Nolan Talks MAN OF STEEL; Disney Deals with Netflix

In an interview with The Playlist, Christopher Nolan — director and producer of next year's — talked about the upcoming Superman film, comparing it a bit with his Batman trilogy.

"Superman is a completely different character than Batman," Nolan said in the piece. "So you can't in anyway use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience. Zack has built on that and I think it's incredible what he's putting together."

Nolan also spoke to how the scope of aims to match the character.

"Superman is the biggest comic book character of them all and he needs the biggest possible movie version which is what Zack's doing. It's really something."

While Nolan declined to any comment possible involvement in DC Comics adaptations beyond — including the planned film — he did address the unconventional ending of this past summer's , which the interviewer deemed "radical."

"Radical? Hmm, yes, perhaps for the comic book fans it was," Nolan said. "But I think it was appropriate ending for the story we set out to tell."


The latest Disney deal could directly affect what goes on in your living room — a few years from now, at least.

Variety reports that Disney has a new exclusive deal with Netflix, making it the "exclusive U.S. subscription TV service" for Disney's first-run films, including Marvel Studios and Pixar; effective 2016. Disney's direct-to-video releases will be on Netflix earlier, starting next year, and older titles might be on the service sooner than that.

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