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As we all might have figured, Christopher Nolan has no plans for the Justice League

Jul. 9, 2012by: Niki Stephens

This may come as a shock to you, but Christopher Nolan is done with all things Batman. He said time and time again that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is his final installment in the series. I know it sucks for all the fans out there, especially since Nolan has done such an amazing job with the character. However, it's time to let Batman take a breather for awhile. He'll eventually come back to the big screen, and perhaps by then another talented director and screenwriter can take their own franchise to magnificent places.

The break might be short lived if the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie finally gets its shit together. But will Christopher Nolan have an involvement in that superhero team extravaganza? "No, none at all," Nolan said. "We're finished with all we're doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character." So in case you didn't get the memo the last few times, there it is.

Nolan thinks that the rumors of his possible involvement with the JUSTICE LEAGUE began when everyone found out he was working on MAN OF STEEL. This is only in a producing capacity however. He has said numerous times that he is done with the character of Batman, so obviously that means he can supervise on a different DC character. He also stated that, "he did not intend to get involved with any future solo Batman films when distributor Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, decides the time is right to launch a new take on the masked vigilante."

He then ended on this note, "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," Nolan said. "We've had our say on the character."

Extra Tidbit: Will the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie ever get made?
Source: Huffington Post

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11:15AM on 07/10/2012

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Not any time soon because of the way Batman & Superman have been reinvented into being 'realistic' because what terrible force would upstage them? Sure there plenty of villains to choose from but they'd have to be a very good match for our heroes.

The Avengers worked because the villains weren't all that super-serious and as a result neither did the heroes. It was just silly fun which the JL can't be unless otherwise.
Not any time soon because of the way Batman & Superman have been reinvented into being 'realistic' because what terrible force would upstage them? Sure there plenty of villains to choose from but they'd have to be a very good match for our heroes.

The Avengers worked because the villains weren't all that super-serious and as a result neither did the heroes. It was just silly fun which the JL can't be unless otherwise.
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4:41AM on 07/10/2012
I dont know why, but a solo movie about Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Hunter and Aquaman seems a lot more challenging than a Thor, Iron Man and Captain America solo movie. I think we all love so much how Nolan did Batman that we are expecting the other JL characters to be portrait in the same way. I mean, can u guys imagine THIS Batman taking Ryan Reynold's Flash jokes??? I don't!!!
I dont know why, but a solo movie about Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Hunter and Aquaman seems a lot more challenging than a Thor, Iron Man and Captain America solo movie. I think we all love so much how Nolan did Batman that we are expecting the other JL characters to be portrait in the same way. I mean, can u guys imagine THIS Batman taking Ryan Reynold's Flash jokes??? I don't!!!
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12:07AM on 07/10/2012

Untitled Batman Reboot (????)

While I agree with the article, strangely enough IMDB lists a project called 'Untitled Batman Reboot' which may be co-written and co-produced by Mr. Nolan and may be directed by... surprise, surprise... Darren Aronofsky?!? WTF!

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While I agree with the article, strangely enough IMDB lists a project called 'Untitled Batman Reboot' which may be co-written and co-produced by Mr. Nolan and may be directed by... surprise, surprise... Darren Aronofsky?!? WTF!

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11:45PM on 07/09/2012
I respect Nolan for not selling out, they'll obviously be flinging cash at him to produce/be involved with future incarnations of Batman film and the Justice League movie. As for how to go about a Justice League film, I think WB can look back at the DC Animated Universe for inspiration. Yeah, those were TV shows that had a while to develop characters, but this is how it went: Batman, Superman, both meet, Justice League. In that universe, the Justice League was a direct result of Batman and
I respect Nolan for not selling out, they'll obviously be flinging cash at him to produce/be involved with future incarnations of Batman film and the Justice League movie. As for how to go about a Justice League film, I think WB can look back at the DC Animated Universe for inspiration. Yeah, those were TV shows that had a while to develop characters, but this is how it went: Batman, Superman, both meet, Justice League. In that universe, the Justice League was a direct result of Batman and Superman teaming up, and then needing to call in more heroes, and up til that point Wonder Woman had never appeared in any of the shows. So while it would be ideal to have individual movies to set up each hero ala Marvel, they could skip one or two, kinda like how there wasn't a solo Black Widow (she was set up in Iron Man 2) or Hawkeye (Thor cameo) movie.
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7:39PM on 07/09/2012
I always thought a Batman vs. Superman movie would be a great way to start a Justice League series. Obviously I don't think Nolan's Batman should be involved, since that is it's own thing. Probably true for Man of Steel as well. Maybe in 10 years, start with a Batman vs. Superman film (thus avoiding the origin stories again), with a couple other solo films (wonder woman and flash maybe) and then a Justice League movie.
I always thought a Batman vs. Superman movie would be a great way to start a Justice League series. Obviously I don't think Nolan's Batman should be involved, since that is it's own thing. Probably true for Man of Steel as well. Maybe in 10 years, start with a Batman vs. Superman film (thus avoiding the origin stories again), with a couple other solo films (wonder woman and flash maybe) and then a Justice League movie.
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7:38PM on 07/09/2012
Extra tidbit: No. Warner Bros. should take note on why Marvel's The Avengers is such a success due to character planning with their own solo movies before assembling them together for The Avengers - given them their own time in the spotlight. Even Justice League was made (without their characters' solo movies), it would be in a shi**y quality that, in my opinion, couldn't be compared to Nolan's Batman trilogy. It'd be comparing Nolan's Batman to those "Scary Movies" movies. It just can't be
Extra tidbit: No. Warner Bros. should take note on why Marvel's The Avengers is such a success due to character planning with their own solo movies before assembling them together for The Avengers - given them their own time in the spotlight. Even Justice League was made (without their characters' solo movies), it would be in a shi**y quality that, in my opinion, couldn't be compared to Nolan's Batman trilogy. It'd be comparing Nolan's Batman to those "Scary Movies" movies. It just can't be compared.
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6:25PM on 07/09/2012

Class act

I love how Nolan acknowledged that BATMAN is bigger than any of them. Look how many different versions there are of character just in film alone. Nolan's take may have been the best so far but it's not the only one. However I'm really not on board with WB rebooting the franchise so quick after Rises. Give it atleast 5 years before even THINKING about rebooting this. They are going to lessen the impact of Nolan's final installment by rushing out a reboot a year or two after. If anything don't
I love how Nolan acknowledged that BATMAN is bigger than any of them. Look how many different versions there are of character just in film alone. Nolan's take may have been the best so far but it's not the only one. However I'm really not on board with WB rebooting the franchise so quick after Rises. Give it atleast 5 years before even THINKING about rebooting this. They are going to lessen the impact of Nolan's final installment by rushing out a reboot a year or two after. If anything don't use Batman again until the Justice League movie (If it EVER gets made). Everyone knows Batman's origins and what he's about no need to go into that again. Just have a new actor and make it explicit he is not the same Batman from the Nolan universe. Please don't ruin what Nolan worked so hard to create.
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4:50PM on 07/09/2012

its ok

iam not shocked.i feel its enough what Nolan did with Batman.its phenomenal.i want to see Nolan explore his own fresh stories like Inception
iam not shocked.i feel its enough what Nolan did with Batman.its phenomenal.i want to see Nolan explore his own fresh stories like Inception
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11:59PM on 07/09/2012
Indeed, he needs to work on more fresh stories now.
Indeed, he needs to work on more fresh stories now.
10:28AM on 07/10/2012
Inception a fresh story?!? Oh please, he stole that idea from a Duck Tales comic book! NO seriously look it up.
Inception a fresh story?!? Oh please, he stole that idea from a Duck Tales comic book! NO seriously look it up.
4:20PM on 07/09/2012

Good

To bad they will rush the origin stoies and make a shitty Justice League movie. DC/WB had the monopoly on comic movies and failed to deliver it. Now with the Avengers $ flowing into Marvel there are kicking themselves. If there were smart they would skip the Batman/Superman/ Flash/ Wonder woman origin stories and go straight into making a 2-part Justice League movie. We know who they are!
To bad they will rush the origin stoies and make a shitty Justice League movie. DC/WB had the monopoly on comic movies and failed to deliver it. Now with the Avengers $ flowing into Marvel there are kicking themselves. If there were smart they would skip the Batman/Superman/ Flash/ Wonder woman origin stories and go straight into making a 2-part Justice League movie. We know who they are!
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4:50PM on 07/09/2012
Rushing into a Justice League movie would probably be the worst idea. Long time comic fans may be familiar with characters like Aquaman, The Flash and Martian Man Hunter but general audiences are not. Throwing all these character together into one movie, when 70% of your audience isn't even going to know who 50% of the League even is, then asking your audience to care about those characters is retarded.

The Avengers only worked because Marvel took five years to develop second tier
Rushing into a Justice League movie would probably be the worst idea. Long time comic fans may be familiar with characters like Aquaman, The Flash and Martian Man Hunter but general audiences are not. Throwing all these character together into one movie, when 70% of your audience isn't even going to know who 50% of the League even is, then asking your audience to care about those characters is retarded.

The Avengers only worked because Marvel took five years to develop second tier characters like Iron Man and Thor, getting the general masses familiar with them before teaming them all up.

And B: it's a terrible idea just from a business stand point. There's so much more money to be made off making individual movies about the different members of The Justice League. Why skip all that money just to rush out what would probably end up being a shitty JL movie?
3:32PM on 07/09/2012
I'm fine with this. In fact, I wouldn't really want to see a fourth Batman movie, despite the character being my all-time favorite superhero next to Wolverine. This franchise feels perfect. There's a start, a middle, and an end. It's good just the way it is. I'm sure someone will step up to reinvent the franchise soon, and it better be someone with a lot of talent. Anything less than stellar is going to leave the next guy and everyone involved looking foolish for even trying to fill
I'm fine with this. In fact, I wouldn't really want to see a fourth Batman movie, despite the character being my all-time favorite superhero next to Wolverine. This franchise feels perfect. There's a start, a middle, and an end. It's good just the way it is. I'm sure someone will step up to reinvent the franchise soon, and it better be someone with a lot of talent. Anything less than stellar is going to leave the next guy and everyone involved looking foolish for even trying to fill juggernaut-sized shoes.
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3:03PM on 07/09/2012
I'm sure it's not a matter of "if" just "when". There's too much money to be made off of a Justice League movie for WB/DC to just give up on it. They would have to reboot Batman for it anyway since Nolan's "real world" take on the character pretty much excluded him from the rest of the DC universe.
I'm sure it's not a matter of "if" just "when". There's too much money to be made off of a Justice League movie for WB/DC to just give up on it. They would have to reboot Batman for it anyway since Nolan's "real world" take on the character pretty much excluded him from the rest of the DC universe.
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2:42PM on 07/09/2012

very difficult

JL will be a very difficult movie to make; not only to make but to make good. The characters are so rich in our heads they truly are the gods remade from old Greek mythos. I don't think it will be as easy as Avengers, not that it was easy. Green Lantern from the RR movie I don't think will do; the movie was subpar. I don't think we will be seeing JL anytime in the near future. Lets all just hope we get a really good Man of Steel movie and go from there. I'd be happy if they didn't make it all
JL will be a very difficult movie to make; not only to make but to make good. The characters are so rich in our heads they truly are the gods remade from old Greek mythos. I don't think it will be as easy as Avengers, not that it was easy. Green Lantern from the RR movie I don't think will do; the movie was subpar. I don't think we will be seeing JL anytime in the near future. Lets all just hope we get a really good Man of Steel movie and go from there. I'd be happy if they didn't make it all and just have guest appearances from all the Justice Leaguers from each of there respected movies. That at least would show that they can weave some of these characters together without making it too cheesy. A guest appearance in Man of Steel would be very smart; ie Martian the Manhunter, but these movie studios don't get that yet, they just don't. They can do it better than Marvel because there film rights arent all over the place concerning there characters. WB has it better that way
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2:29PM on 07/09/2012
I think a Justce League film will eventually get made. If they make Man of Steel the starting point (like with what Marvel did with Iron Man and reference Green Lantern in some sort of way or two) and build up from there, then I think we could have a very good Justice League film. Just do the same foundation that Marvel did with Iron Man all the way to Captain America. They would have Cavill as Supes, Reynolds as Green Lantern, and would have to cast Wonder Woman, Flash (i.e. Chris Pine,
I think a Justce League film will eventually get made. If they make Man of Steel the starting point (like with what Marvel did with Iron Man and reference Green Lantern in some sort of way or two) and build up from there, then I think we could have a very good Justice League film. Just do the same foundation that Marvel did with Iron Man all the way to Captain America. They would have Cavill as Supes, Reynolds as Green Lantern, and would have to cast Wonder Woman, Flash (i.e. Chris Pine, Bradley Coper), and re-cast Batman (i.e. Jon Hamm). With the right talent and patience I truly believe the film could be made and just as good as The Avengers.
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2:00PM on 07/09/2012
I have no problems with this. Sounds like we are getting the ending of a trilogy which will rank up there with LOTR in terms of quality and staying power. I don't think a Justice League movie will ever get made, the realities of the world that we live in will prevent such a thing from ever happening.
I have no problems with this. Sounds like we are getting the ending of a trilogy which will rank up there with LOTR in terms of quality and staying power. I don't think a Justice League movie will ever get made, the realities of the world that we live in will prevent such a thing from ever happening.
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