Conceived by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and writer David S Goyer, and put into production with Zack Snyder and Goyer, producer Charles Roven, who worked on both the Dark Knight ‘trilogy’ and Man Of Steel is in a unique position to compare how the two heavyweight creators stack up.
“In terms of how different they are, I think that on an intellectual level, I think it’s really funny because they actually meet in a really great place,” said Roven, speaking exclusively to SciFiNow.
“Chris and Zack, they have a lot in common in terms of those kind of things that they think about, even though Chris is much more proper English, in terms of what you get when you get when you talk to him and his exterior working vibe, whereas Zack is kinda of like much more of a grunge guy.
“He speaks in a lot of ‘awesome’ and ‘cool’ and ‘way cool’ and stuff like that, but when you get into a really one-on-one conversation with him or a conversation with a group of people, he has some very deep intellectual thoughts – so in that they’re very much the say.
“Even though they’re both writers, Chris is a guy that really takes the pages of the scripts that he works on and visualises and turns that blueprint, if you will, into his vision when he’s shooting. Zack actually storyboards every shot in the film, he’s an artist that makes sure whatever’s on the page he needs to translate from his mind’s eye onto a piece of paper, and even if he gives that to a second storyboard artist to actually do more work on it, he will have absolutely given a working visual blueprint of the movie and every single shot he wants to do. It’s a pretty amazing thing.
“On that note they’re quite different.”
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