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Christopher Nolan To Godfather ‘Superman’ Movie; ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel Being Written
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Some major reports are coming straight out of Deadline Hollywood this week, and while confirmation of Tom Cruise’s involvement in Mission: Impossible IV may be huge, this particular story may just top it.

A source close to or within Warner Brothers has revealed that the studio has reached out to Christopher Nolan, the director of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, to act as a sort of mentor or “Godfather” on the eventual second attempt to modernize Superman. A few years back, X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer brought us Superman Returns with Brandon Routh as the iconic hero, but the movie never quite lived up to the hype…both financially and critically. When Nolan took over the Batman franchise for a major reboot (back when studios waited a couple decades first), he brought the characters out of their comic book existence and placed them in our own dark and gritty world.

Batman Begins was a great first installment to this new-look franchise, but it was The Dark Knight that really showed off what can be accomplished given the right creative talents and storyline. The movie destroyed box office records and created a villain with The Joker that completely changed the game and even nabbed the late Heath Ledger an Oscar for his performance.

Speaking of The Dark Knight: recently there were rumors that a script was finally being worked on. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Batman franchise at least, all rumors seem to turn out being ridiculous and untrue. But this time it seems to have been valid; in this Superman story, it is also confirmed that Christopher Nolan had an idea, and that his brother Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer were in fact working on a script right this very moment. Though there were no guarantees, it was fully expected that after the director’s latest project, Inception, was complete, he would move back into the world of Batman and show us what he can do a third time around.

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that it will be one of the all-time greatest challenges to top The Dark Knight, and that makes the idea of this happening and exciting prospect.

3 Comments »

  1. I doubt the third Batman movie will beat the dark knight but who knows. I think it’ll probably be better than begins but not as good as The Dark Knight. As for superman These days batman has taken over as the top super hero. Not only does batman have what many consider to be the best superhero movie ever but also the best super hero game ever(Batman arkham asylum is the most critically praised super hero game it’s in the Guiness world record book). Super man really needs his come back but I doubt he’ll be as cool as the batman. Super man may have more powers (batman has no powers at all)but batman has more awesomeness.

    Comment by Johnny#5 — February 11, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

  2. Batman is great news, alot of people will not agree with this, but hopefully they recast the Joker. This is the greatest villian in comic book history, and there is no way he can end his stay in the Nolan version of the story the way he did in Dark Knight. Ledger had signed on for two movies, so there was a plan for the Joker in the upcoming film. Expect to see the Riddler, simply because Batman is going to be hunted in this next film and thats exactly how the Riddler is introduced. Recast the Joker, give us duel villians with Riddler and Joker, leave Catwoman out, Bruce doesnt need a love interest, this can actually give him the motivation to jump back into the black bat suit. As far as Superman goes, I will not watch unless Kobe Bryant gets casted for the role as the man of steal, thats the only believable individual for the role.

    Comment by Kid Hollywood — February 12, 2010 @ 3:34 am

  3. […] and luring Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) in to oversee the project [Read: Christopher Nolan To Godfather ‘Superman’ Movie; ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel Being Written]. But now, it seems like the Superman movie we’ve always dreamed of seeing is actually going […]

    Pingback by Zack Snyder Directing New ‘Superman’ Film; General Zod To Be The Villain | K e s s l e r K o m i c s — October 5, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

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