Emma Thomas on The Dark Knight Rises
The producer of Christopher Nollan's Batman movies, Emma Thomas, chats about The Dark Knight Rises...
The Dark Knight Rises is less than a month away and it's safe to say anticipation is pretty much sky high. The publicity campaign seems to have been underway since shortly after production began, but things are ramping up now that the release date draws closer.
In a recent interview, producer of the trilogy Emma Thomas (who's also married to Christopher Nolan) all but ruled out the chances of the same team coming back for a fourth movie. This is a familiar message, although the closer we get to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the more adamant everyone seems to be come. "At a certain point it’s fun to go off and do something different, you know", Thomas said. "We’ve spent almost ten years of our lives making Batman films. He was very excited about this film, and the story that he’d come up with, but I just cannot imagine that he would get that excited about another version of the same thing".
She added that "The great thing about a trilogy is that it feels like you’ve got a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s like an extended version of a regular film. Once you get into a fourth film then it’s just episodic, and I just can’t see him getting excited about making another film where basically you’re just wheeling in different villains".
Whoever follows Christopher Nolan into the batchair may well heed that, and opt for a new trilogy, rather than standalone stories. But that's for the future. For (almost) now, The Dark Knight Rises hits UK cinemas on 20th July.
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