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Updated: Rumors claim Christopher Nolan has left the Man of Steel sequel in the wake of Ben Affleck's casting

Aug. 27, 2013by:

UPDATE: A source within Warner Bros. has reached out to us to confirm that Christopher Nolan remains an executive producer on the MAN OF STEEL sequel but offered no reason as to why he was left off the press release.

Read into it what you will, but Christopher Nolan's name does not appear on the press release for Ben Affleck's casting as Batman in the MAN OF STEEL sequel. While this could be an oversight from a trigger happy copy editor at Warner Bros, missing a name that huge on such a major announcement doesn't seem likely. The obvious reaction from across the Internet is that Nolan left the film due to the selection of Affleck as the new Dark Knight.

Christopher Nolan's name was plastered all over MAN OF STEEL and Warner Bros has a very good relationship with the acclaimed director. To make a casting decision and risk that relationship seems unlikely. Nolan made it known that he would be taking a lesser role in the MAN OF STEEL sequel due to his work on INTERSTELLAR, but it was assumed he would still be a producer.

Metro UK cites a source close to Christopher Nolan and his wife are still executive producing the upcoming movie but offered no explanation for their names being left off the press release. This comes on the heels of major backlash against the Ben Affleck casting and rumors of Bryan Cranston being cast as Lex Luthor. Other rumors include major multi-film deals for Cranston and Affleck as well as the possible return of Mark Strong as Sinestro and maybe even Matt Damon as another hero.

All we know for certain is that Batman will battle Superman in the MAN OF STEEL sequel when it hits screens on July 17, 2015 with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Laurence Fishburne.

Source: Metro UK

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11:21AM on 08/28/2013

Matt Damon?

uh ok? I'm fcking Matt Damon...He's fcking Matt Damon!! What rumour that Matt Damon is going to be a "super hero"?? WTF is up with that? tHat's no rumor, its just some fill fcking gaph....
But Nolans name not on the press release may or may not be a big deal....still way to early to tell...I'm sure he's going to want the movie script to be fantastic....I mean it just seems like they have this great idea of Batman Vs Superman and not much else...oh yeah some of the actors that are going to be
uh ok? I'm fcking Matt Damon...He's fcking Matt Damon!! What rumour that Matt Damon is going to be a "super hero"?? WTF is up with that? tHat's no rumor, its just some fill fcking gaph....
But Nolans name not on the press release may or may not be a big deal....still way to early to tell...I'm sure he's going to want the movie script to be fantastic....I mean it just seems like they have this great idea of Batman Vs Superman and not much else...oh yeah some of the actors that are going to be in it.....a great script takes time...you can never rush greatness!! i wouldn't want my name on something that's going to turn out to be a Joel Schumaker Batman movie with better special FX and better actors.....the story is really 90% of the damn thing....you never know, they could screw it up bad...it happens alot. But like I says, not sure if Nolan has anything to do with his name being left off or not but if it does its probably because he wants to know that it has a great story before endorsing....IDK I'm probably wrong but that's how i would feel.
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11:09AM on 08/28/2013

UPDATE

There's also no mention of Zack Snyder's dog on the press release!

WILL HE BE ON SET DURING FILMING OR INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION IN ANY CAPACITY?

Only time will tell.
There's also no mention of Zack Snyder's dog on the press release!

WILL HE BE ON SET DURING FILMING OR INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION IN ANY CAPACITY?

Only time will tell.
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7:55AM on 08/28/2013

Nahhhhh

Nolan is way too smart and balanced to have a hissy fit and quit over an actor choice. Expect this article to be updated soon with new information which contradicts it all. Every time I have heard Nolan speak or make a statement, it has been well thought out and reasonable. He's one of the most intelligent chaps in the industry.
Nolan is way too smart and balanced to have a hissy fit and quit over an actor choice. Expect this article to be updated soon with new information which contradicts it all. Every time I have heard Nolan speak or make a statement, it has been well thought out and reasonable. He's one of the most intelligent chaps in the industry.
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4:22AM on 08/28/2013

FFS!!!

Nolan is a master at casting unusual choices for his roles. Heath Ledger and Anne Hathaway anyone???
Whilst he may not have personally selected Ben Affleck for the role, I would be surprised if he didn't even get a say in it. And suggesting he'd quit the production over a casting choice seems ridiculous to me....
Its obvious that he's taking a step back from MoS2 to concentrate on Interstellar and that is the only real news here...
Nolan is a master at casting unusual choices for his roles. Heath Ledger and Anne Hathaway anyone???
Whilst he may not have personally selected Ben Affleck for the role, I would be surprised if he didn't even get a say in it. And suggesting he'd quit the production over a casting choice seems ridiculous to me....
Its obvious that he's taking a step back from MoS2 to concentrate on Interstellar and that is the only real news here...
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1:41AM on 08/28/2013

It's pretty obvious

that Nolan will be busy working on Interstellar.
that Nolan will be busy working on Interstellar.
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11:35PM on 08/27/2013

Update: false rumour

Why am I not surprised by this?
Why am I not surprised by this?
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11:07PM on 08/27/2013
cough coough bullshit cough
cough coough bullshit cough
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10:16PM on 08/27/2013
Come now, he probably was involved at least a little in the process of choosing the new Batman. He's not going to rage quit the series over that. When doing press for Man of Steel, it was already confirmed that he would take a back seat for the sequel in an exec producer role, and this was presumably before they went looking for a Batman.
Come now, he probably was involved at least a little in the process of choosing the new Batman. He's not going to rage quit the series over that. When doing press for Man of Steel, it was already confirmed that he would take a back seat for the sequel in an exec producer role, and this was presumably before they went looking for a Batman.
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7:13PM on 08/27/2013
He must have left that franchise so that his brandname/goodwill wouldn't get spoiled.its a good thing if he disowns, since these snyder/goyer films are gonna be crap.warner bros may offer him some share so that they can use his name in publicity
He must have left that franchise so that his brandname/goodwill wouldn't get spoiled.its a good thing if he disowns, since these snyder/goyer films are gonna be crap.warner bros may offer him some share so that they can use his name in publicity
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7:42PM on 08/27/2013
Thank You! I don't know why people are so blind to the fact that Man of the Steel is terrible. Just because they want to see their fanboy wet dreams on screen doesn't mean they should support a movie that is clearly going to be awful.
Thank You! I don't know why people are so blind to the fact that Man of the Steel is terrible. Just because they want to see their fanboy wet dreams on screen doesn't mean they should support a movie that is clearly going to be awful.
7:12PM on 08/27/2013
He must have left that franchise so that his brandname/goodwill wouldn't get spoiled.its a good thing if he disowns, since these snyder/goyer films are gonna be crap.warner bros may offer him some share so that they can use his name in publicity
He must have left that franchise so that his brandname/goodwill wouldn't get spoiled.its a good thing if he disowns, since these snyder/goyer films are gonna be crap.warner bros may offer him some share so that they can use his name in publicity
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6:39PM on 08/27/2013
See ya, don't let the door hit you on the way out, Nolan Brothers. Good luck on that Blade Runner remake you tried to turn the Batman films into.
See ya, don't let the door hit you on the way out, Nolan Brothers. Good luck on that Blade Runner remake you tried to turn the Batman films into.
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6:50PM on 08/27/2013
Ah sir, did you not see the update?
Ah sir, did you not see the update?
6:06PM on 08/27/2013
Imagine that, it was total BS. We do realize that superhero movies are mainly targeted for children, right? I doubt a professional like Nolan threw a tissy over Oscar winner Ben Affleck playing in a movie mainly targeted for children.
Imagine that, it was total BS. We do realize that superhero movies are mainly targeted for children, right? I doubt a professional like Nolan threw a tissy over Oscar winner Ben Affleck playing in a movie mainly targeted for children.
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6:23PM on 08/27/2013
That has to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read on this site.

Are all films in the Fantasy genre also for kids? Is all animation for kids? Is all Science Fiction? Do you think adults only like drama, action and horror?

If you'd said that you, personally, consider superhero films to be for children, then that statement would have been fine. It would've been an empty statement which probably proves that you haven't given enough superhero movies a chance. Watch the Dark
That has to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read on this site.

Are all films in the Fantasy genre also for kids? Is all animation for kids? Is all Science Fiction? Do you think adults only like drama, action and horror?

If you'd said that you, personally, consider superhero films to be for children, then that statement would have been fine. It would've been an empty statement which probably proves that you haven't given enough superhero movies a chance. Watch the Dark Knight trilogy, Kick-Ass, Watchmen, Chronicle and then come back to defend how these movies are made for children.
6:28PM on 08/27/2013
Walk by the toy section at a department store anytime one of these movies comes out. There's a reason they shoot for PG13 and the R rated ones flop. Its not to say that you shouldnt enjoy them as an adult, but essentially these movies are for kids
Walk by the toy section at a department store anytime one of these movies comes out. There's a reason they shoot for PG13 and the R rated ones flop. Its not to say that you shouldnt enjoy them as an adult, but essentially these movies are for kids
6:34PM on 08/27/2013
6:48PM on 08/27/2013
Epic fail dude, go be a troll at another site. We have enough here.
Epic fail dude, go be a troll at another site. We have enough here.
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6:01PM on 08/27/2013
That's what I thought but the trolls jump all over it like stink on S&!@ and try to make a big deal out of nothing!
That's what I thought but the trolls jump all over it like stink on S&!@ and try to make a big deal out of nothing!
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5:52PM on 08/27/2013
It doesn't surprise me a lick. He'd said he wasn't going to be focusing as much on the sequel. And then, I think, the way things are going I don't think they need him. Whatever comes out of this next movie, it's going to be different than the world Christopher Nolan gave us. Actually, the worst thing they could do would be try to make it in the fashion of Nolan.
It doesn't surprise me a lick. He'd said he wasn't going to be focusing as much on the sequel. And then, I think, the way things are going I don't think they need him. Whatever comes out of this next movie, it's going to be different than the world Christopher Nolan gave us. Actually, the worst thing they could do would be try to make it in the fashion of Nolan.
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5:47PM on 08/27/2013
Lmao!!! Omg people have nothing better to do! False rumor....
Lmao!!! Omg people have nothing better to do! False rumor....
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4:59PM on 08/27/2013
This rumor seems absurd. Affleck has been in talks on a contract for many months. So Nolan leaving now because of them choosing Affleck makes no sense.
This rumor seems absurd. Affleck has been in talks on a contract for many months. So Nolan leaving now because of them choosing Affleck makes no sense.
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4:57PM on 08/27/2013

Bull

Nolan brought Man of Steel to Affleck to direct before he brought it to Snyder. Nolan was already not going to be involved with the sequel, he's busy doing other shite.
So it's not like Chris Nolan dropped it because of "Gili" being cast.
Nolan brought Man of Steel to Affleck to direct before he brought it to Snyder. Nolan was already not going to be involved with the sequel, he's busy doing other shite.
So it's not like Chris Nolan dropped it because of "Gili" being cast.
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4:48PM on 08/27/2013

Oh come on...

Nolan dropped off because he didn't like the Affleck casting? Nolan's involvement in this film is going to be token at best anyway. He's not going to turn down an easy paycheck, or do anything to burn bridges. This just screams fanboy nonsense.
Nolan dropped off because he didn't like the Affleck casting? Nolan's involvement in this film is going to be token at best anyway. He's not going to turn down an easy paycheck, or do anything to burn bridges. This just screams fanboy nonsense.
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4:46PM on 08/27/2013

Producer credit doesn't mean much anyway a lot of times.

Really, it felt like Nolan's name was just there to give Man of Steel some credibility after his success with the Dark Knight trilogy. Like how Burton was a "producer" for Batman Forever, even though it really made no effort to be like Burton's films. Anyway, if Nolan left I doubt it was due to casting. It's probably related to him having already done 3 films with the character and doesn't want to explore that story again. I can't blame him.
Really, it felt like Nolan's name was just there to give Man of Steel some credibility after his success with the Dark Knight trilogy. Like how Burton was a "producer" for Batman Forever, even though it really made no effort to be like Burton's films. Anyway, if Nolan left I doubt it was due to casting. It's probably related to him having already done 3 films with the character and doesn't want to explore that story again. I can't blame him.
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5:03PM on 08/27/2013
Depending on what said Executive Producer is doing in his career at the time he can have a big role. Nolan wasn't doing anything during the filming of Man of Steel so he had a bigger role in the story. For Superman vs Batman he will be off filming his own film. This time around his role will likely just be getting the funding for the film and I'm sure he helped WB get Affleck to play Batman..
Depending on what said Executive Producer is doing in his career at the time he can have a big role. Nolan wasn't doing anything during the filming of Man of Steel so he had a bigger role in the story. For Superman vs Batman he will be off filming his own film. This time around his role will likely just be getting the funding for the film and I'm sure he helped WB get Affleck to play Batman..
5:31PM on 08/27/2013
Man Of Steel was WAY more a Nolan than a Snyder film (shaky cam and badly filmed action scenes included), anyway...
Man Of Steel was WAY more a Nolan than a Snyder film (shaky cam and badly filmed action scenes included), anyway...
4:44PM on 08/27/2013

I'm not worried.

I'm pretty sure that Christopher Nolan is just there for financing and nothing more. He's one of the "producers" that doesn't have anything to do with the development of the film: only the finances. So I'm not worried about his name missing from that press release.

Plus, this does go along with his mutual promise with Christian Bale about how they will not do Batman without one-another. Maybe when Batman was announced as being in the next Superman film, Christopher Nolan wanted to
I'm pretty sure that Christopher Nolan is just there for financing and nothing more. He's one of the "producers" that doesn't have anything to do with the development of the film: only the finances. So I'm not worried about his name missing from that press release.

Plus, this does go along with his mutual promise with Christian Bale about how they will not do Batman without one-another. Maybe when Batman was announced as being in the next Superman film, Christopher Nolan wanted to distance himself from it.
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4:33PM on 08/27/2013

Last i heard..

Warner Brothers put Chris Nolan in charge of the entire DC Universe when it comes to bringing it to the big screen... In short, anything and everything that has to do with DC superhero's at Warner Brothers goes through him.. So if thats the case, im sure he didnt leave because of Affleck's casting.. just dont think they need to plaster everything with his name.
Warner Brothers put Chris Nolan in charge of the entire DC Universe when it comes to bringing it to the big screen... In short, anything and everything that has to do with DC superhero's at Warner Brothers goes through him.. So if thats the case, im sure he didnt leave because of Affleck's casting.. just dont think they need to plaster everything with his name.
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4:44PM on 08/27/2013
Latino Review made that claim, it is not something ever announced by WB.
Latino Review made that claim, it is not something ever announced by WB.
5:08PM on 08/27/2013
No actually he rejected that offer. He wants little to do with the DC universe.
No actually he rejected that offer. He wants little to do with the DC universe.
4:25PM on 08/27/2013
Man Of Steel sucked, Ben Affleck sucks as an actor, quipping Batman in a Superman sequel is stupid. Chris Nolan would be smart to get out.
Man Of Steel sucked, Ben Affleck sucks as an actor, quipping Batman in a Superman sequel is stupid. Chris Nolan would be smart to get out.
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4:24PM on 08/27/2013

Relax

This was discussed months ago
"What is a question mark next time is the role Christopher Nolan will fill. To reimagine this 3rd Superman franchise, Nolan stepped in as producer and mentor and story co-writer. Im told that next time Nolans producer role wont be as full blown."
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This was discussed months ago
"What is a question mark next time is the role Christopher Nolan will fill. To reimagine this 3rd Superman franchise, Nolan stepped in as producer and mentor and story co-writer. Im told that next time Nolans producer role wont be as full blown."
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4:26PM on 08/27/2013
"What is a question mark next time is the role Christopher Nolan will fill. To reimagine this 3rd Superman franchise, Nolan stepped in as producer and mentor and story co-writer. I’m told that next time Nolan’s producer role won’t be as full blown."
"What is a question mark next time is the role Christopher Nolan will fill. To reimagine this 3rd Superman franchise, Nolan stepped in as producer and mentor and story co-writer. I’m told that next time Nolan’s producer role won’t be as full blown."
4:22PM on 08/27/2013

It's all good

It's all good whether the rumor is true or not. But I highly doubt Nolan would leave because of the casting of Ben Affleck. That's just ridiculous! I think we're reading into too much of this. =)
It's all good whether the rumor is true or not. But I highly doubt Nolan would leave because of the casting of Ben Affleck. That's just ridiculous! I think we're reading into too much of this. =)
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4:19PM on 08/27/2013

BULL

SHIT
SHIT
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4:06PM on 08/27/2013
Didn't Nolan first approach Affleck about directing Man of Steel? I'm sure he has nothing but respect for, and wishes Affleck luck in taking on Batman. Nolan's producer credit was mostly just marketing anyway, as his role in "godfathering" MOS ended pretty much when he turned it over to Snyder.
Didn't Nolan first approach Affleck about directing Man of Steel? I'm sure he has nothing but respect for, and wishes Affleck luck in taking on Batman. Nolan's producer credit was mostly just marketing anyway, as his role in "godfathering" MOS ended pretty much when he turned it over to Snyder.
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4:05PM on 08/27/2013
Maybe Nolan or whoever did the press release may have thought that by adding Nolan's name to anything associated with a new Batman would be confusing so they dropped the name.
Maybe Nolan or whoever did the press release may have thought that by adding Nolan's name to anything associated with a new Batman would be confusing so they dropped the name.
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3:47PM on 08/27/2013
This is just the start of the viral marketing, with Nolan personally taking time to wander the globe, chalking little SuperBat symbols in random places for people to find.
This is just the start of the viral marketing, with Nolan personally taking time to wander the globe, chalking little SuperBat symbols in random places for people to find.
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3:44PM on 08/27/2013
For fuck's sake, some of your losers will say anything to whine about Ben Affleck being cast. Im not coming back to this site unless the stories about Affleck and the bitching and whining stop. I can't even believe this is a headline on this site.

Theres a movie coming out soon called The Prisoners I saw a trailer for the other day and havent heard of before. It looks amazing. Can we get some more info on that please?
For fuck's sake, some of your losers will say anything to whine about Ben Affleck being cast. Im not coming back to this site unless the stories about Affleck and the bitching and whining stop. I can't even believe this is a headline on this site.

Theres a movie coming out soon called The Prisoners I saw a trailer for the other day and havent heard of before. It looks amazing. Can we get some more info on that please?
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3:54PM on 08/27/2013
See ya.
See ya.
4:19PM on 08/27/2013
I feel bad because Paul Shirey has been an excellent voice of reason on this site for the Affleck casting and then I feel like the headline to this article just ruins that. One writer wants everyone to chill the fuck out then another is basically saying even Nolan wants nothing to do with it.
I feel bad because Paul Shirey has been an excellent voice of reason on this site for the Affleck casting and then I feel like the headline to this article just ruins that. One writer wants everyone to chill the fuck out then another is basically saying even Nolan wants nothing to do with it.
4:29PM on 08/27/2013
JoBlo has reported numerous times on The Prisoners. So that's on you, obviously you don't visit here that often anyway.

On the other hand I do agree on the annoyingly enormous coverage of the whole Afleck/Batman affair.
JoBlo has reported numerous times on The Prisoners. So that's on you, obviously you don't visit here that often anyway.

On the other hand I do agree on the annoyingly enormous coverage of the whole Afleck/Batman affair.
5:56PM on 08/27/2013
Kill Billionaire, just did a search on this site for the prisoners. 3 articles since May 1. You dont have to lie or make stuff up to try to get your point across
Kill Billionaire, just did a search on this site for the prisoners. 3 articles since May 1. You dont have to lie or make stuff up to try to get your point across
11:30AM on 08/28/2013
Are you a bit slow? Let me keeps things simple regardless:
You implied that JoBlo hadn't reported at all on Prisoners.
I said they reported numerous times on it.
You did a bit of research and say they have, after all, reported three times on it.

You still with me? If not, this is the conclusion; I am right, you are wrong.
Are you a bit slow? Let me keeps things simple regardless:
You implied that JoBlo hadn't reported at all on Prisoners.
I said they reported numerous times on it.
You did a bit of research and say they have, after all, reported three times on it.

You still with me? If not, this is the conclusion; I am right, you are wrong.
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3:39PM on 08/27/2013
Unlikely. Nolan told the story he wanted to and completed his trilogy. This is something brand new that doesn't take place in Nolan's Dark Knight universe. If anything, his name not being on the press release shows he's now committed to Interstellar and letting someone else take the reigns for DC movies from now on. Nothing to be concerned with.
Unlikely. Nolan told the story he wanted to and completed his trilogy. This is something brand new that doesn't take place in Nolan's Dark Knight universe. If anything, his name not being on the press release shows he's now committed to Interstellar and letting someone else take the reigns for DC movies from now on. Nothing to be concerned with.
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3:35PM on 08/27/2013

Call it what it is:

Bullshit. A sensationalized headline from Metro UK.
Bullshit. A sensationalized headline from Metro UK.
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3:34PM on 08/27/2013
I love Nolan's films, but I always felt that he wasn't the right person to lead a Superman franchise.
I love Nolan's films, but I always felt that he wasn't the right person to lead a Superman franchise.
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4:07PM on 08/27/2013
yeah that whole Batman thing didnt go so well did it? But sucker Punch was awesome, I'm glad Nolan isn't involved either, maybe superman and batman can fight in slow motion the entire movie, next to hot girls who cant act or get naked. Sounds like a winning formula.
yeah that whole Batman thing didnt go so well did it? But sucker Punch was awesome, I'm glad Nolan isn't involved either, maybe superman and batman can fight in slow motion the entire movie, next to hot girls who cant act or get naked. Sounds like a winning formula.
5:37PM on 08/27/2013
That would be better than the typically Nolaned shaky cam, bad editing and confusing action scenes we had to suffer through MoS !
That would be better than the typically Nolaned shaky cam, bad editing and confusing action scenes we had to suffer through MoS !
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3:32PM on 08/27/2013
ModHip said it perfectly. Love him or hate him, Nolan is a class act. He wouldn't make waves in any production he's involved or not involved in. Superman is off the ground, and with Batman being introduced, they no longer need to promote the powerhouse duo of Snyder and Nolan.
ModHip said it perfectly. Love him or hate him, Nolan is a class act. He wouldn't make waves in any production he's involved or not involved in. Superman is off the ground, and with Batman being introduced, they no longer need to promote the powerhouse duo of Snyder and Nolan.
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3:27PM on 08/27/2013
I think it highly unlikely this has anything to do with Affleck.
I think it highly unlikely this has anything to do with Affleck.
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3:27PM on 08/27/2013
Hahaha, in the face of everyone in love with Nolan and rooting for Affleck. I hope this is true.
Hahaha, in the face of everyone in love with Nolan and rooting for Affleck. I hope this is true.
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3:25PM on 08/27/2013
Fine with me... But is Affleck going to be top billed lead actor in this now? I know he's the most famous but it's hard to think of this as a sequel to MOS when the actor playing Superman name is second. Just my two cents on this project since there really hasent been any news since they announced Affleck...
Fine with me... But is Affleck going to be top billed lead actor in this now? I know he's the most famous but it's hard to think of this as a sequel to MOS when the actor playing Superman name is second. Just my two cents on this project since there really hasent been any news since they announced Affleck...
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3:25PM on 08/27/2013
Just more fuel to ad to this stupid fire. Don't believe anything till you hear from Nolan himself. Just like the rumors that Abrams was leaving Star Wars, a crock of shit
Just more fuel to ad to this stupid fire. Don't believe anything till you hear from Nolan himself. Just like the rumors that Abrams was leaving Star Wars, a crock of shit
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3:27PM on 08/27/2013
I think an official statement by the studio listing everyone involved and leaving the most famous person off that list is confirmation. Anything else after is damage control.
I think an official statement by the studio listing everyone involved and leaving the most famous person off that list is confirmation. Anything else after is damage control.
5:58PM on 08/27/2013
Read the update fool
Read the update fool
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3:18PM on 08/27/2013

Oy.

It was obvious Nolan was separating himself from the Man of Steel film during its major pre-release press push anyway, as he very diplomatically stated in so many words that it is entirely Snyder's film and he only helped usher it in. He's a class act, and although I shouldn't assume before more facts come out, it sure seems like he's attempting to separate himself from this world without burning any bridges.
It was obvious Nolan was separating himself from the Man of Steel film during its major pre-release press push anyway, as he very diplomatically stated in so many words that it is entirely Snyder's film and he only helped usher it in. He's a class act, and although I shouldn't assume before more facts come out, it sure seems like he's attempting to separate himself from this world without burning any bridges.
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3:55PM on 08/27/2013
Indeed, good points. It is extremely unlikely a director is going to get scared off by various comments on Twitter and other media outlets. So much so that he/she would detach themselves entirely from a project .

Nolan brought Snyder into the fold with ideas on how to make a Superman film and wanted Snyder in the director's chair. If there is some truth that Nolan isn't involved now, it's for other reasons and he doesn't need to be there every step of the way.
Indeed, good points. It is extremely unlikely a director is going to get scared off by various comments on Twitter and other media outlets. So much so that he/she would detach themselves entirely from a project .

Nolan brought Snyder into the fold with ideas on how to make a Superman film and wanted Snyder in the director's chair. If there is some truth that Nolan isn't involved now, it's for other reasons and he doesn't need to be there every step of the way.
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3:12PM on 08/27/2013
This was coming, after WB broke with Legendary, the next move it out with Sincopy, WB want all cake, They have a new generation of directors
This was coming, after WB broke with Legendary, the next move it out with Sincopy, WB want all cake, They have a new generation of directors
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3:12PM on 08/27/2013
Seems there's more rumours than facts being reported when it comes to this film.
If this were to be true (leaving due to Affleck), considering how badly he fucked up Rises he doesn't have much right to complain.
Seems there's more rumours than facts being reported when it comes to this film.
If this were to be true (leaving due to Affleck), considering how badly he fucked up Rises he doesn't have much right to complain.
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3:45PM on 08/27/2013
Agree to disagree.
Agree to disagree.
3:07PM on 08/27/2013
Because Chris Nolan is totally the sort of guy who would have a fanboy hissy fit over last year's Best Picture winner being cast in a movie.

C'mon guys. Unlike most anonymous internet ragemonkeys...Chris Nolan is whats known as an adult.

There was already news, long before Affleck's casting, that Chris Nolan was stepping back from the DC movies after Man of Steel so as to let the franchise grow beyond him AND to pursue his own projects.
Because Chris Nolan is totally the sort of guy who would have a fanboy hissy fit over last year's Best Picture winner being cast in a movie.

C'mon guys. Unlike most anonymous internet ragemonkeys...Chris Nolan is whats known as an adult.

There was already news, long before Affleck's casting, that Chris Nolan was stepping back from the DC movies after Man of Steel so as to let the franchise grow beyond him AND to pursue his own projects.
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3:20PM on 08/27/2013
Going to have to agree with this one.
Going to have to agree with this one.
3:05PM on 08/27/2013
Honestly, it always sounded like he was completely disinterested in continuing with DC comics anyway, but stuck around as a honorary producer because he didn't have to do much and studio liked putting his name on things like a security blanket.
Honestly, it always sounded like he was completely disinterested in continuing with DC comics anyway, but stuck around as a honorary producer because he didn't have to do much and studio liked putting his name on things like a security blanket.
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3:04PM on 08/27/2013

Bros before Hoes.

Where there's Affleck there will be Damon.
Where there's Affleck there will be Damon.
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3:26PM on 08/27/2013
I know, right! That last movie they did together recently was so awesome! What was it again? Oh, yeah. Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. In 2001.
I know, right! That last movie they did together recently was so awesome! What was it again? Oh, yeah. Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. In 2001.
3:03PM on 08/27/2013
Oh geez, let the shit wind rumors commence.
Oh geez, let the shit wind rumors commence.
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3:03PM on 08/27/2013
Oh man, let all the ridiculous speculation begin. Never mind the fact that Nolan did nothing for Man of Steel except lend his name tot he project and now that the movie worked and made money he doesn't need to keep plastering his name all over the place. You know who else didn't say anything in the press release? Henry Cavill, I guess that means he's off the project too huh? Gimmie a break!
Oh man, let all the ridiculous speculation begin. Never mind the fact that Nolan did nothing for Man of Steel except lend his name tot he project and now that the movie worked and made money he doesn't need to keep plastering his name all over the place. You know who else didn't say anything in the press release? Henry Cavill, I guess that means he's off the project too huh? Gimmie a break!
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3:41PM on 08/27/2013
That's not true. He worked with David Goyer on the development of the script and was involved in the selection of Zack Snyder as director. In other words, he played a role in preproduction, but stepped away during filming. He may not have had a big role, but it was more than just a name in a trailer and on a poster.
That's not true. He worked with David Goyer on the development of the script and was involved in the selection of Zack Snyder as director. In other words, he played a role in preproduction, but stepped away during filming. He may not have had a big role, but it was more than just a name in a trailer and on a poster.
3:02PM on 08/27/2013
Too bad he didn't leave before Man of Steel was made, Snyder and Goyer as well.
Too bad he didn't leave before Man of Steel was made, Snyder and Goyer as well.
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3:36PM on 08/27/2013
Yeah, okay. (I accidentally replied to the wrong post and didn't have any response to add to this.)
Yeah, okay. (I accidentally replied to the wrong post and didn't have any response to add to this.)
4:09PM on 08/27/2013
stupid is as stupid does
stupid is as stupid does
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3:01PM on 08/27/2013
He possibly has an opinion regarding Ben as Batman. Or, it could be a coincidence. Who knows. Perhaps someone will say or let slip something. Anyways, Ben will do fine, however, am skeptical but hopeful. They are two very different characters, different tones, in a film with one tone.
He possibly has an opinion regarding Ben as Batman. Or, it could be a coincidence. Who knows. Perhaps someone will say or let slip something. Anyways, Ben will do fine, however, am skeptical but hopeful. They are two very different characters, different tones, in a film with one tone.
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