Christopher Nolan Taking Over Justice League, And Bringing Bale Back As Batman?

By Katey Rich 2013-03-03 20:00:31discussion comments
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We've gotten really worried about the Justice League movie lately, with news that Warner Bros. had thrown out Will Beall's script for the film, and a lot of us worried the movie-- like George Miller's attempt years ago-- would fall apart entirely. But of course, Justice League carries enormous potential for the studio, their version of the massively successful The Avengers, and they're not going to give up that fast. Especially if they've got an ace up their sleeve to make it happen with aplomb.

Who's that ace? Christopher Nolan, of course. No, he hasn't been involved in any Justice League plans so far, stating over and over that his role as producer on this summer's Superman effort Man of Steel will be his last effort in superhero stories, and he's completely done with Batman. But according to Latino Review, the scrapping of Will Beall's script is a sign that has changed… and "Chris Nolan has completely taken over the DC Universe at Warner Bros."

Nolan's hand guiding the future of DC Comics stories is exactly what fans have been rooting for this whole time, but that's not all: Latino Review's sources tell them that Nolan is shaping Justice League as a team-up between Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and Christian Bale, reprising his role as Batman. As Latino Review's El Mayimbe puts it, Superman will arrive and find Bruce Wayne somewhere in his peaceful retirement, tell him he's putting a team together, and get all the new action started.

Do we know if any of this will happen? Of course not-- not only is this a rumor, albeit one from a site with a strong track record for getting it right, but this is all talk happening before the June 14 release of Man of Steel, whose success will completely determine the future of DC movies. Remember, it wasn't so long ago that Superman Returns was supposed to mark a whole new Superman franchise and spinoffs, and we all moved on from that pretty quickly. But word on Man of Steel is also strong, so if that film turns into a hit, the return of Nolan and Bale's Batman might be much, much more possible than you ever thought.
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