Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie Is NOT Batman 3

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Directing giant Christopher Nolan has signed on to direct an original screenplay he wrote called Inception for Warner Brothers.  The script is described as a sci-fi action film and described as “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.” I certainly hope that doesn’t mean the film is going to be anything like the tragedy that was The Cell.

Nolan, the director of the extremely successful Batman franchise is set to start filming this summer with the hopes of releasing the film during the summer of 2010.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov told the Hollywood Reporter:

Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes.  We are thrilled to be collaborating again with him and Emma on this exciting new motion picture.

I’m pretty surprised that it was even a question if this movie would get picked up. The Dark Knight brought in nearly a billion dollars.  Shouldn’t Nolan be running Warner Bros., right now with his current record for box office blockbusters?  Combined, Nolan’s films Insomnia, Batman Begins and The Prestige have brought in nearly half a billion in revenue.

The drawback of this entire deal is the fact that it will push back the production of Batman 3.  At any rate, I’d like to see what else Nolan has up his sleeve.  I realize that he’s not a one trick pony, but I like the idea of him directing an action film that has nothing to do with the Caped Crusader.  In addition to the fact that it’s original content, which is always welcome when you’re dealing with the remakes that Hollywood continues to churn out.

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  1. LOL, you should have titled this article: “Christopher Nolan is NOT directing Batman 3…”

    And kept the brief description hidden, and when you click on the link to see the full article, the first word should be “yet.” and Explain that he’s doing this one first, lol. You’ll get a lot of panicking fans clicking it to read about it… :-P

    Also, I’m glad you called it Batman 3 and not The Dark Knight 2… That’s always bugged me…

  2. LOL, damn… great idea. But it’s late, I just edited 3 posts and wrote a review. I’m tired. :-)


  3. *With Rob Schneider voice* Come on, you can do it!

  4. This is for the best. If he’s going to make the 3rd Batman any good, he needs to take a break to try other stuff out. I love everything this guy does, and actually am looking forward to this more than I would be for Batman 3.

  5. Oh well. I guess we’ll have to suffer through movies about OTHER DC characters (yes, they have other great characters than just Batman) like Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and/or The Flash (Barry Allen) for the next few years instead of yet ANOTHER Batman film. I mean, bats really needs the exposure, he’s only had like 6 films and is in EVERYTHING DC does outside of comics. ;-)

    I can deal with this. I love Batman, but before I see another Batman film I want a Flash, GL, and probably a GOOD Superman film. Let Nolan make whatever he wants for a while.

  6. Christopher Nolan has been my favorite director since I saw “Memento” on Starz way back when I was a mere 12 years old. I loved the movie more than anything I’ve ever seen; I was just so captivated by it. And ever since then, I’ve watched all of his movies. They are all great works of art. And I’m going to say something that has gotten some backlash from my friends: I like Batman Begins more than The Dark Knight.

    That is a lot of nothing to get to my point, and that point is, if he is going to do another Batman movie, which I believe he will do because he seems like a guy who would plan everything out until it’s closure (and seeing how The Dark Knight didn’t end happy it seems logical), then him taking time to do something else and try something new is fine by me. I love all of his movies and I’m sure I will love “Inception.”

  7. I think The Dark Knight is a better film, but I think Batman Begins is an easier film to watch over again. I really like them both. Just wished they would have cut the ending from TDK though, that was just bad, everything was good until that last 20 minutes or so.

  8. I’m not really all that in a hurry to see another Batman movie. I loved both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.” The concern I have for the third film is strictly related to plot and character. If they want to do Catwoman, then that’s great, but they will have a hard time making this work in a way that appeals to the average person unless they find the right plot. Personally, I think the only way to make a Batman film with Catwoman work is to make the story revolve around the concept of what really is a crime. After all, what Batman does is technically criminal. What makes him the hero and someone else who bends the rules a villain? Given Catwoman’s character and the potential romance between the Cat and Bats, this seems logical to me.

    Anyway, I’m a big fan of Nolan’s work, even beyond Batman, so I’m eager to see what Inception will be like.