Empire Magazine interviewed Christopher Nolan at his home recently, and included it on a recent episode of their podcast. The 22 minute interview is a must listen to any Batman fan… Nolan reflects on when he first got the job back in 2003, touches on various rumors, and talks a lot about The Dark Knight Rises. At the end of the interview Nolan is asked to give advice to the next director. Here’s what he had to say:
The only advice I would have is…when I first met with Paul Levitz of DC prior to Batman Begins, he explained to me very clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost being strengthened by it. And I’m talking obviously about over the years in the comic books but then also through the movies. So when the time is right, when somebody does whatever the next iteration of the character is, they simply need to be true to what they really want to see, do something they believe in, not worry too much about what everyone else is telling them it should be.
Christopher Nolan’s interview starts around the 37:10 mark. Check it out!