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Nov. 27, 2012by: Paul Shirey

SPOILERS for anyone who hasn't yet seen THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and/or live in a cave. Turn back NOW if you don't want to know anything.

UPDATE 11/27: According to Hollywood.com, the site checked with Gordon-Levitt's reps who are refuting the rumors entirely.  That should come as no surprise and still isn't a definitive "no" to the idea.  We'll update accordingly.

Warner Bros. announcement that there will be a JUSTICE LEAGUE film in 2015 has drawn all kinds of speculation, doubt, and apprehension, as the studio has yet to successfully transition anything but Batman to the big screen with great success for decades.  With next year's MAN OF STEEL already seeing hints at "tying" the film into the framework of the JUSTICE LEAGUE film, now we're hearing new talk, courtesy of Drew McWeeny over at Hitfix. 

According to McWeeny's sources, not only is the premonition of Gordon-Levitt's John Blake/Robin becoming the new Batman in Nolan's Bat-verse likely, but a definite lock for JUSTICE LEAGUE...and possibly before. 

Here's McWeeny's report:

"Over the last couple of weeks, that speculation [that THE DARK KNIGHT will connect to the JUSTICE LEAGUE universe] seems to have turned into conversation, and that conversation seems to be solidifying into a plan.

According to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in "Justice League" as the new Batman.

Now here's where things get interesting.  The more insistent the drumbeat has become, the more poking around I've been doing, and it's looking like we may see Gordon-Levitt in the suit earlier than that.  They're a long way from filming anything "Justice League" related, but they appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films to do… something."

I have no doubt that Warner Bros. is "hitting the books" in studying the success of Marvel Studios and how they tied their various properties together in Phase One and beyond, so I wouldn't write any of this off.  To think that they wouldn't even consider this would show them completely ignorant of creativity.  And, for the record, I think Warner Bros. is smarter than that. 

Personally, I find this to be the most intriguing rumor from the burgeoning DC Film universe.  The talk of Armie Hammer as Batman was fine, but this...this is something else entirely.  I think casting Gordon-Levitt as Bats in the continuing DC Film universe would not only be a smart move, but show some balls by taking a solid risk like that.  And, it eliminates the need to "re-establish" Batman in another origin story.  You really kill two birds with one stone and if Warner Bros. is smart, like I hope they are, they'll turn this rumor into an official announcement.

You listening WB? Sound off and let us know what you think, Schmoes!

Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL opens on June 14, 2013 and JUSTICE LEAGUE, with or without Gordon-Levitt, will open sometime in 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Nolan's Bat-verse should be left alone or is there room to expand it into the bigger DC Film universe?
Source: Hitfix

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10:49AM on 11/27/2012
Anyone who thinks that Levitt would make a good Batman IS NOT A BATMAN FAN. You are a Nolanite.


Anyone who thinks that Levitt would make a good Batman IS NOT A BATMAN FAN. You are a Nolanite.


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11:19AM on 11/27/2012
I honestly don't get the blinding love for Nolan's Batman movies.

He gives us a Batman who sounds like the fucking Cookie Monster. He turned Batman into James Bond who has to go to Q, whoops I mean Fox, for all of his gadets. He gives us a Robin whose actual name IS Robin. He writes Batman as someone who calls it quits after one year. Then, 8 years later, Batman meets someone who discovered his identity, then basically says “Oh, you know who I am? I don't really know you, but do you want to
I honestly don't get the blinding love for Nolan's Batman movies.

He gives us a Batman who sounds like the fucking Cookie Monster. He turned Batman into James Bond who has to go to Q, whoops I mean Fox, for all of his gadets. He gives us a Robin whose actual name IS Robin. He writes Batman as someone who calls it quits after one year. Then, 8 years later, Batman meets someone who discovered his identity, then basically says “Oh, you know who I am? I don't really know you, but do you want to be Batman?”. Oh, and apparently Wayne becomes a gimp before he is even 40 years old.

Nolan wrote Catwoman as someone who doesn't want to be a criminal, she simply wants a normal life (WTF?)! He makes Bane a pussy-wiped henchman. He makes Talia a mustache-twirling bad guy.

Honestly, I want a reboot. I want to see a Batman that is actually true to the source material.
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5:49AM on 11/27/2012

Very bad idea.

So, what you're saying is that the Justice League Batman will NOT be Bruce Wayne, who spent years with the masters training his mind and body to be Batman, and will instead be a Gotham Police Officer with only his police academy training and all of Batman's toys? He wasn't even trained by Batman, which makes him less effective than a 13 year old Robin! Batman is supposed to be the brains of the JLA. The strategist. This Batman will only come in handy if they need to set up a road block.
So, what you're saying is that the Justice League Batman will NOT be Bruce Wayne, who spent years with the masters training his mind and body to be Batman, and will instead be a Gotham Police Officer with only his police academy training and all of Batman's toys? He wasn't even trained by Batman, which makes him less effective than a 13 year old Robin! Batman is supposed to be the brains of the JLA. The strategist. This Batman will only come in handy if they need to set up a road block. Bruce Wayne is Batman. No other will do for the big screen. Forget the over-hyped Dark Knight Rises and give us the real Batman.
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12:38PM on 11/27/2012

No, please God, no...

Wayne was a character who went through an epic journey to become Batman. He trained with master martial artists, traveled the world, and had the discipline of a great warrior. Now we are going to throw all of that out of the window so that a run-of-the-mill beat cop can take his spot?

This ruins everything that makes Batman special. This negates everything Wayne went through. Why go through an epic journey like that if anyone can just be Batman. This ruins the grand mythology of the
Wayne was a character who went through an epic journey to become Batman. He trained with master martial artists, traveled the world, and had the discipline of a great warrior. Now we are going to throw all of that out of the window so that a run-of-the-mill beat cop can take his spot?

This ruins everything that makes Batman special. This negates everything Wayne went through. Why go through an epic journey like that if anyone can just be Batman. This ruins the grand mythology of the character. If anyone can be Batman, then he isn't special, and I could care less about the character.

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2:14AM on 11/28/2012
though there is a part in TDKR where bruce wayne tells john blake "batman is a symbol... anyone can be the batman".

there definitely needs to be a transition movie where we see bruce wayne training john blake, and he goes through some kind of huge conflict before i can accept him as batman.

and bruce wayne can't return as batman either. that's just torture for alfred.

though there is a part in TDKR where bruce wayne tells john blake "batman is a symbol... anyone can be the batman".

there definitely needs to be a transition movie where we see bruce wayne training john blake, and he goes through some kind of huge conflict before i can accept him as batman.

and bruce wayne can't return as batman either. that's just torture for alfred.

11:59AM on 11/27/2012
Bruce Wayne is the only Batman I care about, and Gordon-Levitt does not belong in that role.
Bruce Wayne is the only Batman I care about, and Gordon-Levitt does not belong in that role.
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11:40AM on 11/27/2012
Bruce Wayne IS Batman, not John Blake. Also, i really admired Nolan when he put his foot down regarding JL tie-ins, but now it seems Warner Brothers is just giving the finger to Nolan.
Bruce Wayne IS Batman, not John Blake. Also, i really admired Nolan when he put his foot down regarding JL tie-ins, but now it seems Warner Brothers is just giving the finger to Nolan.
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4:02PM on 11/29/2012

Save the Justice League!!!!!!!

I think connecting the recent batman trilogy to the the new superman and justice league movies is a HUGE mistake. Batman is BRUCE WAYANE! Keeping that pathetic twist of a robin character as the new bats is an insult to the story., and all the future relationships and stories that spin off of bruce wayne and the justice league lead to some of the most epic comic book storytelling. if they where to use the elements that are there they could out do Marvels movies 100 time over! i think these
I think connecting the recent batman trilogy to the the new superman and justice league movies is a HUGE mistake. Batman is BRUCE WAYANE! Keeping that pathetic twist of a robin character as the new bats is an insult to the story., and all the future relationships and stories that spin off of bruce wayne and the justice league lead to some of the most epic comic book storytelling. if they where to use the elements that are there they could out do Marvels movies 100 time over! i think these writers need to read some comics...
fans need to unite and stop this before its too late!
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12:54PM on 11/27/2012

Great Actor; Not Batman

I love Joesph Gordon Levitt. He is a great actor, can absolutely be the character of /John Blake/Batman. The problem I'm having is the way I think about him as Batman. I'm a real big believer in the Suit doesn't make the Man, the Man makes the Suit. And there, I'm thinking the suit is making the actor as opposed to the other way around. I've been wrong many times and love when it happens on screen. For right now though, I'm neutral.
I love Joesph Gordon Levitt. He is a great actor, can absolutely be the character of /John Blake/Batman. The problem I'm having is the way I think about him as Batman. I'm a real big believer in the Suit doesn't make the Man, the Man makes the Suit. And there, I'm thinking the suit is making the actor as opposed to the other way around. I've been wrong many times and love when it happens on screen. For right now though, I'm neutral.
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11:12AM on 11/27/2012

Too Scrawny

No offence but JGL doesn't look muscular enough to be Batman...... Batman of the Future, probably can???
No offence but JGL doesn't look muscular enough to be Batman...... Batman of the Future, probably can???
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12:42PM on 11/27/2012
Yeah yeah and Tom Hardy wasn't buff enough to be Bane. Don't get caught up in the look. What matters is character. That is what makes a film work. Christopher Reeves wasn't exactly a muscle head when he played the man of steel. Film makers and actors have a way to change appearance on film. Tom cruise is almost a midget in real life, but to see him in his films he doesn't really look as tiny as he really is. The magic of movies. JGL isn't going to be the real Batman running around
Yeah yeah and Tom Hardy wasn't buff enough to be Bane. Don't get caught up in the look. What matters is character. That is what makes a film work. Christopher Reeves wasn't exactly a muscle head when he played the man of steel. Film makers and actors have a way to change appearance on film. Tom cruise is almost a midget in real life, but to see him in his films he doesn't really look as tiny as he really is. The magic of movies. JGL isn't going to be the real Batman running around beating up criminals. He would play him in a movie.
12:48PM on 11/27/2012
@Iron_Chinchilla

You're right. I think they should cast Robert DeNiro as Batman. He's a great actor. Why didn't they cast Al Pacino as Superman? I think Woody Allen should be the next James Bond. Peter Dinklage should certainly be the next Iron Man. Because, the actor doesn't have to fit the role, he just has to be a good actor.
@Iron_Chinchilla

You're right. I think they should cast Robert DeNiro as Batman. He's a great actor. Why didn't they cast Al Pacino as Superman? I think Woody Allen should be the next James Bond. Peter Dinklage should certainly be the next Iron Man. Because, the actor doesn't have to fit the role, he just has to be a good actor.
8:32AM on 11/27/2012
Bruce Wayne is Batman - plain and simple. JGL was Nolan's incantation of Robin for TDKR. If anything he's Nightwing. I love Noaln, but he can't just completely rewrite DC mythos because he has a broner for JGL.
Bruce Wayne is Batman - plain and simple. JGL was Nolan's incantation of Robin for TDKR. If anything he's Nightwing. I love Noaln, but he can't just completely rewrite DC mythos because he has a broner for JGL.
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2:05PM on 11/27/2012
Levitt's a fine actor, and I'd even buy him as Nightwing if they really wanted to link in to Nolan's films, but I just don't see him as Batman. He would have to bulk up a hell of a lot and I don't think that's a good move for him. And as other folks have mentioned, Batman should be Bruce Wayne, not some whim character of Nolan's. I enjoyed Nolan's movies and like JGL, but I'd rather any new Bats or Justice League films did their own thing.
Levitt's a fine actor, and I'd even buy him as Nightwing if they really wanted to link in to Nolan's films, but I just don't see him as Batman. He would have to bulk up a hell of a lot and I don't think that's a good move for him. And as other folks have mentioned, Batman should be Bruce Wayne, not some whim character of Nolan's. I enjoyed Nolan's movies and like JGL, but I'd rather any new Bats or Justice League films did their own thing.
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1:47PM on 11/27/2012

NO, NUH-UH, FUCK NO

A Justice League movie without Bruce Wayne and Batman portrayed by a character that never appears in the comics? This movie just has "clusterfuck" and "All the wrong reasons" tattooed on its freaking forehead. And I love JGL, but come the fuck on and kill this thing unless Bale is on board.

How would they explain the Robin character's Martial Arts skills? His resources? I liked the character but he got his ass handed to him in TKDR. How would he go from idealistic newbie to the total badass
A Justice League movie without Bruce Wayne and Batman portrayed by a character that never appears in the comics? This movie just has "clusterfuck" and "All the wrong reasons" tattooed on its freaking forehead. And I love JGL, but come the fuck on and kill this thing unless Bale is on board.

How would they explain the Robin character's Martial Arts skills? His resources? I liked the character but he got his ass handed to him in TKDR. How would he go from idealistic newbie to the total badass Batman? Too many holes in this plan.
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2:21PM on 11/27/2012

Don't get me wrong, I love JGL but I am more worried about the character than the actor...

I love me some JGL, but to make a JL movie where there is no Bruce Wayne and Batman is just a cop who found the batcave with NO TRAINING like Bruce had over the years (from taking down LoS to Bane). This also means no more Bane, Joker, Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing, Scarecrow in the universe either. JL movie should be Joker and Lex teaming up for the first time, or some bigger threat like Darksiede.
I love me some JGL, but to make a JL movie where there is no Bruce Wayne and Batman is just a cop who found the batcave with NO TRAINING like Bruce had over the years (from taking down LoS to Bane). This also means no more Bane, Joker, Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing, Scarecrow in the universe either. JL movie should be Joker and Lex teaming up for the first time, or some bigger threat like Darksiede.
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11:23AM on 11/27/2012
He's too small. Bruce Wayne was practically a fucking ninja, with an intensity and strong physical prowess. I can't see how JGL character will ever fill those shoes and be half the Batman as his predecessor. All he is is an intuitive detective, but he's no ass kicker.
He's too small. Bruce Wayne was practically a fucking ninja, with an intensity and strong physical prowess. I can't see how JGL character will ever fill those shoes and be half the Batman as his predecessor. All he is is an intuitive detective, but he's no ass kicker.
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10:42AM on 11/27/2012
Not no, but FUCK no. I like Gordon-Levitt, but Batman he is not. Terrible casting. I didn't even like him as a pseudo Robin.

If he gets cast as the next Batman I think it might just cause me to grow a newfound contempt for Nolan's Batman movies.
Not no, but FUCK no. I like Gordon-Levitt, but Batman he is not. Terrible casting. I didn't even like him as a pseudo Robin.

If he gets cast as the next Batman I think it might just cause me to grow a newfound contempt for Nolan's Batman movies.
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3:00PM on 11/27/2012

I'm glad that was debunked...

Because that would've been ridiculous. While was underwhelmed by TDKR (the first time that has happened with any Nolan film) it's definitely the conclusion of that particular incarnation of Batman. So it should just be it's own thing and let be. Not to mention, there was pretty much no room for any kind of superpower in that universe. It's best to leave that be it's own thing, and give us a new, "comic-book" cinematic DCU.
Because that would've been ridiculous. While was underwhelmed by TDKR (the first time that has happened with any Nolan film) it's definitely the conclusion of that particular incarnation of Batman. So it should just be it's own thing and let be. Not to mention, there was pretty much no room for any kind of superpower in that universe. It's best to leave that be it's own thing, and give us a new, "comic-book" cinematic DCU.
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4:59PM on 11/27/2012

JGL?

I'm not opposed to the idea of Levit playing Batman, but I do think he is a bit small. Sorry, in every comic and animated movie I've ever seen Batman, Sups, and Green Lantern are BEASTS! I would love to see JGL as Nightwing! He has the right look and build for that character.
I'm not opposed to the idea of Levit playing Batman, but I do think he is a bit small. Sorry, in every comic and animated movie I've ever seen Batman, Sups, and Green Lantern are BEASTS! I would love to see JGL as Nightwing! He has the right look and build for that character.
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1:17PM on 11/27/2012

NO !

I like JGL a lot, and his part in DKR was great.
But, for me, DKR was THE CONCLUSION of Nolan's Batmanverse. Now LET'S MOVE ON...
MoS is based on the New52 Superman, the recent reboot of the DCverse. Let's follow this and introduce a 'rebooted' Batman as well. NOT Nolan's one, please.
They should follow the first arc of the New52 Justice League comics, where all heroes get together unwillingly and discover each other during the adventure (so the origins are told during the
I like JGL a lot, and his part in DKR was great.
But, for me, DKR was THE CONCLUSION of Nolan's Batmanverse. Now LET'S MOVE ON...
MoS is based on the New52 Superman, the recent reboot of the DCverse. Let's follow this and introduce a 'rebooted' Batman as well. NOT Nolan's one, please.
They should follow the first arc of the New52 Justice League comics, where all heroes get together unwillingly and discover each other during the adventure (so the origins are told during the action)...
again, just my opinion !
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2:39AM on 11/27/2012
If they do this then Nolans universe is the setting for the entire Justice League movie and all its separate movies that will lead or follow it. Sounds like they are trying to piggy-back off the only thing DC had done well over the last decade, which isnt always a bad thing. Idk , Bruce Wayne is Batman, i understand what Nolan did by leaving us the idea that anyone can be Batman, but when it boils down to it Bruce Wayne still is Batman. I would think the comic/nerd/fanboy crowd would be
If they do this then Nolans universe is the setting for the entire Justice League movie and all its separate movies that will lead or follow it. Sounds like they are trying to piggy-back off the only thing DC had done well over the last decade, which isnt always a bad thing. Idk , Bruce Wayne is Batman, i understand what Nolan did by leaving us the idea that anyone can be Batman, but when it boils down to it Bruce Wayne still is Batman. I would think the comic/nerd/fanboy crowd would be pitching a huge fit about this if this rumor turns out to be true. I think they should leave Nolan's trilogy alone and just recast Bruce Wayne/Batman.
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3:03PM on 11/27/2012

Bullshit

I AM DIEHARD FAN OF BATMAN...I love Batman since i was like 3 & it was bout 30 years ago...Since day 1, Bruce Wayne is Batman & Batman is Bruce Wayne.....His size..a full grown man with lil psychopatic mind caused by death of hi parents...dats y he go to choose the bat..animal of the dark.....
You guys wanna change this concept, wait till you learn a few years more of WHO IS BATMAN...& then only start thinking IF JGL should be Batman..

BRUCE WAYNE IS THE ONLY BATMAN & JGL DOES NOT HAVE THE
I AM DIEHARD FAN OF BATMAN...I love Batman since i was like 3 & it was bout 30 years ago...Since day 1, Bruce Wayne is Batman & Batman is Bruce Wayne.....His size..a full grown man with lil psychopatic mind caused by death of hi parents...dats y he go to choose the bat..animal of the dark.....
You guys wanna change this concept, wait till you learn a few years more of WHO IS BATMAN...& then only start thinking IF JGL should be Batman..

BRUCE WAYNE IS THE ONLY BATMAN & JGL DOES NOT HAVE THE DARK FACE OF WAYNE....THOSE OF YOU SAYING JGL IS FIT..DO USE ABIT OF BRAIN PLEASE OR GO TO READ MORE BATMAN COMICS...STOP WASTING PEOPLE'S TIME..STUP
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3:50PM on 11/27/2012
DC has changed the "concept" many times. I've read the comics for decades and continue to do so. Bruce Wayne is "always" Batman...except when he's not. Like when Dick Grayson (aka Robin, aka Nightwing) took over after Wayne "died" during Final Crisis. While it always returns to the status quo of Wayne as Bats, that doesn't mean they haven't explored other characters under the cowl. As an ardent fan, I'm sure you're aware that Wayne's son, Damien, is portrayed as the future Batman (see
DC has changed the "concept" many times. I've read the comics for decades and continue to do so. Bruce Wayne is "always" Batman...except when he's not. Like when Dick Grayson (aka Robin, aka Nightwing) took over after Wayne "died" during Final Crisis. While it always returns to the status quo of Wayne as Bats, that doesn't mean they haven't explored other characters under the cowl. As an ardent fan, I'm sure you're aware that Wayne's son, Damien, is portrayed as the future Batman (see Batman #666), not to mention Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond. Also, in the current comics, Batman is NOT the only Batman, as he has created Batman, Inc., which is the answer to his legacy, effectively creating an Army of Batmen around the world.

The ending of The Dark Knight Rises serves as a premonition to this, paying homage to this train of thought, which originates from Wayne himself after his journey "through death" after Final Crisis. Bruce seems to know he's not the only Batman. Yet his fans don't.

It's cool if you don't dig JGL as Batman...but you can't dismiss the fact that others have (and will) take on his persona, for better or worse. I'm cool with them using JGL's "Blakeman" for Justice League and I'm cool if they reboot with Armie Hammer or someone else. But, the ballsier move is to use JGL, in my opinion.

The comics have dictated a far deeper tale to Bruce Wayne and his legacy than the movies have been able to touch. It's more intricate (and ridiculous) and has been going on long before Burton, Schumacher, or Nolan got their hands on him. The door's wide open as far as this fan is concerned.
8:34PM on 11/27/2012
The Batman of the JL is always Batman, battle for the cowl was an elaborate market survey. Jean Paul Valley? I don't know what's more absurd, Trying to make a Batman that's not Bruce Wayne or DC's ways of bringing Wayne back. Time traveling, healed a broken back. I hate how they always try to mess with their best character.
The Batman of the JL is always Batman, battle for the cowl was an elaborate market survey. Jean Paul Valley? I don't know what's more absurd, Trying to make a Batman that's not Bruce Wayne or DC's ways of bringing Wayne back. Time traveling, healed a broken back. I hate how they always try to mess with their best character.
10:04PM on 11/27/2012
@Paul Shirey

Wayne is the only true Batman, and DC knows this. Truth is, no one wants a non-Wayne Batman. Just like no one wanted Indiana Jones to continue with Mutt taking his place (like Lucas originally wanted). I certainly would never watch that film. Just like I would never watch a Batman film without Wayne. It's not the costume & title we love, or the idea of legacy, it's the character. Wayne is a unique character, he is Batman, and he can not be replaced.

Personally, I thought
@Paul Shirey

Wayne is the only true Batman, and DC knows this. Truth is, no one wants a non-Wayne Batman. Just like no one wanted Indiana Jones to continue with Mutt taking his place (like Lucas originally wanted). I certainly would never watch that film. Just like I would never watch a Batman film without Wayne. It's not the costume & title we love, or the idea of legacy, it's the character. Wayne is a unique character, he is Batman, and he can not be replaced.

Personally, I thought Final Crisis was ass, as was R.I.P., and Batman Inc. It's just DC playing the same game that got them so much attention with The Death of Superman (this same story has been repeating itself since the 90s. Instead of multiple Supermen we get multiple Batmen). These cheap marketing ploys are meaningless. Everything will always go back to the way it should be, and that is with Bruce Wayne being the only Batman. Batman Inc is going to go away (it will most likely blow up in Wayne's face forcing him to realize that Batman can only be him or something). DC always does dumb shit like this, and they always rectify it.

The only time something like this really worked was with Batman Beyond. And that worked because it took place in the future, and Wayne was so old that I could buy into him as no longer being able to continue as Batman.
12:51PM on 11/27/2012
Ugh, reading some of these comments shows that people could care less about Batman. They just want to see more Nolan.
Ugh, reading some of these comments shows that people could care less about Batman. They just want to see more Nolan.
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2:24PM on 11/27/2012
Um, for Batman I am kinda "meh". He's not really my type of hero. Vengeful vigilante, dark and brutal. Spoiled rich kid with a lot of toys. Clever detective is kinda cool. But the Nolan version of Batman was a good story, humanized a rather meh hero to me. Batman is sorta an anti-hero in some ways. But Nolan at least made him really conflicted, smart and human. I'll take Nolan's Batman 100% of the time over Joel Schumacher's Batman. I trust him to make good films. If you love Batman
Um, for Batman I am kinda "meh". He's not really my type of hero. Vengeful vigilante, dark and brutal. Spoiled rich kid with a lot of toys. Clever detective is kinda cool. But the Nolan version of Batman was a good story, humanized a rather meh hero to me. Batman is sorta an anti-hero in some ways. But Nolan at least made him really conflicted, smart and human. I'll take Nolan's Batman 100% of the time over Joel Schumacher's Batman. I trust him to make good films. If you love Batman so much then stick with the comics. If you love film then show a little trust in a guy who hits every one out of the park every time.
2:53PM on 11/27/2012
@Iron_Chinchilla

Dude, you obviously don't know jack about Batman. And the fact that you don't know jack about Batman (or even like the character) complete supports my comment. You could care less about Batman, you just want to see Nolan's work continue. I personally love Batman, and wish for Nolan's work to stop.

There isn't a single thing Nolan did with Batman that hasn't already been done in the comics (and done better in many cases). In fact, everything you claim to love about
@Iron_Chinchilla

Dude, you obviously don't know jack about Batman. And the fact that you don't know jack about Batman (or even like the character) complete supports my comment. You could care less about Batman, you just want to see Nolan's work continue. I personally love Batman, and wish for Nolan's work to stop.

There isn't a single thing Nolan did with Batman that hasn't already been done in the comics (and done better in many cases). In fact, everything you claim to love about Nolan's movies comes from the comics. The humanity and character development Nolan gave to Batman comes from the comics. This is what made his first two films good.

I enjoyed Batman Begins, and TDK. I personally thought TDKR was a complete mess of a movie. Nolan doesn't knock it out of the park every time. There isn't a single movie of his that I think much of.
6:50PM on 11/27/2012
Agreed. I, for one, am still waiting to see Batman done right on the big screen.
Agreed. I, for one, am still waiting to see Batman done right on the big screen.
12:34PM on 12/03/2012
dude, you hit the nail on the head. Less Nolan more Dini!
dude, you hit the nail on the head. Less Nolan more Dini!
12:49PM on 11/27/2012

Tough call

JGL is awesome and could only improve the character quality of this movie. That being said I really don't like it, Bruce is Batman and what he brings to the table with his past and dark persona gives JLA a full tapestry of characters. My favorite part of JLA is the Superman/Batman yin/yang reflection. I feel removing the Bruce Wayne characters steals that and pulls out the dark and gritty out of what is a very colorful and glossy bunch. I liked the Nolan story but I wasn't on my knees as much
JGL is awesome and could only improve the character quality of this movie. That being said I really don't like it, Bruce is Batman and what he brings to the table with his past and dark persona gives JLA a full tapestry of characters. My favorite part of JLA is the Superman/Batman yin/yang reflection. I feel removing the Bruce Wayne characters steals that and pulls out the dark and gritty out of what is a very colorful and glossy bunch. I liked the Nolan story but I wasn't on my knees as much as everyone I knew, I just don't get how you can leave a broken down city with criminals loose and half the police force dead to a completely untrained person. I think the one area I would be okay with this is if he was a filler while Bruce tried to find peace, only to realize he can't have it and is only whole when wearing the cowl... my two cents.
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8:49AM on 11/27/2012

PS

I don't think this is going to happen..... They will create a new Bruce Wayne/Batman. I am sure of it!
I don't think this is going to happen..... They will create a new Bruce Wayne/Batman. I am sure of it!
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7:38AM on 11/27/2012
No Bruce Wayne, no dice . . .
No Bruce Wayne, no dice . . .
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5:26AM on 11/27/2012

no way

One of the great things about the Nolan-verse was that it was so grounded in reality. How would that universe look now that you introduce magic and aliens to it. It would ruin the whole integrity that Nolan set up. I dont really have a problem with JGL cast as the new Batman (or any other actor from the trilogy), but as long as he plays Bruce Wayne and there is no connection the the Nolan-verse.

But my vote is still for Arnie Hammer for Batman
One of the great things about the Nolan-verse was that it was so grounded in reality. How would that universe look now that you introduce magic and aliens to it. It would ruin the whole integrity that Nolan set up. I dont really have a problem with JGL cast as the new Batman (or any other actor from the trilogy), but as long as he plays Bruce Wayne and there is no connection the the Nolan-verse.

But my vote is still for Arnie Hammer for Batman
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3:24PM on 11/27/2012

Are you kidding me? JGL is the size of Batman's left nut, no amount of steroids could change that.

Are you kidding me? JGL is the size of Batman's left nut, no amount of steroids could change that. I don't know if any of you are comic book readers, but the recent Gotham assassin-like hero comicbook "Talon", would be a great storyline to continue the reality and fictional universe that Nolan created, the world's we are presented with must be seamless, and the characters must adhere to the qualities that made them popular and fun to view in the first place, Armie Hammer is pretty damn perfect.
Are you kidding me? JGL is the size of Batman's left nut, no amount of steroids could change that. I don't know if any of you are comic book readers, but the recent Gotham assassin-like hero comicbook "Talon", would be a great storyline to continue the reality and fictional universe that Nolan created, the world's we are presented with must be seamless, and the characters must adhere to the qualities that made them popular and fun to view in the first place, Armie Hammer is pretty damn perfect.
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8:39AM on 11/27/2012

How about this...

JGL starts as batman but is killed by the baddie in the opening half hour and Christian Bale returns as the Dark Knight!!!
JGL starts as batman but is killed by the baddie in the opening half hour and Christian Bale returns as the Dark Knight!!!
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8:19AM on 11/30/2012

One one hand...

Nolan does leave us thinking that Levitt would be taking Wayne's place as Batman, to carry on his work. Batman was, as he put, a symbol. An immortal, in a sense, who's place could be taken at any point... But I don't think that was a suggestion. He was just completing the circle of that idea, made in Begins, and showing that the symbol would live on without Bruce Wayne. I don't think he was saying he intends for Levitt to continue the series. However, I do like Levitt. I think he's a
Nolan does leave us thinking that Levitt would be taking Wayne's place as Batman, to carry on his work. Batman was, as he put, a symbol. An immortal, in a sense, who's place could be taken at any point... But I don't think that was a suggestion. He was just completing the circle of that idea, made in Begins, and showing that the symbol would live on without Bruce Wayne. I don't think he was saying he intends for Levitt to continue the series. However, I do like Levitt. I think he's a great actor, and I would give him a chance as Batman... But I don't think it should be Nolan's Batman. Nolan worked very hard to give us a great conclusion to his trilogy, and the end of the film was beautiful. And regardless of the fact that I thought it was the weakest of his films, to continue it would almost be an insult to his efforts. I would prefer to see Batman start a new, as opposed to them carry on a series that ended they way it was meant to.

Don't reboot time and time again. Now, I'm not saying Nolan shouldn't have, because he brought a lot of integrity back to the character, but as much as it pains me to say it, I actually thought that was one thing that Schumaker got right. Batman has always been Bruce Wayne, and should be done in the way that they've done with James Bond. When one actor is done with the part, recast him and continue the series where the last left off. If done with care, as it was with Bond, recasting doesn't have to be the horror that we all think of it as.
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8:33PM on 11/27/2012

Nah

I think it would be a bad idea to have the first JL movie with someone other than Bruce behind the cowl. You need to start with the originals then you can work from there. I'm not going to totally write off the movie until I see MOS. I just don't think Nolan's realistic approach with Batman/Superman will work with the JL. Plus, main villians are gone from the nolanverse.
I think it would be a bad idea to have the first JL movie with someone other than Bruce behind the cowl. You need to start with the originals then you can work from there. I'm not going to totally write off the movie until I see MOS. I just don't think Nolan's realistic approach with Batman/Superman will work with the JL. Plus, main villians are gone from the nolanverse.
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8:01AM on 11/27/2012

My theory on this. . .

Is that John Blake won't be able to live up to Batman status so he'll take another moniker (Nightwing). At some point during the Justice League movie, the League will need Batman and use JGL to find Wayne. It would be a fantastic coup if, at the beginning of the third act Bale shows up as Batman for a few scenes to put the Justice League on the right path. He trades a few barbs with Superman, chastizes Blake for not doing all that he can, and then, for whatever reason, realizes that the League
Is that John Blake won't be able to live up to Batman status so he'll take another moniker (Nightwing). At some point during the Justice League movie, the League will need Batman and use JGL to find Wayne. It would be a fantastic coup if, at the beginning of the third act Bale shows up as Batman for a few scenes to put the Justice League on the right path. He trades a few barbs with Superman, chastizes Blake for not doing all that he can, and then, for whatever reason, realizes that the League needs him and he needs the League.

People would come out again, in droves, just to see Bale reprise the character in just a few scenes. And I firmly believe that Bruce Wayne, and Selina Kyle, will never be able to stop being Batman and Catwoman, and that the end scene in TDKR was a red herring of sorts.
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7:57AM on 11/27/2012

Wtf... No way will this work!!

Worst. Idea. Ever.

So no Bruce Wayne the guy who TRAINED for years and took down the LoS... Just a cop named Robin who puts on his suit?? That is not Batman!

This JL movie is doomed.
Worst. Idea. Ever.

So no Bruce Wayne the guy who TRAINED for years and took down the LoS... Just a cop named Robin who puts on his suit?? That is not Batman!

This JL movie is doomed.
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6:50AM on 11/27/2012
JGL is a great actor, he would do fine as an older Robin, and even as Nightwing or some other not so intimidating superhero. But not even with tough guy make-up on is he tough enough.to be Batman. He is so wrong it would mess up the film and hurt him as an actor. You can't have Robin pretending to be Batman.
JGL is a great actor, he would do fine as an older Robin, and even as Nightwing or some other not so intimidating superhero. But not even with tough guy make-up on is he tough enough.to be Batman. He is so wrong it would mess up the film and hurt him as an actor. You can't have Robin pretending to be Batman.
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4:11AM on 11/27/2012
Generally I like the casting but Batman should be Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne should be Batman, I think most of the audience is way more familiar with the character from the comics than with the character from the Nolan movie.
Generally I like the casting but Batman should be Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne should be Batman, I think most of the audience is way more familiar with the character from the comics than with the character from the Nolan movie.
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2:27AM on 11/27/2012
i'd wait around to see what becomes of this, but re the extra tidbit I'm not sure how well the Nolan-verse will fit into a larger DC Universe. I think the Dark Knight Trilogy pretty much exists in a world where other superheroes do not exist, and Batman is implied to be the only costumed hero running around the streets. It's part of the more realistic and grounded approach, bringing Batman back to his roots after the flights of fancy of the Schumacher films, that seems to make it such that it
i'd wait around to see what becomes of this, but re the extra tidbit I'm not sure how well the Nolan-verse will fit into a larger DC Universe. I think the Dark Knight Trilogy pretty much exists in a world where other superheroes do not exist, and Batman is implied to be the only costumed hero running around the streets. It's part of the more realistic and grounded approach, bringing Batman back to his roots after the flights of fancy of the Schumacher films, that seems to make it such that it might not sit well with the existence of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and other DC heroes at large. I have no doubts that JGL can play a great Batman, but am at the moment a little skeptical of how they'll work the John Blake character per se into the Justice League. I probably wouldn't like it if the Batman of the Justice League wasn't Bruce Wayne.
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10:23AM on 11/28/2012

Bale is returning without a doubt. Check the facts..

Nolan is Producing.. They left TDR wide open for a sequel. They want to connect the universe's. There's a secret at the end of MAN OF STEEL. And no studio in there right mind would make a JUSTICE LEAGUE without Bruce Wayne, that's ridiculous. He's the whole reason they exist. It's his technology and money they operate with. He's also the brains of the whole operation. He's their Tony Stark and Nick Fury combined. They are playing with us and it's working. It's actually kind of fun. The
Nolan is Producing.. They left TDR wide open for a sequel. They want to connect the universe's. There's a secret at the end of MAN OF STEEL. And no studio in there right mind would make a JUSTICE LEAGUE without Bruce Wayne, that's ridiculous. He's the whole reason they exist. It's his technology and money they operate with. He's also the brains of the whole operation. He's their Tony Stark and Nick Fury combined. They are playing with us and it's working. It's actually kind of fun. The speculation of it all!
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4:30AM on 11/29/2012
Compare Bale to Norton. Both are difficult to work with. Marvel decided to recast Bruce Banner and DC will do the same thing with Bruce Wayne.
Compare Bale to Norton. Both are difficult to work with. Marvel decided to recast Bruce Banner and DC will do the same thing with Bruce Wayne.
9:07PM on 11/27/2012

Whatever happens....

....please no more Batman origin stories.

WB & DC don't have the foresight to do a mixed-character superhero universe thingy. Yet. Marvel was smart and had a game plan from the get-go. WB just seems like they're flying by the seat of their pants a bit too much. I'm prepared to be proved wrong, but shouldn't they just see how Man Of Steel goes first before they put all their eggs in one basket?
....please no more Batman origin stories.

WB & DC don't have the foresight to do a mixed-character superhero universe thingy. Yet. Marvel was smart and had a game plan from the get-go. WB just seems like they're flying by the seat of their pants a bit too much. I'm prepared to be proved wrong, but shouldn't they just see how Man Of Steel goes first before they put all their eggs in one basket?
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12:47PM on 11/27/2012

All the fear...

in how can an ordinary cop just be Batman...NO SHIT. He can't.
I'm fairly certain they're not that stupid and if this were to happen he would have his own origin story, and his own training showing how he became a capable Batman (whether it's flashbacks or a movie before JL). They wouldn't just give him a suit and say ok here is Batman, he would also become Batman.

( And with the mention of another cast member from Nolan's universe, unlikely, but how cool would it be if that person was
in how can an ordinary cop just be Batman...NO SHIT. He can't.
I'm fairly certain they're not that stupid and if this were to happen he would have his own origin story, and his own training showing how he became a capable Batman (whether it's flashbacks or a movie before JL). They wouldn't just give him a suit and say ok here is Batman, he would also become Batman.

( And with the mention of another cast member from Nolan's universe, unlikely, but how cool would it be if that person was Bale. And he trains John Blake, or even cooler, Bale comes back as Batman and JGL as a Nightwing or Robin type character.)
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9:30AM on 11/27/2012
As others have said, Bruce Wayne is Batman, unless there's some obscure version in the comics where BW isn't Batman, this can't be a good move.

JLA on the whole doesn't really get me going at all, they really do need to have all the characters story's told separately, as Marvels Avengers did, but doing a new Batman this soon would be just stupid and I feel any incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne without a certain person playing him, wont be popular anytime soon.
As others have said, Bruce Wayne is Batman, unless there's some obscure version in the comics where BW isn't Batman, this can't be a good move.

JLA on the whole doesn't really get me going at all, they really do need to have all the characters story's told separately, as Marvels Avengers did, but doing a new Batman this soon would be just stupid and I feel any incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne without a certain person playing him, wont be popular anytime soon.
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2:06AM on 11/28/2012

leave nolan-verse alone! (spoilers)

superman can't exist in nolanverse. i mean, then wtf was he doing for the 5 months that bane took over gotham city? superman could have easily swooped in, grabbed the nuke, and jetted off into space in less than a second.

justice league doesn't just need batman... it needs bruce wayne. they can reestablish batman without doing a whole new origin story (everyone knows the gist by now. a flashback scene or tow will suffice).

in fact, they should skip the justice league movie. do a
superman can't exist in nolanverse. i mean, then wtf was he doing for the 5 months that bane took over gotham city? superman could have easily swooped in, grabbed the nuke, and jetted off into space in less than a second.

justice league doesn't just need batman... it needs bruce wayne. they can reestablish batman without doing a whole new origin story (everyone knows the gist by now. a flashback scene or tow will suffice).

in fact, they should skip the justice league movie. do a batman/superman team up movie first. that's the best inter-series relationship in the whole DC universe anyways.
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10:14AM on 11/28/2012
How could Superman just swoop in and take the bomb and fly to outerspasce.. That is fucking ridiculous. They had a guy with his hand on the remote trigger the whole time. If there was even a hint that Superman was in the vicinity, Bane would have started killing people. But let's say Superman did manage to elude them and grab the bomb. Talia would have blown his ass up with the same bomb he was holding. It probably wouldn't have killed him, but it sure as hell would have knocked his ass out.
How could Superman just swoop in and take the bomb and fly to outerspasce.. That is fucking ridiculous. They had a guy with his hand on the remote trigger the whole time. If there was even a hint that Superman was in the vicinity, Bane would have started killing people. But let's say Superman did manage to elude them and grab the bomb. Talia would have blown his ass up with the same bomb he was holding. It probably wouldn't have killed him, but it sure as hell would have knocked his ass out. And BTW, Superman or Super Heroes in general can live in any universe, that's the whole point, they're diffrent than us and so it's iteresting to see them live in our world. And let's face it, how realistic is the Nolanverse. Guys and girls jumping and flying over rooftops fighting eachother in Bat,Cat and Clown outfits, C'mon, What world do you live in where this is normal.
7:28PM on 11/28/2012
@ Jeff Knite

I dunno if you'll ever see this... but here's my nerdout response:

1) i guess it depends how powerful/fast they decide to make superman in these movies. in the comics, he can go from talking to bruce wayne in gotham city to being in metropolis before bruce finishes his sentence prompting him to go "oh, that's what that feels like". he pick up the bomb in the blink of an eye.

2) even if they don't decide to make superman that fast... he still had plenty of opportunities to
@ Jeff Knite

I dunno if you'll ever see this... but here's my nerdout response:

1) i guess it depends how powerful/fast they decide to make superman in these movies. in the comics, he can go from talking to bruce wayne in gotham city to being in metropolis before bruce finishes his sentence prompting him to go "oh, that's what that feels like". he pick up the bomb in the blink of an eye.

2) even if they don't decide to make superman that fast... he still had plenty of opportunities to swoop in. commissioner gordon was able to take out one decoy truck, then find the real truck, then add the EMP device to the bomb to tkae out the remote before Bane/Talia knew. that's plenty of time for superman, even at a fraction of his power to x-ray all the trucks, locate the bomb, and just pick up the whole thing and fly into space. PLENTY OF TIME.

3) Superman could exist in Nolanverse or a similar "reality-based" world. nolan-verse isn't that realistic anyways. you're right. but having superman exist during the events of TDKR totally ruins everything that happened in that movie. if TDKR was a different story altogether without a nuke or a 5 month period where he had opportunities to save the day it would work. Batman Begins and TDK work because the climax all happen in one night. but TDKR spans five months complete with a press conference by the PotUS. in a full DC universe, he would have had Superman intervene in the first week.
4:32AM on 11/29/2012
Easy. Man of Steel I(Superman's origin) happens after TDKR.
Easy. Man of Steel I(Superman's origin) happens after TDKR.
5:01AM on 11/27/2012

utter shit...

If it's true it's going to be the reason JL fails. Only Bruce Wayne can tell the whole league to stick it while saving them from his own plan to kill them. DC tried to have someone other than Bruce Wayne be Batman and it failed, eventually they had to bring Bruce back. The script writers should know this as well.
If it's true it's going to be the reason JL fails. Only Bruce Wayne can tell the whole league to stick it while saving them from his own plan to kill them. DC tried to have someone other than Bruce Wayne be Batman and it failed, eventually they had to bring Bruce back. The script writers should know this as well.
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8:42PM on 11/27/2012

Tough call

JGL is awesome and could only improve the character quality of this movie. That being said I really don't like it, Bruce is Batman and what he brings to the table with his past and dark persona gives JLA a full tapestry of characters. My favorite part of JLA is the Superman/Batman yin/yang reflection. I feel removing the Bruce Wayne characters steals that and pulls out the dark and gritty out of what is a very colorful and glossy bunch. I liked the Nolan story but I wasn't on my knees as much
JGL is awesome and could only improve the character quality of this movie. That being said I really don't like it, Bruce is Batman and what he brings to the table with his past and dark persona gives JLA a full tapestry of characters. My favorite part of JLA is the Superman/Batman yin/yang reflection. I feel removing the Bruce Wayne characters steals that and pulls out the dark and gritty out of what is a very colorful and glossy bunch. I liked the Nolan story but I wasn't on my knees as much as everyone I knew, I just don't get how you can leave a broken down city with criminals loose and half the police force dead to a completely untrained person. I think the one area I would be okay with this is if he was a filler while Bruce tried to find peace, only to realize he can't have it and is only whole when wearing the cowl... my two cents.
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7:27PM on 11/27/2012

Several different opinions right now

1. If it's a continuation of the Nolan-verse, then just go with Robin or Nightwing. Though I know it would piss everyone off if Batman were left out all together. Also, people say the realism of TDK trilogy would turn into "aliens" and such, but if you even think along the lines of the first Iron Man, that and Stark were more grounded in reality albeit more technologically advanced than Bruce Wayne and led to Stark's eyes being opened to what led up to the Avengers and beyond...

2. Start
1. If it's a continuation of the Nolan-verse, then just go with Robin or Nightwing. Though I know it would piss everyone off if Batman were left out all together. Also, people say the realism of TDK trilogy would turn into "aliens" and such, but if you even think along the lines of the first Iron Man, that and Stark were more grounded in reality albeit more technologically advanced than Bruce Wayne and led to Stark's eyes being opened to what led up to the Avengers and beyond...

2. Start Bats from scratch, but been done to death in my lifetime already (new cast member)

3. Throw boat loads of cash to bring back Bale, which is least likely to happen.

4. Though it's too late now, screw Justice League all together or at least wait and see how Man of Steel turns out.

5. Just screw Justice League all together because I would go for a good Deadpool movie (regardless of affiliation DC/Marvel) over this any day of the week and we know that Marvel is taking the Cat's ass in this ensemble gig anyways...

6. Vote Quimby...what the...?
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2:54PM on 11/27/2012

NO Batman in Justice League Please!!!!

While I think JGL is a great actor, I think the idea of trying to tie any incarnation of the Nolan Batman films to a Justice League movie is terrible and shouldn't even be considered. Nolan worked hard to try and create a gritty and "realistic" world in which he set his version of Batman. This would not come close to jiving with any of the other superheros in the JL. Reboot batman if you want to tie it into your JL movie, don't shit on the movies Nolan made.
While I think JGL is a great actor, I think the idea of trying to tie any incarnation of the Nolan Batman films to a Justice League movie is terrible and shouldn't even be considered. Nolan worked hard to try and create a gritty and "realistic" world in which he set his version of Batman. This would not come close to jiving with any of the other superheros in the JL. Reboot batman if you want to tie it into your JL movie, don't shit on the movies Nolan made.
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1:08PM on 11/27/2012
I don't like it for only one reason. I can't see Superman or Green Lantern existing in the Nolan-Batman universe. Imagine how little the events of Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises will mean if... in that world... there are now aliens and power rings.
I don't like it for only one reason. I can't see Superman or Green Lantern existing in the Nolan-Batman universe. Imagine how little the events of Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises will mean if... in that world... there are now aliens and power rings.
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9:42AM on 11/27/2012

INTERESTING

Could it be possible that JGL is just being re-casted as Bruce Wayne? I wouldn't hate that, because I am a big fan of his. I think it's cool they're trying to connect the films, and where the last Dark Knight ended that would be a really cool touch to keep it alive, in that regard i don't hate it...but I do hate it because he is not BRUCE WAYNE. BRUCE WAYNE is Batman.
Could it be possible that JGL is just being re-casted as Bruce Wayne? I wouldn't hate that, because I am a big fan of his. I think it's cool they're trying to connect the films, and where the last Dark Knight ended that would be a really cool touch to keep it alive, in that regard i don't hate it...but I do hate it because he is not BRUCE WAYNE. BRUCE WAYNE is Batman.
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8:40AM on 11/27/2012
Remember. [link] are the leaders of the JLA. JLA is not a Batman run show yes he is a major characer but he isnt the whole movie. This movie will payoff depending on how Cavill does in Man of Steel. When thinking a JLA movie you have to think big, bigger than Avengers. You have to think a Darkseid and Doomsday going apeshit across the planet type of film. JLA needs a villian or villians bigger than Superman, thats how big this has to be. Batman is just a piece of this huge picture, lets not
Remember. [link] are the leaders of the JLA. JLA is not a Batman run show yes he is a major characer but he isnt the whole movie. This movie will payoff depending on how Cavill does in Man of Steel. When thinking a JLA movie you have to think big, bigger than Avengers. You have to think a Darkseid and Doomsday going apeshit across the planet type of film. JLA needs a villian or villians bigger than Superman, thats how big this has to be. Batman is just a piece of this huge picture, lets not focus on the small stuff.

no idea how that link thing got there.. epic fail for a nonexistent link showing up on my post.
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5:24PM on 11/27/2012

Robin??

I like the idea of continuing on from Nolan's Batman and with JGL it would work in my opinion although he could be Robin as hinted at. [link]
I like the idea of continuing on from Nolan's Batman and with JGL it would work in my opinion although he could be Robin as hinted at. [link]
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5:35AM on 11/27/2012
I was so sure that something would happen in Rises that would link it to the greater DC universe...so sure. They missed a massive opportunity to do that.

Why could they not mention that Wayne Industries was working on a space station...or to kill two birds with one stone...make a relevant link...some mention of amazing events unfolding in Metropolis which would obviously refer to Man Of Steel showing up for the FIRST time. This would not only connect Nolan's Batman to a more amazing
I was so sure that something would happen in Rises that would link it to the greater DC universe...so sure. They missed a massive opportunity to do that.

Why could they not mention that Wayne Industries was working on a space station...or to kill two birds with one stone...make a relevant link...some mention of amazing events unfolding in Metropolis which would obviously refer to Man Of Steel showing up for the FIRST time. This would not only connect Nolan's Batman to a more amazing world...but would explain why someone as powerful as Superman couldn't help out with the Bane situation in Gotham.

As it stands, if Nolan's world is set within this amazing one...why the feck did no one show up to stop Bane - they had like 5 months??? GL could have been in space...Superman would have been busy in Man of Steel (that would obviously mean there were two major cities in the US experiencing very serious issues but damn it...we're in an amazing world!), Wonder Woman would not have yet revealed herself to the world...and the Flash...I dunno..work that one out for yourself. Martian Manhunter could be secretly monitoring everything...deciding not to intervene in Earthly affairs until he believes a Justice League is needed (a reference to him could be made in the Man of Steel).

As for new Batman, I have issues with Batman not being Bruce Wayne...or that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character neither has the money or fighting skills to be Batman (look at how he struggled with those two generic guys in Rises).

WB - you're a little late on this move and I think you missed making the connection far more believable.
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5:38AM on 11/27/2012
WB - you're a little late on this move (if it happens :o) and I think you missed making the connection far more believable
WB - you're a little late on this move (if it happens :o) and I think you missed making the connection far more believable
5:34AM on 11/27/2012

Also

Because of the success of the Nolan movies, we dont need another Batman movie for a while. I'm gonna get hated for saying this, but with The Dark Knight Rises a big success, audiences dont really need another batman movie. WB should focus on other superhero movies, and another Batman movie should be farther down the line as far as production is concerned. We need Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, or someone elese first. Also, is the Green Lantern movie gonna be part of the JL
Because of the success of the Nolan movies, we dont need another Batman movie for a while. I'm gonna get hated for saying this, but with The Dark Knight Rises a big success, audiences dont really need another batman movie. WB should focus on other superhero movies, and another Batman movie should be farther down the line as far as production is concerned. We need Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, or someone elese first. Also, is the Green Lantern movie gonna be part of the JL series? Even though it was a crappy film, i think WB is gonna have to swallow their pride and say that it is. Have Ryan Reynolds part of the Justice League and then have a Green Lantern sequel that would better represent the character. Marvel did it with The Hulk and that worked out well (even though they recast it twice now).
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3:43AM on 11/27/2012
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rises!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Rises!
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2:12AM on 11/27/2012
I'm confident that JGL can be a great Batman. Regarding your Nolan-verse question, I'm on the fence with this one. On one hand Nolan's Batman trilogy should be left alone as those three movies are self-contained in their universe. On the other hand, it'd also be very hard to follow up after The Dark Knight Rises.
I'm confident that JGL can be a great Batman. Regarding your Nolan-verse question, I'm on the fence with this one. On one hand Nolan's Batman trilogy should be left alone as those three movies are self-contained in their universe. On the other hand, it'd also be very hard to follow up after The Dark Knight Rises.
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1:39AM on 11/27/2012
If they are trying to make the movie similar to the way Nolan did with Batman then I am all for this because JGL is great & so was his character in TDKR, but at the same time WB really needs to stick to their guns & hopefully at least keep Nolan as a producer up until the JL movie. It's not so much about competing with what Marvel did but the quality of the material & having them stand on their own. Which is what made The Avengers a success in the first place..
If they are trying to make the movie similar to the way Nolan did with Batman then I am all for this because JGL is great & so was his character in TDKR, but at the same time WB really needs to stick to their guns & hopefully at least keep Nolan as a producer up until the JL movie. It's not so much about competing with what Marvel did but the quality of the material & having them stand on their own. Which is what made The Avengers a success in the first place..
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3:57AM on 11/29/2012

Probably

this is the studio putting out conflicting rumours to see how fans will react. Based on fan reaction they will no doubt make Justice League a continuation of both the Dark Knight trilogy and the Man of Steel movie. They will probably even bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern because as bad as the Green Lantern movie was it was the movie they made and we don't want the character rebooted and recast right away. If anything the ending of TDKR makes it easier because Batman is no longer
this is the studio putting out conflicting rumours to see how fans will react. Based on fan reaction they will no doubt make Justice League a continuation of both the Dark Knight trilogy and the Man of Steel movie. They will probably even bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern because as bad as the Green Lantern movie was it was the movie they made and we don't want the character rebooted and recast right away. If anything the ending of TDKR makes it easier because Batman is no longer tied to Gotham or Wayne manor or Wayne Industries. It doesn't matter if Batman is recast because he'll be wearing the cowl most of the time. The real question is whether or not we will see more of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
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7:59PM on 11/28/2012

The Shoe Fits Folks

I'm game for a continuation of the so-called Nolan-Verse. And really it's fine that Wayne isn't Batman. It follows the run of the comics. Doesn't anyone remember that after Bane cracked the Bat, there was a Wayne approved stand-in. Wayne gave the guy his full support and access to is fortunes to keep Batman up-to-date. In fact the new guy was even more techy if I remember right. So why shouldn't Justice League run with it? I decided a long time ago not to get fussy about alterations to the
I'm game for a continuation of the so-called Nolan-Verse. And really it's fine that Wayne isn't Batman. It follows the run of the comics. Doesn't anyone remember that after Bane cracked the Bat, there was a Wayne approved stand-in. Wayne gave the guy his full support and access to is fortunes to keep Batman up-to-date. In fact the new guy was even more techy if I remember right. So why shouldn't Justice League run with it? I decided a long time ago not to get fussy about alterations to the traditional story lines anyway, since the comic books themselves have run so far off course from the material I read growing up. And one of the reasons Marvel succeeded is because they kept origins stories (mostly) out of the Big Group Blockbuster finale. Besides who's to say Wayne wouldn't be willing to help organize the bunch using his Wayne Enterprises as a facilitator? Don't be harsh Schmoes.
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8:22AM on 11/27/2012

Good & Bad

I like JGL. I think he's a fine actor and I like the direction of him as a sort of quasi version of robin that would try to become Batman. But that's as far as that should go. Bruce Wayne should return and take back the mantle of Batman and Blake become NightWing. That seems more likely as the next solo Batman film leading into Justice League, because let's face it, Batman is Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne is Christian Bale. There's nothing else you can say about that. You can't just shoe horn JGL
I like JGL. I think he's a fine actor and I like the direction of him as a sort of quasi version of robin that would try to become Batman. But that's as far as that should go. Bruce Wayne should return and take back the mantle of Batman and Blake become NightWing. That seems more likely as the next solo Batman film leading into Justice League, because let's face it, Batman is Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne is Christian Bale. There's nothing else you can say about that. You can't just shoe horn JGL in there because Bale is a punk ass bitch who won't commit to a Justice League film. I think Bale will do it and this is all a big publicity stunt with the above scenario playing out on big screens soon. Also, alot of things were not explained in The Dark Knight Rises which leaves me to believe, with Christopher Nolan producing Justice League that, things will be explained later. Like how did Batman get clear of the bomb within seconds of the explosion. Only Superman or Green Lantern could have helped him in that situation. Also the Green Lantern film should be included in the Phase One line up. Like someone else on here said,whether you liked the film or not, it should count, even if they replace Ryan Reynolds, same as Hulk in Avengers. Enough rambling, Nolan is a genius and things are playing out how they should. Like a real word version of The Prestige.
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8:18AM on 11/27/2012

Good & Bad

I like JGL. I think he's a fine actor and I like the direction of him as a sort of quasi version of robin that would try to become Batman. But that's as far as that should go. Bruce Wayne should return and take back the mantle of Batman and Blake become NightWing. That seems more likely as the next solo Batman film leading into Justice League, because let's face it, Batman is Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne is Christian Bale. There's nothing else you can say about that. You can't just shoe horn JGL
I like JGL. I think he's a fine actor and I like the direction of him as a sort of quasi version of robin that would try to become Batman. But that's as far as that should go. Bruce Wayne should return and take back the mantle of Batman and Blake become NightWing. That seems more likely as the next solo Batman film leading into Justice League, because let's face it, Batman is Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne is Christian Bale. There's nothing else you can say about that. You can't just shoe horn JGL in there because Bale is a punk ass bitch who won't commit to a Justice League film. I think Bale will do it and this is all a big publicity stunt with the above scenario playing out on big screens soon. Also, alot of things were not explained in The Dark Knight Rises which leaves me to believe, with Christopher Nolan producing Justice League that, things will be explained later. Like how did Batman get clear of the bomb within seconds of the explosion. Only Superman or Green Lantern could have helped him in that situation. Also the Green Lantern film should be included in the Phase One line up. Like someone else on here said,whether you liked the film or not, it should count, even if they replace Ryan Reynolds, same as Hulk in Avengers. Enough rambling, Nolan is a genius and things are playing out how they should. Like a real word version of The Prestige.
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7:24AM on 11/27/2012
I AM TOTALLY HIP TO THIS NEWS!!!

and follow the comics and have JGL play the younger Batman with Jim Caviezel( He's basically playing Batman with without the cape,cowl and gadgets on POI) donning the cowl in stand-alone movies set later in Batman's Career.
I AM TOTALLY HIP TO THIS NEWS!!!

and follow the comics and have JGL play the younger Batman with Jim Caviezel( He's basically playing Batman with without the cape,cowl and gadgets on POI) donning the cowl in stand-alone movies set later in Batman's Career.
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5:38AM on 11/27/2012
Sorry, double post.
Sorry, double post.
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3:19AM on 11/27/2012
Sounds damn good to me! They could make a Batflick for 2014/2015 that ties into Justice League.. add a small hint to it all at the end of Supes, and it's all set to hit the ground running! :D
Sounds damn good to me! They could make a Batflick for 2014/2015 that ties into Justice League.. add a small hint to it all at the end of Supes, and it's all set to hit the ground running! :D
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1:59PM on 01/10/2013

DCVERSE

i THINK BEFORE THEY START THINKING ABOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH WONDER WOMAN AND AQUAMAN AND THE FLASH. DC HAS SOME GREAT HEROS BUT THEY JUST AREN'T PUTTING MUCH HEART INTO THE STORIES. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM START THE BATMAN THING OVER AGAIN AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM GET SUPERMAN RIGHT AND STOP STARTING OVER ALL THE TIME.
i THINK BEFORE THEY START THINKING ABOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH WONDER WOMAN AND AQUAMAN AND THE FLASH. DC HAS SOME GREAT HEROS BUT THEY JUST AREN'T PUTTING MUCH HEART INTO THE STORIES. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM START THE BATMAN THING OVER AGAIN AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM GET SUPERMAN RIGHT AND STOP STARTING OVER ALL THE TIME.
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3:50PM on 11/27/2012
Or... he could just play Robin again.
Or... he could just play Robin again.
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9:38AM on 11/27/2012

I think

I think this is a cool idea and I am up for it but like KaytheKing, I don't think it will ever happen!
I think this is a cool idea and I am up for it but like KaytheKing, I don't think it will ever happen!
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8:44AM on 11/27/2012

Good Acting = Great Movie

JGL is a great actor, especially under Nolan's direction. These movies need great actors to sell the characters in a live action reality. In the universe there would be plenty of time for Bruce to train Blake. Bruce's money would back Blake's Batman like it did before. It could fund and operate the space station, and I doubt it works for a film with Bale's price tag, but it would make sense for "Batman" to be eternal like the league of shadows, but for the men behind the mask to work like
JGL is a great actor, especially under Nolan's direction. These movies need great actors to sell the characters in a live action reality. In the universe there would be plenty of time for Bruce to train Blake. Bruce's money would back Blake's Batman like it did before. It could fund and operate the space station, and I doubt it works for a film with Bale's price tag, but it would make sense for "Batman" to be eternal like the league of shadows, but for the men behind the mask to work like professional athletes do, play in their prime. Batman doesn't make sense in a world with Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aliens, etc. The "why wouldn't they intervene" question will always come up. But with Bruce funding and guiding the League behind the scenes he keeps his anonymity in a world with guys who can see through your clothes. Remember Bruce Wayne doesn't trust these heroes. He keeps files on their weaknesses.
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3:04AM on 11/27/2012

Gordon Levitt as Bats?

I hope it's true but we're still a long way off from 2015 so we shall see.
also I do not think that the WB really needs to reestablish the origin of BATMAN every single time the change the actor, it's naive of them and it's insulting to us... damn, we KNOW what happened already.. now freakin move on and get with the movie already...
Also why DOES Gordon-Levitt need to be Bruce Wayne in Justice League anyway? cant we just have Batman as Batman and not have his Alter ego AT ALL???????
I hope it's true but we're still a long way off from 2015 so we shall see.
also I do not think that the WB really needs to reestablish the origin of BATMAN every single time the change the actor, it's naive of them and it's insulting to us... damn, we KNOW what happened already.. now freakin move on and get with the movie already...
Also why DOES Gordon-Levitt need to be Bruce Wayne in Justice League anyway? cant we just have Batman as Batman and not have his Alter ego AT ALL???????
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10:09PM on 11/27/2012
You guys are being way too harsh on TDKR. It was not "massively dissapointing". X-Men 3 and Quantum of Solace were "massively dissapointing". TDKR was fine and I think its fine if they want to bring back Blake. If they model him after another Batman character that wasn't as built as wayne then it could be cool. Imagine him in the Batman Beyond suit..Pretty cool huh?
You guys are being way too harsh on TDKR. It was not "massively dissapointing". X-Men 3 and Quantum of Solace were "massively dissapointing". TDKR was fine and I think its fine if they want to bring back Blake. If they model him after another Batman character that wasn't as built as wayne then it could be cool. Imagine him in the Batman Beyond suit..Pretty cool huh?
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12:12AM on 11/28/2012
Nope.
Nope.
4:37AM on 11/29/2012
Batman Beyond starring J Gordon Levitt would be great as a followup to Justice League.
Batman Beyond starring J Gordon Levitt would be great as a followup to Justice League.
4:55AM on 11/29/2012
Oh and Iron Man 2 was massively disappointing but we still had the Black Widow in the Avengers. Blake is more like Rhodes, however.
Oh and Iron Man 2 was massively disappointing but we still had the Black Widow in the Avengers. Blake is more like Rhodes, however.
8:46AM on 11/27/2012

This makes sense

WB is already behind in capturing lightning in a bottle with this. They did bring in the same writers to do Man of Steel as they did with The Dark Knight Trilogy. They also brought along Chris and Emma to produce. What if long term they are the "heads" of DC properties to keep them all on one track. Zack Snyder is on record saying its a more "real" version of Superman. Whatever that means. It'd only make sense to tie in the movies with the people they have involved. That leads me to believe WB
WB is already behind in capturing lightning in a bottle with this. They did bring in the same writers to do Man of Steel as they did with The Dark Knight Trilogy. They also brought along Chris and Emma to produce. What if long term they are the "heads" of DC properties to keep them all on one track. Zack Snyder is on record saying its a more "real" version of Superman. Whatever that means. It'd only make sense to tie in the movies with the people they have involved. That leads me to believe WB wants a more serious version of the JLA. I agree with JoNuggs a bit when it comes to how they will handle Bruce Wayne. But having JGL gives them an out if they don't bring back Bale to tie in the movies. Because the mantle has already been passed that should determine who JGL would be either Nightwing (Robin) or the new Batman. Either way they are safe. That's proper planning on their part. I think it'd be wise to get another main JLA characters story out there before the JLA movie. Wonder Woman or Green Lantern (reboot) I feel would be the most likely choices. Either way I'm pretty excited to see what they come up with.
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5:45AM on 11/27/2012
The whole point of the end was so that Gotham would have a protector. Regardless of him not being Bruce Wayne, it's still a solid way to continue and stem from Nolan's franchise and a good way to continue if people wanted a solid batman movie. I mean who didn't want there to be a 4th film after watching the ending!?
The whole point of the end was so that Gotham would have a protector. Regardless of him not being Bruce Wayne, it's still a solid way to continue and stem from Nolan's franchise and a good way to continue if people wanted a solid batman movie. I mean who didn't want there to be a 4th film after watching the ending!?
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7:09AM on 11/27/2012
i didnt. i thought the ending was solid and content
i didnt. i thought the ending was solid and content
5:39AM on 11/27/2012

i'd pay to see that...

... if they put JGL in the Justice League movie as Batman
a tie in before the JL movie of him "filling" in the shoes of Batman would be good too. But I agree with philalva77, they'd need to keep Nolan on as a producer to keep the material quality
... if they put JGL in the Justice League movie as Batman
a tie in before the JL movie of him "filling" in the shoes of Batman would be good too. But I agree with philalva77, they'd need to keep Nolan on as a producer to keep the material quality
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12:07PM on 11/27/2012

Eh...

I really like JGL and loved the way they ended TDKR with him at the end. There is definitely potential to do more with that story... I just don't see how Nolan's more hard edged gritty and realistic Gotham jives with the more fantastical Justice League elements (most notably an invincible hero from space who flies).
I really like JGL and loved the way they ended TDKR with him at the end. There is definitely potential to do more with that story... I just don't see how Nolan's more hard edged gritty and realistic Gotham jives with the more fantastical Justice League elements (most notably an invincible hero from space who flies).
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5:10PM on 11/27/2012
Or... he could just play Robin again.
Or... he could just play Robin again.
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10:45AM on 11/27/2012

Let's do another what if speculation...

...because I like those. JGL could assume Bruce Wayne's identity. Everyone thinks he's dead but I'm sure that there is a creative way of doing this. Or they could take the Terry McGinnis route and find out that he is, in fact, related to the Waynes. We will have to wait and see on this one but I am torn. I like JGL but Bruce is Batman even though others have worn the cowl, Wayne always puts it back on in the end.

Maybe that is it, JGL = Batman, Bale returns to be Batman, JGL = Nightwing.
...because I like those. JGL could assume Bruce Wayne's identity. Everyone thinks he's dead but I'm sure that there is a creative way of doing this. Or they could take the Terry McGinnis route and find out that he is, in fact, related to the Waynes. We will have to wait and see on this one but I am torn. I like JGL but Bruce is Batman even though others have worn the cowl, Wayne always puts it back on in the end.

Maybe that is it, JGL = Batman, Bale returns to be Batman, JGL = Nightwing. Probably not though.
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9:16AM on 11/27/2012

I'm fine with this

At least for now - Bale isn't coming back, i think we all need to deal with this. Blake becoming Batman - it's a daring move to make. There have been other Batmans, just not on the big screen. Dick Grayson has wore the mantle twice, Jean Paul Valley, Terry McGinnis, Damian Wayne, and Jason Todd have all worn the Batman suit at one time or another and some alternate timelines depict Tim Drake, Thomas Wayne, Jason Todd and others as the Batman. So this is hardly the first time Bats hasn't
At least for now - Bale isn't coming back, i think we all need to deal with this. Blake becoming Batman - it's a daring move to make. There have been other Batmans, just not on the big screen. Dick Grayson has wore the mantle twice, Jean Paul Valley, Terry McGinnis, Damian Wayne, and Jason Todd have all worn the Batman suit at one time or another and some alternate timelines depict Tim Drake, Thomas Wayne, Jason Todd and others as the Batman. So this is hardly the first time Bats hasn't been Bruce, and it might be a welcome change. At least it would mean that the Nolan verse doesn't end, and leaves it open to the possibility that at some later date - Bale's Bruce may return if Bale changes his mind.
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4:58AM on 11/27/2012

One word...........

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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12:44PM on 11/27/2012

Relax people.

Um doesn't the Justice League have Batman AND Robin? Folks don't get your panties in a bunch.
Um doesn't the Justice League have Batman AND Robin? Folks don't get your panties in a bunch.
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12:38PM on 11/27/2012

Remember when Nolan cast Heath Ledger as The Joker?

A lot of people thought he couldn't play the role and Ledger knocked it out of the park. I'm willing to give JGL a shot: he's a great actor and really brings a lot of intelligence to the role. I'm willing to give him a shot.
A lot of people thought he couldn't play the role and Ledger knocked it out of the park. I'm willing to give JGL a shot: he's a great actor and really brings a lot of intelligence to the role. I'm willing to give him a shot.
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10:37AM on 11/27/2012

Pretty sure Nolan set this all up

Remember the end of The Dark Knight Rises? John Blake (Robin) is given the coordinates to the bat cave. It only makes sense that Bruce wants him to become the next Batman for Gotham. There is nothing wrong with someone else taking the role of Batman not named Bruce Wayne, after all, he is human and has to die eventually anyways or get old. I say this would be a great way to continue the story after Nolan was through with it but until I see an official announcement and a few statements from JGL
Remember the end of The Dark Knight Rises? John Blake (Robin) is given the coordinates to the bat cave. It only makes sense that Bruce wants him to become the next Batman for Gotham. There is nothing wrong with someone else taking the role of Batman not named Bruce Wayne, after all, he is human and has to die eventually anyways or get old. I say this would be a great way to continue the story after Nolan was through with it but until I see an official announcement and a few statements from JGL himself, I won't believe any of it.
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2:00PM on 11/27/2012
Why bring in a character from a movie that was massively disappointing?
Why bring in a character from a movie that was massively disappointing?
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2:26PM on 11/27/2012
Dark Knight Rises sucked, this is true. But the one glimmer of hope from that debacle was JGL.

I say it makes perfect sense. Then we won't have to buy some new jerk-off in the role.

Let's do this.
Dark Knight Rises sucked, this is true. But the one glimmer of hope from that debacle was JGL.

I say it makes perfect sense. Then we won't have to buy some new jerk-off in the role.

Let's do this.
12:37PM on 11/27/2012

Why not?

If they are going to make a DC film universe then stability is important for the main characters. Marvel did it right with the Avengers coming after Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man 2. They have formed a marvel Universe. DC should follow suit. Since the Dark Knight series painted a dystopic DC world the story line is solid and the character of Blake is defined, why not run with it?
If they are going to make a DC film universe then stability is important for the main characters. Marvel did it right with the Avengers coming after Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man 2. They have formed a marvel Universe. DC should follow suit. Since the Dark Knight series painted a dystopic DC world the story line is solid and the character of Blake is defined, why not run with it?
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1:36PM on 11/27/2012

I can dig it.

I think this would be a great way to wrap up "phase 1" of the DC/Justice League universe. MAN OF STEEL can technically be part of this phase 1 or the launch of phase 2. But frankly, it sounds a little too good to be true.
No Ryan Reynolds/Green Lantern - that's the character that will need the full reboot treatment.
I think this would be a great way to wrap up "phase 1" of the DC/Justice League universe. MAN OF STEEL can technically be part of this phase 1 or the launch of phase 2. But frankly, it sounds a little too good to be true.
No Ryan Reynolds/Green Lantern - that's the character that will need the full reboot treatment.
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11:50AM on 11/27/2012
I love all these people saying HE"S TOO SMALL! or TOO SCRAWNEY! He has 2 to 3 years to buff up, look at Bale before Batman dude was not and is not that big same go's for Keaton. Hell look at Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. is like 4 foot tall and all the fanboys jizz over him as Iron Man. Chill out the kid will do just fine!
I love all these people saying HE"S TOO SMALL! or TOO SCRAWNEY! He has 2 to 3 years to buff up, look at Bale before Batman dude was not and is not that big same go's for Keaton. Hell look at Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. is like 4 foot tall and all the fanboys jizz over him as Iron Man. Chill out the kid will do just fine!
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12:05PM on 11/27/2012
What the hell are you talking about? "look at Bale before Batman"? Okay --> [link] <---- Looks pretty fucking ripped to me.

Bale was a fan favorite for the role of Batman LONG before he was ever cast, and American Psycho is the reason why.
What the hell are you talking about? "look at Bale before Batman"? Okay --> [link] <---- Looks pretty fucking ripped to me.

Bale was a fan favorite for the role of Batman LONG before he was ever cast, and American Psycho is the reason why.
5:08PM on 11/27/2012
Why bring in a character from a movie that was massively disappointing?
Why bring in a character from a movie that was massively disappointing?
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6:42PM on 11/27/2012
Agreed.
Agreed.
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3:09PM on 11/27/2012
I just see a bunch of ungrateful brats who are biting the hand that feeds them. Nolan is the single greatest director to grace film. If he wants Blake to be Batman, then it should be so. Batman belongs to Nolan, and his characters should take priority. While all the so called "great" directors out there showed us how they can paint pretty colors, Nolan taught us how to see a new color. We should be forever grateful for that.
IN NOLAN WE TRUST.
I just see a bunch of ungrateful brats who are biting the hand that feeds them. Nolan is the single greatest director to grace film. If he wants Blake to be Batman, then it should be so. Batman belongs to Nolan, and his characters should take priority. While all the so called "great" directors out there showed us how they can paint pretty colors, Nolan taught us how to see a new color. We should be forever grateful for that.
IN NOLAN WE TRUST.
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3:19PM on 11/27/2012
Are you totally fucked in the head? The guy is a good director, and Dark Knight was a great film (the other two were good but nothing else), but " he taught us to see a new color." What the fuck are you talking about?
Are you totally fucked in the head? The guy is a good director, and Dark Knight was a great film (the other two were good but nothing else), but " he taught us to see a new color." What the fuck are you talking about?
5:54PM on 11/27/2012
Please, tell me you're being ironic ?!
Yesss, of course you are... Who could seriously say "Batman belongs to Nolan", after all ?!
Please, tell me you're being ironic ?!
Yesss, of course you are... Who could seriously say "Batman belongs to Nolan", after all ?!
10:33PM on 11/27/2012
Begins was more of a complete film than the other two. Better writing, the film rested squarely on Bale's performance. The Dark Knight was saved pretty much by Heath Ledger. Aaron Eckhart was great in his role as well, and had the film tried to keep the same tone of the first one, Eckhart would have ruled the film.

And Stop with the shameless Nolan worship. He's a great director, but come on. See a new color?
Begins was more of a complete film than the other two. Better writing, the film rested squarely on Bale's performance. The Dark Knight was saved pretty much by Heath Ledger. Aaron Eckhart was great in his role as well, and had the film tried to keep the same tone of the first one, Eckhart would have ruled the film.

And Stop with the shameless Nolan worship. He's a great director, but come on. See a new color?
7:24AM on 11/28/2012
Jesus Christ. People like you make other people look bad just for liking the same things as you do. I love absolutely everything Nolan has done for Batman and for Hollywood but c'mon man...what's with the 'paint a new color' bullshit? It's so corny that I'm embarrassed for you. Why do you people have to get all cult-crazy over certain things?
Jesus Christ. People like you make other people look bad just for liking the same things as you do. I love absolutely everything Nolan has done for Batman and for Hollywood but c'mon man...what's with the 'paint a new color' bullshit? It's so corny that I'm embarrassed for you. Why do you people have to get all cult-crazy over certain things?
7:30AM on 11/30/2012
A bit extreme, I think. He is a great director and a true artist. The argument can even be made that he is the greatest living working director. However, to say he is the greatest to ever grace film is a massive insult to Kubrick, Hitchcock, Fincher, Scorsese, and countless others. And while he is a brilliant filmmaker, to insinuate he "taught us how to see a new color" is giving him a bit more credit than I would. His imagination has brought us some amazing work with Inception, The
A bit extreme, I think. He is a great director and a true artist. The argument can even be made that he is the greatest living working director. However, to say he is the greatest to ever grace film is a massive insult to Kubrick, Hitchcock, Fincher, Scorsese, and countless others. And while he is a brilliant filmmaker, to insinuate he "taught us how to see a new color" is giving him a bit more credit than I would. His imagination has brought us some amazing work with Inception, The Prestige, and the Batman series, but with the exception of Memento, his films are all very traditional in the sense of story telling. To insinuate that he changed the way that people view film is an overstatement. Films like "The Fountain," or "Tree of Life," or even "Cloud Atlas" are much more true to that statement. They are so abstract that traditional moviegoers spend so much work trying to follow the story that they don't realize that it's not completely meant to be followed. They mean something different to every person that see it, and we all take something different away from it, and it that way, they are like an incredible painting, Again, I love Nolan's work, and we are very lucky to have him as a filmmaker, but I think you are giving him a bit too much credit. His interest is to make movies, the best he possibly can, not to change the way we view them.