Christopher Nolan Talks Superman
06.30.10 by Ryan
Christopher Nolan can't get away from comic books. The Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director's new thriller Inception hits theaters on July 16, but that doesn't stop questions about Batman 3 and his involvement in shepherding a new Superman movie for Warner Bros. with David S. Goyer writing the script. While speculation is rising over who Nolan will cast as the Man of Steel, Nolan told MTV that the movie is far from the casting stages.
I haven't even thought about it, to be honest. All of these things, whether you're doing a Batman or Superman film, it's all about story first. It's all about figuring out exactly the tone and the meaning of the story and how you're going to approach it. Casting comes later. All of those considerations come later.
Whether Nolan's Superman will fit into any other the preceding movies is unknown, though he admits to being a fan of the 1978 original.
I was hugely struck by the Dick Donner films in the '70s when I was a kid. In 1978, I saw [Superman] and it had such epic scope to it. It took on this incredible, iconic figure and gave that iconic figure an appropriate framing. It made quite an impression on me. It's definitely one of my childhood touchstones of what epic cinema can be.