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Sorry, Bat-Geeks! Christopher Nolan Shoots Down ‘Justice League’ Rumors

Christopher Nolan on 'Justice League' movie
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Batman fans still holding out hope that Christopher Nolan will somehow sign on to the rumored ‘Justice League of America’ movie after ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy ends are about to get a proverbial kick to the utility belt, as the director just blasted a Bane-sized hole through that theory.

Nolan spoke to members of the media at an LA press junket on behalf of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ over the weekend, saying that this will officially be “the end of our take on the character.” He told the AP he has absolutely no plans to helm a ‘Justice League’ film, declaring, “We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman.”

News of a ‘Justice League’ movie surfaced shortly after Marvel set a new standard in ensemble superhero storytelling with ‘The Avengers.’ Between ‘Man of Steel,’ the recent ‘Green Lantern’ movie and various versions of Batman floating around, Warner Bros. figures they’re partly on their way toward establishing their own film franchise to rival Marvel. But Nolan officially will have no part of it.

That doesn’t mean the world of the Caped Crusader will come to a close. Far from it. Even Nolan acknowledges that much like ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ he sees new versions of the classic hero reaching theaters… and probably soon after he has finished telling his story.

“Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours,” Nolan said. “Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they’re going to do with him. … We’ve had our say on the character. I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any ‘Justice League’ project.”

See how Nolan concludes his trilogy when ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ reaches theaters on July 20.

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