Most fans and critics alike would agree that Christopher Nolan redefined what a superhero movie could and maybe should be with his epic The Dark Knight trilogy. He also helped bring Man of Steel to the big screen, serving as a writer and producer. While the Superman reboot helped launch Warner Bros. and DC's new Cinematic Universe, don't expect to see him or his brother Jonathan Nolan, who helped penned the screenplays for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight, back to continue their work on the two-part Justice League movie or its standalone and spinoff movies.
Do you think this is a good or bad thing for Warner Bros. and DC? Christopher Nolan does have an executive producer credit on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he is not actively involved with the film on a creative level. And in February, when Warner and DC issued their official press release confirming Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Christopher Nolan's name was suspiciously absent.Read More
Jonathan Nolan, little brother of Christopher Nolan and co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises, might just make his directorial debut with Justice League, which is being set-up with a proposed 2015 release date. No director has been announced yet, but Jonathan seems like a likely candidate, especially since Christopher is rumored to be a producer and creative consultant. None of this will be confirmed or denied until the release of Man of Steel, which holds the fate of Justice League in its hands.
The writer/producer than revealed which characters he never thought could exist in the Nolan universe version of the DC Comics world. He also explained the Robin gag at the end of The Dark Knight Rises."Clayface or, indeed, The Penguin. Part of what's compelling about Chris's take is the naturalism of it and I think that's one of the things I loved about the Frank Miller comic books was that they were sort of urban, gritty vigilante stories first and foremost. So everything had to stick within that universe. It's hard to imagine [in these movies] any of the rogue's gallery characters who have sort of a more supernatural or science-fiction bent to them. And I think that's one of the aspects of Batman which are fascinating: in 70 years, the character has been sort of fully laundered. Because of writers and artists having every month coming up with a different story to tell with this character, there are often different genre aspects to it. You have your science-fictions, you've had fantasy elements along the way, horror, camp comedy... I mean there are so many different versions.Read More
Acclaimed action thriller Person of Interest (Thursdays 9/8c CBS), the new television series from creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, made its New York Comic Con debut with an exclusive screening today at NYCC 2011.
Warner Bros. Television presented a special advance screening of the Judgment episode of the series, five days before its telecast on Thursday, October 20. The screening featured an introduction by series star Michael Emerson that was shot specifically for the NYCC audience on the show's location in New York City this week. Check out this exclusive video introduction below.Read More
Fans of acclaimed action thriller Person of Interest (Thursdays 9/8c CBS) - the new hit television series from creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, The Prestige, Memento) and J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Super 8, the upcoming Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) - can see it on the big screen this weekend as the show makes its New York Comic Con debut with a screening at NYCC 2011.
Warner Bros. Television will present a special screening of an episode of the series on Saturday, October 15, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater.Read More