The incredible director Christopher Nolan shared that the franchise has never covered the movie before Batman Begins. Nolan joined the film franchise when the Cape Crusader was going through a rough time.
The Batman is an American superhero movie series based on the comic books published by DC Comics. Tim Burton directed the first movie of the Batman franchise. Burton was the first director who took the technical live-action movie seriously and created a fantastic on-screen world of Batman. However, Burton left the franchise after the second movie in the franchise. Later, filmmaker Joel Schumacher replaced Burton and directed the two movies, Batman & Robin and Batman Forever. The latter one got mixed reviews, and Batman & Robin was the worst superhero movie ever made.
Nolan joined the franchise in 2003, and he wanted to tell the origin story of Batman. Whereas Batman Forever and 1989 Batman showed the origin of Batman, but the movies did not adequately explore the beginning plot. Apart from the storyline of Batman and Robin, Nolan also wanted to explore the character of Batman in reality. A big part of the plot is drawn from the childhood trauma and his decision to dress up like a bat. Batman Begins is considered the definitive origin of the superhero story that would influence the movies released after that.
During an interview with Indiewire, for the promotional tour of the book The Nolan Variations written by Tom Shore, the filmmaker shared that Batman’s origin has never been told before the film Begins. Nolan said that the origin story gave the writers’ team much creative freedom to further the franchise.
Nolan said that it was the right moment to tell the story he wanted to do. The origin story for Batman had never fully been addressed in comics and film. There was not any particular thing that they had to follow to write a Batman story. And there was a considerable gap in film history. Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve had very definitive storytelling for Superman. Whereas Batman never has any such storyline. They were looking for an extraordinary character in an ordinary world.
The innovative Nolan and his fantastic team then worked on the history of Batman and made Batman Begins. The movie was a product that no one had seen anything like that before. The movie set’s choice had never been explored in the live-action and set a new standard for superhero movies. There will be many future films about the Dark Knight’s origin, but it is hard to imagine making it better than Batman Begins.