Regisseur Christopher Nolan kwam in 2005 met de superheldenfilm Batman Begins. Hierna maakte hij de vervolgen The Dark Knight (2008) en The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Vervolgens was hij mede-verantwoordelijk voor het script van Man of Steel (2012). Nu blijkt hij helemaal klaar te zijn met het genre:
“I think I had a great experience with the superhero genre and got to explore a lot of things, but it was a good decade of my life and I find it hard to imagine returning to it. But never say never.”
Hij vervolgde: “I love working in that field and hopefully I’ve added something to it. I know to some extent we encouraged more of it. You don’t want Hollywood to hit saturation point with those things. But then Zack Snyder is now doing his part by bringing Batman and Superman into one film [for 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice], so that limits the number!
But yes DC Comics have just announced an enormous number of movies. Well, you know, as long as that’s the ride people want, the studios will continue to offer it. I don’t see it as a limited genre. If I did, I never would have worked for almost ten years in that genre. I think like any genre, like the Western, it has limitless opportunities. It’s just about the audience’s appetite. What’s very important is that the studios be open to making other sorts of films at the same time.”