Now that The Dark Knight Rises has finally hit Blu-Ray and DVD, the future of Christopher Nolan remains an enigma. Will he finally get a chance to direct the Bond movie he’s always wanted to do? Will he adapt another comic book? Or will he pursue another original property? Right now things are pretty up in the air, as Nolan’s next directorial project has been yet to be determined by the director. But we do know one thing; he’ll be producing Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. And well doing press for the TDKR Blu-Ray release, Nolan had a lot of praise to give to that project.
Which should definitely be the case, considering how Christopher Nolan is getting a “Story By” credit for the film, in addition to being one of the producers on it. That said, he had a couple of interesting tidbits to tell The Playlist during an interview…including why Superman is such a substantially different character than Batman is (which honestly should be obvious, but whatever):
“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.”
Well I have my doubts about Man of Steel, I can’t help but feel excited reading this. Man of Steel could easily go bad, ESPECIALLY with Goyer/Snyder on hand (who both have iffy careers at best.) But with Nolan lending a helpful hand with the film and continuously hyping up Goyer’s original pitch, I get more and more excited for the film everyday.
But going back to the original question, what CAN we expect from Nolan in the years to come? Not much, actually.
“Well, I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break.”
Enjoy your break, Nolan. You more than earned it.