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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Very much looking forward to seeing the new trailer next week.
I presume it will just be the comicon trailer, but this time it wont be taken from a camera phone!

I can see DC doing as much as possible to pull nolan into the JL film. Plus he's said he's done with batman films. JL isnt neccessarily a batman film.

exactly and I have a feeling he will come back to back to batman in say 20 years and do the "What ever happened to the Dark Knight" series where bruce wayne is 50 and he comes back to be Bats - which would fit in how he ended batman as that is the sort of thing that happened in teh prelude to the comic series

An amazing painting by artist Alex Ross , of course man of steel and the JL movie won't look anything like that since we are in this idiotic era of "gritty greenish" realism.

That's what the marvel films are for. For people who like bright colours and lots of funny jokes.

"I wouldn’t want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman"

Of course not.

You just want to make a Hans Zimmer-scored, David Goyer-scripted origin film for a beloved pop culture icon, that simultaneously meditates on the character's nature whilst redefining it for the current age.

You're filling the cast with an eclectic mixture of esteemed Hollywood veterans and character actors, casting a Brit in the lead role.

And you're basing the story on the idea of the protagonist as a lost, conflicted young man struggling to find his place in the world before embracing his true calling. Not to mention stopping a villain with close ties to his past.

Nothing like what you did with Batman...

true, but to his c redit there is a whole comic series about how superman does the whole "find him self, by walking the earth" so its not like hes said lest just do batman.
Nolan has a tendancy to stick to ideas from source material, so i think hes just picked something similar

I'm gonna wait til the film comes out and then judge if it's similar. GOOD FOR ME.

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