View Full Version : It's Official: Nolan Rebooting Superman

03-11-2010, 10:34 AM
Dark Knight director to use Batman approach for the Man of Steel
It's official: Christopher Nolan (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/910/910810.html) is taking control of a new Superman movie franchise.

Back in February, we heard rumours that (http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/106/1067850p1.html) The Dark Knight (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/752/752133.html) director would "godfather" a rebooted Man of Steel (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/812/812928.html) series, and now Nolan has confirmed the news in an interview with The Los Angeles Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/03/christopher-nolan-takes-flight-with-superman-we-have-a-fantastic-story-1.html).

"It's very exciting, we have a fantastic story," he said. "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 is keeping his cards close to his chest on specifics about the plot or who would direct the film, but he did say that Batman collaborator David Goyer (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/913/913943.html) was working on the screenplay, and that the idea for Superman came when the pair was struggling on Batman 3 (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/961/961205.html).

"He basically told me, 'I have this thought about how you would approach Superman. I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I've never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma [Thomas -- his wife and co-producer] and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way."

He wouldn't go into specifics, but it seems the pair will approach the story in the same way they did Batman.

"A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that's what I know how to do... We're [...] trying to find an incredible story in a way that audiences can engage with it the way they engage with contemporary action films. I think David's approach is a very good way of doing just that."

Finally, it seems we shouldn't expect Superman and Batman to team up anytime soon. "Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other."

Source - IGN.com

03-11-2010, 12:25 PM
I think he did a good job with the Batman franchise, im excited to see what he can do with Superman.

03-11-2010, 11:34 PM
Man, fuck Nolan!

03-11-2010, 11:35 PM
Good. That Superman movie in 2006 was one of the worst movies of the decade... just absolutely terrible. Any sort of reboot can only mean good things.

03-11-2010, 11:57 PM
I dunno, I rather liked Superman Returns. I mean, I didn't like the whole "insert extremely nonsensical part of the film here", but other than that it wasn't too bad. Definitely better than the film it replaced in continuity, wouldn't you say? Anyways, I hope this doesn't detract from work on Batman 3, cuz I would much rather see the conclusion to a story before the beginning of a new one. (Especially since Batman > Superman to me)

03-12-2010, 01:42 PM
I really liked the two Batman films. Should be good. It's nice to have things to look forward to.

The Ultrafiend
03-12-2010, 03:24 PM
Oh jesus, is he gonna make it all SUPER SERIAL like Batman? No General Zod? No Doomsday?

I can't be the only one opposed to Nolan sucking all the joy out of the comics of my youth.

03-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Hmm, I liked Superman Returns. That shuttle launch/crash scene was awesome. Returns wasn't perfect by any means, but it was loads better than Superman 3 and 4, and that craptastic Donner version of Superman 2. Meh, whatever. Nolan did a good job on both Batman flicks so far and will likely do fine with Superman.

I am kind of sick of superhero origin stories though. With the exception of Wolverine now that I think of it. For most of the Superhero movies it is always the 2nd movie that are the better ones because you don't need to go through all the crap of how they get/discover/learn their powers.
And especially Superman. Do we really need to see him come of age and become Superman again? Hopefully Nolan will start the movie at the point of Superman rather than go back to have half the movie as a young Clark Kent.

Fonkey Monkey
03-12-2010, 06:54 PM
Nolan makes amazing movies, but I just don't know about this. Personally I think Superman is incredibly lame.

03-12-2010, 07:03 PM
I will be interested to see what Nolan does with this, he did a damn good job in reviving the Batman movies after years of shit. Is he still using Brandon Routh from the last Superman movie?

03-12-2010, 09:20 PM
I will be interested to see what Nolan does with this, he did a damn good job in reviving the Batman movies after years of shit. Is he still using Brandon Routh from the last Superman movie?

I don't know if he is using Routh or not but I can't stop thinking Superman every time I see him on Chuck. Him and Spacy were the best things in Returns IMO. I doubt he will use Routh though.

And yeah, after Tim Burton left Batman the series was complete shit.

03-13-2010, 07:31 AM
Batman is awesome but Superman just needs to rest in peace. Why not make a new movie for a different hero?

03-13-2010, 07:37 AM

Damn you Nolan,

But as ive said before, nothing to worry about as we will see that Batman > Superman

slay3r x
03-13-2010, 07:49 AM
I can't stand Superman. Hopefully he turns him into likable for me. I loved batman even before his movies which were the best by far of all the batman movies.

I mean the only thing that can happen to superman in a movie is he will meet a foe, somehow lose his power while in limbo with lois lane relationship wise followed by him getting the crap kicked out of him for the second time and then some how he gets all his powers back and universe punches the guy into the sun. Runs into a phone booth and comes out and kisses lois lane. THE END....stop superman movies. Nothing interesting about someone with powers that are pretty much unstoppable. Unless and thats a big unless Nolan pulls off the death of superman series into a movie. I'd pay to watch that.

03-13-2010, 07:52 AM
Unless and thats a big unless Nolan pulls off the death of superman series into a movie. I'd pay to watch that.

Indeed, but the studio wont let him do that until at least the 2nd or third movie

03-13-2010, 08:09 AM
i just dont know if i really care anymore about superman movies anymore.

03-19-2010, 05:55 PM
As it said, he's just over-watching it, why?
His brother is co-writing it with Goyer aaand, may be be his directorial debut.

"As mentioned previously, Nolan would act as a producer for another director, which has yet
to be determined as they develop the script. From there, Nolan's involvement may be
similar to Peter Jackson's on District 9 as he moves onto the third Batman film"


So, let's not all start cursing Nolan's name, just yet. Personally, I think the
faster the better, we don't want
Tim Burton and Nic Cage to get their hopes up, on doing their Superman: