I didn't just pull the statement "He's already unequivocally stated that we will not be seeing the following characters" out of my butt, dude.
Ah, gentlemanly to the last. Well spoken, sir, with just the right amount of class.
I'm merely voicing the possibility that Nolan might go in a different direction than previously stated, as happens so often in pre-production. It's not like his words have been carved into stone.