Nolan quits Batman June 18, 2009 Is Christopher Nolan Giving Up On Batman 3? Reports have emerged that Christopher Nolan may not direct the next instalment of the Batman franchise. According to reportes, a inside source has told Batman-On-Film.com that the likelihood of the director tackling another Caped Crusader adventure is in question. The website claims that Nolan was so shaken by the passing of Heath Ledger that The Dark Knight would be his last Batman outing. The filmmaker previously said that he had concerns about helming another chapter in the series after the massive success of the first two superhero films.