To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Christopher Nolan doesn’t want to direct another superhero movie
Featured Image Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage/ Getty Images / YouTube/ HugoDécrypte

Christopher Nolan doesn’t want to direct another superhero movie

The director of the Dark Knight trilogy has ruled himself out of directing another caped crusader

Christopher Nolan has been pretty direct on the prospect of him directing another superhero movie and it's not good news for anyone hoping he would.

The director's new movie Oppenheimer is about to drop into cinemas and has been on a press tour to promote the film, which according to first reactions is 'spectacular'.

Oppenheimer is Nolan's first R-rated movie since his 2002 film Insomnia and it'll joust with Barbie for the box office haul (or perhaps not since plenty are planning to see both on the same day).

The actors walked off the red carpet for the movie premiere as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has joined the current strike action against Hollywood.

Fortunately this was all done with the support of the director, who said they were doing their part in 'the struggle for fair wages for working members of the unions'.

If you're hoping for some kind of follow-up to The Dark Knight trilogy you're probably not getting it.
Samir Hussein/WireImage

While most of the conversations Nolan has been having lately have been about Oppenheimer, that hasn't stopped some interviewers from asking him whether he'd be interested in revisiting some old genres.

"After Batman do you want to direct another superhero movie?" was the question put to him in an interview with French journalist and YouTuber Hugo Travers.

Seemingly without hesitation the director gave a very direct answer of 'no' and that was pretty much that, so anyone hoping he'd make some sort of comeback to the genre is going to be very disappointed.

The director helmed The Dark Knight Trilogy of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises between 2005 and 2012, while he also produced 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel.

Since then the big screen has been dominated by the offerings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and superhero movies have been some of the biggest hitters at the box office.

Christopher Nolan directed three superhero movies and produced a fourth, but he seems to have moved on from the genre.
Warner Bros

Despite this it seems like the director is content to leave that genre behind, as in the past decade he's flipped between science fiction and historical movies with his work on Interstellar, Dunkirk, Tenet and Oppenheimer.

Throughout his career Nolan has been a fan of practical effects and by the sounds of it audiences can expect much of the same in Oppenheimer, though he once named Bane's (Tom Hardy) dramatic plane hijacking in The Dark Knight Rises as the moment he was proudest of.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg has said that he reckons The Dark Knight ought to have earned a nomination for best picture which is high praise indeed, but then again it's a great movie.

There's not much to suggest that the director is ashamed of having done a set of superhero movies, rather that he's just done what he wanted with them and would rather work on other projects.

Topics: Christopher Nolan, Film and TV, Batman, Entertainment, Celebrity