Rumor: Christopher Nolan taking over ‘Justice League’ film

Posted: March 3, 2013 in Movies

DC Comics fanboys rejoice!  Or should they?  For the past two years Warner Bros. Studios have been desperately trying to get a Justice League film off the ground to combat the rising Marvel universe Disney has been planning.   However, there has been some sort of opposition to that idea at every turn.

Year’s ago George Miller attempted to get a Justice League script picked up by the WB, only to have that shot down.  Then, just last year, Will Beall (Gangster Squad) was hired to pen a new script for the JL film.  Then, also last year, Beall’s script was reportedly tossed out by WB brass.  Then there were the stories of director’s left and right turning down the WB’s pitch to direct the film (most notably Ben Affleck), so naturally those of us who actually care about good superhero movies, began to worry.

Now we’re hearing reports, namely from Latino Review, that Christopher Nolan – famed for The Dark Knight Trilogy – has basically taken over the Justice League push by Warner Bros.  Christopher Nolan has long said that The Dark Knight Rises was going to be his last directing gig associated with anything superhero related.  Then he took a producing gig on the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel.   With the three Batman films all very highly received and reviewed – regarded as the best Superhero films ever – and now Man of Steel looking to up his street cred in the fanboy circuit, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would give Nolan free reign with the Justice League project.

The Latino Review report states, unconfirmed (of course), that the WB could be pulling Batman and Superman together for a team up film at first leading to a full blown JL movie.  LR states that Christian Bale would reprise his role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman.

Rumors are rumors, and the Latino Review track record is all over the place, but like the article states – they’ve gotten it right many times before regarding DC news.   So while all of this is VERY unconfirmed and we’re not likely to hear anything substantial until after Man of Steel releases in June.  Just some rumor to keep under your cap.

I’ll keep you guys posted.

 

Via CinemaBlend

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