We’re patiently awaiting the release of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, but Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov is already thinking beyond that. Robinov revealed some very interesting details about the future of Batman in an interview with The LA Times.
Robinov’s top priority is to bring all of DC Comics’ superheroes together in a Justice League movie. The script is already in development, and Warner Bros. hopes to have the movie ready for 2013. You may remember in 2007 George Miller signed on to direct a live action Justice League film. Characters were cast, costumes were designed, and story boards were completed. The film never took off though, and it was canceled about a year later. It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out this time around.
The most intriguing part of the interview had to do with Warner Bros.’ future plans for solo Batman films. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Robinov knows that the most bankable part of his superhero empire has been Nolan and his Gotham City films – the studio has yet to deliver a 21st century superhero blockbuster hit without Nolan in the director’s seat. Batman will continue to be a centerpiece property beyond next year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Nolan’s departure from the franchise. “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman,” he explained. Asked whether that meant he wanted to reinvent or possibly even reboot the character, Robinov answered assertively: “I do. 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.”
It’s great to hear that Batman will continue to be Warner Bros.’ “centerpiece” moving forward, and even more exciting to know that Christopher Nolan will be staying on to produce “Batman 4“. It’s unclear if Batman will be completely rebooted or continue where The Dark Knight Rises leaves off — we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you guys think about Warner Bros.’ future plans? Let me know in the comments.
SOURCE: Hero Complex