Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy may not be part of DC’s Extended Universe, but it certainly has a connection to its origin.
When The Man of Steel, Henry Cavill‘s first Superman movie, was released, many people were sure that he would meet Christian Bale’s Batman. Of course, that ended up not happening, but the relationship exists.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter David S. Goyer, responsible for both the Superman script and the third in Nolan’s trilogy, said that the director helped him during a moment of creative block.
The duo decided to take a week off to clear up ideas and find solutions for the story of Bane and Talia Al Ghul, and from there, a new script was born.
“What happened during that week is I ended up rereading the first few years of Action Comics and writing down a two-pager for a Superman movie. So when we came back, Chris said, “Well, have any ideas?” And I said, “I’ve got this Superman movie that has nothing to do with The Dark Knight Rises.” That’s how Man of Steel happened. We ended up pitching it to Warner Bros. and getting that going,” he revealed.