by: the Moleman source: New York Times/ MTV News
The man really is only focused on inception at the moment, sigh.
While making the rounds to promote Inception Director, Chris Nolan was asked about the upcoming Batman 3 & Superman movies by a couple of news organizations.
New York Times:
Are the gears already turning on your next Batman movie?
I can’t – the gears are firmly jammed up with this movie.
But Warner Brothers has already announced an opening date for the film in 2012. Surely you’re going to give them something?
I wouldn’t let them put out an impractical date. Put it that way. They know me well enough to know what my process is. I do one film at a time. It’s one of my real inefficiencies. As I start to free up on this film, I’ll be thinking about what to do next. I’m also very fortunate I have a brother [Jonathan Nolan] I work with. He’s an incredible asset and has been for many years.
So Jonathan has at least finished the screenplay?
Oh, yeah. He’s been working on a script for a long time. And working very hard. So he tells me.
MTV asked if he was already thinking about Batman 3 to which her replied:
“Yes and no I suppose would be the answer,” he said. “We know we’re aiming for 2012 [as a release date]. That’s been talked about. We’re just working on the script, really. My brother [Jonah Nolan] has been hard at work on it for quite some time. It’s based on a story that myself and David Goyer have written.” “I’ve been very completely in this movie,” he said about his work on “Inception,” which arrives in theaters on July 16. “In a couple of weeks, I’ll surface and figure out what I’m doing next and how I’m going to approach it.”
MTV went on to ask about the upcoming Superman movie that Nolan is producing for Warner Bros. as well as the casting for the movie to which he replied:
“I haven’t even thought about it, to be honest. All of these things, whether you’re doing a ‘Batman’ or ‘Superman’ film, it’s all about story first. It’s all about figuring out exactly the tone and the meaning of the story and how you’re going to approach it. Casting comes later. All of those considerations come later.”
“I was hugely struck by the Donner films in the ’70s when I was a kid,” he said. “In 1978, I saw ["Superman"] and it had such epic scope to it. It took on this incredible, iconic figure and gave that iconic figure an appropriate framing. It made quite an impression on me. It’s definitely one of my childhood touchstones of what epic cinema can be.”
It’s clear that his mind is still focused on Inception. We’ll see how things progress over the next year.