Christopher Nolan has praised director Zack Snyder and writer David Goyer for the way they have reinterpreted Superman in movie reboot Man Of Steel.
The director of The Dark Knight Rises - who has been working as a producer on Man Of Steel - told The Playlist that fans had a treat to look forward to.
"David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience. Zack has built on that and I think it's incredible what he's putting together.
"He's got a lot of finishing to do on that. Superman is the biggest comic book character of them all and he needs the biggest possible movie version which is what Zack's doing. It's really something."
But he insisted that they had not simply tried to repeat the treatment he had given his successful Batman trilogy.
"It's very much Zack's film and I think people are going to love what he's done. I think it's really remarkable to take on that character. Superman is a completely different character than Batman, so you can't in any way use the same template."
Meanwhile Russell Crowe has told MTV that playing Superman's father Jor-El was an offer he couldn't refuse.
"It afforded me a wonderful opportunity to put a specific thing in the minds of 14-year-old boys," he explained. "And that is that the bravest thing you can do, the most important thing you can ever do, is love."
A new poster for Man Of Steel was revealed earlier in the week.