Christopher Nolan Becomes Leader of Superman Mentorship Program

February 9, 2010

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Ever since Bryan Singer's Superman Returns didn't create the kind of Superman-as-a-2006-Halloween-costume buzz they wanted it to, Warner Bros. has been sitting on their hands not knowing what to do with the franchise. Let Bryan Singer make a mediocre sequel? Start it over again? Just let it sit in the closet with your cargo pants and rock tumbler?

At last, they've come to a decision: pass it off on someone else and ask, "Hey, can you maybe do something with this?"

Deadline Hollywood is reporting Christopher Nolan, the man who rescued Batman from the Pee Wee's Playhouse-level camp, has been asked to join the project in a "godfather" role. What does that mean, aside from Nolan probably doing at least one Brando impression? I have no idea. But at least now no one can claim Warner Bros. isn't doing anything with one of their most valuable characters. They're totally moving forward! Look, they just created a fictional "godfather" position and assigned someone to that! A finished film can't be far behind.

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