Christopher Nolan Is No Longer Involved With The Man Of Steel (Updated)

Its seems that Christopher Nolan will be leaving Man Of Steel in the hands of Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. to put his full focus on The Dark Knight Rises. But will the movie go down hill without Nolan's influence.

While some fans might be worried about the future of the new attempt at rebooting Superman, fans can rest assure that now that Nolan is putting his full time and effort into The Dark Knight Rises, it will be a great film. But even though Nolan is no longer involved with the film, Hans Zimmer who usually works with Nolan on his projects, is still set to compose the score for Superman. Zimmer is a fantastic choice, but this might mean we won't here the original classic theme by John Williams from the 70's in the Man of Steel.
Hitfix interviewed Nolan's wife, Emma Thomas, on the subject. Here's Hitfix writer Gregory Ellwood's explanation on Nolan's departure:

Thomas said Nolan is so single minded when making a picture it’s hard to get him to work on anything else. And she made it clear that in the case of “Superman,” Nolan and David Goyer just had an idea they couldn’t believe wasn’t being explored by Warner Bros. And with Zack Snyder now on board as director, Nolan will be busy making “The Dark Knight Rises” and “we are handing it off to him.” So, take note anyone out there thinking this will be a strange Nolan/Snyder partnership. Thomas reiterated that they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it’s now Snyder’s picture.

Now don't just give up on the Man of Steel, they still have all of their whole cast to assemble and Zack Snyder is still at the helm of it all. Christopher Nolan did help with the beginning of the project, so hopefully we will see some of his past ideas on the big screen. But Nolan is THE Batman director, and I don't mind whatever he has to do to continue making good Dark Knight films.

What are your thoughts on Nolan's departure?