Christopher Nolan departs Batman December 2, 2010 Christopher Nolan confirms The Dark Knight Rises as final Batman flick… Christopher Nolan has revealed that the next Batman picture The Dark Knight Rises will be his last. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director revealed: “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.” He added: “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.” The Dark Knight Rises is due for release in summer 2012.