The man responsible for ushering in a new era in the comic movieverse isn’t interested in helming more superhero films, at least right now.
According to his brother and screenwriting partner Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan — the guy who gave us Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — is taking a step back from directing any future caped crusaders. Nolan, who helped pen the script for the last two films in the Batman trilogy told Coming Soon that though his brother produced the latest installment in the Superman franchise and has an executive producer credit in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the pair aren’t signed on for any more DC movies through to 2020.
I love those guys and my brother was involved in ‘Man of Steel’ with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer]. I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed. To be continued somewhere farther down the line? Maybe.
The news isn’t too surprising given the duo’s focus on other projects — their film Interstellar hits theaters next week — and the fact that Snyder has come on board as the new captain of the DC ship — his credits include Man of Steel, the new Batman v Superman flick and two other Justice League projects but here’s hoping he’ll still lend a bit of his genius to more movies starring our favorite masked vigilantes.