Superman The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 1:38 pm by TeddyBlass
ShockTillYouDrop.com finally published their anticipated (at least by me) interview with producer Charles Roven today. Charles has been a producer on both of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, and will return again for The Dark Knight Rises, as well as Superman: Man Of Steel. Both films are due next year, summer 2012 and winter 2012 respectively, and yet still almost nothing is known about them. ShockTillYouDrop.com tried to solve that little problem by asking Mr. Roven to speak a little about the films:
We’re really excited to be doing another film with Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas. We’ve had great experiences working together. I just really enjoy making those films and being there to help Chris try and realize this amazing vision that he’s had for his Batman series. I’m also really thrilled that I was invited into the Superman process as well. It’s going to be interesting. Those are two really big films and they both have an exciting and eager fanbase that’s waiting. I’ve been a huge fan of Zack Snyder’s since, really, Dawn of the Dead and had a great meeting with him that resulted in us working together. Chris and Emma are also producing that film with me as is Deborah Snyder. So we’re having a really great time working on both this films right now.
Wondering if a similar team working on both films meant that the two worlds could be connected, ShockTillYouDrop.com asked about the possibility of a cohesive DC Universe. “No. That may be in somebody’s mind but right now the Batman lives in his world and the Superman lives in his world,” said Mr. Roven. They also asked about Christopher’s reputation for having a strong single-movie focus and how that is going to work with both of these massive films coming out in the same year, but I owe it to ShockTillYouDrop.com to send you their way to get the answer. Don’t worry, it’s worth-while to read the full interview.
Inception Superman The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 8:17 pm by TeddyBlass
Christopher Nolan and gang have been making the rounds lately, doing various interviews and press in preparation for the DVD/Blu-ray release of their blockbuster film, Inception. A lot of the focus has been on the much discussed film of summer, which is gaining a lot of buzz here in Awards season, but there have also been inevitable queries into the upcoming projects lined up for Chris and team, including The Dark Knight Rises and the next Superman.
To start it all off, Christopher recently spoke to Wired at length about Inception and the difficulties and ambiguities of such an ambitious project. The folks at Wired really poked and prodded, trying to get Chris to reveal what the ending of the movie really means; what actually happened. But to not much surprise, Chris declined to give such specific answers. “I don’t think I can talk about that,” he laughed. “The ambiguity is very much a part of the substance of the film—I’ll put it that way. The film does not specify one way or the other.”
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Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 6:02 pm by TeddyBlass
Deadline has the exclusive on the casting search for upcoming Superman film, in which they claim producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder have begun to cast a “wide net” to find the next Man of Steel. He who will don the cape and tights could very well be an undiscovered actor, or relatively unknown TV star, according to the site. Nolan, Snyder, and the studio are likely looking at actors in the 28-32 age range and could possibly look at hundreds of potentials before picking their man. The buzz on current candidates point to Armie Hammer from The Social Network and Joe Manganiello of True Blood.
The other most important piece of information plucked from Deadline’s article is that the film will reportedly begin production in June 2011. Head over to Deadline to get the full scoop on the exclusive news. Also let us know who you would want to see as Superman in the comments below!
Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 1:39 am by TeddyBlass
Information surrounding the next Superman film has been a hot topic since Monday’s announcement of Zack Snyder landing the directing job. Since then, Snyder has made a couple statements about the story and how he believes it shows that Superman can work in a modern milieu. We also heard that General Zod (one of the villain’s in the first two Superman films) is the villain in David S. Goyer‘s script. Countless other little bits of information have been revealed or speculated about. Tonight, however, we learned the cool stuff: the possible premise of Goyer’s story. New York Magazine’s Vulture has learned that the film will follow Clark Kent, “a journalist traveling the world trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.”
In what appears to be a origin story, this take on the character is a solution to Christopher Nolan‘s primary concern of being able to address Superman in a realistic context. The biggest red flag in this recent news appears to be, according Vulture, that Goyer’s script was rushed and needs work. The film is on a very tight schedule, as it must be in production by the end 2011 due to legal obligations, and the script is apparently proof of that. This, it seems, isn’t necessarily anything totally freak out about. It appears that Warner Bros. and Nolan feel confident that Goyer’s script is a good jumping off point and that Snyder can deliver the remaining goods. You can learn more about this news over at NYMag.com.
Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 6:14 pm by TeddyBlass
According to Deadline, Zack Snyder has landed the job of directing the next film in the Superman series for Warner Bros. The Watchman and 300 director was one of several directors on a short list of filmmakers that producers Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas supposedly had been considering. There is no saying why specifically Snyder got the gig, but he does have a strong history with Warner Bros. and with comic-book films in general.
This news is still very fresh and possibly still developing, keep in touch with Deadline Holllywood for the latest and possible updates.