The LA Times recently talked to Christopher Nolan as part of their ongoing Hero Complex series, where he took time to explain and clarify just exactly what is going on with The Man of Steel and Batman 3. The rumors that Batman Begins writer, David S. Goyer, is developing a Superman screenplay are true and it seems Goyer brought it up to Chris when things were coming to an impasse on the next Batman project.
“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman. I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”
Christopher Nolan also discusses how the Superman films have been approached in a lot of different ways. He says this emphasizing the idea that Batman exists in a world where he is the only superhero. Nolan says that his approach on a Superman film would be very similar: “I only know the way that has worked for us thatâ€™s what I know how to do. Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other.”
With all this talk about superhero films, Christopher Nolan continues on to explain the current progress of the Batman trilogy. Nolan explains that his brother, Jonathan Nolan, is “now doing the hard work,” writing the script which is based on David Goyer’s story ideas. “My brother is writing a script for me and weâ€™ll wait to see how it turns out…heâ€™s struggling to put it together into the epic story that you want it to be.”
“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story. We have a great ensemble, thatâ€™s one of the attractions of doing another film, since weâ€™ve been having a great time for years.
Iâ€™m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what weâ€™ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these thing donâ€™t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale weâ€™re telling. And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. Thatâ€™s what we do.”
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[via Los Angeles Times]