In an interview with Empire Magazine, Zack Snyder reveals that he asked for Christopher Nolan’s permission before taking on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Scroll down for full story.
This may be presumptuous but I don’t think there’s a superhero movie fan around who doesn’t at least appreciate the scope and importance of Christopher Nolan’s iconic Dark Knight trilogy. You can’t deny the mark these have left on the industry and popular culture in general, and it looks as though Man of Steel director Zack Snyder believes as much.
In an interview with Empire about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder revealed that he spoke to his predecessor and asked for his blessing when he realised he wanted to bring the Batman character into his sequel:
“You tell me if you don’t want me to do it,” the director told Nolan, who in turn replied, “Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them].”
Now that doesn’t sound like a big thumbs up to the idea, but can you blame him for finding it difficult? It must feel like having to give your child up… if your child was fucking Batman.
Snyder thought as much. He continued, “I think he found it a little bit hard. I would feel the same way.” However Nolan still remains involved in Batman v Superman as an advisory executive producer – just to make sure Snyder doesn’t do a Joel Schumacher with the character.
While I don’t think Nolan has anything to worry about concerning Snyder’s interpretation of the character, I think many people were slightly cautious after Man of Steel proved to be something of a misstep. However the marketing campaign so far (you can see the latest teasers and trailers here) have painted a very intriguing picture regarding this incarnation of the Caped Crusader – the best one so far if you’re inclined to believe Kevin Smith.
We’ll see how it all comes together when Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25th