Not only do comic book movies dominate the market right now, but the idea of every comic book movie connecting to a larger universe is the norm. Christopher Nolan put out his Batman trilogy during a time when individual/separate stories were common practice. And three years before the MCU kicked off with Iron Man.
Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is years behind him, but the director opened up about how perfect the time was for him to tell the story he wanted:
“It was the right moment in time for the telling of the story I wanted to do. The origin story for Batman had never been addressed in film or fully in the comics. There wasn’t a particular or exact thing we had to follow. There was a gap in movie history. Superman had a very definitive telling with Christopher Reeve and Richard Donner. The version of that with Batman had never been told. We were looking at this telling of an extraordinary figure in an ordinary world.”
Nolan continued, citing the advantages to making his Batman trilogy at the time he did:
“The other advantage we had was back then you could take more time between sequels. When we did ‘Batman Begins,’ we didn’t know we’d do one and it took three years to do it and then four years before the next one. We had the luxury of time. It didn’t feel like a machine, an engine of commerce for the studio. As the genre becomes so successful, those pressures become greater and greater. It was the right time.”
What did you think of the Dark Knight Trilogy?
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