The world is on bat-tenterhooks in anticipation of Christopher Nolan‘s sequel to The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises. So it only makes sense that Warner Bros would want to capitalize on that anticipation by ensuring that the Batman brand doesn’t get watered down with a bunch of sub-par sequels and remake– what’s that? They’re doing the exact opposite of that? Oh, right:
“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman. Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”
That was WB chief Jeff Robinov, in case you want a name to put to the horrible idea. Apparently, the idea is for the “new” Batman to take part in WB’s Justice League movie (along with Henry Cavill as Superman, possibly Ryan Reynolds at Green Lantern, and whoever ends up playing Wonder Woman and The Flash), since it’s a sure bet that Christian Bale won’t be involved in that nonsense.
It’s also surprising that Nolan is evidently going to be involved with this reboot, despite the fact that it threatens to turn ‘Batman’ movies into total non-events (how excited are you for the next James Bond movie?). My guess is that he’ll be able to turn whatever weird ideas he has in his head into movies he wants as a result of this partnership. (via The Playlist)