The Dark Knight Rises 'Won't Be Cluttered'
Writer insists that there are not too many characters in new Batman flick...
The writer of the forthcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises has pledged that the film will not be 'cluttered' with too many characters.
Jonathan Nolan, the brother of the movie trilogy's director Christopher Nolan, was asked by Sci-Fi magazine if the film could suffer from having a surplus of big characters - and responded dismissively.
He 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?"
The movie opens in cinemas on 20 July.