He returned the once shunned “Batman” franchise to its rightful place at the top of the superhero film chain, now Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan will try the same with the “Superman” franchise, albeit less involved.
According to the site, the studio plans to essentially reboot the franchise and have enlisted Nolan’s help to ‘mentor’ the film’s development and production. Nolan is highly unlikely to direct but would likely take on a major producer role while a more unknown but emerging promising talent to take the director’s chair.
Despite being a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures co-production like 2006’s “Superman Returns”, the film will NOT be a continuation of that modestly-received feature which suffered budgetary overruns and so-so box-office. The project is still very much in the earliest of developmental stages so its tone and content are as yet unknown.