Christopher Nolan to Reboot Superman

It looks like the man of steel is going to be taking some tips from his old pal Bruce Wayne.

Christopher Nolan, the director of Batman Begins and the highly-acclaimed box-office smash sequel, The Dark Knight, is slated to produce the next Superman film. Nolan’s Superman will be a complete reboot of 2006’s Superman Returns, which received mixed reviews from fans of the superhero legend.

Nolan is confident that his adaption will be a success. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nolan expressed his excitement regarding the film-making process, saying, “It’s very exciting, we have a fantastic story… we feel we can do it right. We know the milieu, if you will, we know the genre and how to get it done right.”

With regards to how he and David Goyer (a collaborator on the new Batman movie) will handle the stoy, Nolan said he aims to do something different from what’s been seen before. “A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do… We’re trying to find an incredible story in a way that audiences can engage with it the way they engage with contemporary action films. I think David’s approach is a very good way of doing just that.”

Looking at the popularity of Nolan’s Batman films, it seems that Superman may have found a way to beat its recent Hollywood Kryptonite.