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Old October 28 2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Nolan 'Unsure' about Batman Sequel

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The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has doubts over the next Batman movie - because the third film in the franchise may be too difficult to make...

But the moviemaker is unsure whether he will put his name to the next sequel - because films movies are notoriously tricky.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: .How many good third movies in a franchise can people name?. 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." [MORE]
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Old October 28 2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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because films movies are notoriously tricky.

Yes, films movies are very tricky, indeed.
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Old October 28 2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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A part of me wishes Nolan WON'T make a third...go out on top and all of that.

A third WILL be made, with Box Office like Dark Knight, of course it will be made....
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Old October 28 2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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Re: Nolan 'Unsure' about Batman Sequel

The actual article, as opposed to the typical imdb butchering of movie news, is pretty interesting. One choice tidbit:

GB: After the massive, military-level operation of making "Dark Knight," is there part of you leaning toward a smaller, more nimble sort of production next?

NOLAN: On one hand, yeah, there is a certain feeling to do that. After "Batman Begins," I certainly felt like taking on something smaller, but one of the things I got such a thrill from on "The Dark Knight" was shooting on Imax and creating that massive scale and achieving that larger-than-life quality. So that’s a lot of fun. I’m drawn in both directions now. So maybe what I need to do next is a very intimate, small story that happens to be photographed on a ridiculously large scale. Or vice versa [laughs].
Of course there'll be athird movie, as to whether or not Nolan will be involved, sounds to me like it's all about whether or not there's an interesting story there. Which is just what it should be about.
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Old October 28 2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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With where TDK left off there has to be a third movie. Batman's on the run, we have no batmobile anymore and we haven't seen the new cave.
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Old October 28 2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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The liberty I'm taking with his statement (which are in depth and undoctored about the net) is that he is wanting to make sure its as artistically important to the character as TDK was for the character(s). I see Nolan as much more an artist in his field then I do say Michael Bay. I think if Nolan took a year and couldn't come up with an idea that pleased him he would pass on doing a 3rd Batman. Warners on the other hand would just get Paul Anderson or some other step down in talent director and make the movie.

There will be another Batman, count on it.
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Old October 28 2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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That's a great interview. On the second page Nolan discusses his favorite scene in greater detail.

A couple of years ago I finished my novel Two Minds, and it was important to me to not have the hero and villain meet up very much, and that their differences are philosophical, nad are exemplified by the world around them, and not themselves. TDK is the film that comes closest to what I was trying to capture.
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Old October 28 2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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Sure, there'll be a third movie, but will it be the right one?

After Batman Returns, it seemed obvious that the next film would involve the return of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. (Arguably, it was that portrayal that launched the idea of Catwoman as a semi-separate franchise.) But it never happened, and instead we got the Schumacher sequels and the much-later Halle Berry movie.
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Old October 28 2008, 11:18 PM   #9
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That doesn't seem very different from what he's been saying previous. The jist of it being that he's unsure about a third movie (as the thread title points out) and would have to wait until he's jazzed about a story. The success of The Dark Knight seems to have put the third one in a kind of hazy flux. Give it another year and see what he thinks...he probably wants a break.
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Old October 28 2008, 11:22 PM   #10
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You know, there is the go-to guy when it comes to making other people's third installments, that being the director of Red Dragon and X-Men: The Last Stand.
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Old October 29 2008, 12:27 AM   #11
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Sure, there'll be a third movie, but will it be the right one?
What I found interesting about this article though is that plainly he's ruminating on a third installment to see if there's an interesting story there.

But, just speaking personally, I never thought we'd get two such fantastic movies at Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I'm prepared for this to be the peak of Batman movies for quite some time. Meaning, I won't be surprised if Nolan passes, or if, whether he passes or not, the third installment ain't so great.

I just figure it's good karma to be thankful for what you have and not get greedy.
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Old October 29 2008, 01:18 AM   #12
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I'm 90% sure Nolan will make another film. I'm 100% sure Warner will.
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Old October 29 2008, 01:24 AM   #13
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There is one more story for Nolan I feel and it doesn't matter that a 3rd movie will be below TDK in terms of quality as long as we get a good movie overall with a good end to Nolan's story.
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Old October 29 2008, 02:15 AM   #14
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A third Batman movie that is "not as good" as The Dark Knight? Wouldn't that still be in the realm of "better than almost anything out there?"
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Old October 29 2008, 02:33 AM   #15
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Re: Nolan 'Unsure' about Batman Sequel

While I thoroughly enjoyed TDK, and felt that it did a pretty good job of capturing Batman as a character, I did find it too intense. There was no breathing time at all during the movie.

I think that a redemption style of movie would certainly work, which is perhaps how Robin could be introduced (hopefully becoming Nightwing by the end)--if anybody could pull off a "realistic" Robin, it is Nolan.
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