Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan has waved away claims that The Dark Knight Rises will be 'cluttered'.

The third instalment of the Batman franchise sees new characters Catwoman and Bane introduced while John Blake and Miranda Tate are also new additions to the story and there was concern that the movie would not be able to deal with all of these new roles.

However Jonathan Nolan, the man who penned the script, says that there was plenty going on in The Dark Knight and everything was brought together nicely.

Speaking to Sci-Fi Magazine the writer said: "Oh, I don't believe in any of that s**t!

"Everybody is always looking for excuses as to why something worked and why something didn't work. Even The Dark Knight has three villains in it, or six, depending on how you're counting them.

"It is just a question of whether you can pull it off. That's what it comes down to. I think a narrative is only as cluttered as you let it be.

"There are as many good films with half a dozen villains as there are bad ones. And I think that is a sort of facile thing to seize on as an explanation for, 'This is why this worked, and this is why this didn't work'.

"Some of these things work because they're good, and some of these don't work because they're not. And I think if anyone had a formula for what makes one good, I would be very happy if they shared it with us, you know?"

This is the last time that Christopher Nolan will helm a Batman movie as the franchise is set to be brought to a close with The Dark Knight Rises.

Christian Bale is back as Bruce Wayne and Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman will also be returning to the roles of Jim Gordon, Alfred and Lucius Fox.

The Dark Knight Rises is released 20th July.

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