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Next BATMAN may be the last for Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is usually very tight lipped about his upcoming projects. The director of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Insomnia, The Prestige, and Memento now has a third Batman and a new Superman film and on his plate. However, the LA Times managed to pry some info from him about the upcoming films.

On the upcoming sequel to The Dark Knight, Nolan said his brother Jonah is locked away writing the final draft of the film. Quotes and info on Superman after the jump.

“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story,” he said. “And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.”
“I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters,” Nolan said.“My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.”

He also made it clear tha the villain in the next film will not be Mr. Freeze.

When it came to The Man of Steel, Nolan explained that the idea for the film came when longtime collaborator David S. Goyer were experiencing writer's block on the third Batman script. Frustrated, Goyer approached Nolan with a fantasy idea on how he'd make a Superman film. Nolan recounts the exchange.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan recalled. “I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”

The LA Times article is a great read for those interested in Nolan. Hopefully we'll learn more about the upcoming films after his upcoming film, Inception, hits theaters July 26, 2010.

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