"The Dark Knight Rises" is Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie. After "The Dark Knight Rises," Nolan will not direct another movie about Batman. In just a few weeks, you'll see the final chapter in Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Final, final, final.
Have we said "final" enough times yet?
Even though Nolan has been emphatic about his decision to leave Bats behind after "Rises," some still hold out hope that he'll change his mind. Simply put, it ain't happening. Nolan stressed as much earlier this month — there is no "Batman 4" in his future, he confirmed — but in case that wasn't definitive enough for you, Nolan's wife and producing partner Emma Thomas is here to tell you the exact same thing.
"No. Never," she told SFX Magazine about the possibility of Nolan directing another Batman movie. "No, that's truly a never. I cannot imagine a world in which he would ever want to come back."
It would be nice if we could stop ourselves from devouring more "Dark Knight Rises" details, but no, that doesn’t seem very possible as the film’s release date draws closer. Interviews like Total Film’s talk with producer Emma Thomas don’t help the matter very much. Talking about details like Tom Hardy’s rapport with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway’s role, Mrs. Christopher Nolan, as she’s otherwise known, was half-forthright, half-coy.
"Tom made a massive physical transformation for the role... It really is an intense performance," Thomas said. "He finally feels like a match for Batman – both physically and mentally."
Director Zack Snyder is in charge of the developing "Superman" reboot, not Christopher Nolan. Got all that? Good!
[UPDATE: A representative for Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas has clarified to MTV News that Christopher Nolan and David Goyer are still very much involved with the "Superman" reboot, and support Zack Snyder's vision for the film.]
Although Nolan and his "The Dark Knight" collaborators David S. Goyer and brother Jonathan Nolan were the ones originally tapped to conceive of a new "Superman" movie idea for Warner Bros., the project is now officially in Snyder's hands — in other words, don't expect to see some sort of unusual collaboration between Nolan and the "Watchmen" filmmaker.
Speaking with Hit Fix, Nolan's wife and producing partner Emma Thomas revealed that "Superman" is currently a Snyder project through and through, saying: "We are handing it off to him." Read More...