Following news yesterday that Henry Cavill had been chosen to play Clark Kent/Superman in the Superman reboot producer Christopher Nolan was questioned on the casting at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where he was honored with the festival’s Modern Master Award.
Nolan said he thinks Henry Cavill is going to be “amazing” in the role (probably why they hired him) and made clear Zack Snyder will be in charge while he directs The Dark Knight Rises.
You can watch the video below from HitFix (wait for the surprise question at the end):
When asked about The Dark Knight Rises being his final Batman movie Nolan said:
“I think really it was about finishing the story. For me it’s about…knowing where I want to go with the thing and I think with Batman the story we’re going to tell is Bruce Wayne’s story. So, that’s what gets me excited about getting back into something,” Nolan says. “The sequel thing is rather interesting because there is a lot of comfort in the familiarity of it, but there is also a challenge of reinventing it for yourself as well as the audience. You just can’t do the same things again. But once you start thinking about Bruce Wayne’s story you want to see where that goes.”
The Dark Knight Rises will begin filming in May for a July 2012 release with Christian Bale returning as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. No confirmed shooting start for Superman yet, although we can expect the villain and Lois Lane (if she is in) to be cast next.