Christopher Nolan may be producing Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, but he’s maintaining a hands off policy when it comes to the actual production. He recently talked about the differences and difficulties in bringing Superman to the big screen compared to his signature Batman franchise.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
If you were still on the fence concerning Man of Steel does Nolan’s opinion push you one way or the other? Nolan’s amazement of Snyder’s work is reassuring that Snyder may have captured the Superman mythos in a way fans will respond positively to.
Man of Steel hits theater screens on June 14th, 2013.