I’m not sure Nolan is the right person to “godfather” the upcoming Superman movie. (And that’s wholly apart from my concerns about Zack Snyder as director.) I got into a big Twitter debate with the perceptive and clever @Cinemagical about this today, and here was the summary of my argument:
I think Superman is actually a great hero for our generation. I think if the movie was played in a Helplessness Blues vibe, it could be perfect. But I don’t know if Nolan can separate himself from his success on the left to accomplish the kind of story that the right deserves. And I have no confidence whatsoever in Zack Snyder to do so.