Does Christopher Nolan Want An Unknown Actor For Next ‘Superman’ Movie?

At this point, we know very little about the next time we’ll see Superman on the big screen, except that “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan will be shepherding the Man of Steel’s next live-action adventure.

But what will the film be like? Who will play Superman? These are the questions that bother us so — so we made sure to sneak in a few of them when we spoke to Nolan this weekend at the press junket for “Inception,” his upcoming film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I haven’t even thought about it, to be honest,” Nolan told MTV News when asked whether he’d liek to see a known or unknown actor playing the iconic superhero. “All of these things, whether you’re dealing with Batman, Superman, [or] whatever you’re doing, it’s all about story first.”

“It’s all about figuring out exactly the tone and meaning of the story and how you’re going to approach it,” he added. “Casting comes later, and all of those considerations come later.”

While Nolan couldn’t offer much on the upcoming “Superman” movie, he did have some thoughts to share about films past and how they played into his appreciation for the character.

“I was hugely struck by the Dick Donner film in the ’70s when I was a kid,” he said. “In ’78 I saw it, and it just had such epic scope to it, and it took on this incredible, iconic figure and really gave that iconic figure an appropriate framing and made quite an impression on me.”

“It’s definitely one of my childhood touchstones of what epic cinema can be,” said Nolan.

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