Warner Bros revealed it only took Christopher Nolan 15 minutes to pitch Batman Begins.

Greg Silverman, president of production at Warner Bros said in a special feature segment of the Dark Knight trilogy box-set, "The pitch that Chris had was so... it was quick. It was ten or fifteen minutes. But it was so holistic, and it really was Batman Begins."

Former president at Warner Bros, Jeff Robinov said, " "Chris came in and said, 'Look, this is what I want to do in the movie. This is what I want to do with it visually. This is where I think the character needs to go. I think it's going to be different than any superhero movie anybody's seen before. And what I really want to do is take that genre and embrace it as a real film genre'."

Nolan himself added, "When I went in and talked to them about it, it was very open. Now, that's a great opportunity, particularly for a writer/director."