Christopher Nolan: Superman Is ‘Far More Difficult’ Than Batman

Christopher Nolan has already successfully tackled the story of Batman, and he’s glad that the Dark Knight was the DC superhero he was chosen to handle. In a new interview, Nolan shared that Zack Snyder has a more difficult task than he did in making “Man of Steel.”

“In my honest appraisal, taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight. [Snyder] has a lot of finishing to do on the movie — it has a very long postproduction schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies,” Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter.

Nolan acts as producer on the project and also helped come up with the story alongside screenwriter David S. Goyer. But other than helping to steer the “Man of Steel” ship, he thinks that Snyder has got everything under control.

“Zack was the perfect man to take this on,” Nolan said. “He is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world — whether it’s a very stylized world, like ’300,’ or something that’s more challenging, more varied, like he did with ’Watchmen.'”

He continued, “I actually feel guilty talking about it because I’m sitting here having nothing to do to it. I try to be as supportive as I can, and I’m just amazed by what he is doing. It’s not something I would know how to do.”

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