Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy was highly praised upon its release, and is often hailed as the greatest achievement in big screen comic book adaptations. Someone who clearly agreed with this statement was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, who has admitted that he asked for Nolan’s permission to use the character in the upcoming movie.
“You tell me if you don’t want me to do it,” Snyder told Nolan, as recalled by the director in an interview with Empire. According to Snyder, there was a pause of silence before Nolan responded with, “Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them].”
“I think he found it a little bit hard,” Snyder admits. “I would feel the same way.”
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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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, EzraMiller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Martha Wayne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Thomas Wayne and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.