According to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. has tapped Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan to have a sort of hands-on/godfather role in the upcoming Superman reboot to “ensure The Man Of Steel gets off the ground”.
There is doubt he would direct both the reboot and the next Batman flick, but knowing Nolan’s eye is being used on production gives me happy thoughts that touch all my nerdy parts just right. Nolan has handled superhero noir to 19th Century rival magicians, I think his voice of reason will be a grand addition to the Superman pot-luck that is slowly getting under way.
The article does like to mention the obvious differences between Superman and Batman, but notes that Superman in the comics has more of a darker edge in the past and how ”shortly after Dark Knight hit it big, fans assumed that Superman would be taken to the ‘dark’ side as well. That’s because Warner Bros mogul Jeff Robinov stressed post-Dark Knight that ‘we have to look at how to make these movies edgier’.”
I’m not sure if Nolan would make this production “edgier” by any means, but what do you think of this announcement, readers? Do you think Nolan’s hand and eye are what a Superman movie needs?