Team Nolan hands off Superman to Snyder

After that big Batman update I just posted, it’s obvious that Christopher Nolan is gearing up to devote his imagination and mind to Gotham City. So what about his collaboration with director Zack Snyder on the new Superman movie he’s co-producing?

Nolan’s wife and producing partner, Emma Thomas, told HitFix a bit about how the work is being divided up:

Thomas said Nolan is so single minded when making a picture it’s hard to get him to work on anything else. And she made it clear that in the case of “Superman,” Nolan and David Goyer just had an idea they couldn’t believe wasn’t being explored by Warner Bros. And with Zack Snyder now on board as director, Nolan will be busy making “The Dark Knight Rises” and “we are handing it off to him.” So, take note anyone out there thinking this will be a strange Nolan/Snyder partnership. Thomas reiterated that they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it’s now Snyder’s picture.

So there you go. Nolan helped Goyer get the screenplay to where they needed it to be, and now director Snyder will take it the rest of the way.

This was somehow widely reported as “Nolan is off Superman!” by lots of sites. What’s up with all of the reactionary half-truths being blasted all over the Internet as facts these days? Did people seriously think Nolan was going to be on Snyder’s set every day, holding Snyder’s hand and telling him how and where to point the camera? Come on, people. Don’t create controversy out of people simply doing their respective jobs.

Anyway, that’s the latest. I’m so excited about this movie I can’t stand it. And if anyone important happens to be listening, JON HAMM FOR SUPERMAN!