Jonathan Nolan Talks THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Wants To Follow In His Brother's Footsteps And Direct

Jonathan Nolan Talks THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Wants To Follow In His Brother's Footsteps And Direct

The younger Nolan brother discusses The Dark Knight Rises and reveals that the very next thing he wants to do is direct. Is a comic book movie in Jonathan Nolan's future?


While discussing his CBS television show 'Person of Interest' at the Winter Television Critics Association Tour, the discussion inevitably turned to The Dark Knight Rises, despite the younger Nolan's insistence that the critics remain on topic. Nolan shook off the notion that Bane's voice would be a problem for moviegoers and in fact praised Tom Hardy's performance. After a swarm of TDKR questions, Nolan expressed a little bit of annoyance at the critics.

Question: As a writer, is it worrisome that Bane's lines are reportedly inaudible?

NOLAN: " I’d really rather talk about the show today, if that’s okay. There’s lots and lots and lots of talking to about The Dark Knight Rises, and I’m excited to do it, but we’re still in lock-down mode, in terms of talking about that project. I wanna talk about the show a little bit, if possible, because we’re coming back."

Despite that retort from Jonathan, the TDKR questions kept coming. But here's where things got interesting, to me at least.

Question: Are you any closer to getting behind the camera and directing a feature?

NOLAN: " Yeah. I wanted to do a couple of things for awhile now. One was working on a TV show and the other was directing a feature. The thing about working on a TV show is that it becomes, very quickly, all consuming. But, the very next project for me, in addition to a couple of feature projects that are outstanding, that I’m still hoping to get across the finish line, as a writer, the very next thing I want to do, personally, is direct a feature."

Now with Nolan finishing up his work on Batman, and "godfathering" the Superman reboot, Man of Steel and reportedly being sought to oversee Warner Bros. entire superhero movie production after the Green Lantern debacle, might we see the younger Nolan behind the camera of a future WB CBM? Who better to reboot the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy than his younger brother?

Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
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)

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