Mar 10 2010Christopher Nolan Slightly Discusses Superman Movie

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Confirming rumors that he was playing some part in getting the next Superman movie off the ground, Dark Knight director Chris Nolan has to the LA Times how he became involved in the project:

“A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do,” Nolan said, emphasizing the idea that Batman exists in a world where he is the only superhero and a similar approach to the Man of Steel would assure the integrity needed for the film. “Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other.”

Nolan and Goyer, a key collaborator on both Batman films, were at a story impasse on the third Batman film (which is now picking up steam as well) when, as a distraction, Goyer gave the filmmaker a daydream version of how he would tackle a story about the last son of Krypton.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan recalled. “I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”

Goyer is now writing the screenplay and Nolan is keeping it close to the vest.

It won't be long until we realize the entire DC Comics universe is taking place inside Christopher Nolan's head, imagined as he stares at a snowglobe of Gotham City. Which I'm fine with, if it means we avoid there being anything resembling another Superman IV.

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As an 8 year old, Superman IV wasn't that bad. Deal with it.

Yes the old Christopher Reeves supermans were classics in the same way the original terminator was a classic. When I was a kid seeing the terminator emerge from the flaming wreckage in its purely mechanical form stripped of all the flesh my jaw dropped and the movie forever left its mark on me becuse it was a milestone in moviemaking FOR ITS TIME. Show a Kid terminator 1 now and they will most likely lauph at how stupid it looks and how fake it moved. My point is as time progresses and hollywood continues to advance it is important for franchises to also step up there game. The first re-boot was rather disapointing for me mainly becuse I knew just how far they could go now with how much CG has advanced how movies are made. How cool would it be to see Superman take on Doomsday on the big screen??? So know I hear that Nolan is helping to re-boot ol'superman. And I cant wait to see what he does.

@3 Terminator is not a good example since it stands on its own, whereas the post Superman 1 installments of that franchise do not. Not sure why you think a kid wouldn't love Terminator just because of its age. :x (That isn't just speculation, but actual experience with young family members.) Let's put it this way. At no point during Terminator or any of its sequels(yet) does someone remove their S logo from their costume and throw it as a weapon. (Not to mention that despite their age, there is not a single person on the planet who would say T1 and T2 didn't destroy the 2 recent films.)

In short, the Superman(sequels at least) were camp classics. Terminator is just a classic. Not really the same thing.


Thanks for your posting . I think it is so great. I will come back and see how it goes.

The Dark Knight is my favorite movie of all time! but I don't think Nolan is the man for a superman movie. He does batman so well because batman can be a very realistic superhero. Superman stories involve a lot of unrealistic characters doing unrealistic things. And what's this about superman being the only hero in existence? If Warner Bros. keeps working that angle with all their IPs then Its unlikely that these awesome characters will ever come together in a Justice League movie. Warner Bros. needs to take a look at the Marvel camp and check out the synergy of their characters. I've preferred DC's stable of characters for a long time now and Warner, who owns DC, needs to get organized and start using these characters together and take advantage of the epicness they have to offer. Obviously the most important thing is to make a quality movie, but they should absolutely get some crossover continuity and synergy of characters going.

So does that mean we're gonna see another stupid pathetic movie without superheroes and villans write Kumar or Harold doing a beatdown on Superman? I bet a 4th grader could write a better screenplay than the egotistical million dollar garbage that keeps being put out there. He's supposed to be the apex or hero of all heroes that not only the human public relies on but the superhero community also apsires to be as well. NO ONE WANTS TO SEE PERSONAL HUMAN DRAMAWITH SUPERMAN. Thats's why we have "Smallville" for the airhead angst teen crowd(pathetic- Superman can't fly?????) They've done all the serious stuff with the Christoper Reeve movies. People want to see FANTASTIC FIGHTS, FEATS, and UNSURMOUNTABLE ODDS (Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, or Kickass) overcome.

Dumb unoriginal superhero movies. I bet even Luthor will be in the next one again. Thousands of issues of Superman comics, with team-ups, villans and incredible unbeliveable worlds and we still have to put up with a bald egotistical human villan that out thinks Superman and his powers to come back again, again, and again....snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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