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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
 
In an interview with the La Times, Christopher Nolan confirmed rumours that we will help bring 'The Man Of Steel' back to the sliver screen. Teaming up once again with Batman Begins/Dark Knight collaborator David Goyer, Nolan will help script the film with Goyer. Chris and his wife producer Emma Thomas are actively searching for a director for the new Superman film. The film will stand on its own and have nothing to do with Bryan Singers 'Superman Returns,' he told the La Times:


'It’s very exciting; we have a fantastic story,” Christopher Nolan said while sipping tea in the sleek editing suite that fills the converted garage next to his Hollywood home. “And 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.”

'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,' Nolan said, emphasizing the idea that Batman exists in a world where he is the only superhero and a similar approach to the Man of Steel would assure the integrity needed for the film. “Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other.'

'He(David Goyer) basically told me, 'I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’' Nolan recalled. 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 and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.'

'I went to the studio with the analogy of ‘I want to cast the way they did in 1978 with 'Superman,’ where they had [Marlon] Brando and Glenn Ford and Ned Beatty and all these fantastic actors in even small parts, which was an exotic idea for a superhero movie at the time. It really paid off too. As a kid watching ‘Superman,’ it seemed enormous and I realized later by looking at it that a lot of that was actually the casting, just having these incredibly talented people and these characterizations. And Marlon Brando is the first guy up playing Superman’s dad. It’s incredible.'
On 'Batman 3' he had little to say about the plot but did reveal that Jonathan Nolan is hard at work scripting the film and it will be his final Batman film, which will be the end of the Nolan era of Batman, saying:

'My brother is writing a script for me and we’ll wait to see how it turns out.... He’s struggling to put it together into the epic story that you want it to be.'

'Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story,' he said. 'And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.'

Nolan said the key surviving characters from the two first films and the actors who play them will be back. 'We have a great ensemble, that’s one of the attractions of doing another film, since we’ve been having a great time for years.'

'I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters,” Nolan said.'My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things 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 harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.'

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Re: Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 08:39:50 am »
if this goes as planned, I wish Mr. Nolan would reconsider having Superman & Batman be standalone heroes..  Marvel is at least sowing seeds of a shared world.. DC is way behind..
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Re: Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 10:16:25 am »
I love the fact that he has a definitive ending for the Batman franchise.  It takes the danger out of it getting old and worn down like the first set of films.  I also like the idea of keeping the franchises separate in this case...I don't see Superman existing in the Batman Nolan-verse.

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Re: Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 11:33:23 am »
if this goes as planned, I wish Mr. Nolan would reconsider having Superman & Batman be standalone heroes..  Marvel is at least sowing seeds of a shared world.. DC is way behind..

On the one hand I agree, on the other...unless someone says "Wow, Superman/Batman (depending on which film you're watching) are the only hero ever to exist! Ever!" in dialogue on screen, its open ended. Shared universes doesn't [have to]mean name dropping. So saying its "a seperate universe" is kinda unnecessary. Plus, exactly, DC is going to want to look at the big picture. If this is the first [successful] Superman movie in a while, and Nolan's done with Batman, they're gonna want to team them up at some point. If the other properties are successful (Green Lantern, Flash, etc), them too.
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Re: Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 04:32:31 pm »
I think that Prince should be the Riddler in the next film.. Mr. Reggie, if you bump into Mr. Nelson or Mr. Nolan at the next soiree...   ;)

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Re: Christopher Nolan Confirms Superman Plans & Talks 'Batman 3'
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 04:44:41 pm »
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For the Superman project, I'd just as soon see Luthor deemphasized for at least one film.. my list, in order of preference: 1) Darkseid & Apokolips minions.. For this film, IMO Michael Clarke Duncan makes perfect sense, vs. the highly contentious Daredevil casting..

2) Brainiac, along with Parasite.
3) Metallo and Intergang..

I'm less sure about Bizarro if only because IMO there's a high probability of the producers going camp with it, which would just suck.. and we've already seen a version of 'dark superman' in the Superman 3 film and a dim-witted blonde clone in pt. 4's Nuclear Man.
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