With Inception on the verge of being released director Christopher Nolan will likely be bombarded with questions by just about everyone regarding Batman 3. Nolan has said in the past that he likes to focus on one movie at a time, and he has been saying that whenever questioned about The Dark Knight sequel recently.
While he repeats himself again in this latest interview, he does talk about his success and mentions his brother Jonathan has been working “very hard” on the script for Batman 3.
From The New York Times:
On the success of The Dark Knight:
It could be paralyzing, if you chose to take credit for the success, rather than understanding that when you catch the zeitgeist in that way, that’s a very unique thing. And not possible to explain. Beyond that, it’s in the hands of the movie gods. I think we were extremely, extremely fortunate in ways that I’ll probably never understand. In that sense, I don’t worry about it.
On what he did after the completion of The Dark Knight:
I actually had a really enjoyable period, went away for a month to Florida, relaxed with the family. While we were doing “The Prestige”, we knew we were going to do “The Dark Knight”. While I was doing “Batman Begins”, I knew I was going to do “The Prestige”. That’s basically five or six years that you’re completely locked into a creative path. For the first time I was able to step back and go, O.K., what do I want to do now? I’d always wanted to do “Inception”. I took six months to finish the script, and I found I could.
On Warner Bros. setting a 2012 release date for Batman 3:
The gears are firmly jammed up with this movie. 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 I work with. He’s an incredible asset and has been for many years.
On whether his brother, Jonathan, has completed the script:
Oh, yeah. He’s been working on a script for a long time. And working very hard. So he tells me.
Keeping his head in one world at a time is probably why Nolan produces great films, and Inception will no doubt complete his winning streak.
We heard earlier this month that Batman 3 may begin filming in March so we can expect a few developments over the rest of the year.