Christopher Nolan spent years ushering in the modern superhero genre with The Dark Knight Trilogy, and it looks like he has no inclination to return for another go-around. It’s no secret that Joel Schumacher’s critically maligned movie, Batman & Robin, effectively killed the Batman franchise, which began with Tim Burton’s groundbreaking 1989 film, Batman. Several filmmakers – from Darren Aronofsky to Joss Whedon – attempted to revive the franchise in the years after, but it wasn’t until Nolan came onto the scene with his take on the character that Warner Bros. decided to give the Caped Crusader another shot.

Nolan co-wrote and directed Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as ...

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