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Check Christopher Nolan's shirt -- it probably has a big red "S" on it.

Nolan, known for his reboot of the Batman series with 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight,' has been enlisted by Warner Bros. to mentor the development of a new Superman movie, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Further details on Nolan's involvement with the project have yet to be revealed. However, the report indicates that it won't be a sequel to 2006's disappointing 'Superman Returns,' which grossed $200 million, domestically, with a budget of $270 million. Instead, it will be a completely new franchise.

Will Nolan direct the film? The report seems to think no, especially since Nolan already has his hands full with the third edition of his 'Batman' franchise. Check Christopher Nolan's shirt -- it probably has a big red "S" on it.

Nolan, known for his reboot of the Batman series with 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight,' has been enlisted by Warner Bros. to mentor the development of a new Superman movie, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Further details on Nolan's involvement with the project have yet to be revealed. However, the report indicates that it won't be a sequel to 2006's disappointing 'Superman Returns,' which grossed $200 million, domestically, with a budget of $270 million. Instead, it will be a completely new franchise.

Will Nolan direct the film? The report seems to think no, especially since Nolan already has his hands full with the third edition of his 'Batman' franchise.

In the meantime, Nolan's 'Inception,' which he wrote, directed and produced, hits theaters on July 16 with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead.

Nolan's vision of Batman was in keeping with Frank Miller's iconic 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' graphic novel series, in which the caped crusader was a dark, troubled figure whose inner demons are just as vexing as the baddies he faces. Nolan's 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' explored these themes and under Nolan's direction in 'Dark Knight,' the late Heath Ledger turned in an Oscar-winning performance as The Joker.

Historically, Superman has not had such a dark side, but we see a few themes here that could be Nolan-ized. Superman is an orphan and alien on Earth -- he's the lone survivor of the planet Krypton -- and perhaps the isolation he feels here could be explored.