Christopher Nolan has long been considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his time. Every time his name is linked to a project, it floats in the box office. He has taken on a variety of stories and themes throughout his career, which has changed the way audiences have enjoyed the cinema, and each film has brought an interesting cast of characters with a variety of backgrounds.
However, some of his critics claim that his characters have no emotional depth and that most people have trouble relating to them. The truth is, whether his film is about the story or the character, Nolan knows how to make it compelling. Additionally, some characters in his films do not get the attention they deserve and they could really benefit from their own films.
Robin from The Dark Knight Rises
The Black Knight trilogy is one of the greatest film series ever. The final installment was nothing short of a hit, bringing in over $ 1 billion to the global box office. At the end of The dark rider rises, Batman is presumed dead, and Gotham City is once again left to fend for itself. Reddit user JamesandJack1982 said they would like to see a “Nightwing movie that follows from the end of [The Dark Knight Rises]. “
A new “Robin” franchise would be very interesting to see from Nolan’s perspective. Robin is now a retired officer and has inherited Batcave and all of Batman’s technology. Already with a good working relationship with Jim Gordon and an understanding of Gotham City’s politics, Robin would be a great replacement as Gotham’s protector in Nolanverse and certainly guarantees his own film. Plus, Bruce and Selina’s existence leaves the door open for possible cameos.
Nikola Tesla from The Prestige
Reddit user goochieflipflop said they would like a Nikola Tesla movie, but only if “David Bowie was still around”, which reflects many people’s opinions about the character in Prestige. A Tesla movie already exists, but Bowie played the role so well, and a movie with his own title would definitely have been a hit, especially if Nolan signed in some way.
The ingenious inventor is known to be one of the wisest people who ever existed. He is credited with a number of devices and technology still in use today. Tesla was also known for a feud with its former boss and co-inventor, Thomas Edison. While Edison is credited with inventing the bulb, Tesla is the one who invented the AC power transmission system used in all electronics today, which Edison famously detested. This conflict and Tesla’s futuristic endeavors combined with Nolan’s brilliant storytelling (and good casting) would make this a biography of the times.
Walter Finch from Insomnia
One of Nolan’s lesser known ones movies are Insomnia starring Robin Williams and Al Pacino. Robin Williams plays Walter Finch, who is a well-known novelist but also secretly a serial killer who lives in a remote town in Alaska. Reddit user charles222A said, “He’s so good at the banality of evil in this; just as disturbing as the devil.”
Finch spent years in the area and was quite popular with younger women that he seemed to like. His charming yet devilish persona made him one of the best Christopher Nolan characters to date and would certainly have made a great independent film. The biggest challenge, if it were ever to happen, would be to find an actor of Williams’ caliber to replace him.
Dr. Brand from Interstellar
Interstellar is highly regarded as a science fiction epic that used real science to advance history. Many fans have called for a sequel, but as many know, Nolan is not interested in sequels.
If a sequel was ever possible, it would undoubtedly continue where the original left off, and follow Dr. Brands’ quest to find a surviving new home for humanity. If that’s not exciting enough, a movie with Dr. Brand also tell her story up to the events of Interstellar including her introductions to NASA, the discovery of the wormhole, and preparation for the launch of the Lazarus missions that sent the first 12 astronauts to another galaxy. A Reddit user, who has since deleted their account, said “I love Anne Hathaway’s teary eyes and big red lips talk about” love overcomes everything. “It’s a little silly, it’s healthy, I love it …” As one of the emotional anchors in film, there is no doubt that audiences would feel for this concept.
Thomas Schiff from The Dark Knight
The Black Knight widely regarded as one of the best films ever made with Heath Ledger gives one of the best performances ever seen. However, he is not the only one who was convincing. There was also the Joker farmer, Thomas Schiff (David Dastmalchian). According, Reddit user kikimariniki said “I think a movie about David Dastmalchian’s character from The Dark Knight would be a phenomenon.”
The schizophrenic Arkham alumni were used by the Joker to help steer Harvey Dent astray and cause further chaos. Although his role was short and his lines zero, his character remains an intriguing part of Nolanverse. His fate is not known after Harvey Dent ties him up and interrogates him for information, but a Schiff-directed film would probably explore his origins and would probably look like something close to a Joker films leading up to where he is recruited by the Gotham detective.
Neil from Tenet
Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, received a lot of mixed reviews from fans. While some loved the time-consuming thriller, others were confused by the plot. One of the main characters is Neil (Robert Pattinson). Not much is known about his character throughout the film until the end when it is revealed that he is actually from the future. Reddit user Solidneighborhood626 said, “his background story is already so complex and I would like to know more.”
Something Nolan gets a lot of criticism for is not creating deep or related characters. This would be a golden opportunity to address them. Neil’s character is not revealed much in the film, but that’s because his life is literally in a different time. If Nolan wanted to revisit this world, he would have plenty to explore from Neil’s origins to his implied friendship with John David Washington’s character which the audience never actually gets the name of.
Dr. Man from Interstellar
Another character from Interstellar which fans have been curious about, Dr. Mann (Matt Damon). The ingenious scientist who convinced 11 others to continue the “loneliest journey in the history of mankind.”
There was a lot of knowledge about Dr. Man, before he was introduced into the film, which suggested that he was brave, wise and selfless to voluntarily go where no person had gone before without the promise of returning home to save humanity. But not long after meeting him, he tries to devour his saviors on the planet he called home for years, in an attempt to give up all his work. This suggests that he was not actually brave or selfless, and he even admits that he “never really considered the possibility that my planet was not the only one.” Reddit user _AnCap_ repeated this when he said “He is a tragic villain who falls victim to the circumstances and he is very well written and an amazing character.”
Eames and Arthur from the beginning
Beginning is one of Christopher Nolan’s most talked about films. With the complicated history and manipulation of the time element, there is much to discuss. One thing that is not talked about much, however, is the characters. But two of them stood out from the others; Eames and Arthur.
Reddit User BeginningAppeal8599 stated that they would watch a movie about Eames or Arthur and Reddit user DrManhattanBJJ agreed to say “Arthur and Eames comrade are definitely frolicking.” Throughout the film, the couple apparently lies in each other’s necks on a kind of sibling rivalry. Arthur disses Eames to Cobb as he recruits him for the mission, and Eames constantly taunts Arthur during the mission. Audiences never find out what their story together is, but using a movie to explore it would excite many people.
Andrei Sator from Tenet
Another Tenet Character who would thrive on their own film is Andrei Sator (Kenneth Brannagh). A billionaire Russian oligarch who is being used by future generations to recreate a weapon he ultimately plans to use to accelerate climate change and end the world. He also has “the most intense look I’ve ever felt in a movie.” according to Reddit user Dr_Al_.
The brooding and threatening villain stood out among the straightforward protagonists. The character brought a quality that is unique to these types of films. While the film felt like a Bond movie playing with time, Sator was anything but a Bond villain. Reddit user Dr_Al_ said “I think Sator’s character was deeply threatening and Kenneth’s acting was phenomenal“Sator was a very vicious and manipulative man. That kind of people do not make best friends, but they create compelling characters, and it would be fascinating to see how he got to the position he did, as well as get. contact with future generations.
Alfred Pennyworth from The Dark Knight
A butler is usually not the first person to think of when coming up with an idea for a movie unless it is Alfred J. Pennyworth. Through the innumerable retellings of this character, few are as compelling as the one told in The Black Knight. Reddit user Al_Attacabrighe12 created a thread titled “They have to make a movie about Alfred’s SAS days before he became a butler …”
Michael Caine’s character mentions his past a few times. Most notable is his days at the British SAS. Not much else is known about Alfred other than the fact that he spent 10 years in service, but the days leading up to where he first met Thomas Wayne would make a compelling series.
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