In addition to the excellent audio and video quality on the Begins DVD, it's also packed with a plethora of behind-the-scenes features. I very much enjoyed all the material relating to how we made the film, ... I hope the fans enjoy it as well. I think our EPK crew and DVD guys were able to get an enormous amount of footage, and they really got a lot of the most interesting parts of the filmmaking process. As a movie fan, I just have always loved getting information about the ways that movies get made and I think there are a lot of people out there who feel the same way I do.
The film's title star, Christian Bale, told me in June that he'd signed a multi-picture contract. When I caught up with Batman Begins ... All I can tell you is, we're talking. There was quite an air of secrecy around the development of 'Batman Begins,' and there will be even more around the development of another film, if they move forward.
I studied English Literature. I wasn't a very good student, but one thing I did get from it, while I was making films at the same time with the college film society, was that I started thinking about the narrative freedoms that authors had enjoyed for centuries and it seemed to me that filmmakers should enjoy those freedoms as well.
I didn't do a commentary on the DVD, which people were maybe surprised by. To be honest, my feeling is that commentaries are very tricky because I feel like the audience completes the film, and until a film gets out there you almost don't know exactly what it is that you've done. You have to do commentaries these days before the movie is even in theaters, so I wanted to hold off and instead just have them use the material that we generated during production to explain our intentions.