Yes, the wise and wonderful Christopher Nolan always intended "Batman Begins,""The Dark Knight," and "The Dark Knight Rises" to be the entirety of the "Dark Knight" trilogy. 'Cause, you know, trilogy means three. But come on. It ended just as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake stepped into the Batcave! That was his beginning. As an actor, it has to be kind of disappointing to be presented as the next Batman but not actually get to tell that story. The audience was left to imagine.
Well, it may sound disappointing from here, but to JG-L, it's exactly right. Here's what the "Snowden" star told Cinema Blend, when they asked if playing Blake as Batman in his own "Dark Knight 4" movie was something he would've liked:
"I know we're all used to the sort of Marvel movies, which are just kind of endless series. They don't really have a beginning, middle, and end. But I think Nolan very much thought of that movie as a conclusion, and there's a theme that runs through all three of those movies that begins in the first movie, runs through the second movie and it concludes in that moment where he says that Batman is more than a man, Batman is a symbol. And so to have another man other than Bruce Wayne kind of becoming Batman at the end of that trilogy, I think that's the perfect ending to that story."
Did you like that little swipe at Marvel in there? DC boy to the end. He's right, even if we'd love Christopher Nolan to want to make another "Dark Knight" movie. It's not like Batman's story is no longer being told, it's just not with JG-L, it's with Ben Affleck and the new DCEU.
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