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Christopher Nolan Found It Hard Stepping Away From Batman Says Zack Snyder

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:00


It's learned that Zack Snyder asked for Christopher Nolan's blessing to do a new Batman movie starring Ben Affleck.

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Snyder recalls a conversation he had with Nolan.

"You tell me if you don’t want me to do it,” Snyder told Nolan.

"After a silence, Nolan said, ‘Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them].'”

Snyder then told Empire Magazine he thought Nolan "found it a little bit hard [to step away from Batman]."

"I would feel the same way," Snyder said.

While Christopher Nolan was involved with Man of Steel (pictured above), Nolan doesn't seem to be involved with Batman Vs. Superman or any of the Justice League movies as Nolan is not listed as an executive producer.

Christian Bale pretty much felt the same way as Nolan, as Bale said when it finally sunk in he wasn't playing Batman for a fourth film, he "stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.


Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.