Apparently, Christian Bale is in talks to reprise the role of Batman in the still-scheduled-for-2015-script-be-damned Justice League, with Christopher Nolan taking over ALL of DC Comics’ superhero properties.
So there’s that. Obviously it’ll take place in a different continuity (we think) than The Dark Knight Rises, unless they do a bit where ((SPOILERS)) Bruce Wayne gets tired of retirement or something.
Writers Taking “Naturalistic” Approach To Man of Steel Movie
Writer David Goyer tells IGN that with the forthcoming Christopher Nolan-helmed Superman film, the Man of Steel, they’re taking a similar approach to Nolan’s reality-based Dark Knight series:
“What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is try to bring the same naturalistic approach that we adopted for the Batman trilogy.” he explained. “We always had a naturalistic approach, we want our stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in. It’s not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn’t necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we are thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened. How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world? What I really like to do is writing “genre” stories without a cartoonish element.”
Call us crazy, but what makes Superman great is that he’s not possible. Not all superhero movies have to be Batman, you know. Just ask Joss Whedon; we’re pretty sure his last movie wasn’t terribly realistic, and it did alright.
Christopher Nolan’s final movie of the Dark Knight trilogy, featuring Bane, Catwoman, and a whole lotta depression, hits stores December 4th with a collector’s edition seen above, plus a bunch of extras for the Blu-Ray version, including: a documentary about the Batmobile, where all five Batmobiles are together for the first time, a feature called Ending the Knight, an in-depth look featuring about 17 featurettes at how Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises, and a featurette called The Journey of Bruce Wayne.