Christopher Nolan, the Godfather of DC’s movie universe, has officially signed on to executive produce Batman & Superman. That’s right, the guy who once swore that he’d never be part of a full superhero universe has finally brought himself into the fold. I’m sure the good folks at Warner Brothers had to pay a pretty penny for Nolan’s assistance, in golden League of Shadows printed doubloons, no doubt.
Here’s the full breakdown from the press release:
The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.
Thomas offered, “Whilst our ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction. His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.”
If Batman & Superman is a success, and there’s no chance that it won’t be, I wonder if Nolan would ever consider returning to the DC universe for another silver screen adventure. He exhausted the Batman mythos (bypassing a gallery of classic villains for the shittier in The Dark Knight Rises), but perhaps he’d take a shot at a hero with more mystical leanings… Doctor Fate?