Chris Nolan is credited as producer on the upcoming “Man of Steel” from Warner Bros., directed by Zack Snyder. In a recent interview, he praises Snyder and the film, saying it’s “the biggest possible movie version” of Superman.
Though he has only a handful of movies under his belt as director, Nolan is already Hollywood royalty. As his fans say, “in Nolan we trust.”
In this context, his words about “Man of Steel” should probably weigh heavily in the balance, both in regards to the quality of the film and to the fact that it does not beg any Batman comparisons.
“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,” Nolan explains.
“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,” he says.
“Man of Steel” will be out on June 14. We’ll see then.