Nolan wants to make entertaining films first and foremost, in my opinion. Obviously he wants some awards along the line, but I see nothing wrong with him just making movies that are entertaining every now and again. Thats hardly a waste of talent, in my opinion. Not sure how thats a slap in the face to a guy like Nolan. Like I said, The Dark Knight was a GREAT movie, far from a waste of talent. I've been a fan of Nolans for YEARS, but he gained a s**tload of new fans from that movie, I'd be willing to bet. That's actually the opposite of a waste of talent.
He's actually already said he loves when he can make his own original projects. Inception was his own original project. He worked on that script for about 10 years. The studio signed him for the Batman films. After the 2 films he was able to work on Inception the studio gave him his blessing. I don't know how many times I have to explain
this concept. I'm not saying its a complete waste of talent. I'm saying he's capable of more. Of course he gained more fans
, its Batman. I'm sure Tim Burton gained more fans off his version as well. Directors can gain fans left and right w/ whatever they put out. The Dark Knight was a good movie, I agree, but its a STUDIO project. Am I anticipating The Dark Knight Rises? Yup
but I'm also eager to see his future projects outside of Batman. I'm willing to bet in the next 10 years he makes a better film than The Dark Knight and maybe even his best film. If you don't think he will then he pretty much wasted all his talents w/ Batman :(. That last line was joke but Nolan's best has still yet to come. He'll be directing films for the next 10, 20+ years.