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Warners Rebooting Batman Again?
With Chris Nolan overseeing...

30 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Despite the setbacks it faced the last time Warner Bros. tried to gather its DC Comics-based heroes together to form the Justice League, that isn’t putting the studio off from moving ahead with the plan, according to executive Jeff Robinov, who revealed that they’re looking to reboot Batman again.

Yes, it would seem that once Chris Nolan and company are finished in the their more realistic Bat-universe with The Dark Knight Rises, we’re going to be looking at Batman Begins… Again.

“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman,” Robinov tells the LA Times. “Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

The mention of Nolan and his regular producing partner/wife being involved makes us think it’ll hopefully maintain the high standards that the director has set for Bruce Wayne, but the fact remains that the more down-to-earth setting for Nolan’s take on the character would have to be ditched if Warners is going to see him share the screen with the super-powered likes of Superman (now taking the form of Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman and Green Lantern in the League.

Plus it seem that Robinov’s target for the team-up is 2013, which seems like a nearly unworkable date given that The Dark Knight won’t return until summer next year and Zack Snyder’s Superman won’t even arrive until that December.

We don’t doubt that Robinov wants to get his company’s equivalent to The Avengers up and running, and given that he says a Justice League script (as well as standalone films for The Flash and Wonder Woman, despite the new TV version) is being written, he may yet see his dream realised. But 2013? We’ll see. And what do you lot think? Too soon? Good call? Sound off!


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Did everyone already use up there backlash on Spiderman?
What I don't get is,,,,, After a fantastic Batman trilogy, there's all this talk about a Batman reboot so soon,, and everyone seems to be fine with that, everyone seems to think that's ok!! Yet when Spiderman came out last month,, a new reboot after 5 years,,, after the disastrous Spiderman 3, (which lets be honest, left the series no direction to go in except back to square 1),,,,,, everyone, critics and fans alike started crying like little girls,,,WWWAAAA,,, WHY ?? It's TOO SOOON,, NOOOO More

Posted by Jamie_M at 11:13 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

WHY?
Why not just continue the story? or even leave Batman alone for a few years. More

Posted by AdamPetrie at 14:55 on 30 March 2012 | Report This Post

Too much competition- Why so serious?
Only one problem with superhero franchise: Release one per year and forget 3D. It's great we had SR,SM:3,TDK in 2006,'07 and '08 (also IM). 2010 had one superhero IM2. Now it's getting complicated: 2011 saw 3: Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America and more and more complicated: Spidey, Dark Knight and Superman and Avengers all in 2012. Please be patient, studios and distributers! More

Posted by batbhai at 02:43 on 09 August 2011 | Report This Post

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Whoops, I meant to say its not a reboot but rather a recasting; I don't think they are making a new stand alone Batman. More

Posted by mikymik38 at 23:02 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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Yeah, well, that would have helped, but still... I'm not a fan of Flatliners and The Lost Boys. But Time To Kill was pretty okey... Anyway, I do see your point. More

Posted by larstrygve at 21:04 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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L: larstrygve To me this seems like a smart thing to do. Instead of fucking up the Nolan Bat-universe (Like Schumacher fucked up the Burton Bat-universe) they give it a new approach. It was going to happen anyway, if there is someone out there that really thought or hoped that WB would stick to the Nolan universe forever and ever-ever, well smell the cofee and get over it! don't think Batman Forever and Batman and Robin were terrible because of Schumacher, it was a greedy studio wan More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 20:05 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
L: JIm R L: Rob L: JIm R tion is essentially saying 'Heh Mr Nolan, thanks for all your hard work and financial stability and my new yacht your films bought me, now be a good boy and f*ck off whilst we can make some more money'.ote] We seem to agree on most things buddy but I really don't see the reboot being anything other than respect for Nolan. I see it as them saying thank you very much for the money, the quality and we aren't interested in anyone "sullying" your w More

Posted by adambatman82 at 18:48 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Do we really need another Batman
L: Rob y don't see a problem with this at alln's Bat films have been amazing but that doesn't mean other's can't have a different take on the character. The character's been around for 70 odd years and there is so much material out there for film-makers to use so I don't see why we can't have another trilogy of films albeit with a slightly different artistic sensibility. thought I was the only one. I don't want to see the Nolan series carried on without Nolan, it makes no sense if More

Posted by adambatman82 at 18:45 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
L: JIm R tion is essentially saying 'Heh Mr Nolan, thanks for all your hard work and financial stability and my new yacht your films bought me, a good boy and f*ck off we can make some more money'.ote] Nolan is staying on as producer. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 18:42 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

F**k you Warner Bros.
That is all. More

Posted by mjscarface at 18:03 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: TO EMPIRE
L: jcthefirst L: elab49 L: burtbondy Why dont you just put a title up saying "positive comments only"? Since you remove any negative comments about your precious Nolan. FUCK YOU.FASCIST CUNTS. simple request would have elicited the information you seem to be seeking. We have spammers on site. We have said this in quite a few of these threads but I think a lot of posters pop in for a specific story and often don't read all the posts. Because of the number of posts the sp More

Posted by sanchia at 17:22 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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I've seen this on other sites and it being reported differently, not as a complete new film reboot, as "re-boot Batman within Justice League".  I mean, it pretty much has to happen for a JLA film.   I take it to mean that the next time we see Batman will be in JLA, and obviously he will be tweaked from previous incarnation. More

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L: elab49 L: burtbondy Why dont you just put a title up saying "positive comments only"? Since you remove any negative comments about your precious Nolan. FUCK YOU.FASCIST CUNTS. simple request would have elicited the information you seem to be seeking. We have spammers on site. We have said this in quite a few of these threads but I think a lot of posters pop in for a specific story and often don't read all the posts. Because of the number of posts the spammer produces we ha More

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L: burtbondy Why dont you just put a title up saying "positive comments only"? Since you remove any negative comments about your precious Nolan. FUCK YOU.FASCIST CUNTS. sp; p; A simple request would have elicited the information you seem to be seeking.   We have spammers on site. We have said this in quite a few of these threads but I think a lot of posters pop in for a specific story and often don't read all the posts. Because of the number of posts the spammer produces we More

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Posted by JIm R at 15:51 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: R RATE RISES
L: TheFuzz_1989 L: Discodez L: TheFuzz_1989 Tim Burton should get together with Keaton and Nicholson and make The Dark Knight Returns Fincher would be a good director for the reboot, he sure can handle dark. Only problem is in Burton's bat-verse, Joker's dead!!! ssshh This is Burton we're talking about. Sh*t happens in Burton films. I thought Catwoman was dead, but the end of Returns speaks otherwise... sp; Yes it is Burton we're talking about, so my other concern More

Posted by Discodez at 15:44 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: R RATE RISES
the way I see it there are two options, we can have a total reboot after TDKR that will be more camp and light so as to fit in with a Justice League universe or we can have other directors trying to tamper with Nolan's universe by making sequels that will possibly lack a lot of continuity. I'm happy enough with the reboot and sure if I don't like it I will always have Nolan's trilogy More

Posted by musht at 13:34 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: R RATE RISES
L: Discodez L: TheFuzz_1989 Tim Burton should get together with Keaton and Nicholson and make The Dark Knight Returns Fincher would be a good director for the reboot, he sure can handle dark. Only problem is in Burton's bat-verse, Joker's dead!!! ssshh This is Burton we're talking about. Sh*t happens in Burton films. I thought Catwoman was dead, but the end of Returns speaks otherwise... More

Posted by TheFuzz_1989 at 13:21 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
I've always said JLA should be done in 3 parts original members in 1st 1 Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman & Martian Manhunter & choice out of Green Arrow, Hawkman/Hawkwoman & Black Canary. Then Supes joins up for 2nd & Bats joins for the 3rd that way you bring something new to each film. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:57 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
I like the idea of a JLA film but they should concentrate on the other members for now (The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow etc) then in a few years when those have been done (properly) get them together for JLA that way if Batman needs reworking (even if just for the JLA film) Nolan's films won't be as fresh in our minds and they can take their time perfecting the JLA More

Posted by gadgetgav at 12:49 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
I have absolutely no problem with this whatsoever. No one complained when Joel Schumacher rebooted it...until afterwards when they realised how bad it was. I agree up to a point that if it ain't broke, don't fix it, but Batman Returns is an awesome film. What needs to be remembered is that a reboot isn't necessarily another origin story. I think that's been well and truly covered. All we need now is various writers, directors and actors telling the stories of different episodes in Batman's life More

Posted by evildave69 at 12:41 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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L: JIm R last few posts orry, i was agreeing with you as well there More

Posted by Drew_231 at 12:26 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
L: Drew_231 L: JIm R L: Drew_231 Just let Nolan take ten years off, then come back to make 'The Dark Knight Returns', with all the cast returning  what I've been saying in the main Batman Films Future thread whenever this discussion of 'what happens next' came about. t="trebuchet ms"] ke it around 15 years to give Bale enough time to age with lity. In all seriousness though, whats wrong with this idea? It will give Nolan enough distance from the project so that w More

Posted by JIm R at 12:22 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
L: JIm R L: Drew_231 Just let Nolan take ten years off, then come back to make 'The Dark Knight Returns', with all the cast returning  what I've been saying in the main Batman Films Future thread whenever this discussion of 'what happens next' came about. t="trebuchet ms"] ke it around 15 years to give Bale enough time to age with credibility. ote] In all seriousness though, whats wrong with this idea? It will give Nolan enough distance from the project so that w More

Posted by Drew_231 at 12:09 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: R RATE RISES
L: TheFuzz_1989 Tim Burton should get together with Keaton and Nicholson and make The Dark Knight Returns Fincher would be a good director for the reboot, he sure can handle dark. sp; Only problem is in Burton's bat-verse, Joker's dead!!! More

Posted by Discodez at 12:07 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: R RATE RISES
Tim Burton should get together with Keaton and Nicholson and make The Dark Knight Returns Fincher would be a good director for the reboot, he sure can handle dark. More

Posted by TheFuzz_1989 at 11:41 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
L: Rob L: JIm R tion is essentially saying 'Heh Mr Nolan, thanks for all your hard work and financial stability and my new yacht your films bought me, now be a good boy and f*ck off whilst we can make some more money'.ote] We seem to agree on most things buddy but I really don't see the reboot being anything other than respect for Nolan. I see it as them saying thank you very much for the money, the quality and we aren't interested in anyone "sullying" your work. However, it i More

Posted by JIm R at 11:17 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
L: Drew_231 Just let Nolan take ten years off, then come back to make 'The Dark Knight Returns', with all the cast returning  sp; what I've been saying in the main Batman Films Future thread whenever this discussion of 'what happens next' came about. t="trebuchet ms"] ke it around 15 years to give Bale enough time to age with credibility. More

Posted by JIm R at 11:13 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: This could be okay
Just let Nolan take ten years off, then come back to make 'The Dark Knight Returns', with all the cast returning  More

Posted by Drew_231 at 11:08 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
L: JIm R tion is essentially saying 'Heh Mr Nolan, thanks for all your hard work and financial stability and my new yacht your films bought me, now be a good boy and f*ck off whilst we can make some more money'.ote] We seem to agree on most things buddy but I really don't see the reboot being anything other than respect for Nolan. I see it as them saying thank you very much for the money, the quality and we aren't interested in anyone "sullying" your work. However, it is a chara More

Posted by Rob at 10:13 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
I think by 'reinvent batman' they mean specifically for Justice League... which I'm actually alright with. More

Posted by stuxmusic at 10:03 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
tion is essentially saying 'Heh Mr Nolan, thanks for all your hard work and financial stability and my new yacht your films bought me, now be a good boy and f*ck off whilst we can make some more money'. More

Posted by JIm R at 09:58 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Batman Reboot
So WB get the biggest grossing comic book adaptation of all time, one of the highest grossing films of all time, and want to go back to the drawing board and start again??   Is it WB that's been in loads of financial trouble? You can see why with this sort of numbnutted thinking. More

Posted by Discodez at 09:54 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Do we really need another Batman
I really don't see a problem with this at all. Nolan's Bat films have been amazing but that doesn't mean other's can't have a different take on the character. The character's been around for 70 odd years and there is so much material out there for film-makers to use so I don't see why we can't have another trilogy of films albeit with a slightly different artistic sensibility. I for one would love to see some of the larger than life villains be given another go and done properly (Mr Free More

Posted by Rob at 09:45 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Do we really need another Batman
If they do it right, I'm actually okay with this. As excited as I am to see Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, I'm looking forward to seeing Batman properly reincarnated in his gothic and dark style, as criffle said. If it's handled RIGHT and taken seriously, but not too seriously (ie Nolan's films), it could be something that could hope to live up to BATMAN (1989) and B:TAS. A JLA movie could be preposterous, though. Too many different styles clashing with each-other... if it's ever made More

Posted by TheFuzz_1989 at 09:31 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: BATMAN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN..........
Tahoma"]Y'know, I'm a HUGE fan of the classic DC and Marvel characters and I cannot comprehend why 'they', the studios, the money guys insist on 'rebooting' i.e. REGURGITATING the same characters and franchises over and over again when they have such a vast catalogue of fantastic characters and stories. Yes, I know that many may not be familiar to mainstream audiences but with good storytelling and controlled budgets, there are so many fresh stories that can be told. Alas, like JIm says, the Do More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 08:47 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: BATMAN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN..........
I suspect this is to do with the recasting of The Joker. WB won't recast someone out of respect for Ledger in the continuation of Nolan's films, but not being able to use such a central character must be a problem. By rebooting it they get to recast the Joker again without 'replacing' Ledger.  More

Posted by UTB at 08:41 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: BATMAN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN..........
ill always rule in the film world ahead of creative belief or warranted decision. t="trebuchet ms"] ft alone but with Avengers on the horizon, WB would never stand for not having a JL film. t="trebuchet ms"] nevitable. More

Posted by JIm R at 08:41 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

BATMAN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN..........
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Posted by Snake-Eyes at 08:36 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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Is this a leaked April fools? More

Posted by Spaldron at 03:44 on 30 March 2011 | Report This Post

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The whole of talk of Nolan producing JLA is a bit peculiar - isn't the new Superman film going to establish that Cavill's Clark Kent is the only superhero in that world? More

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