The film industry across the world has numerous impeccable and talented directors and filmmakers, but Christopher Nolan, along with a handful of others, is a league above the rest. From movies like Interstellar to his latest blockbuster Oppenheimer, Nolan always makes sure to deliver a masterclass no matter what project he takes.
Also known for directing one of the best Batman movies of all time, Nolan was recently asked how the Marvel Cinematic Universe would have turned out had he been the one directing it. While he revealed he wouldn’t be too keen on using CGI, his interview partner Robert Downey Jr. gave a pretty interesting answer that would make Marvel fans keep Nolan away from MCU forever.
Christopher Nolan On Directing The First Avengers
Christopher Nolan is meticulous, absolutely calculating, and extremely detail-oriented. So much so that he went on to use real blasts to showcase the atomic blast in his multiple Oscar-nominated film, Oppenheimer (via Entertainment Weekly). He even infamously took about 9 years to create one of the biggest films of his career, the BAFTA-winning Inception (via ScreenRant).
Furthermore, when it comes to runtimes, the filmmaker’s movies are well-known for having a long runtime. His Inception was 169 minutes long, The Dark Knight Rises 164 minutes long, while the atomic-bomb flick was 180 minutes long.
So when he was recently asked in WIRED’s The Web’s Most Searched Questions about how Avengers would have looked like had Nolan directed the MCU film instead of Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr. quickly quipped,
“If Christopher Nolan had directed The Avengers, we’d still be shooting it.”
Avengers can be streamed on Disney+.