Christopher Nolan on Justice League and Man Of Steel

News Simon Brew 5 Dec 2012 - 06:34

Is Christopher Nolan involved with Justice League? And will the Superman reboot be of a similar style to the Dark Knight trilogy?

In the midst of resting and recovering from the sizeable task of bringing The Dark Knight Rises to the screen, Christopher Nolan has given one or two new interviews to tie in with the film's DVD and Blu-ray release.

One of those was to The Playlist, where Nolan was asked specifically if he was to have any involvement in Warner Bros' forthcoming Justice League superhero mash-up, and if the studio wanted him to take an overseeing role, similar to Joss Whedon's at Marvel. His answer? "Well, as I’ve said, and I’ll say definitively again, I am done with the Batman films, the trilogy is completed. It ended in the manner we had envisioned".

As The Playlist noted, he talked around the Justice League question, rather than directly ruling it out. It's way too easy to read too much into that, but we thought it was interesting nonetheless.

He also talked about next year's Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, which Zack Snyder is directing. Nolan is producing the film, but he's keen to draw a distinction between it and The Dark Knight trilogy. "I wouldn’t want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman", he said. “It's very much Zack’s film and I think people are going to love what he's done ...Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't anyway use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience".

Nolan added that " Superman is the biggest comic book character of them all and he needs the biggest possible movie version which is what Zack's doing. It's really something".

The full piece with The Playlist can be found here. Man Of Steel arrives next summer.

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