Christopher Nolan: Modern Superhero Movies Are Too Rushed

Christopher Nolan, the man behind the Dark Knight Trilogy, has already made his mark on superhero films, and has moved on from comic book movies, but he does have one critique to studios when it comes to making superhero movies today.

During a talk at BAFTA: A Life in Pictures (via Deadline), Nolan expressed:

"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.' 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."

A good example of the problem that Nolan points out is Justice League. The movie was one of the most anticipated for the year, but circumstances had lead it to be one huge mess when it hit theaters. For one, after Zack Snyder was forced to leave the project, Joss Whedon had to quickly step in and do what he can to release the movie on time. It was even revealed further that WB didn't want to push back the release date since that would have interfered with this year's bonuses. Talk about greedy.

As of now, we live in a time where 4-8 superhero movies come out in a year, and though I think that's not so bad, there does seem to be a setback when it comes to story and quality. Whereas 2008 gave us great films like Iron Man and The Dark Knight, 2016 gave us some passable movies like Doctor Strange and (the not even passable) Suicide Squad.

Will you be willing to wait longer for better movies? Or is two years enough to pump out a good comic book film?

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