Yesterday, the Marvel vs. DC debate flared up again when The Guardian reported that Christopher Nolan told Warner Bros., when they requested a comedic post-credits sequence for “Man Of Steel,” the following: “A real movie wouldn’t do that.” Zing. But in less than 24 hours, Nolan himself is clearing the air and claiming those words did not come from this mouth.
In a statement to Buzzfeed, the director stated succinctly: “I would never say someone else’s film isn’t ‘a real film.’ The quote is inaccurate.” And that’s all there is. There’s no word from The Guardian on whether they’re sticking by their quote, and Nolan sidesteps the other issue of “Man Of Steel,” the proposed comedy coda, and his feelings on the matter. And it’s likely that Nolan won’t say any more. The Guardian issued the following clarification earlier today: “Subsequent to publication, Nolan disputed the quote attributed to him by Snyder. According to Nolan, he had told Snyder, We shouldn’t be chasing other movies, but stay true to the tone of ‘Man of Steel.’”
So let’s focus on “Interstellar” then, shall we? As of last night, provided you live near a theater with a working film projector, you’re now able to galavant across the cosmos with Christopher Nolan’s latest epic. It’ll take a few more days to see whether Paramount’s big gamble paid off, but the studio hasn’t stopped selling the movie to the mainstream public, dropping a new clip on “The Tonight Show” Monday night.
Running just over 30 seconds, the new clip (via Comic Book Movie) features Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey in a dirty conference room and is essentially incomprehensible out of context, no doubt the way Nolan prefers it. Outside of the breathless circles of the online film community – speaking of which, read our review here – it’s still a mystery just how well Nolan’s latest epic will play to mainstream audiences. Will the promise of movie stars in space be enough to entice audiences in the very important first weekend? Or will the film prove to be too hard a sell?
Either way, if you’re reading this then you’re likely planning on seeing the film anyway so why not watch it they way it was meant to be seen: on 70mm IMAX. One place you can catch it in the big format is at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, TX. Watch a time lapse (via Movie City News) of the museum’s projectionist assembling the 70mm print of Nolan’s film below, along with the clip from the film. “Interstellar” is in select theaters now and will open wide this Friday. —Additional reporting by Kevin Jagernauth