NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  Christopher Nolan attends the "Interstellar" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 3, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Christopher Nolan Never Planned For Batman Begins To Be The First Entry In A Trilogy
When making a movie titled “Batman Begins,” it should be safe to assume that there will be another film following the “beginning” of the Caped Crusader. However, Christopher Nolan and his creative team were laser-focused on just making “Batman Begins” a strong origin story for Batman and creating one good film — there was little time to look ahead to the future.
Charles Roven, a producer on all three of Nolan's Batman movies, stated to Empire, “It was never conceived as a trilogy. It was always just going to be a single movie.” Jonathan Nolan, an uncredited writer on “Batman Begins,” added, “There was no thought towards making a trilogy out of this from the beginning. The only guiding principle was, ‘Let's try to make a great movie.’”
Nolan's organic approach to storytelling by focusing on one narrative at a time is an example of how to keep stories engaging. While some superhero franchises have faltered from a reliance on planting seeds for future stories, Nolan said of the “Dark Knight Trilogy,” “The audience is seeing a work in progress over a number of years. It's a very naturally developed trilogy.”