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JUSTICE LEAGUE rumors – Christopher Nolan to Produce, Zack Snyder to direct, Christian Bale to star

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 8:02 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Latino-Review is reporting several enormous rumors about the Justice League film. DC has made no secret that they would love to capitalize on the success of their individual superheroes in a team centered movie like their pals at Marvel did with The Avengers. One of the major hurdles they were facing though was a lack of consistency in the casting department. One of the feathers in The Avengers cap was that they used the same actors in all the films and other characters appeared in their counterparts standalone films. With Justice League though DC was planning to recast their characters instead of using the established actors like Christian Bale as Batman. That may not be the case anymore.

When Will Beale‘s script was tossed out last month, people feared that the film was dead in the water, but DC is not tossing in the towel, and according to Latino-Review, Christopher Nolan is coming to the rescue… and he’s bringing friends in the form of Zack Snyder and possibly Christian Bale.

In a video report, Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe says,

“Christopher Nolan has completely taken over the DCU at Warner Bros. Anything having to do with these super heroes, goes through him now.”

Man of Steel director Snyder could be making himself an integral part of the Justice League process as well:

“So like with Man of Steel, [Nolan’s] going to be involved with godfathering/producing while Zack Snyder will be co-producing and will possibly be the director.”

Assuming this is true, then Warner Bros. must think they have a real winner in Man of Steel or Nolan and his stellar track record has told them, “Snyder is my guy. Deal with it.”

Then here’s the big surprise, according to LR:

“They’re shaping this as a vehicle for Christian Bale to reprise his role as Batman and join Henry Cavill‘s Superman in the Justice League movie.”

After the video, Latino-Review goes on to say that this may not necessarily be for Justice League, but for Batman-Superman-Worlds FinestWorld’s Finest (for non-comic book readers, it means a Batman/Superman-only movie). El Mayimbe points to an interview where Bale said he would consider a fourth film. Faced with the opportunity to establish a new Batman, Warner Bros. would be clinging madly to the hope that they could get the old Batman for as long as possible, not just one more movie. Simply put: Do you think Warner Bros. would be fine getting Bale and Cavill together for World’s Finest and then ditching Bale for Justice League?

The most believable part of the report is Nolan attaching himself as an overseer of DCU movies. It will unlikely be at the level of someone like Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige whose sole job is to manage the details of the Marvel Movie Universe. Nolan’s a filmmaker first and foremost. He’s already moving towards his next movie, Interstellar. When it came to Man of Steel, he helped oversee the script and the director, and then went away. Warner Bros. needs their own Kevin Feige, and while Nolan may have the name recognition, he’s not available to do all the work that’s required to make DC movies rival Marvel movies.

There’s a lot of positive buzz on Man of Steel, and if it hits big, Warner Bros. will definitely want to keep Zack Snyder around for at least Man of Steel 2. And as for getting Bale back, it seems like a pipe dream, and a misguided one at that. But those are the best kind.

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    • thejerd

      I have a hard time believing this…

    • Want to believe in it))

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