Christopher Nolan explains differences between ‘Man of Steel’ and Batman trilogy

By Luis Vargas,
Director remains coy on rumors linking him to ‘Justice League’ film

The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has been promoting the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release through press junkets. In one of the interviews Nolan addressed several of the comparisons the upcoming Superman film Man of Steel is receiving toward the Batman trilogy.

Collider explains that several fans believed the teaser trailer released at this summer’s Comic-Con event was similar to the realistic and bleak mood featured in the The Dark Knight films. Nolan’s role as producer in Man of Steel certainly fueled comparisons between the two franchises.

Despite the comparisons from film-lovers, Nolan assures readers that the Zach Snyder film will be different from his Batman trilogy.

Nolan told The Playlist, “Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in anyway use the same template. But David 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.”

TheCelebrityCafe.com reported on the release of the new Man of Steel poster yesterday.

While on the subject of superhero films, plenty of rumors have been circling around about a possible villain for the Justice League film. TheCelebrityCafe.com also reported on a rumor involving Joseph-Gordon Levitt assuming the role of Batman for the Justice League film.

Despite all these rumors, a director for the film has yet to be announced, but Playlist asked Nolan whether he would assume the director’s chair for the project.

Nolan remained ambiguous, reiterating the fact the he is officially done with any Dark Knight films. He was also asked whether he is completely done with the superhero genre. Nolan replied, “Well, I’m producing Superman now and I’m enjoying time off and taking a break.”



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