Darren Aronofsky to make a Batman Beyond movie.
superdupont - 7/9/2012, 5:02 AM
yep ! his batman saga was great and clearly the best cbm ever made !! but the guy his a great director and his own films are much more better, so let see what incredible stuff he's going one !!
UltimaRex - 7/9/2012, 5:03 AM
Well, well, well... It sounds like Nolan and "I want Nolan to produce Batman 4 and JL" Robinov had a little falling out. I wonder if Nolan is going to stick with WB after TDKR?
TheSoulEater - 7/9/2012, 5:05 AM
Nolan not putting his batman in a JLA movie???

Super12 - 7/9/2012, 5:05 AM
Don't fricking reboot Batman! You know that empty, unexcited feeling you got when you watched the amazing spider-man knowing this was made solely due to the fact that it's the studios only sure money maker? Remember not being able to not compare it to the last recent trilogy? That sucked and if they do that to batman I might flip. We can't wait a tiny bit out of respect to the greatest superhero flics ever made??
Kalel219 - 7/9/2012, 5:06 AM
I kinda feel sorry for Nolan. I know it's stupid to think WB wouldn't reboot Batman but couldn't they at least wait til his last movie was out? Just seems rude, it's like "Thanks for all the money, now [frick] off so we can make more"
DetBullock - 7/9/2012, 5:09 AM
Good, a Nolan-style JL would be plain ludicrous and by the way: starting with individual films would be better.
FilmsFan - 7/9/2012, 5:14 AM
I agree with him & accept that he's not doing JL, but I'm really really sad!!

He's most surely the Only guy WB has who can make a great cinematic spectacle & tells a Story as well!
He would've been perfect!!
No sure WHO can make a JL film now; give the status of these characters!

& those motherfvckers saying he doesn't care about Comic Book characters!
Well nothing is gona change ur stupid ass mind!
Every director has his own take on hundreds of ComicBook versions of SAME Character, but why would u understand; ur a mindless asshole, who can only hate!

But I'm happy as well, cuz I really want him to move on & do his OWN ORIGINAL projects!

Just stay big Nolan, don't go on indie route!
Tons of other great directors are making indie film, we need greats who make Big blockbusters as well, other than Micheal Bay.

Good Luck for future!
No Doubt you'll do GREAT!
BrowniesExplode - 7/9/2012, 5:17 AM
I think dc and warner bros should stop with this JL film because two heroes are under nolan , one that was overly hyped then sucked and others thats not even in development
pepe - 7/9/2012, 5:23 AM
UltimaRex - 7/9/2012, 5:30 AM
Note he said nothing about "any future Superman movies"...

Armie Hammer for JL's Superman.
TheYesGuy - 7/9/2012, 5:31 AM
LOL.. @pepe, That was good..!!
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