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Christopher Nolan Comments on 'Man of Steel'

'The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.

The Dark Knight director is producing Kal-El's upcoming movie and he says director Zack Snyder is absolutely the right man for Superman's cinematic return. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan says Snyder's experience proves he can handle the task at hand.

Zack was the perfect man to take this on; he is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world. Whether it’s a very stylized world, like 300, or something that’s more challenging, more varied, like he did with Watchmen,
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The fan favorite director also says he believes creating Superman's universe is a more demanding obstacle than creating Bruce Wayne's. Why? Simply because of the challenges that come with a superpowered character.

“In my honest appraisal, taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight. He has a lot of finishing to do on the movie -- it has a very long post-production schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies"

While Nolan is only producing Man of Steel, he claims it's a franchise that he wouldn't know how to handle.

I actually feel guilty talking about it because I’m sitting here having nothing to do to it. I try to be as supportive as I can, and I’m just amazed by what he is doing. It’s not something I would know how to do.

Viners, how do you feel about Man of Steel? Does it fill you with joy or concern?

Man of Steel is expected to hit theaters June 14, 2013. In case you haven't watched the trailer yet, be sure to check it out here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Posted By Vaeternus

@DarthLydia said:

The first mistake is that they are viewing Batman's world and Superman's world as different worlds. That's how they've done things since the 70's and while they have produced a few gems, the general record for DC movies is horrible. They really should take the lesson from Marvel as far as movies go.

Hey what's up you? Well I think this moviel will be darker and more serious which is good since typically DC stories are more darker then Marvel ones I've noticed.

However, not so sure about DC movies being generally "worse" there have been some bad Marvel movies too Hulk, Electra, Ghost Rider, DD, FF etc.

I think the Dark Knight is by far the best DC movie ever and original Superman, this movie will be up there though I believe. Avengers is good but seemed aimed more at children imo at times.

As far as the animated world is concerned though and video games, DC owns Marvel bad...it's not even close. Between Batman AA selling ridiculous, the animated movies doing well and I'm going to wager Injustice sells way more then MVC3 did. Hell even MK sold more then MVC3 did...

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Posted By kathy589

upto I looked at the paycheck which had said $7580, I did not believe ...that...my neighbours mother woz like they say actualy receiving money part-time at their computer.. there uncle had bean doing this 4 only twenty months and just paid the dept on their apartment and bought a new Saab 99 Turbo. read more at, jump15.com

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Posted By KRYPTON

I have high hopes that this movie will bring justice to Superman

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Posted By tparks

I really hope this is done well. If it is, it could raise the bar for super hero movies, even above The Avengers.

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Posted By Mia26

This is Snyder's movie, Nolan knows that Snyder can make us believe that a Man can fly.

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Posted By thetrappedartist

My only hope is this is a Superman to finally reboot the series properly..
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Posted By kent616

Looking forward to it. i've been a big fan of superman since his death at the hands of doomsday.( i was probably the only guy happy he didnt stay dead)

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Posted By ALdragon17

I feel for you Nolan... Making someone fly is really heard to do on the camera and make it believable. I like the preview of it and cool.

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Posted By boostergold321

I want this movie to be a good movie but it might not be. I'm cautious.

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Posted By Dark_Vengeance_

This seems relevant

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Posted By WESLEY_GIBSON

@Super_SoldierXII: THE INITIAL SINGER X MEN MOVIE IS CONSIDER A CLASSIC AMONGST SUPERHERO/COMICBOOK MOVIES &SET THE STANDARD FOR A WAVE OF NEW MAINLINE HOLLYWOOD INTEREST..

WITHOUT IT THERE WOULD ARGUABLY BE NO M.OS. OR EVEN A DARK KNIGHT AVENGERS ETC

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

@LordRequiem said:

As trailers go it looks immense. But I did say that about the Prometheus trailer..... so we shall see.

so true

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Posted By sinestro_GL

Cannot FREAKIN wait for this film!

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Posted By DC_Comics_Fan

I cannot wait for this either I love DC Comics as they are the underdog, seriously only one movie next year compared to Marvels four! Thor 2, Captain America 2,Wolverine 2 and Iron man 3,what is wrong with DC make more movies please DC please ! GO Underdog DC! Also i wish they put Superman's theme in this Man of Steel but maybe they don't want it to seem corny?Superman the Legend among Superheroes the one and only love you supes.

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Posted By modunhanul

I hope it's good.

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Posted By SandMan_

Can't wait though.

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Edited By Reignmaker

Something tells me Nolan isn't as hands-off as he's making out to be. This dude cares about stuff that has his name on it and if the trailer is any indication, I think it's pretty obvious that he's had quite a bit of input here. This is typical Nolan playing it close to the vest until release.

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Edited By Press Oblivion

What does Nowlan mean when he says he feels guilty because he has nothing to do with it? People are coming to this film because his name is on it.

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Posted By ljezell

looks like it could easily be the best Superman adaptation we've gotten thus far.

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Posted By reece17

Trailer looks great I hope they get it right. I want to see superman fight more than saving people like avenngers had 20 mins of fighting it was amazing

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Posted By DarthLydia

The first mistake is that they are viewing Batman's world and Superman's world as different worlds. That's how they've done things since the 70's and while they have produced a few gems, the general record for DC movies is horrible. They really should take the lesson from Marvel as far as movies go.

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Posted By Deadcool

Looks epic, I can't wait!!

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Posted By Stormbox

Cool

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Posted By yo_yo_fun

I absolutely can not wait for this movie!

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Posted By Mutie199

Wait Nolan isn't directing it? Well my expectations lowered a bit :/

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Posted By CRTrobinson

Joy. Not a big Supe fan but I think the movie will be pretty great. The trailer looks great so far.

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Posted By lvenger

High praise from Nolan. This is sounding better and better with the more news I hear!

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Posted By Utandi

I thought Christopher Nolan saying something like: "It's gonna be legen...wait for it...DARY!" ;)

Most wanted Movie!

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@fables87 said:

Honestly, who cares what Nolan has to say about a Superman movie. Yes, I do want to see the new Superman movie. Why does mater what Nolan says?

Well he is supposedly a producer on the movie.

And also...

Three words: Begins, Knight, Rises...

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Posted By ripcurl

Would be difficult to create a worse Superman movie than the last one.

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

I hope it ends up being good, but I understand why Nolan said it is harder to make Superman than Batman.

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Posted By hunter5024

I don't think Nolan is the type of director who would talk up a movie in public, and associate his name with it in anyway, if he didn't have some faith in it. Based on the movies he's made I'm inclined to support his tastes.

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Posted By Pokeysteve

@JayJayCAW said:

@Pokeysteve said:
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

no no, World's Greatest YELL INCOHERENTLY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT lol

^^^^^^^ Here ya go lol NOW it's perfect.

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Posted By Aiden Cross

I'm really curious about this movie, but i try not to get my hopes up too high :)

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Posted By the_tree

@evilvegeta74 said:

Chris nolan blows hard , sorry not trollin here,it is, what it is ! Why are we talkin about this dude , we are on a new plan Supes is here ! Let this man fade to black and let this movie shine in the light!

Nolan's producing Man of Steel, that's why we're talking about him.

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Posted By evilvegeta74

Chris nolan blows hard , sorry not trollin here,it is, what it is ! Why are we talkin about this dude , we are on a new plan Supes is here ! Let this man fade to black and let this movie shine in the light!

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Posted By JayJayCAW
@Pokeysteve said:
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

no no, World's Greatest YELL TO GET WHAT YOU WANT lol
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Edited By JayJayCAW

I've said this before, Zack Snyder will without a doubt make this movie "LOOK" amazing, all of his films are visually outstanding, so in that respect I'm not worried about Man Of Steel, I know its visuals will be great. It's the story that I'm a bit worried about, still waiting for more info on the story before I make any other judgments on it :)

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Posted By Pokeysteve
The Dark Knight Rises' director calls Superman "more challenging" than Batman.
It’s not something I would know how to do.

He talks like this as if he did a good job with Batman. "World's Greatest Detective" Chris. Not "World's Greatest Dude Who Can't Do $hit For Himself".

That man sure can build suspense though.

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Edited By Barubal10

I feel that based on what we've seen so far, this movie deserves a chance / should not be written off by fans and naysayers.

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Posted By Azrael66

Man of Steel looks amazing.

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Posted By lifeboy

I wanna see lex in this and in JL. I love lex more than any other charachter in comicdom

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Posted By JLDoom

Hopefully this movie delivers! I personally cant wait for it!

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Posted By CHSPIDEY

I am terrified for this movie: If it fails, it proves to casual non-comic book reader movie goers that all DC Comics movies that don't have Batman in it are terrible.

That, and Superman hasn't had a good movie in years.

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Posted By Deranged Midget

@Gambit1024 said:

My hopes for this movie couldn't be higher.

Must...control...fanboyism...

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Posted By Sylvain

Good trailer i'm going to see it the first week.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Well it seems that Nolan is just being honest about the immensity of delving into Superman in a live action film. Zack Snyder has done well in the past so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Still looking forward to MoS next year!

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Posted By Gambit1024

My hopes for this movie couldn't be higher.

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Posted By TheCowman

Cautiously optimistic.

Still a little disappointed with the muted colors and basketball texture on the costume, but that's a minor complaint if the movie's good. I guess with the new Spiderman movie outfit, that's just the style these days.

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Posted By monitor_earthprime

After what Nolan did to Batman I am not sure I want to see this movie. Is this going to be a superless Superman Nolan neautered Batman I do not want him in charge of the JLA Franchise.

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