If Marvel Studios and Iron Man is responsible for influencing one half of the current superhero movie climate, then Christopher Nolan and Batman Begins can take credit for the other half. How many times have you heard “gritty reboot” and Batman Begins name-checked when describing a potential new project or an updated take on an existing property? Nolan brought a grounded and serious tone to the superhero genre with his Dark Knight trilogy, specifically The Dark Knight, and many imitators have surfaced in his wake. Nolan closed out his Batman adaptation with The Dark Knight Rises, but many fans of the franchise would no doubt love to see Nolan put his spin on another superhero.
So what does Nolan think about returning to the superhero genre? Well he’s not particularly crazy about it, but he won’t entirely rule it out either. Hit the jump for more, including how Nolan figured into Warner Bros.’ delay in getting its DC Movie Universe off the ground.