Zack Snyder Asked Christopher Nolan’s Permission To Do Batman


Zack Snyder asked permission from the man who rescued Batman from movie purgatory

In just under 2 months, we’ll get to see Zack Snyder’s vision of Batman in Batman v Superman. But of course, it wasn’t all that long ago that Christopher Nolan had brought Batman back from the cinematic graveyard and made superhero movies viable once again with his Dark Knight trilogy. Nolan’s Batman is arguably the most popular to date, and Zack Snyder sought Nolan’s blessing to do Batman before he got started filming.

According to Zack Snyder, Nolan’s response was “Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them]”. Snyder said he thinks Nolan found it a little bit hard and that he would feel the same way.

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Is it just me, or does that sound like the most passive aggressive “blessing” ever? Granted, Nolan didn’t tell Snyder outright he doesn’t want him doing it, but his response reads much more along the lines of “I have no say in the matter, do what you want”, rather than ‘awesome dude, I think you’ll do a fantastic job!” Hell, I was under the impression Nolan was heavily involved with this, but that apparently changed when Geoff Johns was brought on as a producer.

I don’t think Nolan is necessary to make a great Batman film, but he had one hell of a trilogy featuring the Dark Knight, it might have served them well to keep him on as a consultant. But then again, Nolan also had a lot of problems with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, so maybe they were just looking to get rid of him anyways. Was that a mistake? We’ll find out in just under two months when Batman v Superman opens in theaters.