A few days ago, we posted some quotes from Christopher Nolan featured in a three-part interview with the LA Times. Well, since that was only the first part, we're now back with a few more -- this time the writer-director talks about that potential Justice League movie, whether his Batman could fit into that universe and whether Warner Bros. is pressuring him to get moving, like, yesterday on the next Batman movie.
On Justice League: "I don't think our Batman, our Gotham, lends itself to that kind of cross-fertilization. It goes back to one of the first things we wrangled with when we first started putting the story together: Is this a world in which comic books already exist? Is this a world in which superheroes already exist? If you think of "Batman Begins" and you think of the philosophy of this character trying to reinvent himself as a symbol, we took the position -- we didn't address it directly in the film, but we did take the position philosophically -- that superheroes simply don't exist. If they did, if Bruce knew of Superman or even of comic books, then that's a completely different decision that he's making when he puts on a costume in an attempt to become a symbol. It's a paradox and a conundrum, but what we did is go back to the very original concept and idea of the character. In his first appearances, he invents himself as a totally original creation."
On the studio's pressure to make another Batman: "They're being extremely gracious. I have a very good relationship with the studio. They know that I really needed to go on holiday and take some time to figure what I want to do next. They've been very respectful of that, which is terrific and one of the reasons I enjoy working with Warner Bros."
What do you think? Do you agree with Nolan and feel his Batman doesn't belong in any sort of Justice League universe? Check out the rest over at the LA Times blog.