Batman – The Dark Knight director is to turn his hand to The Man Of Steel

Warner Brothers were so happy with the work that Christopher Nolan did on the Batman franchise that they’ve asked him to work on their other major superhero franchise SUPERMAN. According to Deadline Hollywood, insiders at Warner revealed that Nolan will play a “godfather” role and mentor the new Superman movie, which is planned as a complete reboot, rather than a sequel to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.

Nolan is one of the most respected directors at Warner, not only did he direct The Dark Knight, one of their most profitable movies ever, he also gave them first refusal on his latest film ‘Inception’ before other studios got word of it.

He’s also finally started work on a third Batman installment. His brother and co-writer Jonah Nolan and David Goyer are currently writing a script. Goyer gave up writing his TV show ‘Flashforward’ to begin the third Batman script.

Nolan might be forced to give Superman preference over his Batman sequel. Warner Brothers only have until 2013 to fully use the rights to Superman before they revert to the estates of creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster.