Christopher Nolan was nervous to include Catwoman, won’t mention The Joker in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The new issue of Empire goes on sale this Thursday, but subscribers have already started to receive their copies. ComicBookMovie’s Josh Wilding posted some interesting comments from director Christopher Nolan:

On the decision to include Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around. Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real-life?’ we figured it out. She’s a bit of a con-woman, something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal.

On the decision to not include The Joker in The Dark Knight Rises

We’re not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight. I didn’t want to in any way try and account for a real-life tragedy. That seemed inappropriate to me. We just have a new set of characters and a continuation of Bruce Wayne’s story. Not involving The Joker.

Head on over to ComicBookMovie at the source links below for more from Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises.

SOURCE: Empire via ComicBookMovie (1), (2)