Nolan Drops Superman Reboot to Focus on Batman


Hitfix revealed yesterday in an interview with Christopher Nolan that he has decided to leave his position as producer for the upcoming “Superman” reboot to focus entirely on filming his final installment of his “Batman” series. Gregory Ellwood from Hitfix spoke with Nolan’s wife Emma Thomas and asked her about taking more active roles as producers.

From Hitfix: Thomas said Nolan is so single minded when making a picture it’s hard to get him to work on anything else. And she made it clear that in the case of “Superman,” Nolan and David Goyer just had an idea they couldn’t believe wasn’t being explored by Warner Bros. And with Zack Snyder now on board as director, Nolan will be busy making “The Dark Knight Rises” and “we are handing it off to him.” So, take note anyone out there thinking this will be a strange Nolan/Snyder partnership. Thomas reiterated that they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it’s now Snyder’s picture.

I must say that I’m really disappointed Nolan isn’t going to work with the “Superman” reboot. I was really looking forward to see how he would apply his touch to Superman. But at least we know now that he will focus completely on his final Batman movie. I can imagine it must be stressful working with two of most popular DC heroes at the same time.

If it wasn’t for the Superman rights issue, Nolan could have been able to first produce his Batman movie and then work on Superman. It would have been easier since he wouldn’t have to work with two superhero movies at the same time. But, unfortunately, that’s not the situation at the moment. As for Snyder, I will give him a chance and I believe that he has the ability to do a great job of bringing Superman back to the screen.

Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming Superman movie. In the meanwhile, leave your comments and discuss: Are you disappointed or happy Nolan is not going to be part of The Man of Steel’s return to the silver screen?

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Alexa M. #

    I’m disappointed, but not surprised. I’ve read before that he only likes dealing with one project at once. And like you said, dealing with Batman and Superman at once would be a pretty daunting task.

  2. Sherice Antoinette #

    This news doesn’t surprise me. The final Batman (at least helmed by Nolan) will be a major undertaking. Also, I kinda thought the studio wanted Snyder more than Nolan did. But that’s just a hunch.

  3. moviefan #

    I don’t say he dropped supes. He probably will play a part in production. But he isn’t going to be as hands on since he will be shooting batman once supes is shooting too. So I don’t see how this is a bad thing at all.

  4. Falcone #

    I couldn’t have said that better if I tried.

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