With the Inception Blu-Ray and DVD release right around the corner, Christopher Nolan has been making the press rounds, and unsurprisingly, the majority of the questions he's being asked are in regards to The Dark Knight Rises. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Nolan gives a little insight into what's going on with the project, and confirms that it will be the last Batman story he's planning on doing, calling it "the last chapter of our Batman Saga."
When asked if he wished he could be tackling another original script instead of a franchise-based story, Nolan answered, “No, it’s exactly the opposite. I feel very glad that I’m doing another Batman film. I think it would have been daunting to sit down and write an original script after Inception. I love working within the realm and rules of our Batman world. It’s kind of nice to have someplace to go that I’m super-excited about.”He went on to add that Warner Bros. is giving him a lot of freedom to tell the final chapter in his Batman trilogy: “I must say that I’m glad — I’m very, very glad — to be embarking on the last chapter of our Batman saga without any sense of obligation or duty to the studio. They did very well with Inception. So I’m able to go into finishing our story in a very enthusiastic way.”
You've got to admire Nolan. He doesn't have to say much to make things seem very exciting. It goes without saying that July 12, 2012 can't come soon enough.