Director Christopher Nolan on the set of "The Dark Knight Rises."
When asked about the pressure he may have felt in following up his Batman films, in particular his critically lauded "The Dark Knight," Nolan replied, "At the early stage felt a lot of pressure - why would we do this? Do we have the story to tell? Once we knew that we had a story that WE really wanted to see, that we wanted to know what happened to Bruce Wayne and where his story was going to go, then everything else starts falling into place.
"Then you have to kind of forget that pressure and just try to make the best film you can."