Would Jonathan Nolan Return to Gotham?

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In a recent interview (while promoting his new Amazon Prime project, FALLOUT), Jonathan Nolan was asked if he’d ever return to Gotham and the Batman film franchise.  Here’s what he had to say…

Wouldn’t that be a dream? That period was 10 years of my life [from] when I got the call to work on BATMAN BEGINS, and it was epic. Working with Christian [Bale], Heath [Ledger], Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and to honor an American icon. If I had the chance to go back and work on that again? Absolutely!

What’s not totally clear is if he’d return to another incarnation of Batman on film without his brother Christopher and the others from THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, or is simply “What If’ing” about a hypothetical return to that world (which isn’t going to happen) he continued…

We’ve moved onto other things.  And, of course, other people have picked up the mantel and moved on with those characters.

I assume he’s referring to the current incarnation of solo Batman on film and its steward — Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN SAGA.  And of course, we know that at some point in the relatively near future, this new “DCU Batman” is going to debut alongside all the Batman sidekicks, superheroes, magic, the occult, and aliens. <sarcasm>Wow…I can’t wait!</sarcasm>

At the end of the day, I believe that J-Nol was simply reminiscing about that awesome decade of his life working on THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY.  But it’s cool to see how much that it means to him. – Bill “Jett” Ramey