The big question that everybody wants to know is what is Christopher Nolan going to do after The Dark Knight Rises? Is he going to film another original idea or possibly make a sequel to his highly successful and popular film; Inception. According to Comic Book Movie an insider is claiming that Warner Brothers is pressing Nolan for a sequel and that makes perfect sense considering the film brought in almost a billion dollars world-wide.
Nolan obviously doesn’t want to do a sequel because it would only ruin the original. He told the story that he wanted to tell and there is really no reason to revisit the world he created, but like most studios, WB is considering the idea of tapping another director if Nolan chooses to opt out.
Here’s more information on what the “insider source” had to say:
The email I received (the source wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) wrote that WB are desperate for Nolan to film Inception 2 after The Dark Knight Rises, and he said that the movie will kind of be a retcon, as none of the characters from the first movie will return. Instead, it is focusing on the military aspect of dream-sharing. WB want to make a franchise out of it, with the basic plotline of the movies being the military fighting terrorists using dream-sharing. The plot of the second movie would be, “Rumors spread that a group of people managed to pull off Inception, and middle-eastern terrorists soon catch onto the idea and plan to perform Inception on world leaders, forcing them to dissolve law and order”. He said that Nolan isn’t too keen on the idea because he wants to pursue original material but if he passes on it WB will simply pick a new director and move forward on the project without him.
A supposed idea that Nolan is really keen on is a movie focusing on the current economical depression. It’s far more interesting than that, civil wars break out in many countries as the money situation gets out of hand, causing people to fight over simple resources like food and water.
An Inception sequel sounds incredibly pointless and a sequel without any of the returning cast sounds even worse. I love the idea of Nolan working on a film dealing with the modern economic depression. That sounds like material that he would absolutely nail.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Should Inception get a sequel and if so is Nolan the only man you want at the helm? Do you like the idea of him doing a film about the current economy?