While 2012's The Dark Knight Rises seemed to put a definitive end to the story of Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, Jonathan Nolan has expressed his willingness to develop new adventures in the Batman universe.

Speaking to SHOWSHA, an entertainment and movie news outlet, Jonathan Nolan said that returning to the world of the Dark Knight trilogy would be "like a dream".

Speaking to ScreenRant in 2022, Bale said that he might return for a new Batman movie if Nolan were to direct. However, the director has given no indication that he would return to superhero movies.

Jonathan Nolan, 47, said in an interview:

"Wouldn't that be a dream. I mean, if I had the chance to go back and work on it again, absolutely."

Jonathan Nolan spoke on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast last month and said it took time to convince his brother Christopher Nolan to direct The Dark Knight.

The veteran director had already made a superhero movie with Batman Begins and was hesitant to do another comic book adaptation because he didn't want his career to be pigeonholed.

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Explaining that he worked with his brother on Batman Begins, Jonathan Nolan continued:

"The only comic my brother gave me for my 14th birthday was Batman: Year One, and 10 years later I was on set with him."

"It was a crazy thing," Jonathan Nolan said.

After Batman Begins, he moved on to The Prestige

"Chris was ambivalent about making another movie," Jonathan Nolan said, explaining that his brother went straight from Batman Begins to directing the magician thriller The Prestige.

"He didn't want to be a superhero movie director."

Jonathan Nolan said he was sitting with producer Charles Roven when he said to his older brother Christopher, "Dude, don't be a pussy. Let's do it," he said:

"When we finished the script, he said, 'This is going to be great. This is exciting. We should make this movie,' and he was finally convinced."