With Will Beall's Justice League script thrown out, things haven't been looking to bright for DC's greatest heroes teaming up on the big screen. Warner Bros. were holding off committing to Justice League until they see how Man of Steel does in the box office, but with all the early buzz the Superman film has received, it looks like Warner Bros. are already looking to move forward once more. So what's their plan? Bring back Christian Bale to reprise his role of Batman, and get Christopher Nolan involved.
I mean, it makes sense doesn't it? Sure, the Avengers passed the $1 billion mark, but so has Christopher Nolan's last two Batman films, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. That's why, according to Latino Review, Nolan will be producing the Justice League movie. He's already producing Man of Steel, and also, attaching Nolan's name on any film will automatically grab people's attention. Having him as producer is a smart move.
But Nolan won't just produce the superhero teamup movie. According to LR's article, he'll also be overseeing all of the DC Comics flicks. Basically, Nolan will be Warner Bros. equivalent to Disney's Joss Whedon.
And sure, Nolan ended his Batman trilogy with Bruce retiring the cowl and handing it down to John Blake, but he can simply return from retirement, right? It's happened in the comics, so it wouldn't be any surprise if he returned in the movie. Plus, Bale sought interest in reprising the role of Bruce Wayne again (via Empire Magazine):
"My understand is that [The Dark Knight Rises] is the last one. I think it's appropriate, I think it's going out at the right time. But… if Chris came to me with a script and said 'You know what? There is another story' then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work."
Sure, this news may be a stretch, but LR is amazing in pulling these kind of scoops. They were the first to report Heath Ledger to be playing the Joker, and they've been leaking accurate information for years even before that. Still, while news of Bale and Nolan returning to the DC Universe and its movies, we should still take this with a grain of salt and label it a rumor until it's officially announced by Warner Bros.
But in the meantime, what do you guys think about Christian Bale returning as the Batman? What about Christopher Nolan producing and overseeing the rest of the DC films?
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