Chris Nolan Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE And Shares His Thoughts On Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL

Chris Nolan Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE And Shares His Thoughts On Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL

Dodging questions about how much of a role he will play in Warner Bros.' Justice League, Christopher Nolan talks in detail about Zack Snyder's take on Man of Steel and once again addresses the somewhat controversial ending of The Dark Knight Rises. Check it out!

Talking to The Playlist to promote the release of The Dark Knight Rises on DVD and Blu-ray, Christopher Nolan certainly didn't deny his possible involvement with Justice League. He did however dodge the question after being quizzed on whether he would be interested in either serving as a producer of the superhero ensemble or taking on Joss Whedon type consultant role. "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." Regardless, he also didn't completely dismiss the notion of once again working on a superhero some point in the future. Well, I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break."

Calling the 'John Blake' reveal at the end of The Dark Knight Rises an "appropriate ending for the story we set out to tell," Nolan was quick to point out that Zack Snyder's Man of Steel won't necessarily follow the same real world tone set by The Dark Knight Trilogy. I wouldn’t want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman," he said before adding, "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." What do you guys make of Nolan's comments? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul


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toco89 - 12/4/2012, 11:05 AM
"It ended in the manner we had envisioned."

“Radical? Hmm, yes, perhaps for the comic book fans it was,” he said with a pause, “But I think it was appropriate ending for the story we set out to tell.”

His take on Batman. With a focus on the relatability(not realism) of the character.
KryptonitePen - 12/4/2012, 11:16 AM
I'm glad he mentions that the same tone wouldn't work for Supes and isn't being used. Great news there.
Squish - 12/4/2012, 11:17 AM
Here come the Nolanites!!!!!!!
Quasimodo - 12/4/2012, 11:19 AM
Awesome comment about not using the same formula for superman. He gets it
XxComablackxX1937 - 12/4/2012, 11:20 AM
I think the ''Grounded an Realistic'' phrase is over-used an makes people think twice about seeing this applied to there favorite character.

They said this about ''Superman an Godzilla'' but i think it was out of context because while this worked for Batman it wouldn't work for Superman or Godzilla.

See Nolan even confirmed it that it will respect the character n wont be the same as Batman.

The same can be said for ''Godzilla'' it might be realistic in the sense of effects of radiation, how the government handles a walking nuclear terror but Godzilla an his monster foes will still be the fantasy elements.

So directors need to start being more specific instead of constantly saying ''Grounded an Realistic'' for every movie it does turn some people off.
NerdyGeek - 12/4/2012, 11:23 AM
Apparently the guy who edited this trailer for Star Trek '09 is editing the new Man of Steel trailer...

jimpinto24 - 12/4/2012, 11:24 AM
I agree with Chris Nolan. Superman is one of the greatest comic book charactterx & he deserves a great movie.
ATrueHero1987 - 12/4/2012, 11:30 AM
Even though I have no problem with Nolan but I wouldn't want him working on JL(if he does work on it). I'm ready for the new MOS trailer...which comes in 10 days.smh
FightAs0ne - 12/4/2012, 11:30 AM
@NerdyGeek Should be pretty sweet then Nerdy.
I feel like watching that movie again now.
Greengo - 12/4/2012, 11:30 AM
Sooooo he doesn't reaslly "talk" Justice League because he dodges the question...

rockerdude22 - 12/4/2012, 11:30 AM
He's right when he says that the style they used for Batman wouldn't work for Superman. Seems like he really gets this.
Squish - 12/4/2012, 11:36 AM
Nolan would butcher every fight scene if he did a James Bond movie. I hope he stays clear.
Otisburg - 12/4/2012, 11:36 AM
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 12/4/2012, 11:37 AM
Nolan understands that you cannot take the same approach to Superman as he did with Batman. Even though we may see both together in a film some day, for solo movies the chemistry is different.
JohnnyKrypton - 12/4/2012, 11:40 AM
FritoFrito - 12/4/2012, 11:41 AM
I'm really excited to see this! loved 300 and really liked Watchmen, so it's in good hands. The one gripe I have with his movies is that they're so heavy on CGI backgrounds, it takes me out of the movie at times. Watchmen was a great take on the book, but I always envisioned it dirtier, the film was very clean and slick looking, rather than down to earth and dirty, I pictured a blade runner type of look to it. anyway, can't wait for this, from what we've seen it looks like he's doing more on location shots in this film which will only add to it and will be interesting to see a Synder film that's not 99% green screen
Supes17 - 12/4/2012, 11:41 AM
Nolan is the king of all directors. Praise him everyone
maxxgone - 12/4/2012, 11:42 AM
"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."

so yes, it is great to hear they were aware that they needed to approach Supes differently. great news!

now i am still DYING to see this 'hook' that goyer came up with. nolan has said from the beginning that it was goyer's idea on how to present the character that prompted him to sign on. what the hell is it?? it can't be anything we've seen so far, right? i feel there is some sort of dynamic that will be revealed and i'm curious as hell for 2 years now as to what that is!
ATrueHero1987 - 12/4/2012, 11:43 AM
Another thing, we probably won't hear anything official about the JL (or any other DC heroes like WW or The Flash) until after the MOS comes out...and of course when the in-house fighting at WB is over.
prototype87 - 12/4/2012, 11:44 AM
StSharp - 12/4/2012, 11:46 AM
Now thats real lol
soberchimera - 12/4/2012, 11:49 AM
Yeah he didn't say a single thing about Justice League.
Greengo - 12/4/2012, 11:49 AM
WTF is he actually doing anyways? Sounds like he's on vacation...
UltimaRex - 12/4/2012, 11:51 AM

Two weeks...

batfan175 - 12/4/2012, 11:54 AM
@yossarian: just like you never say shit about anything of interest you mean?
DaveT - 12/4/2012, 11:55 AM
Please let us not have a somber superman.
dellamorte1872 - 12/4/2012, 11:56 AM
i love how everyone takes this guys word as gold. let's see the film then judge he cant say seriously that he is producing a veritable piece of shit so its way too early to say anything
GoILL - 12/4/2012, 11:56 AM
Cool interview, looking forward to seeing the Man Of Steel trailer and film.
Supes17 - 12/4/2012, 11:56 AM
Yeah I'm going to slow down with my sarcasm comments. I've noticed some people are copying-.-

But then again...was I being sarcastic?
UltimaRex - 12/4/2012, 11:57 AM

Because neither he, MOS or the Batboot has anything to do with it perhaps?

Nah, that can't be... Can it?
Azazel1 - 12/4/2012, 11:58 AM
Thanks Nolan for really putting CBM's on the map...

One of the best trilogies of all time...
dellamorte1872 - 12/4/2012, 11:58 AM
he is so going to do the next BOND film especially after the SKYFALL success and his "break". hopefully HARDY wont be the villain as I ALWAYS FEARED NOLAN would pull since INCEPTION
dellamorte1872 - 12/4/2012, 12:00 PM
ken watanabe or whatever would be a decent choice
christianroch - 12/4/2012, 12:04 PM
Superman is not a super-hero. He is more a religious character: sent to Earth by his father, can perform miracles, lift mountains, and comes back from the dead.
Does that sound familiar?
ATrueHero1987 - 12/4/2012, 12:06 PM
@IM53 -Right.

That is why this site need more COMIC fans instead of fans of directors.
ElShumway - 12/4/2012, 12:07 PM
UltimaRex is still living in denial and posting that ancient Zack ´´Zod is not in this movie`` Snyder quote, even though he gave a totally different answer to the same question TWICE AND both times implied that MOS ties into JL.

Oh, and Rexie:

´´The folks over at The Playlist asked Nolan if Man of Steel fits into the superhero universe that he crafted with his Dark Knight Trilogy, to which he responded:

“Well, somewhat. But I wouldn’t want people to think we’re doing for Superman what we did for Batman.” ``

See. He didn't say yes. Somewhat, meaning, the story of MOS stays untouched but Cavill is in JLA - just like Snyder said.

Oh, Latino Review also said the same thing recently, and they get most scoops right.

So suck it, YOU LOSE!
pedroparker - 12/4/2012, 12:13 PM
Nolanites here they go!
UltimaRex - 12/4/2012, 12:14 PM
We'll see won't we? You certainly "care" more about it than me now.

I wonder that is my little psychopath?
Banner123 - 12/4/2012, 12:17 PM
Ground it in reality!

ElShumway - 12/4/2012, 12:18 PM
Ooooh yes, we sure will see. And no I don't care at all, whatcha talkin' bout willis?

“my little psychopath“ - Aaaaaw man, now Im all teary eyed. How cute! I knew you cared! Come here buddy, bromance time *high five*
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