That's what it sounds like from his point of view!
Director Chris Nolan opened up a bit about the third Batman film and the direction he wants to go sounds like it could be the last one! He revealed:
"We have a great ensemble, that's one of the attractions of doing another film, since we've been having a great time for years. Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story.
"And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story."
He didn't say which villain would appear in the next movie, just that Mr. Freeze was not going to show up. It's also unclear if the movie will continue from where The Dark Knight left off or start fresh with a new story featuring the Caped Crusader. Nolan continues:
"I'm very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we've done with the characters. My brother [screenwriter Jonathan Nolan] has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things don't go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful.
"Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we're telling. And it harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That's what we do."
We don't think Warner Bros. will like this very much — it could mean the end of one of their major cash cows!
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