Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Warners Rebooting Batman Again?

Warners Rebooting Batman Again?
With Chris Nolan overseeing...

Source: LA Times

Warners Rebooting Batman Again?

Despite the setbacks it faced the last time Warner Bros. tried to gather its DC Comics-based heroes together to form the Justice League, that isn’t putting the studio off from moving ahead with the plan, according to executive Jeff Robinov, who revealed that they’re looking to reboot Batman again.

Yes, it would seem that once Chris Nolan and company are finished in the their more realistic Bat-universe with The Dark Knight Rises, we’re going to be looking at Batman Begins… Again.

“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman,” Robinov tells the LA Times. “Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

The mention of Nolan and his regular producing partner/wife being involved makes us think it’ll hopefully maintain the high standards that the director has set for Bruce Wayne, but the fact remains that the more down-to-earth setting for Nolan’s take on the character would have to be ditched if Warners is going to see him share the screen with the super-powered likes of Superman (now taking the form of Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman and Green Lantern in the League.

Plus it seem that Robinov’s target for the team-up is 2013, which seems like a nearly unworkable date given that The Dark Knight won’t return until summer next year and Zack Snyder’s Superman won’t even arrive until that December.

We don’t doubt that Robinov wants to get his company’s equivalent to The Avengers up and running, and given that he says a Justice League script (as well as standalone films for The Flash and Wonder Woman, despite the new TV version) is being written, he may yet see his dream realised. But 2013? We’ll see. And what do you lot think? Too soon? Good call? Sound off!

Source: EmpireOnline

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