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10.27.2008

Christopher Nolan has finally opened up about THE DARK KNIGHT's ridiculous box-office take, and the prospect of making a third movie. The link is HERE and while I delude myself into thinking you're still here with me, I really think a solid direction for this franchise to take would be to bring Superman in, tasked with bringing Bats to justice. Anyway, here is probably the highlight of the piece (when asked if he saw himself making another):

"Well ... let me think how to put this. There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. Whatís the story? Is there a story thatís going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? Thatís the overriding question. On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name? [Laughs.] At the same time, in taking on the second one, we had the challenge of trying to make a great second movie, and there haven't been too many of those either. Itís all about the story really. If the story is there, everything is possible. I hope that was a suitably slippery answer."

True story: I had lunch with this chick today that has still to see THE DARK KNIGHT. I didn't know I had a drop-kick reflex but I think the important thing is that you learn something new every day and I learned several, including that nugget, the fastest route to the hospital from Waterloo station, and that even heavy-set chicks that listen to metal have glass jaws.

Also, sweet pic courtesy of Jorden Haley.
Extra Tidbit: Nolan was intending to make a Howard Hughes biopic starring Jim Carrey. Nolan had the screenplay written (calling it "one of the best things I've ever written"), but once it became apparent Martin Scorsese was doing THE AVIATOR, Nolan reluctantly tabled his script and took up directing BATMAN BEGINS.
Source: LA Times

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1:46PM on 10/29/2008
While that could very well be what he was saying, dellamorte, I highly doubt anything beyond an obscure reference to the Joker would be made in the theoretical third film.

And I rather doubt he views it as Batman 7.
While that could very well be what he was saying, dellamorte, I highly doubt anything beyond an obscure reference to the Joker would be made in the theoretical third film.

And I rather doubt he views it as Batman 7.
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7:32AM on 10/28/2008
Translation : Bloody hell , can people relax with all the Bat 7 talk , i need some rest after the emotionally exhausting Tdk .

It was my most ambitious project to date and i wanted it to eclipse BB in every way , and considering the history of second films , i think , if i may say so myself , it turned out fantastic , and i just want to enjoy the success for now .

A third film is a strong possibility , but i have to find the inspiration to totally commit to the project , plus the longer
Translation : Bloody hell , can people relax with all the Bat 7 talk , i need some rest after the emotionally exhausting Tdk .

It was my most ambitious project to date and i wanted it to eclipse BB in every way , and considering the history of second films , i think , if i may say so myself , it turned out fantastic , and i just want to enjoy the success for now .

A third film is a strong possibility , but i have to find the inspiration to totally commit to the project , plus the longer i make the studio fret over my decision , the more money i can command , i have three aces in the hole on this one , i'm going to maximize my returns in the wake of the worldwide success of Tdk , i'm not just a director , i'm a businessman , everyone knows eagerness yields lower returns and i'm not forfeiting the upper hand .

So , yes , don't tell anybody , but of course i'm coming back for a 3rd ( part 7 )film , i always planned too , you think i would have ended BB with a Joker card prop and Tdk with the Joker hanging and Bboy on the run if i didn't plan on a trilogy from the very beginning , don't be silly , it was obvious to anyone paying attention .

I wish the fan boys would settle down , their savior is going to finish what he started , it's all semantics at this point , and oh man , i'm going to cash out big time . :)
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2:15AM on 10/28/2008
I want Nolan to take his sweet as time with the third film. I don't need no forced third one at all. Him and his brother should take all the time that they need.
I want Nolan to take his sweet as time with the third film. I don't need no forced third one at all. Him and his brother should take all the time that they need.
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1:58AM on 10/28/2008
Meh. Whatever happens, happens. Although I'd be thrilled to see Nolan do something else, but I'm kinda burned out on all the TDK stuff.
Meh. Whatever happens, happens. Although I'd be thrilled to see Nolan do something else, but I'm kinda burned out on all the TDK stuff.
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1:37AM on 10/28/2008
It looks like I'm one of the few people here who didn't think TDK was the second coming. Don't get me wrong, I certainly enjoyed it, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it "great." So, when it comes to the topic of a third movie, I don't really care what happens. If it gets made, I'll see it. If not, well, at least I've still got "The Avengers" to look forward to.
It looks like I'm one of the few people here who didn't think TDK was the second coming. Don't get me wrong, I certainly enjoyed it, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it "great." So, when it comes to the topic of a third movie, I don't really care what happens. If it gets made, I'll see it. If not, well, at least I've still got "The Avengers" to look forward to.
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12:52AM on 10/28/2008

Hughes

i think he should take time off to do the Howard Hughes movie. who cares about the aviator? Leo kills any movie hes in, hes just awful. Jim Carrey would totally be a better hughes.
i think he should take time off to do the Howard Hughes movie. who cares about the aviator? Leo kills any movie hes in, hes just awful. Jim Carrey would totally be a better hughes.
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12:14AM on 10/28/2008
If they did an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns I would shit my pants and the pants of everyone around me.
If they did an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns I would shit my pants and the pants of everyone around me.
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12:00AM on 10/28/2008
yeah, whatever, basically, he isnt making a 3rd film unless he thinks it will be great.....which is what he should be shooting for in every film he partakes in.
but anyway, Mark.....i think you are confusing something. there is a difference between not liking a movie and that movie being just bad. i get the sense you just didnt like Begins or TDK, which is fine, it is not like the film is getting 100% satisfaction from every human being on the planet. but still, your problems with the film
yeah, whatever, basically, he isnt making a 3rd film unless he thinks it will be great.....which is what he should be shooting for in every film he partakes in.
but anyway, Mark.....i think you are confusing something. there is a difference between not liking a movie and that movie being just bad. i get the sense you just didnt like Begins or TDK, which is fine, it is not like the film is getting 100% satisfaction from every human being on the planet. but still, your problems with the film have to do with how YOU perceive certain things going on in the film, not whether it was a well made film or not. personally i think you are wrong, and i am sure you know just as well that many of the schmoes here probably feel the same......TDK IS THE SHIT!!!!
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11:49PM on 10/27/2008
so basically he says there will be no bat3.
did he really need a whole paragraph when four words would suffice?
so basically he says there will be no bat3.
did he really need a whole paragraph when four words would suffice?
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11:33PM on 10/27/2008

I'm a huge fan of Nolan and Bale, but hate Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

I wish Nolan would not make anymore Batman movies. He's my favorite director, I really liked Following, Memento, Insomnia, and The Prestige. But I thought Batman Begins and The Dark Knight SUCKED. And this is not only coming from someone whose favorite director is Nolan, but whose favorite actor is Christian Bale.

I think these Batman movies set very high goals for themselves and failed miserably. Unlike other superhero movies that don't try to transcend the genre and succeed as simply
I wish Nolan would not make anymore Batman movies. He's my favorite director, I really liked Following, Memento, Insomnia, and The Prestige. But I thought Batman Begins and The Dark Knight SUCKED. And this is not only coming from someone whose favorite director is Nolan, but whose favorite actor is Christian Bale.

I think these Batman movies set very high goals for themselves and failed miserably. Unlike other superhero movies that don't try to transcend the genre and succeed as simply being entertaining superhero movies.

Begins and The Dark Knight are supposed to be so realistic, but I find them to be very bad movies and unrealistic because the writing wants to have it both ways and YOU CAN'T. So many implausible things, cartoon-ish and comic book-y things happen, in terms of story, character behavior, dialogue, etc. that it is just IMPOSSIBLE for me to take these movies seriously, so I feel these movies didn't work at all.

And Bale is my favorite actor, but he seems VERY uncomfortable in the Batman role, because he just feels silly I think, which is why he tries to compensate by making that terrible monster sounding Batman voice that he does. Bale is great as Bruce Wayne though.

And I had a real problem in The Dark Knight with how all the Joker's plans worked perfectly and every time a plan didn't work, he was hoping for that to happen because he had another plan, and this was supposed to be realistic?!

I also hated Harvey Dent's transition to Two-Face, I didn't buy one second of it.

I hope Nolan and Bale never make another Batman movie and I can't wait until I stop hearing about The Dark Knight. Both Nolan and Bale have been part of so many awesome movies that it's annoying to me that these Batman movies are the ones that are the most popular. But, I guess that makes sense since Batman is a popular character. I stand by my opinion though, that these movies aren't very good.
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10:38PM on 10/27/2008
i love both movies but honestly i barely hold dark knight that much higher than begins. when i was walking out of the theater on opening night i think i even told my friend i liked begins more, but now i think i like them equally and they are 2 of my favorite movies. that being said, im all for a third, i have complete faith in all involved. (assuming all return)
i love both movies but honestly i barely hold dark knight that much higher than begins. when i was walking out of the theater on opening night i think i even told my friend i liked begins more, but now i think i like them equally and they are 2 of my favorite movies. that being said, im all for a third, i have complete faith in all involved. (assuming all return)
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10:26PM on 10/27/2008

Superman & Batman

In this franchise installing supes into the mix is the dumbest possible thing that the story needs, since the whole of the 2 movies has been so very Bruce Wayne/Bat-centric.
In this franchise installing supes into the mix is the dumbest possible thing that the story needs, since the whole of the 2 movies has been so very Bruce Wayne/Bat-centric.
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10:13PM on 10/27/2008
Catwoman. The/A villian is going to be Cawoman...

IMO, this was hinted at in TDK. Remember the scene after the dog attack where Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman are talking about the new suit...

Bale says something along the lines of "Will it protects against dogs?"

And Morgan says, randomly, for no apparent reason related to the story or anything else: "It'll protect against cats."

I can't imagine such a pointless line being included for any other reason.
Catwoman. The/A villian is going to be Cawoman...

IMO, this was hinted at in TDK. Remember the scene after the dog attack where Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman are talking about the new suit...

Bale says something along the lines of "Will it protects against dogs?"

And Morgan says, randomly, for no apparent reason related to the story or anything else: "It'll protect against cats."

I can't imagine such a pointless line being included for any other reason.
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10:12PM on 10/27/2008
People seem to forget that Nolan made THE PRESTIGE after BATMAN BEGINS and before THE DARK KNIGHT. He makes a good point in that article; how many good third movies are there? SPIDER-MAN 3, and X-MEN 3 are prime examples. However, there were factors involved in those films that led to them sucking. (Raimi was pressured by the studio to put Venom in the flick, the studio lacked any patience to wait for Singer to finish SUPERMAN RETURNS and put X3 on the fast track).

But, if Nolan does
People seem to forget that Nolan made THE PRESTIGE after BATMAN BEGINS and before THE DARK KNIGHT. He makes a good point in that article; how many good third movies are there? SPIDER-MAN 3, and X-MEN 3 are prime examples. However, there were factors involved in those films that led to them sucking. (Raimi was pressured by the studio to put Venom in the flick, the studio lacked any patience to wait for Singer to finish SUPERMAN RETURNS and put X3 on the fast track).

But, if Nolan does indeed decide to do a third Batman, one: it will be good because he cares about the story and will proceed into production accordingly, two: I won't mind waiting a few years (i.e. Nolan to do one or two movies before BATS 3) for it because of #1.

Of course, all this could be a ruse and he's already decided to do a third Batman after he makes one or two other flicks (like he did after BATMAN BEGINS) and just wants to keep fan anticipation high.

And if he does The Riddler he better cast David Tennant.
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9:29PM on 10/27/2008
Please just confirm the villain already so I can stop reading these and seeing assholes MSPaint Joker makeup on their photos!!
Please just confirm the villain already so I can stop reading these and seeing assholes MSPaint Joker makeup on their photos!!
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8:45PM on 10/27/2008
Nolan is right. There are almost no good third movies in franchises, and THE DARK KNIGHT is one hard movie to top. But I think Nolan can and will do it, and it'll be awesome.
Nolan is right. There are almost no good third movies in franchises, and THE DARK KNIGHT is one hard movie to top. But I think Nolan can and will do it, and it'll be awesome.
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8:35PM on 10/27/2008

THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS

Jeff Robinov can force another Batman movie into production (Bale is contracted for a 3 pic deal I believe) but the franchise will suffer if it loses Nolan, who is basically saying in that interview that his next project will not be a Batman movie. They should wait at least 5 years and do an updated version of Miller's graphic novel. They already borrowed so many elements from Year One to make Batman Begins and yes, Superman as a government lackey tasked with bringing in a vigilante Batman, in
Jeff Robinov can force another Batman movie into production (Bale is contracted for a 3 pic deal I believe) but the franchise will suffer if it loses Nolan, who is basically saying in that interview that his next project will not be a Batman movie. They should wait at least 5 years and do an updated version of Miller's graphic novel. They already borrowed so many elements from Year One to make Batman Begins and yes, Superman as a government lackey tasked with bringing in a vigilante Batman, in my opinion, is the only way the story could top TDK. Portray Superman as a god in the gritty mortal world Nolan has created, just as Miller did in the comics.
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8:31PM on 10/27/2008

YES

i dont care if batman 3 has the best action sequences in script, all i want is a great story. it has to be PERFECT to beat TDK. nolan, good luck man, i'm with you all the way
i dont care if batman 3 has the best action sequences in script, all i want is a great story. it has to be PERFECT to beat TDK. nolan, good luck man, i'm with you all the way
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7:45PM on 10/27/2008
If anyone can do a good 3rd movie, I think Nolan could very well be the man.

And we really do learn something new everyday, don't we James? Ditto on James being the Class Act and The Man...
If anyone can do a good 3rd movie, I think Nolan could very well be the man.

And we really do learn something new everyday, don't we James? Ditto on James being the Class Act and The Man...
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7:28PM on 10/27/2008

bats 3

Good to finally hear Nolan talk about the future of his dark franchise, I think TDK will be a very difficult film to top, just like Spider-Man 2 and X-MEN United, we all saw the outcome of the last two mentioned films when a third chapter was added to their respective franchise's I hope the next film is done right and doesn't ruin this new Batman film series.
Good to finally hear Nolan talk about the future of his dark franchise, I think TDK will be a very difficult film to top, just like Spider-Man 2 and X-MEN United, we all saw the outcome of the last two mentioned films when a third chapter was added to their respective franchise's I hope the next film is done right and doesn't ruin this new Batman film series.
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6:10PM on 10/27/2008
Though I think the Superman/crossover thing is a great idea, I also think it would take away from their whole "Superman Begins" plan. I'm thinking at the end of the movie, after failing at bringing Batman in, they should say something like "hey how about we bring in that superhero from Metropolis everyone is talking about?"
Anyone? Anyone?
Though I think the Superman/crossover thing is a great idea, I also think it would take away from their whole "Superman Begins" plan. I'm thinking at the end of the movie, after failing at bringing Batman in, they should say something like "hey how about we bring in that superhero from Metropolis everyone is talking about?"
Anyone? Anyone?
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5:04PM on 10/27/2008
Either way Jeff Robinov (the president of WB) has said they want a third Batman film out by 2011. So we should know in the next year tops whether or not Nolan will be a part of that.
Either way Jeff Robinov (the president of WB) has said they want a third Batman film out by 2011. So we should know in the next year tops whether or not Nolan will be a part of that.
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4:40PM on 10/27/2008

"...learn something new every day..."

You're the man, Thoo.
You're the man, Thoo.
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4:33PM on 10/27/2008

Re: Your last paragraph

You're a class act, Thoo.

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You're a class act, Thoo.

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4:32PM on 10/27/2008

cool...

lets be honest here, we're talking a couple of YEARS here, kiddies...

he will no doubt direct something in between, to get away from the overwhelming hype over this one, before attempting another batflick.

and we should all be prepared to let it make a couple of hundred million, and BE HAPPY WITH THAT, not expect a genius touch thats going to get close to 'Titanic" numbers again. some may consider that a failure, but as long as it makes over its budget, then more power to him. Let's keep
lets be honest here, we're talking a couple of YEARS here, kiddies...

he will no doubt direct something in between, to get away from the overwhelming hype over this one, before attempting another batflick.

and we should all be prepared to let it make a couple of hundred million, and BE HAPPY WITH THAT, not expect a genius touch thats going to get close to 'Titanic" numbers again. some may consider that a failure, but as long as it makes over its budget, then more power to him. Let's keep chilled about the news, let the guy breathe a little and mull it over. Not everyone does things just for money, just because they will offer him the world, doesnt mean he needs to do it.

rabid movie fans, such as myself, just need to accept the fact that patience is a virtue, if he does sign on to it, it may need to make huge bucks to recover what they pay everyone for it, whivh is huge pressure to deliver a mega-hit. Thats gonna be tough in todays economy.
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4:28PM on 10/27/2008
Always glad to hear Marty gets credit for the Batman series... Scorsese rules the film world baby!

Also, not seen TDK? That better be the last time she gazes on the Waterloo Sunset.
Always glad to hear Marty gets credit for the Batman series... Scorsese rules the film world baby!

Also, not seen TDK? That better be the last time she gazes on the Waterloo Sunset.
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4:23PM on 10/27/2008

Nolan!

Ever since hearing about the idea of an Avengers movie, I've been hopeful for a Superman/Batman pairing a la Dark Knight Returns. It would be interesting to see Nolan's take on this story as he's so well known for injecting so much realism to the Batman movie franchise.
Ever since hearing about the idea of an Avengers movie, I've been hopeful for a Superman/Batman pairing a la Dark Knight Returns. It would be interesting to see Nolan's take on this story as he's so well known for injecting so much realism to the Batman movie franchise.
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4:21PM on 10/27/2008

I'm pretty sure it'll happen

Warner Bros. has already announced their plans to make a third and I think the combination of the ridiculous amount of money they'll offer Nolan, combined with the fear of another director taking over his "baby" if he declines will compell him to make a third.
Warner Bros. has already announced their plans to make a third and I think the combination of the ridiculous amount of money they'll offer Nolan, combined with the fear of another director taking over his "baby" if he declines will compell him to make a third.
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4:19PM on 10/27/2008

I could go either way

I'm happy that Nolan has finally come out spoke instead of teasing blood thirsty fans. If he decides to return I will be awaiting every bit of news we get, but if he chooses to not come back I'll still be just as happy because The Dark Knight was such a great sequel.
I'm happy that Nolan has finally come out spoke instead of teasing blood thirsty fans. If he decides to return I will be awaiting every bit of news we get, but if he chooses to not come back I'll still be just as happy because The Dark Knight was such a great sequel.
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4:17PM on 10/27/2008

SLIPPERY AS IT MAY SEEM ...

... it's not impossible. If anyone can do it, Nolan can.
... it's not impossible. If anyone can do it, Nolan can.
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4:04PM on 10/27/2008

Hmmm....

I like the way he[Nolan] thinks...

If he does continue with the franchise, it'll be interesting to see where he takes it....

I like the way he[Nolan] thinks...

If he does continue with the franchise, it'll be interesting to see where he takes it....

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