'Man of Steel' Is Not 'The Dark Knight' Says Christopher Nolan

The director of the 'The Dark Knight' trilogy says that he is done with Batman in regards to taking on 'Justice League'.

Christopher Nolan talks Man of Steel and Justice League
Christopher Nolan talks Man of Steel and Justice League
The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending Batman sequel, is on Blu-ray today, and the release has given the director another opportunity to step into the press spotlight and address his role on Man of Steel, which he oversaw and produced.

According to him, the movie is not going to do for Superman what Batman Begins did for Bruce Wayne. In fact, he seems to believe that it will have a lighter tone, while still looking as though it came from the Nolan universe of DC Comics movies.

"I wouldn't want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman. It's very much Zack Snyder'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 S. 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."

Some speculate that Christopher Nolan will have a hand in overseeing and producing DC Comics and Warner Bros. superhero ensemble Justice League. He doesn't give a clear answer, but insists what he has always insisted. That his story of Batman is complete, and it will not continue on in Justice League.

"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."

As you can see, that answer does not address Justice League specifically, as it is not technically a "Batman" film. He could totally be pulling a George Lucas here.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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  1. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx It's your fault that you couldn't put together a logical sentence, though.

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  2. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- And it's not my fault you couldn't put 1 and 1 together; everybody loses.

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  3. zeus

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  4. ejk1

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  5. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- You clearly haven't been paying attention to our recent chat. It's too bad i was bored.

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  6. ejk1

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    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- No, it wasn't. This was: "People? Seems to me like you're the only one that's not catching drift. You like toying with "idiots", that give you nothing to thrive on. How the charade between you two lasted so long is beyond me. There's absolutely nothing to argue about, and yet you're still at it.

    Nice job.

    I eagerly await your next arrogant, condescending reply."

    I'm not even in the mood to make fun of you, at this point.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  8. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx "Wow. That was actually more arrogant/condescending than I expected. You devil, you bastard, you..

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    Enjoy!"

    That is what you immediately wrote afterwards. Nowhere does it clarify anything, except how you avoided the crux of my post, opting to respond to my last sentence. And that's why you're a vag.

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  9. Nicholaus XX

    Talk about spoon feeding. Yuck.

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  10. ejk1

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  11. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- Lol.

    @ejk1 -- Immediately after that post, I completely clarified. That little "jab" served as a complement to your snarly concluding post. We're done here, right? Let's discuss "Fight Club", or something.

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  12. ejk1

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  13. ejk1

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  14. Dan

    Lmao... you guys need to get a room. Married couples don't bicker this much.

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  15. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- "You said you like toying with idiots, and that's where my question came in." - which was all that was needed. You put 1 and 1 together, and you got yourself an approximate answer.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  16. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Exactly where did you address the my post telling you why you needed to be more clear or specific?

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  17. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- I'm not the one grasping false feelings. I love how you say I ignore everything, and yet you do the exact same thing, to a greater extent.

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  18. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Look at how indignant you get over the smallest of things. It's so precious, lol. And also, exactly where did you address it?

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  19. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- When I address your posts by individual sentences, you complain. When I don't, you complain. What is it with you? Likewise. I admitted I was wrong last time; no need for a freakin' apology. What are you, 10? I'm not ignoring anything. But, whatever floats your boat. What small "dig" do you speak of?

    What?! I clearly addressed it. Why are you ignoring those much needed pills? I had an answer then, I have an answer now. Sorry I couldn't spoon feed you. Ironically enough. You're quite the amusing one.

    It's nice to know that a man in his 30's can use the term "turd" every now and then.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  20. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx So...you decided not to address my post. Not surprising. In all the time I've seen you on MW, I don't think I've ever seen you apologize for being wrong, or in this case, not being clear. Instead, you go off on some tangent, ignoring the facts at hand. So here you go, one more time: You butted into the fight I had with that numbnuts, and did it in a haphazard way. When I asked you for clarification, you took a small dig at me. Then, when I tell you why you're question needed to be specific, you totally ignore it! And why? Because like earlier in the week, you had no answer for your shortsightedness. The fact is, all you had to say was "Do you like toying with people, even when there's nothing to go on?" (Huh, see that, I just corrected you like you used to do to Sean before he told you to leave him alone. How does that feel, you turd? :P)

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Wow. That was actually more arrogant/condescending than I expected. You devil, you bastard, you..

    I'm not upset in the slightest, actually. Amused? Yes. Upset? No. I won't ruin the secret behind my "mental issue"; instead I'll leave you to dwell on it, as children do Santa Clause, and the Tooth-Fairy. That is my early Christmas present to you.

    Enjoy!

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  22. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx That's not true. You give plenty to go on. You did earlier this week, you're doing it now, and you'll most likely do it again in the future. As far as your first question of the day, "Even if there's nothing to go on," I asked you to be more specifc because you could have been talking about my stance on Man Of Steel as well. Your reply to that was to tell me where you came into the conversation; that isn't very informative. Don't get all upset at me because you've been suffering from some sort of mental issue this week. Now go ahead, respond to each sentence I've just written individually, like you always do.

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  23. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- Damn. For a minute there, I thought you were finally coming along. ;(

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  24. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- People? Seems to me like you're the only one that's not catching drift. You like toying with "idiots", that give you nothing to thrive on. How the charade between you two lasted so long is beyond me. There's absolutely nothing to argue about, and yet you're still at it.

    Nice job.

    I eagerly await your next arrogant, condescending reply.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Wasn't being serious. Trying to cause an uproar

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  26. ejk1

    @zeus It does explain a lot. It explains my ability to write cohesive sentences and craft well thought out arguments. These things are unfortunately beyond your grasp. Too bad, so sad.

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  27. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Again, you're question isn't specific. You may want to add a little bit so people know exaclty what you're talking about. Go ahead, you can do it. Maybe.

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  28. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- You said you like toying with idiots, and that's where my question came in.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag