Christopher Nolan is refuting a quote attributed to him in a new in-depth profile in The Guardian.
According to EW, the filmmaker has released the following statement in response to story and the traction the reputed quote has gained: “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film.’ The quote is inaccurate.”
The source of the original quote, The Guardian has also updated their story with the following footnote, implying Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was the source of the quote in question: The Guardian's footnote reads: "Subsequent to publication, Nolan disputed the quote attributed to him by Snyder. According to Nolan, he had told Snyder, 'We shouldn’t be chasing other movies, but stay true to the tone of Man of Steel.'"
The original story remains unchanged except for the footnote.
Original story: You’d be hard-pressed to find a producer-director with more auteur-like clout than Christopher Nolan right now, and on the eve the opening of his sci-fi epic Interstellar, comic book movie fans learned why there was no Marvel-style mid or post-credit teaser scene in 2013’s Man of Steel – Nolan wouldn’t allow it.
According to a new in-depth profile in The Guardian, when Warner Bros. asked if director Zack Snyder would add a “comedy coda ending, in the style of Marvel,” a reply came back from Nolan, Man of Steel’s executive producer - “A real movie wouldn’t do that.”
Of course it’ll be fascinating to watch who wins that battle in 2016 when Batman V Superman; Dawn of Justice – also executive produced by Nolan – opens. Not only will Suicide Squad (which could likely use all the lead-in it can get) open four months later, Dawn of Justice is clearly the vehicle setting up the entire DC Cinematic Universe through 2020 and beyond, including a two-part Justice League, yet-announced Superman and Batman solo outings, and solo films for each of the other five members of the seven hero league, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg.
Comic book movie fans have come to not only love but expect the conceit (which is why Sony and Fox have adopted the practice for Spider-Man and X-Men films) and Nolan, Snyder and co. will have to decide whether leaving fans undoubtedly disappointed outweighs their artistic/storytelling preferences.