In the new Chris Nolan centric Empire Magazine, the Inception director talks a little about the Superman reboot he is spearheading at Warner Bros that is being scripted by David Goyer and his brother Jonathan Nolan. Specifically, he reveals how he and Goyer came up the concept for the new movie and how the character will work in today's world;
"...What it is, while David Goyer and myself were putting together the story for another Batman film a few years ago, you know thrashing out where we might move on from The Dark Knight, we got stuck. We were just sitting there idly chatting and he said 'by the way, I think I know how you approach Superman'.. and he told me his take on it. I thought it was really tremendous. It was the first time Ive been able to conceive of how youd address Superman in a modern context I thought it was a really exciting idea. What you have to remember about Batman and Superman is that what makes them the best superhero characters there are, the most beloved after all this time, is the essence of who they were when they were created, when they were first developed. You cant move too far away from that."Okay, so we knew that they came up with the revelation for Superman's story while working on Batman, that's old news but the "modern context" comment definitely has us thinking. It's encouraging that Nolan thinks the characters should stay true to their roots but we wonder if this means we will see the Superman baby take leave of Krypton again, though the complex lawsuit that blocks WB from naming Superman's home planet might make this difficult. WB don't own the Superman origin story anymore, so Team Nolan won't be able to tell that specific story. Action Comics No. 1 - The first ever image of Superman in comics, in his first appearance. Nevertheless, we can't wait to see what they will do with Superman and we can't imagine a dark, gritty take a la The Dark Knight, because Superman's world, especially in those first issues are full of colour and hope. The article in Empire doesn't give us a lot, but it's something, and the more Nolan talks about it, the more excited we get.