I might be in the minority at being happy at this news: Christopher Nolan won’t be making any more superhero films. The man who brought the darkness to the Dark Knight Trilogy has had enough of grim comic book capers. His screenwriting brother Jonathan tells ComingSoon.net that he and Christopher are focusing on other projects, and that they have no plans to be involved with any DC Comics movies. “I love those guys and my brother was involved in ‘Man of Steel’ with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer]. I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed. To be continued somewhere farther down the line? Maybe.”
This really isn’t a surprise. The Nolan brothers’ Interstellar is about to open, and early reviews have pegged it as a must-see for fans of thoughtful, serious science-fiction. Although Nolan is a producer of some of the upcoming Warner Brother superhero films, perhaps he and his brother will return to the more grown-up entertainment that marked their entry into filmmaking. Or perhaps not. Jonathan Nolan is currently directing a remake of the robots-gone-awry fantasy Westworld.