While promoting his upcoming film Dunkirk at WonderCon, director Christopher Nolan didn’t seem too happy to talk about Batman.
After Nolan was asked about Affleck’s portrayal of the Dark Knight, or whether or not Nolan followed the use of the character, he had this to say:
“No, no, I don’t want to go into that. I’m here to talk about Dunkirk.”
And although that does seem to be a pretty good reason for not bringing up Batman, it is quite surprising that he refused to say anything at all about Affleck’s portrayal of the character.
The director must definitely have something going on with Warner Bros. and DC, considering he worked on Man of Steel as an executive producer before leaving the franchise completely when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came along.
Nolan did say one thing regarding his Dark Knight trilogy, however, and how it prepared him for his work on Dunkirk.
“I think the time I spent making large scale entertainment — with respect to entertainment, this is suspenseful entertainment. My 10 years of working with the character [of Batman] is essential to understanding imagery and sound, and push-and-pull in a particular direction.”
His upcoming film Dunkirk follows World War 2 as “Germany advances into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops are slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every vessel that can be found.”
Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, 2017.
Source: LA Times
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