Director Christopher Nolan has publicly said that his upcoming follow-up to , The Dark Knight Rises, will be his last in his acclaimed reboot of the Batman series. But as the saying goes, “Christopher Nolan may direct more Batman movies, so don’t give up hope.”
While at the Jameson Empire Awards in England, Gary Oldman spoke to Digital Spy and revealed that Nolan is always in a perpetual state of negotiation so it’s quite possible that Nolan may direct more Bat-films.
“Chris is always negotiating so when he says that [he won’t come back], I don’t know, but he kind of brings [TDKR] round to Batman Begins – it’s a really thrilling story, it would have to be to top The Dark Knight,” says Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon in the series.
Since he rose to fame with Memento in 2000, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood with three Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for his most recent film Inception.
While The Dark Knight Rises may be his last gig directing a superhero film, Nolan is on board as a producer for the upcoming Superman reboot, Superman: Man of Steel.
Both The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: Man of Steel arrive in theaters in 2012.