Whether you prefer Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy or the latest offerings from DC Comics (there's always one), there's no denying there are big differences between the legendary filmmaker's work and the modern movies.
While the latter have been accused of a multitude of issues surrounding plot, structure, cast and even special effects, Nolan has now come forward with his own suggestion as to why DC just hasn't been killing it lately.
As Deadline reports, the British-American director recently spoke out at a BAFTA event, explaining that he was allowed plenty of time between his movies to make sure everything was up to scratch. As a reminder, Batman Begins was released in 2005, The Dark Knight in 2008 and The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. As he explains, that's not the case with films today:
"That’s a privilege and a luxury that filmmakers aren’t afforded anymore. I think it was the last time that anyone was able to say to a studio, 'I might do another one, but it will be four years.'
There’s too much pressure on release schedules to let people do that now but creatively it’s a huge advantage. We had the privilege and advantage to develop as people and as storytellers and then bring the family back together."
Of course, he could well be right but, considering the amount of cash that is piled into the projects, that doesn't justify the disastrous results of movies like Suicide Squad. But, then again, who are we to question the master?