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Christopher Nolan Comments on 'Man of Steel'

'The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.

The Dark Knight director is producing Kal-El's upcoming movie and he says director Zack Snyder is absolutely the right man for Superman's cinematic return. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan says Snyder's experience proves he can handle the task at hand.

Zack was the perfect man to take this on; he is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world. Whether it’s a very stylized world, like 300, or something that’s more challenging, more varied, like he did with Watchmen,

The fan favorite director also says he believes creating Superman's universe is a more demanding obstacle than creating Bruce Wayne's. Why? Simply because of the challenges that come with a superpowered character.

“In my honest appraisal, taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight. He has a lot of finishing to do on the movie -- it has a very long post-production schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies"

While Nolan is only producing Man of Steel, he claims it's a franchise that he wouldn't know how to handle.

I actually feel guilty talking about it because I’m sitting here having nothing to do to it. I try to be as supportive as I can, and I’m just amazed by what he is doing. It’s not something I would know how to do.

Viners, how do you feel about Man of Steel? Does it fill you with joy or concern?

Man of Steel is expected to hit theaters June 14, 2013. In case you haven't watched the trailer yet, be sure to check it out here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Posted by knightofthechronicle

Personally cannot wait for this movie to come out. And the fact that a director such as Nolan would comment like this on Man of Steel fills me with complete joy. I'll be the first to get in line for this movie.

Posted by LordRequiem

As trailers go it looks immense. But I did say that about the Prometheus trailer..... so we shall see.

Edited by StMichalofWilson

@LordRequiem said:

As trailers go it looks immense. But I did say that about the Prometheus trailer..... so we shall see.

This

Posted by kennybaese

I'm definitely on board with this movie, but then I loved both 300 (I actually think it's better than the comic) and Watchmen. Dawn of the Dead was great too. The guy handles adaptations really well, I think, it's when he tried to do something completely original that it fell apart (Sucker Punch), so a Zack Snyder Superman movie filtered through Nolan sounds pretty much perfect to me.

Posted by pspin

I think it looks great, the trailer was awesome.

Posted by Icon

Fills me with much joy. I'm really looking forward to all the Superman stuff coming in 2013 (new animated movie, new comic from Snyder & Lee, Injustice game, etc) but Man of Steel especially.

I think it's going to be a great 75th anniversary year for Superman and the reboot will be the highlight.

Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy

Zack Snyder sucks.

But I really hope this movie is good.... Superman needs it.

Posted by namtabmi

Can't wait for this movie...just finished watching all 10 seasons of Smallville this week and got Superman: Earth One for Christmas ..on the superman hype =D

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I think it looks amazing

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Posted by sunhawk

I'm waiting for the parental outrage when they take their kids to see Superman and notice his super package.

Posted by Hit_Monkey

I think it's going to to be really good!

Posted by Dru_zod

I'm scared

Posted by RedOwl_1

I'm looking forward it :D

Posted by Ironhawk22

Hoping for the best! I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I'm pumped. I already bought the T I'm going to wear on opening night :)
 
I continue to have high hopes.

Posted by Timotheus316

Chris Nolan is a bit too humble. He would not this sh** out of the park if he was on it. I haven't really had any issues with Zack's movies. I've liked them so far so I'm sure this one will be no exception. And Kevin Kostner as pa Kent: that's a no brainer.

Posted by Timotheus316

Chris Nolan is a bit too humble here. He would knock this Superman sh** outta the park! I have no beef with Zack's movies. I've enjoyed them all. I'm looking forward to his version of The Man of Steel.

Posted by longbowhunter

Trailer looks great. Probably the movie I'm most excited to see next year.

Edited by Super_SoldierXII

Very anxious for this one. If, for no other reason, than to have the bad taste still lingering in my mouth after the Bryan Singer fiasco removed.

On that note, I wish they would just reboot the X-Men movie verse. The first movie was passable for its time, barely. The sequels were B movie-ish and I really want to see Singer kept as far away from a superhero movie franchise as possible.

But I digress ... this movie needs to be awesome.

Posted by Smurfboy

Can't wait. Should be good!

Posted by SandMan_

...Ok...Hopefully Zack will deliver.

Edited by fables87

Honestly, who cares what Nolan has to say about a Superman movie. Yes, I do want to see the new Superman movie. Why does mater what Nolan says?

Posted by Chaos Burn

both 300 and Watchmen were shot in a way that blew my mind. Yes 300 was over simplistic and blunt, and Watchmen too entangled and high scale - but I think Snyder is as good a choice as any for this film...

Hey, at least it's not Michael Bay?

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Posted by Queso6p4

I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Posted by iancoderre3

SHould be the best Super-Man movie we will see in a long time.

Posted by monitor_earthprime

After what Nolan did to Batman I am not sure I want to see this movie. Is this going to be a superless Superman Nolan neautered Batman I do not want him in charge of the JLA Franchise.

Posted by TheCowman

Cautiously optimistic.

Still a little disappointed with the muted colors and basketball texture on the costume, but that's a minor complaint if the movie's good. I guess with the new Spiderman movie outfit, that's just the style these days.

Posted by Gambit1024

My hopes for this movie couldn't be higher.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Well it seems that Nolan is just being honest about the immensity of delving into Superman in a live action film. Zack Snyder has done well in the past so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Still looking forward to MoS next year!

Posted by Sylvain

Good trailer i'm going to see it the first week.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@Gambit1024 said:

My hopes for this movie couldn't be higher.

Must...control...fanboyism...

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Posted by CHSPIDEY

I am terrified for this movie: If it fails, it proves to casual non-comic book reader movie goers that all DC Comics movies that don't have Batman in it are terrible.

That, and Superman hasn't had a good movie in years.

Posted by JLDoom

Hopefully this movie delivers! I personally cant wait for it!

Posted by lifeboy

I wanna see lex in this and in JL. I love lex more than any other charachter in comicdom

Posted by Azrael66

Man of Steel looks amazing.

Edited by Barubal10

I feel that based on what we've seen so far, this movie deserves a chance / should not be written off by fans and naysayers.

Posted by Pokeysteve
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

Edited by JayJayCAW

I've said this before, Zack Snyder will without a doubt make this movie "LOOK" amazing, all of his films are visually outstanding, so in that respect I'm not worried about Man Of Steel, I know its visuals will be great. It's the story that I'm a bit worried about, still waiting for more info on the story before I make any other judgments on it :)

Posted by JayJayCAW
@Pokeysteve said:
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

no no, World's Greatest YELL TO GET WHAT YOU WANT lol
Posted by evilvegeta74

Chris nolan blows hard , sorry not trollin here,it is, what it is ! Why are we talkin about this dude , we are on a new plan Supes is here ! Let this man fade to black and let this movie shine in the light!

Posted by The_Tree

@evilvegeta74 said:

Chris nolan blows hard , sorry not trollin here,it is, what it is ! Why are we talkin about this dude , we are on a new plan Supes is here ! Let this man fade to black and let this movie shine in the light!

Nolan's producing Man of Steel, that's why we're talking about him.

Posted by Aiden Cross

I'm really curious about this movie, but i try not to get my hopes up too high :)

Posted by Pokeysteve

@JayJayCAW said:

@Pokeysteve said:
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

no no, World's Greatest YELL INCOHERENTLY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT lol

^^^^^^^ Here ya go lol NOW it's perfect.

Posted by hunter5024

I don't think Nolan is the type of director who would talk up a movie in public, and associate his name with it in anyway, if he didn't have some faith in it. Based on the movies he's made I'm inclined to support his tastes.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I hope it ends up being good, but I understand why Nolan said it is harder to make Superman than Batman.

Posted by ripcurl

Would be difficult to create a worse Superman movie than the last one.

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@fables87 said:

Honestly, who cares what Nolan has to say about a Superman movie. Yes, I do want to see the new Superman movie. Why does mater what Nolan says?

Well he is supposedly a producer on the movie.

And also...

Three words: Begins, Knight, Rises...

Posted by Utandi

I thought Christopher Nolan saying something like: "It's gonna be legen...wait for it...DARY!" ;)

Most wanted Movie!

Posted by Lvenger

High praise from Nolan. This is sounding better and better with the more news I hear!

Posted by CRTrobinson

Joy. Not a big Supe fan but I think the movie will be pretty great. The trailer looks great so far.

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