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Christopher Nolan Confirms Involvement in 'Superman' Franchise, Talking 'Batman 3'

March 11, 2010 03:14:16 GMT

The British filmmaker says he will make the next 'Superman' film based on his own version with the script written by David Goyer, while hinting that the third 'Batman' movie may end the story.


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After wide rumors about him being hired to resurrect "Superman" franchise, Christopher Nolan has finally spoken up about the issue. In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, he admits that he is working on the next film about the flying superhero with David Goyer, his co-scribe for "Batman Begins", writing the script for the upcoming project.

Though he claims that he likes Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" in the way that it connected to director Richard Donner's version, the 39-year-old insists the new movie will be solely dependent on his own direction. "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," he states.

Dishing on Goyer's idea for the new "Superman" film, which reportedly will be titled "The Man of Steel", Nolan shares, "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." He then adds, "I wanted to get Emma [Thomas - Nolan's producer wife] and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way."

Beside opening up about his involvement in "Superman" franchise, Nolan also talks about "Batman 3", hinting that it probably will be the end of the story. "Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film an great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story... I'm very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we've done with the characters," he says.

The British filmmaker informs that his brother Jonathan Nolan, who has previously penned "The Dark Knight", is writing the screenplay for the next sequel, gushing "My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff." He further explains, "Unlike the comics, these thing don't go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we're telling. And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That's what we do."

Asked about who will be the next "Batman" villain, he refuses to spill the detail, but does eliminate one name, saying "It won't be Mr. Freeze." Though he has spoken a lot about his return to the next movie about the Gotham hero, Nolan still won't confirm to Los Angeles Times whether or not he will direct "Batman 3", which recently was reported to have begun scouting in Chicago.

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posted by Anthony on Aug 28, 2010
Peter Glass, thats bullshit because Batman Begins and Dark Knight were great Batman movie and Nolan brouth the character back to his roots and as a result, they were successful and the movie were great! And as for the rebooted Superman movie, Tom Welling, believe it or not, has earned the right to be given a chance for the role and I don't care what some of these ignorant people say because he has proven himself for the last ten years that not only he became a respectable actor but has gained the most experience, potential and deserves more credit than what some people have given him. And after seeing Superman returns, it's really not good enough to have a "good" Superman movie. What we need is an "awesome" superman movie, that needs to be far better than Superman returns in every way.
posted by Sylar on Mar 15, 2010
@ Peter Glass You seriously have no idea what on earth you're talking about.
posted by MattAnt79 on Mar 15, 2010
Peter Glass, How did he ruin the Batman franchise? The dark knight is the best Batman movie ever made? You have not got a clue mate.
posted by Dvir971 on Mar 14, 2010
The Dark knight was a great movie and i hope the 3rd wont be the end.... Im sure that even if he "expend the story", he will never run out of ideas and all the movies after will still be great.
posted by Peter Glass on Mar 12, 2010
It's Christopher Nolan's fault for ruining the Batman franchise by rebooting the whole thing so I don't want him getting his hands on Superman.

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