Remember all that talk about Christopher Nolan ending his Batman story with “The Dark Knight Rises” last summer? Well, it seems as though Warner Bros. and even Christopher Nolan himself forgot all about it. Latino Review reports that Warner Bros. is moving forward with “Justice League” with a David Goyer script taking the place of Will Beall’s discarded work. “Man of Steel” helmer Zack Snyder is attached to direct. All of that makes sense.
What’s surprising is that Christopher Nolan, the man who’s publicly expressed his distaste for crossovers on multiple occasions, is in talks to produce and become the “Godfather” of DC on film that he previously had no interest in being. But that’s a stocking stuffer compared to the massive revelation that Warner Bros., with Nolan’s participation and consent, is reopening its “The Dark Knight Trilogy” sandbox by bringing back Christian Bale to play Batman. Bruce Wayne is coming out of retirement for the team up picture alongside Henry Cavill as Superman, and perhaps even more heroes. It is unclear at this time if the first team up will be “World’s Finest” or full blown “Justice League.”
For those keeping score at home, Bale reprising the role of Batman places “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” which is known for being grounded in realism, in direct continuity with this summer’s “Man of Steel” and eventually “Justice League.” This is huge news that is sure to be met with intense emotional reactions spanning from elation to blinding rage.
LR has an outstanding track record on scoops like these. With that said, we’ll treat this as a reliable rumor and it will be interesting to see if, when, and how Warner Bros. and Nolan confirm this.
We will have MUCH more to say about this in the near future.