Nolan spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the film, which is their latest cover feature, and had the following to say in regard to the intended audience experience:
This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience. You would think that’s the case with Batman movies, but it’s not; they’re more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen. is different. It harkens back to the direct experience films of , where you’re not just experiencing it through the characters, you are lost in it.And on the message of the film:
The film is about human nature, what it means to be human. It sounds like a very grand statement, but I don’t intend it to be. I mean it in the way, say, is about dramatizing ideas of human nature. When you take an audience far away from human experience as possible, you wind up focusing very tightly on human nature and how we are connected to each other. What the film tries to do is to be very honest in that appraisal.Not to brag, but we're going to see it on November 4th at the biggest IMAX screen in town. If I wind up in a Fifth Dimensional wormhole afterwards, well, you know where to find me.