Christopher Nolan is a busy man. After finishing up his Dark Knight trilogy for Warner Bros., he stepped in to oversee and produce the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, which he says won’t exactly be like his Batman series.
“Well, somewhat,” Nolan told The Playlist. “But I wouldn’t want people to think we’re doing for Superman what we did for Batman.
“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.”
Ever since the announcement of the Justice League film, Nolan’s involvement has been long rumored. When asked if he could take on a Joss Whedon-like role for WB, he laughed and gave the non-answer of “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.”
“It afforded me a wonderful opportunity to put a specific thing in the minds of 14 year-old boys,” said Russell Crowe to MTV about playing Superman’s father, Jor-El. “And that is that the bravest thing you can do, the most important thing you can ever do, is love.” You can check out the rest of his interview segment in the video below.
Man of Steel is coming to 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on June 14.