The difference between a Batman film, comic? Nolan explains

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Dec 17, 2012

Christopher Nolan has spearheaded a Batman revival with his Dark Knight trilogy, and with the final installment set to be released later this year, Nolan has opened up a bit about his approach adapting a never-ending comic series to the big screen.

Speaking to Hero Complex, Nolan explained the difference between writing Batman for comics and film. The biggest change? Unlike the comics, Nolan said he hopes to give his series a sense of finality, with a true ending to his Bruce Wayne arc.

"Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story," Nolan said. "And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story ... unlike the comics, these things don't go on forever in film, and viewing it as a story with an end is useful."

Even the actors have to adjust to the fact that there will be no more Batman films—at least with Nolan and company—and Morgan Freeman said he's still waiting for it to set in.

"The only drawback is this is the last one we get to work on with him. And a lot of us won't really get that until later," he said. "It's not until the curtain goes down that you think, 'Jesus, that's the last one.'"

(Via Hero Complex)

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