- ComingSoon.net spoke with Batman Begins director Chistopher Nolan: "The creative mandate was really to do something fresh and original. And that was coming straight from the studio. And if it wasn't, I wouldn't have gotten involved with the project because it's pretty rare to have an iconic figure that's owned and controlled by a studio that's asking you to do something different with it. That really was the mandate. For me, what that became was my desire to do something we hadn't seen before, a superhero story told in a realistic fashion. And step outside itself and acknowledge the form and the medium it's coming from, but one in which the audience is just immersed in the reality that's going on." When asked about directing the Batman sequels: "Well, I enjoyed making this film very much. So, I would be open to it. But I wouldn't want to jump into it straight away." You can read the whole interview at the link above.