Why does it seem that Christopher Nolan is the new God of making films? Probably because he is.
This man gave us a decent Batman trilogy; something that hasn’t been done before. Christian Bale besides being a massive dick head actually managed to make me like him in this role with his voice sounding like he was gargling marbles. It suited him.
The antagonists of the films were all really strong, I’ve always said a film will never be good unless the bad guy is someone equally as well known as the good guy. The first film we had Liam Neeson, the second Heath Ledger (the hype was also helped due to his death) and the third Tom Hardy. Each film was incredibly well done (though I’m sure some would argue) and I wondered what’d be next for Nolan as he’s said he doesn’t want to make any more Batman films.
I shudder to think what the next Batman film will be like but at least we can go back and watch the ones that were great.
Nolan is now turning his head towards Superman, a reboot. Don’t you just love reboots? Our 2006 offering of Superman Returns really did fail to impress me; while I liked Kevin Spacey as Luthor I wasn’t after a film where he was some zany bad guy and Brandon Routh had as much charisma as a toothbrush.
Now it looks like we’re getting something that’s just… epic.
While he’s not directing it, he’s still written it and producing it as the directing duties are going to Zack Snyder the man who gave us 300. Henry Cavill who I know for a fact is a great actor is leading the cast as Superman. The antagonist played by the brilliant Michael Shannon as General Zod who I’ve seen in a plethora of films but never really took notice until I watched Boardwalk Empire. With other actors such as Russell Crowe (wtf?!), Kevin Costner and Laurence Fishburne involved as well as the new trailer I can tell we’re finally going to get the Superman film we all deserve.
2013 is going to be a great year for films with Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Hunger Games 2, Fast and Furious 6, The Hobbit, Wolverine and even a new Mad Max film I’m seriously hoping the world doesn’t end in 9 days.