Nolan spoke with The Playlist about his work on Zack Snyder’s upcoming big-screen relaunch of the Man of Tomorrow, and said that despite his involvement in the project, he doesn’t “want people to think we’re doing for Superman what we did for Batman.”
“Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can’t in anyway use the same template,” he said about comparisons between “Man of Steel” and the “Dark Knight” movies. “David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience. Zack has built on that and I think it’s incredible what he’s putting together. He’s got a lot of finishing to do on 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.”
“It’s very much Zack’s film and I think people are going to love what he’s done,” he added. “I think it’s really remarkable to take on that character.”
As for whether or not Nolan will ever get on board for another superhero flick — like the upcoming “Justice League” or another Batman movie — the filmmaker maintained his previously iterated stance.
“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,” he said. Beyond that, he said with a smile, “I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break.”
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