Christopher Nolan Will Not Produce New Batman for 'Justice League'
With talk swirling around a potential Justice League movie following in the footsteps of Marvel's massive superhero ensemble The Avengers, there's been a lot of buzz round Christopher Nolan being involved since Batman will obviously have a place in the DC Comics team-up. This isn't just fan speculation as over a year ago Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov said that Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas would be involved with a reboot of Batman, one that would fit into the more fantastical universe that Justice League would have to inhabit. However, Nolan recently said that this is simply not the case.
Thomas already said that she couldn't imagine Nolan ever directing another Batman film after The Dark Knight Rises, but the director himself took that a bit further when speaking to the Associated Press. When asked whether or not Nolan was planning to have any involvement in the inception if the new Justice League movie, he simply responded, "No, none at all. We're finished with all we're doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character." But does that mean he could still have some sort of involvement, much in the same way he's producing Man of Steel for Zack Snyder? It doesn't sound like it. Nolan says:
"I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any 'Justice League' project. Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they're going to do with him. We've had our say on the character."
I suppose that's a little disappointing, but that likely means that a new take on Batman will be so drastically different that we won't have to worry about it living up to the high standards that Nolan has created for the character. A Batman that fits into the Justice League universe can't be so grounded, especially with characters like Green Lantern and The Flash involved. Of course, Man of Steel has been said to not have any ties to Justice League as well, so who knows how all of this is going to work out. Frankly, I'm glad Nolan is wiping his hands of Batman in every way, and look forward to a brand new spin at some point.