Well, well, well. After yesterday’s update on the next Batman film, which is currently being written by Jonah Nolan and David S. Goyer, it seems that Nikki Finke may have uncovered yet another reason why Chris Nolan could be too busy to write the script himself (aside from finishing up Inception, that is). It seems that Warner Brothers have asked him to oversee production on a comic book movie that will bring back DC’s other marquee superhero. That’s right, a brand new Superman film!
According to her source, the project is being dubbed Superman 3.0, and is in the very early stages of development. It is expected to be a franchise reboot, with no connection to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns. It seems unlikely that Nolan would direct the film; instead, he is being asked to simply mentor the process as the studio tries to figure out how they want to move forward.
As exciting as this news might sound, I’m not sure I like the idea of Christopher Nolan having his hands in multiple superhero movies. He clearly was a great choice for Batman because he knows crime flicks and thrillers, but what would he bring to a Superman movie that they couldn’t get somewhere else? It doesn’t really seem like his style. I like my Superman fantastical and somewhat campy, not dark and realistic. Then again, maybe Warner Brothers just want to have his name associated with it, to give fans some confidence in the project. What do you think? Is Christopher Nolan’s involvement in a new Superman movie a good thing? How would you like to see this franchise rebooted?