Christopher Nolan Is Not Involved in Future DC Movies

Monday, 27 October 2014 09:26 Written by  iamrogue
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Christopher Nolan Is Not Involved in Future DC Movies

Warner Bros. has big, big plans for its DC heavy hitters, scheduling no fewer ten live action superhero event movies over the next six years.

The DC Cinematic Universe will have to make due without Christopher Nolan, the director who has cast a long shadow on comic book movies for the last decade.

With the hugely successful and oft-imitated Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan brought a verisimilitude and respectability to the subgenre and presided over Warner Bros.' only successful DC franchise during the modern superhero boom.  As such, the studio would no doubt like to keep the director-writer-producer involved over the long haul.

He helped WB get its nascent universe up on its feet, acting a creative "godfather" to Man of Steel, the first movie in this interconnected series of blockbuster.  Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas served as producers on the movie, which boasted a story by Nolan and his Batman Begins co-writer David S. Goyer.

For the 2016 quasi-sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Nolan and Thomas are moving to the margins as executive producers.  Earlier this month, producer Charles Roven assured fans that Nolan is involved with Dawn of Justice  in "an advisory capacity."

Beyond the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel's big dustup, though, Nolan is walking away from the DC Universe.

No less a source than his brother, The Dark Knight writer and Interstellar co-writer Jonathan Nolan, tells Coming Soon, "I love those guys and my brother was involved in 'Man of Steel' with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer]."

"I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed,” he says.

That doesn't mean the Dark Knight Rises co-writer is entirely ruling out another comic book project someday. "To be continued somewhere farther down the line?" he says. "Maybe."

As Christopher Nolan has moved away from the cross-pollinating franchises, Warner Bros. has recruited some major new creative cooks for the DC movie kitchen.  Ben Affleck is co-starring as Batman, and the fact that his Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio took over scripting duties from Goyer suggests Affleck's contribution is more substantial than just acting.

In fact, Terrio is currently at work on DC's big two-part Justice League, which Snyder will direct for release in November 2017 and June 2019. 

Nolan's next, the original scifi adventure Interstellar, is set to open on November 7th.

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