March 10, 2010

Christopher Nolan talks Batman AND Superman!

And while he doesn't give up much info in his interview (you can find the full interview on any number of sites, including the following snippets on The Hollywood Reporter), there are some nice tidbits, which I'll show now:

Nolan confirms he is acting as "godfather" for the Superman movie -- I can tell you that at the end of the day, he is acting as a producer and will likely be credited that way -- and talks about not only Superman but the third Batman movie.

Some choice tidbits:

- The Superman movie and Batman movie will not be linked in any way. "They have nothing to do with each other," Nolan says. (But where does that leave the Justice League movie?)

- The idea for the movie occurred when David Goyer and Nolan were at an impasse on the third Batman and Goyer ran his Superman idea by Nolan.

- The third Batman is the final chapter in the story that Nolan is telling. "The key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story,” he says. “And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.”

- Nolan stays mum on villains, but says, "It won't be Mr. Freeze."

- The best line in the piece, by the way, came when when the intrepid reporter tried to find out who the Superman villains would be, to which Nolan responds, "That’s a very sly way of asking a question I’m not going to answer."



  1. At the very least, we know both these films are happening...

  2. so far, but you never know what the future may bring.

  3. Very true, but it's the first real solid info from Nolan's mouth on him being involved with both films.

  4. I can already sense a HUGE Oscar campaign for the third Batman, that being the end of a trilogy and banking on The Dark Knight's snub. I'm telling you, I can smell the buzz even from here.

  5. I don't doubt it. I have reservations about whether it could possibly win, but especially if there's still 10 Best Picture nominees by then, it would fit perfectly as a "populist filler" sort of pick...

  6. But I liked Mr. Freeze! Aaawww!

  7. My money's on Luthor & Brainiac for "Man of Steel"