Its already been widely known that Nolan will do a trilogy of bat-films and then leave the director's chair to someone else to re-launch it all...but that infernal JL movie is still in?! C'mon WB. Avengers is going to be an epic fail (Iron Man and Hulk are great, but c'mon no one in the mainstream cares about Captain America and Thor). NO JL MOVIE!
Is the Justice League Movie Back On?
And what will happen to Batman after The Dark Knight Rises?
The Los Angeles Times talked to Warner Bros. Pictures president Jeff Robinov about the future of superhero at the studio. We all know that Green Lantern hits this summer, followed by The Dark Knight Rises next summer and Superman in late 2012, but what will happen then? Here's several excerpts from the newspaper:
But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League. Though Wonder Woman is also in the works as a television pilot for NBC produced by Warner, Robinov dismissed that as a sticking point. “Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on,” he said, referring to the 2006 film that put Brandon Routh in the cape and the television show starring Tom Welling that is now in its 10th and final season.
Robinov knows that the most bankable part of his superhero empire has been Nolan and his Gotham City films – the studio has yet to deliver a 21st century superhero blockbuster hit without Nolan in the director’s seat. Batman will continue to be a centerpiece property beyond next year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Nolan’s departure from the franchise. “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.”