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Christopher Nolan Reveals Whether Or Not He’ll Be Involved In The Justice League Movie

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Director Christopher Nolan was honored over the weekend at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. He joined countless film and television icons by immortalizing his hand and foot prints in cement on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. But the bigger news today is the definitive answer the director gave as to his involvement in Warner Bros. Justice League film. Hit the jump to find out if he’s in or out. 

Nolan is very close to done with his Batman work, what with The Dark Knight Rises heading to theaters in less than two weeks now. The director has stated time and time again that he won’t work on any further Batman films after this but he’s not exactly done with the DC Universe. We already know he’s producing Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, but will he have a hand in Justice League?

The answer is, sadly, no.

Nolan definitively told Entertainment Weekly: “I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project.”

Well that’s certainly a bummer. Not that we’d want a Justice League film to play out like Nolan’s Batman, but he certainly has a knack for great storytelling and has a superb box office track record so far. But something tells me Justice League is going to be far removed from Nolan’s trilogy.

Warner Bros. has already tapped writers for the Justice League project and has several other superhero projects in development but Nolan may finally be out of the comic book game following Man of Steel. That is, unless Man of Steel is a hit and warrants a sequel.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

One thing is for sure, Nolan knows how the machine works and accepts that Batman will eventually be done by someone else.

“Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished,” he said. “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.”

As to his big Hollywood honor, reported on what Nolan had to say. “There is something about the permanence of these things. I’m standing on Clint Eastwood’s name right now and there’s something about knowing that he actually wrote that,” the director said. “There’s something very interesting about that phenomenon of trying to preserve something and trying to hang onto it.”

(via DC Women Kicking Ass)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."