Director Christopher Nolan says DC should not rush superhero films
Rival comic book publishers Marvel and DC have continued to amaze fans all over, but it’s no secret that the former has been more successful in terms of its transition to the big screen.
No stranger to working with DC through the critically acclaimed “Batman” trilogy, renowned director and screenwriter Christopher Nolan recently shared his thoughts on why the comic book giant and its partner Warner Bros. are struggling to come up with quality superhero movies.
Speaking to Deadline at the British Academy of Television Arts in London, the 47-year-old film expert said the studio should give more time to filmmakers in order to come up with more creative content for the genre.
“That’s a privilege and a luxury that filmmakers aren’t afforded anymore, I think it was the last time that anyone was able to say to a studio, ‘I might do another one, but it will be four years,’” Nolan said, citing that he was given seven years to develop “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” after the success of “Batman Begins” in 2002.
“There’s too much pressure on release schedules to let people do that now, but creatively it’s a huge advantage. We had the privilege and advantage to develop as people and as storytellers and then bring the family back together,” he explained.
After the success of the “Batman” franchise, DC has struggled to recapture the same praise for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad” and the recently released “Justice League.”
So far, Patty Jenkins’ standalone “Wonder Woman” film is the only one well received by critics. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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