With Marvel currently dominating the superhero film market, and The Avengers set to explode onto the big screen in the near future, it looks like Warner Bros. is stepping up their game and getting ready to compete. They announced yesterday that a Justice League film would be coming in 2013 and with the studio readying their Wonder Woman, Superman and The Flash films, I can definitely see how Justice League would be a possibility. Apparently a script is in the works and while it’s not known who will direct or who will star, the film is going to hit the big screen, that is confirmed. Perhaps the most interesting news though coming from Warner Bros. though is about one of their biggest franchises, Batman.
The Playlist tells us that the studio is actually planning to reboot the franchise once Nolan is done with it. Warner Bros. chief Jeff Robinov said:
We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman. 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.”
Obviously this is good for Nolan, Warner Bros. want to keep him working and this deal as producer will most likely allow him to do more original work like Inception. I would imagine though that it would be a good idea for the studio to put a few years between Nolan’s franchise and a new reboot. There are also issues with how it would be done, after reinventing it so definitively and so brilliantly any person given the responsibility to take Batman back has got one hell of a task.
What do you think? Let us know. The Dark Knight Rises is currently prepping for a May start date and will be released in July 2012.