Christopher Nolan Possibly Not Returning For Batman 3?

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  1. Optimus1986

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    Blah, less than a rumor at this point.
     
  3. Switch625

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    Considering how much money WB is going to throw at him for a third movie, I'd be very surprised if Nolan passed it up. As long as he gets a break and is able to do a non-Batman movie, I think he'll be ready for another go at it.
     
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    Yeah, just rumors right now. Even if he doesn't return, I don't see the big deal. Nolan is a great director, but I actually enjoy different visions from different directors. I would like him to finish his trilogy...if he even has one.
     
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    Another in a long line of RUMORS about this series.
     
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    I must admit that I prefer the character as he is portrayed in 'BATMAN' and prefer the operatic, gothic style to a more realistic one, but it seems to me that Nolan would be indespensible to WB when it comes to Batman films.
    Like Michael Bay said, though, you do need to take a breather at times.
     
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    I hope Chris Nolan returns for one more round with the bat. However, no matter who does the third film, it will never top The Dark Knight IMO.
     
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    Since this thread is gonna get closed like all Batman rumor threads, I have a quick question about the plot of the TDK. Since its been on HBO, I've just been watching the hell out of it. What's up with the fake Gordon Death/Bruce destroying all his Batman files/is gonna turn himself in/using Harvey as bait to capture Joker plot point? It isn't a bad idea, but it's just so poorly written. The acting saves it, but my gawd, how could they have this with those enormous plotholes? I can get that Gordon and Batman play together, while leaving Harvey out of the loop, but I don't get Bruce going through all the motions of destroying his files and remorsing the death of Gordon to Alfred, Rachael, and such. It plays out like Bruce is banking on Harvey giving himself up with a false claim to being Batman. I dunno, I just gotta turn my brain off for that one, I guess.
     
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    Wow, I never noticed that before - some worlds greatest detective.

    Ugh, I hate you now.
     
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    If true, that's sad. Nolan is a great director, and I would like to see him make at least one more Batman movie before handing it off to someone else. Though at the same time this is a very small rumor in a sea of rumors going around. All things considered, I can't see him passing up a third movie. Like Bay is planning on doing, I can see him and the others taking a break before coming back to it. Go off, make a non-Batman movie or two, and then come back with an open mind about where the story line should go from here.

    Simple, it's all coincidental. Bruce didn't know Harvey was going to turn himself in as Batman. He didn't know that Gordon faked his death to protect his family. Bruce was going to turn himself in, Harvey just beat him to the punch. Bruce burned the files and mourned for real, as he truly thought it was the end of things for his alter-ego.
     
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    It's the biggest and longest coincidence in the history of fiction. Really, these three guys are all working together to take down the mob and the Joker, yet they all make their own little plans that just so happen to come together perfectly: Gordon fakes his death, Bruce and Harvey mourn, Bruce prepares to quit and give himself up, at the last minute Harvey turns himself in, Bruce uses him as bait to capture, and Gordon sneaks a ride in the SWAT transporting Harvey. Not mention the Joker's own plan of getting caught, so he can grab the Chinese guy. Erechoveraker is absolutely right, some world's greatest detective lol.

    I think the writers have to have that big Peter Parker quits being Spider-man moment, and wrote it into the script even if it doesn't work. The film is good that no one notices.
     
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    Yeah, it is a huge, and perfectly orchestrated list of coincidences, but it does make for a great movie, imo. As far as I can tell, all movies have coincidences. Some more than others, and most especially with Fiction movies. Many different things could have happened, and maybe even added up to the same conclusion. Tbh, not exactly sure where I'm going with this. It just makes sense to me, lol. The story line makes sense, but at the same time stays entertaining, which adds up for one great movie.

    On a side note, I've now gone threw two years worth of Video Production related classes. While just a speck compared to what Nolan and similar great movie makers have gone threw, I think I understand to a small degree what directors, producers, etc... go threw when making a film. I can definitely understand wanting to take a break (like bay is planning), or handing the responsibility of further sequels over to someone new. Especially after a challenging movie like TDK.
     
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    I agree that it doesn't detrack from the film too much inplausible as it may be. It's just something that I've noticed after watching TDK everyday since it premiered last saturday. I was just surprised that I had never noticed such a large plot hole before.
     
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    No... He will not do it again... You are unprofessional!

    ...don't tell me to calm down
     
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    I hope he finishes the trilogy.
     
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    Me, too. Who knows, maybe Batman 3 will be to Dark Knight as Dark Knight was to Batman Begins if he were to stay?
     
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    Take things with a grain of salt everything so far is speculation and stupidity
     
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    Those are some pretty big shoes to fill.
     
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    Why does everyone want trilogies? I understand wanting a 3rd movie, but why stop there if Batman 3 is good? Why would you be against a 4th movie?
     
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    That's too much of a Crash-esque coincidence for me. That was one of the things that bothered me in The Dark Knight. I thought the "Jim Gordon faking his death" was rather pointless (I knew he wasn't dead, especially since they made such a do-to on focusing the camera on the silent SWAT team member next to jabber-jaw), I didn't expect Bruce to give himself up, even if he believed Gordon was dead and just facepalmed when Harvey to pulled the "I'm the Batman" bit and everyone believed him (I would've just rolled my eyes at him). I found it even more unbelievable that Joker seemed to buy into the whole gig until Batman showed up on his Batpod.
     

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