While the rumor has been circulating that Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight Trilogy, was in negotiations with Warner Brothers to take the reins of the DC Universe film franchise, it has now been confirmed that will not be the case.
Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Brothers, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Nolan will not be involved with the Justice League.
Confirmation has also been made that Christian Bale will not reprise his role as Batman in the Justice League film, which leaves us to wonder who Warner Brothers will choose as his predecessor.
In his interview with EW, Robinov opened up a little about the Man of Steel movie, and whether it would be a stand-alone superhero movie like the Dark Knight Trilogy, or if it would be a lead in to the Justice League film. He explained, “I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world,” “[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”
He further explained, “We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.”
Justice League is scheduled for release sometime in 2015, and with confirmation that Man of Steel will be the introduction to the Justice League, our minds are racing with all the superhero possibilities!