From the first moment Christopher Nolan was reported to be executive producing (or, ‘overseeing’) Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, the rumors that the big blue Boy Scout would be ‘Nolan-ized’ ran rampant. Fans and critics of the director’s Dark Knight Trilogy were split on whether a darker, more grounded tone was right for Superman, or simply misguided.
Now Nolan has explained that for all his pride in bringing Batman into the modern world, he’s not the one directing Man of Steel; Snyder is. And while there may be similarities between their approaches, Nolan maintains that this is Snyder’s film, through and through. But that doesn’t mean he’s not every bit as optimistic about its potential to bring something new to the character.
The direct comparisons between Nolan’s darker, more contemplative and brooding ...
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