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Chris Nolan talks Superman for the first time

03.10.2010

In an excerpt from an interview that runs in full in today's print edition, the LA Times has the first quotes from Christopher Nolan on his plans to reboot the SUPERMAN franchise. Says Nolan, "Itís very exciting, we have a fantastic story. And we feel we can do it right. We know the milieu, if you will, we know the genre and how to get it done right.

Nolan, and his producer Emma Thomas, were asked about some of the rumors that have spread around the internet like the MAN OF STEEL title and that Lex Luthor and Brainiac will be the villains. Though they didn't confirm or deny anything, Thomas said with a laugh, "I donít know where this stuff comes from."

As it turns out, the key to getting this all made was writer David Goyer who told Nolan he had an idea for how the director would approach a SUPERMAN film. "I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story Iíve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way."

There is also the obligatory BATMAN 3 update, which includes word that Jonathan Nolan is indeed writing the script (based off an idea by Goyer) but Nolan insists he hasn't yet agreed to direct.

Click here to read the full story at the LA Times and if you have access, pick up the print edition today to read more about the upcoming film INCEPTION.

Extra Tidbit: He also said he'd like John Krasinski to play his Superman. (Just kidding.)
Source: LA Times

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