Zack Snyder Asked For Blessing On Batman From Christopher Nolan


Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy was one of the best received trilogies in recent generations of any movie franchise, not just super heroes.

When the world found out Zack Snyder would not only be taking the helm on cinematic Batman going forward but also recasting and rebooting the character on the big screen, reactions were mixed. It was a big deal.

So, before putting a new Batman on the silver screen just four years after Nolan's Batman caped up for the last time, Snyder went to Nolan for permission.

"You tell me if you don't want me to do it," Snyder told Nolan to which, according to Snyder's account, Nolan responded, "Well, we don't own these characters. When you're done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them]."

"I think he found it a little bit hard," Snyder admits to Empire. "I would feel the same way."

The last time Batman was seen on screen, Christian Bale's portrayal of the character was retired and living in Italy. The new Batman, soon to be portrayed by Ben Affleck, will be a seasoned vigilante looking to go head to head with Superman.

"In a lot of ways Batman v. Superman is a very personal concept," Snyder insists. "It is just two people trying to understand each other's point of view."

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.