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Christopher Nolan underlines differences between 'Man of Steel' and the 'Dark Knight' trilogy
Although he's executive producing it, Christopher Nolan wants everyone to know that Warner Bros.' upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel" is not another "Dark Knight" film, and is in fact a new vision being guided by director Zack Snyder's direction.
When Indiewire asked if "Steel" will be a standalone film the way the "Dark Knight" films supposedly are, he responded, “Well, somewhat, but I wouldn’t want people to think we're doing for Superman what we did for Batman."
"It's very much Zack’s film and I think people are going to love what he's done," he went on. "Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in anyway use the same template. But [screenwriter] David Goyer had this 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. Superman is the biggest comic book character of them all and he needs the biggest possible movie version which is what Zack's doing. It's really something.”
Perhaps not surprisingly, Nolan was mum on the upcoming "Justice League" project and whether it will tie into either "Man of Steel" or the "Dark Knight" trilogy -- or if he'll act as an overlord on the film, in the way Joss Whedon does with Marvel's films.