As “Interstellar” hits cinemas today, a second hand quote from filmmaker Chris Nolan is turning attention away from his sci-fi epic and towards something trivial.
A lengthy profile on the filmmaker in The Guardian includes quotes from director Zack Snyder. Snyder helmed “Man of Steel” which Nolan helped tweak in the initial stages. Credited as a producer on the film, Nolan was very much hands off the project aside from offering advice to Snyder.
One such piece of advice was in regards to the possibility of a post-credits stinger. Warners apparently wanted Snyder to add a Marvel-esque “comedy coda” at the end of the Superman film. Nolan told him not to bother, but it’s the wording he used that has caused a stir.
Initially the article claims he said “a real movie wouldn’t do that,” a flippant phrase which some extreme Marvel fans have taken as a diss. However, Nolan himself has since quickly dismissed the Guardian’s quote. He tells Buzzfeed: “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film’. The quote is inaccurate.”
The British paper then updated its article to include what Nolan says he told Snyder which was: “We shouldn’t be chasing other movies, but stay true to the tone of Man of Steel.” To be fair as well, considering the rampant carnage and destruction left at the end of “Man of Steel,” it’s no shock that a ‘comedy coda’ would feel out of place.
Nolan himself has already indicated that he’s not involved with Warners’ plans for its DC Cinematic Universe.