Chris Nolan has a great new interview with the Playlist, in which he doesn’t completely deny ever stepping into the super-hero genre again.
When he talks about producing the new Man of Steel, he says he doesn’t want people to think it’ll be like the ‘Dark Knight’ Saga, saying, “I wouldn’t want people to think we’re doing for Superman what we did for Batman. It’s very much Zack’s film and I think people are going to love what he’s done. I think it’s really remarkable to take on that character. Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can’t in anyway use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience. Zack has built on that and I think it’s incredible what he’s putting together. He’s got a lot of finishing to do on that. Superman is the biggest comic book character of them all and he needs the biggest possible movie version which is what Zack’s doing. It’s really something.”
Nolan is then asked whether he would ever oversee a Justice League movie for Warner Brothers, and he says, “Well, as I’ve said, and I’ll say definitively again, I am done with the Batman films, the trilogy is completed. It ended in the manner we had envisioned.” But, when he’s asked definitely if he would ever do another ‘superhero’ movie, he reportedly smiled and said, “Well, I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break.”
He clearly is leaving open the possibility that he might oversee the Justice League and maybe something else super-hero related, but he’s closing the doors on his Batman saga.