Christopher Nolan Initially Argued Against Spoiler In Batman V Superman

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Warning: This article contains major Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers. If you have not seen the film yet, do not proceed any further.

Say what you like about Batman v. Superman's pacing and editing, but at least director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio brought a refreshingly serious tone to the often joke-filled genre and made some bold storytelling choices. The most significant of these bold decisions was killing off Superman, which is something executive producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) wasn't initially on board with.

“It was pretty early, and Nolan and I had long conversation about it, a really great, sort of philosophical conversation about it,” Snyder told Collider. “He was really cool because he played an amazing devil’s advocate about why not to do it, and then in the end was like, ‘No you’re right, it’s better to do it.’” 

No matter what, Snyder's goal was to get Superman out of the way, so that Batman could have the sole responsibility of assembling the Justice League in the upcoming film. Though, he did toy with an alternate solution to getting rid of the Man of Steel.

“We had a version that we talked about where [Superman] just—this isn’t it, but where he got frozen and shot into space or something, so he’s kinda gone,” he explained. “ Because one of the big things I wanted to make sure of was that as we went into Justice League, Bruce Wayne was the one who was gathering the Justice League. I thought it was really important to have Bruce Wayne be the samurai who goes and finds the other samurai, that to me was important. And with Superman around it’s kinda hard, because Superman’s Superman so it’s kinda hard for Bruce to be like, ‘Yeah I wanna put a Justice League together’. It’s like, ‘Okay, but maybe Superman should be doing that. You’re just a guy. You’re a cool guy, don’t get me wrong, but you’re just a guy.’” 

Listen to Snyder's comments in the video below.

 

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    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 20 Months

    Love Nolan, TDK and Begins are two of the best comic book movies ever made, Rises of course isn't, no where close, but love the guy.

    Hope WB puts him on something else in the future in the DCEU or even Sandman or something.

  1. Nolan Batman movies were great detective thrillers but were never near a comic book movie. His batman was not the batman just a very ritch and smart man that fought 3 times as armored guy with batman pseudonym in his entire life. 

  2. I like Nolan as a director but he's never made a 'Batman' movie. Just three movies about a rich guy who's a wannabe ninja.

  3. He should've kept arguing and stood his ground. It's like he just told Snyder "do whatever you want" and gave up

    • CB139287
    • 1 Posts in 3 Months

    Affleck best Batman ever, I did have my doubts but he was just a badass who actually killed dudes taking names, and that armor suit? Badass

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