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Christopher Nolan says that Man of Steel is the biggest possible movie version of Superman

12.04.2012

During the Oscar Luncheons, The Playlist got to sit down with Christopher Nolan to talk about MAN OF STEEL and some thoughts on JUSTICE LEAGUE.

To start, the site asked Nolan if he was done with superhero flicks, and added that Warner Bros. may want him to produce on the JUSTICE LEAGUE film and possibly take on a Joss Whedon-like role in the future of D.C. films. He laughed then said, “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.” When it came to the question of being done with superhero films in general, the director smiled then answered, “Well, I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break."

For those looking for similarities in MAN OF STEEL and the Batman franchise, you might be disappointed. Nolan understands that the two characters deserve different treatments. This is what he said about them possibly being similar, “Well, somewhat. But I wouldn’t want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman.”

He continued on about what we will be seeing in Zack Snyder's version of Supes, “It's very much Zack’s film and I think people are going to love what he's done. I think it's really remarkable to take on that character. Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in anyway use the same template. But 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.”

Oh, and if you were wondering what Nolan's thoughts were on the ending of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES-- here's a little something. When The Playlist asked if he thought the ending was "radical" this is how he replied, “Radical? Hmm, yes, perhaps for the comic book fans it was. But I think it was appropriate ending for the story we set out to tell.”

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Source: The Playlist

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12:31AM on 12/06/2012
So far this is shaping up to be the Superman movie for people who don't like Superman or comics. Much like Nolan's Batman.
So far this is shaping up to be the Superman movie for people who don't like Superman or comics. Much like Nolan's Batman.
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11:08AM on 12/05/2012

fulla shit...

This guy couldn't deal with the death of Ledger so he, and all the Nolan fanboys, refuse to see how badly he fucked up DKR. Ledger was not his fault and he should get over that fact. In regard to Superman, lets hope they really do capture what and indestructible alien who flies, shoots lasers from his eyes, and freezes shit with his breath, who also has an inferiority complex, can do.
This guy couldn't deal with the death of Ledger so he, and all the Nolan fanboys, refuse to see how badly he fucked up DKR. Ledger was not his fault and he should get over that fact. In regard to Superman, lets hope they really do capture what and indestructible alien who flies, shoots lasers from his eyes, and freezes shit with his breath, who also has an inferiority complex, can do.
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6:49AM on 12/05/2012

Well....

What does he know?
What does he know?
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6:45AM on 12/05/2012

Well....

What does he know?
What does he know?
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5:50AM on 12/05/2012

He's Christopher Nolan

We fans forget sometimes that Nolan has some stylistic range. Yes, he does the realistic well such as he does in the Batman Trilogy and Insomnia. However, he can do the fantastic amazingly such as Inception. And, he can do something in-between such as Memento. Nolan and Snyder can do a Superman movie right.
We fans forget sometimes that Nolan has some stylistic range. Yes, he does the realistic well such as he does in the Batman Trilogy and Insomnia. However, he can do the fantastic amazingly such as Inception. And, he can do something in-between such as Memento. Nolan and Snyder can do a Superman movie right.
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4:15AM on 12/05/2012
"Radical"? More like BS!
"Radical"? More like BS!
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3:49AM on 12/05/2012
I'm no big Superman-Fan. Ok, I liked some of the Reeve-Movies, but that's it. What I've seen so far about Man Of Steel looks really promising and moody. Now I really want to see it,
I'm no big Superman-Fan. Ok, I liked some of the Reeve-Movies, but that's it. What I've seen so far about Man Of Steel looks really promising and moody. Now I really want to see it,
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9:27PM on 12/04/2012
Nolan's saying all the right things. “I wouldn’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." Yes, Superman isn't Batman and a Dark Knight-style film simply wouldn't work for him - but there definitely is a way for the character to be relevant and relatable without being grim and gritty, and I hope that's what we'll get as an end result. Crossing my fingers, my
Nolan's saying all the right things. “I wouldn’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." Yes, Superman isn't Batman and a Dark Knight-style film simply wouldn't work for him - but there definitely is a way for the character to be relevant and relatable without being grim and gritty, and I hope that's what we'll get as an end result. Crossing my fingers, my main concern is if Henry Cavill can pull off leading man duties, because Cold Light of Day apparently was pain.
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9:13PM on 12/04/2012
In Nolan We Trust.
In Nolan We Trust.
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8:41PM on 12/04/2012

Confused...

At first they were all like "This is going to be a realistic and similar to Dark Knight" now they are all "this is very different from dark knight". If Dark Knight trilogy was dark brown, this movie looks dark red... It is obviously using the same template as Dark Knight but why choose now to defend it from being called a dark knight movie with superman?
At first they were all like "This is going to be a realistic and similar to Dark Knight" now they are all "this is very different from dark knight". If Dark Knight trilogy was dark brown, this movie looks dark red... It is obviously using the same template as Dark Knight but why choose now to defend it from being called a dark knight movie with superman?
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5:52AM on 12/05/2012
Wait, when did anyone on the production team ever say that this would be realistic and similar to the Dark Knight? That is a serious question and I would appreciate articles to prove it. I thought that the impression that it would be similar was created by the fans and not any comments from the actual filmmakers.
Wait, when did anyone on the production team ever say that this would be realistic and similar to the Dark Knight? That is a serious question and I would appreciate articles to prove it. I thought that the impression that it would be similar was created by the fans and not any comments from the actual filmmakers.
11:12AM on 12/05/2012
BD, they repeated this many times, "they wanted to tap into the realism of DKR" . It was said in many articles on this site.
BD, they repeated this many times, "they wanted to tap into the realism of DKR" . It was said in many articles on this site.
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