Producer Emma Thomas On The Chances Of A Fourth Nolan Helmed Batman Movie
While Christian Bale and a few other stars have expressed interest in returning to director Christopher Nolan's Batman universe should he decide to make a fourth movie, producer Emma Thomas reiterates that the chances of that happening are slim to none.
Talking to SFX, The Dark Knight Rises producer (and wife of Christopher Nolan) Emma Thomas has made it very clear - as has Nolan and several other people linked with the trilogy - that there will not be a fourth installment in his Batman franchise. "No. Never," she reportedly told the site. "No, that's truly a never. I can't 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," she said, elaborating on Nolan's decision to make this July's third movie his last. "We've spent almost ten 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 Dark Knight is the second highest grossing comic book movie of all-time, while The Dark Knight Rises will more than likely have no trouble beating that record. Regardless, Thomas made it quite clear why exactly Nolan isn't at all interesting in a fourth movie. "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." Do you agree with these comments? Sound off with your thoughts below.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul
RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012
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