Christopher Nolan on all things Batman

Christopher Nolan is a smart man. He brought us Memento, the rather intriguingly told story that was original and innovative. He later revitalized a franchise that you might have heard of in Batman. And the LA Times Hero Complex has a pretty epic interview up with the man. It is DEFINITELY worth the read, and has many intriguing responses by Nolan. One of the most interesting ones is his thoughts on his Batman as part of a Justice League film. "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." This is interesting because it means that DC teamup films won't have the same sense of continuity as Marvel teamup films. I think that's part of the allure to fans in seeing the same actors play the same role, thus creating the same universe for all characters. This isn't to say that a Justice League film will fail because Nolan/Christian Bale aren't attached to it, and it also doesn't mean that an Avengers movie will be infinitely better because Robert Downey, Jr. and Edward Norton are attached to it. It just means fans will be slightly disappointed. So there goes that. Guess that means no matter how much we want it, fans will not see Christopher Nolan (much less Bale) attached to a Justice League film. That is if the film ever gets made. Nolan on Batman