After the success of The Dark Knight films, Christopher Nolan came aboard the Superman project as “godfather”. After coming up with a story with Dark Knight scribe David Goyer, his first task was to hire a director capable of handling the epicness of a Superman film now titled Man of Steel. Up for the job was Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen).
One thing that I did notice since the start of production is the length. The film started production in the summer of 2011. Originally the film was suppose to come out in the Christmas of 2012 as part of a one, two punch from WB/DC with the first punch coming from The Dark Knight Rises. Man of Steel is now set to be released this summer so that would make it a full two years of production time for this film.
Christopher Nolan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the long process of making the film. “In my honest appraisal, taking on Superman and creating that world is far more difficult than creating the world of the Dark Knight. He has a lot of finishing to do on the movie — it has a very long postproduction schedule because, unlike Batman, Superman flies.
He also added: “I actually feel guilty talking about it because I’m sitting here having nothing to do to it. I try to be as supportive as I can, and I’m just amazed by what he is doing. It’s not something I would know how to do.”
When speaking about his choice for director, he had this to say: “Zack was the perfect man to take this on. He is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world — whether it’s a very stylized world, like 300, or something that’s more challenging, more varied, like he did with Watchmen.”
The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe star. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14, 2013.
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