David Goyer Gives Further Confirmation That Justice League Will Feature A New Batman

character bio batman 576 572x360 David Goyer Gives Further Confirmation That Justice League Will Feature A New Batman

Despite all the adamant insistence by both Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan that neither of them will be back for Justice League, there are still some out there who want to keep believing that Bale will again don the cape and cowl for DC’s ensemble film. In a recent interview, David Goyer continued his discussion about the future of Warner’s DC properties and further confirmed that the next Bruce Wayne we see will be a different one than we saw in The Dark Knight Trilogy. 

Goyer did say that Warner is hoping Man Of Steel will serve as the launch pad for the shared DC cinematic universe, but he continued his stance that nothing is set in stone. He also refused to confirm whether he is involved yet. Check out that full quote below.  

“It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn’t hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack (Snyder) has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris’ (Nolan) Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven’t had various conversations on set, around ‘what if’ and ‘moving forward’.

That having been said, it’s all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man Of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception.

If that happens, I would be happy, and nervous, to dive in…

They’re hoping that the film does well, but god forbid it doesn’t, things will change. I don’t know how many different iterations of Justice League they’ve tried to mount over the last decade or so. But for one reason or another they haven’t happened. I think Warner Bros has seen – and Chris deserves the biggest credit for this – that we were able to revitalise Batman and put it into the first billion dollar superhero film. And they’re hoping that Superman will be revistalised as well. And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that.”

In terms of any questions about box office figures, Man Of Steel has already raked in $21 million, which is more than The Avengers’ $18.7 million but still less than the whopping $30.6 million pulled in by The Dark Knight Rises on its opening night. But still, $21 million is an excellent opening night figure, and unless everyone who is going to see the movie saw it last night, I’d say it’s fairly safe to assume enough money is going to come in to warrant more DC films with Henry Cavill’s Superman at the center.

All that being said, history tells us that nothing is certain when it comes to a Justice League film. We’ve seen this project fail time and time again over the last decade, so until casting is set and production is underway, I’m not going to hold my breath. But if things were ever looking good for that movie actually happening, now is that time. (Knock on wood).

What do you think of Goyer’s comments about Man Of Steel and Justice League? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • realmusicfan

    I’ve said this so many times, and I’ll say it again. DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. It’s the only way to believably extend the series without Bale that fans will accept.

    • CComry

      I agree. The “Cold War” backdrop could easily be updated somehow. To be honest, I think a lot of fans, Bale followers and those who would love to keep seeing new and fresh portrayals (like studios do with James Bond), really could do without a full Justice league film. The Dark Knight Returns wouldn’t neglect the JL entirely but would draw tons of support or putting Superman and Batman on the same screen. Now, who would be the right fit for a middle aged Bruce Wayne?

      • realmusicfan

        I agree that the full Justice League would not be a good idea (especially with green lantern). They could even try to tie DKR with Arrow if they wanted. I’m not sure who could play an old batman, although it would be kind of fun to see Michael Keaton or some other former Batman in the role. It sucks that Nolan won’t be directing but he’ll almost definitely be a producer like he is on Man of Steel. The cold war could totally be updated since it isn’t even a major part of the story until the last part. You could easily sub that out for North Korea or something in the Middle East (since Corto Maltese is obviously supposed to be Afghanistan anyway.

        • CComry

          I don’t want to sound like a snob, but I feel like DC is just a bit smarter. The anchors have always been Batman and Superman. They were created in a dark time, when hope was all but lost. The depression was crushing the United States, and the there was serious evil gathering on the horizon. Batman represents the good peoples’ darkest moments; their need for vengeance and retribution. Superman represents the best is all of us. Capable of violence, but above all wanting to be a shining star in the sky. The two together are a perfect match.

          What about Val Kilmer for “Returns”? He’s the perfect age, and I watched “Felon” recently and thought that he’d be good for the part.

        • CComry

          I don’t want to sound like a snob, but I feel like DC is just a bit smarter. The anchors have always been Batman and Superman. They were created in a dark time, when hope was all but lost. The depression was crushing the United States, and the there was serious evil gathering on the horizon. Batman represents the good peoples’ darkest moments; their need for vengeance and retribution. Superman represents the best is all of us. Capable of violence, but above all wanting to be a shining star in the sky. The two together are a perfect match.

          What about Val Kilmer for “Returns”? He’s the perfect age, and I watched “Felon” recently and thought that he’d be good for the part.

          • Kindness is magic

            Have you seen Val Kilmer recently? Go google him, Ill wait………..This is a fantastic idea, cause it would be funny. Hope he keeps the pony tail

          • CComry

            He’s an actor. He would do what he had to do for the part.

  • ShriekoftheVulture

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they change their mind abouit this. WB is not stupid. They see the huge interest there is pairing up Cavill’s Superman with Bale’s Batman. Not to mention the hassle in going on with a full on reboot. Goyer is a writer and not a decision maker.

  • ÇℜΔÇK_ℵΙℵℑΔΔ

    If they use a new batman, I hope they fail epic style.

  • Razorsfury

    Why would anyone want christian bale back as batman? He was starting to f*ck it up.