Talks of a new Superman movie have been rife for the last couple of years. After the fairly lackluster showing of Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, talk of rebooting Superman is gaining more traction in Hollywood.
And since a successful reboot is very important at this stage, it was mentioned that Christopher Nolan, who helmed and reinvigorated the Batman franchise with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, will be spearheading the Supes reboot because of his experience.
Nolan, in an interview, said that his involvement in the Superman reboot came about because of an “impasse” that has happened while talking about the third Batman film. Writer David Goyer brought out an idea (which he didn’t mention) for Superman that Nolan immediately loved.
There is speculation that the new Superman movie, will be like that of the new Batman movie, in that Superman will be the only superhero in his world, so any speculations about a crossover between the two is already out of the question.
Speaking of Batman, Nolan also said that the impasse he mentioned has already been fixed. He and Goyer are now moving forward with the third film, though he is still mum about who the next villain will be. He did say that they want to finish their story as opposed to blowing it up infinitely and expanding the story they’ve created.
I’m betting on Catwoman.