While talking the success of The Dark Knight to the LA Times the question of the third Batman movie came up. Of course, why wouldn’t it? Rumours have been circulating about production already having begun in Chicago.
Here’s what Nolan had to say:
Well … let me think how to put this. There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. What’s the story? Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? That’s the overriding question. On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name? [Laughs.] At the same time, in taking on the second one, we had the challenge of trying to make a great second movie, and there haven’t been too many of those either. It’s all about the story really. If the story is there, everything is possible. I hope that was a suitably slippery answer.
Thankfully we have the impending DVD/Blu-ray release on December 9th to look forward to.
Source: LA Times