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Will the new Batman be introduced in the Justice League film?

Aug. 28, 2012by: Niki Stephens

This is a big, fat rumor. So if you could take it with a grain of salt, that would be great. Thanks.

With the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie on the the move, the question arises: what will become of Batman? Christopher Nolan has no involvement in the film, nor does Christian Bale. That chapter has closed. But with JUSTICE LEAGUE coming in 2015, do they have the time to reboot the dark knight?

Maybe you do if you simply just introduce the new Batman/Bruce Wayne into the JUSTICE LEAGUE. According to Batman-On-Film, one of their sources said this:

"Said reboot will come after the JL film, not before. Therefore, the new cinematic Batman will be introduced in the JL film as opposed to a solo film. This would, according to my industry "FOBOF," assure the new Batman film series will be part of a "DC Cinematic Universe."

They go on to express that this "based on industry scuttlebutt" and to take it, as I said, with a grain of salt. However, they state that the source is a rather solid one.

Would this be the best way to bring back the bats-- as part of the JUSTICE LEAGUE first? I see why they would do it. If they want a good Batman, they have to take the time to invest him. BUT...JUSTICE LEAGUE is already set and could possibly give a boost to the interest in DC films. Then again, what if a different director takes on the solo film? Don't you want some consistency? The studio wants the JUSTICE LEAGUE, they have to find a new Bruce. No way around it.

Discuss amongst yourselves now.

Source: Batman on Film

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6:38PM on 06/18/2013
As long as Nolan, Goyer and company have nothing to do with it, I'm looking forward to the next Batman.
As long as Nolan, Goyer and company have nothing to do with it, I'm looking forward to the next Batman.
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2:40PM on 06/01/2013

Batman

they need to continue where the Dark Knight rises left off so they can continue where the trilogy left off forthe solo film. they would need someone everyone could see as batman bruce wayne n need to have where each hero meets one another before they can make JL
they need to continue where the Dark Knight rises left off so they can continue where the trilogy left off forthe solo film. they would need someone everyone could see as batman bruce wayne n need to have where each hero meets one another before they can make JL
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5:36PM on 05/16/2013

Question...

All I wanna know is, " Will there be a Wonder Twins"?? I'm REEEEALLY looking forward to an eagle carrying a bucket of water!!!
All I wanna know is, " Will there be a Wonder Twins"?? I'm REEEEALLY looking forward to an eagle carrying a bucket of water!!!
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10:56PM on 08/30/2012

Bruce Wayne

well all these little problems that shouldnt be, First WB steps in and says "matter of factly" "oh, this is our new Batman, he'll be staring in Justice League" done, problem solved. every director on the planet has seen the chemistry with The Avengers and knows that casting the lead in the next Batman flick will be taken out of their hands and they have to understand that... hopefully the next actor that plays Batman will be a good and solid choice and be a fit candidate for Justice League and
well all these little problems that shouldnt be, First WB steps in and says "matter of factly" "oh, this is our new Batman, he'll be staring in Justice League" done, problem solved. every director on the planet has seen the chemistry with The Avengers and knows that casting the lead in the next Batman flick will be taken out of their hands and they have to understand that... hopefully the next actor that plays Batman will be a good and solid choice and be a fit candidate for Justice League and a new trilogy of Bat films.. Too bad it couldnt be Bale but alas... that's done now... time for new universe casting decisions.
I also do not think they need to "REBOOT" the franchise AGAIN... there's been 7 Bat-films total, why cant Batman appear in the justice league as is? Why cant the movie be about the forming of the League and tell the stories of all the hero's coming in and starting this League?
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6:44AM on 08/30/2012
No matter what this is going to seem like they are trying desperately to reproduce the success of The Avengers.

They should make a Legion of Doom movie instead and give the baddies center stage.
No matter what this is going to seem like they are trying desperately to reproduce the success of The Avengers.

They should make a Legion of Doom movie instead and give the baddies center stage.
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10:28PM on 08/29/2012
Yeah, Batman doesn't need his origin retold. A two minute scene with a flashback to his parents getting shot should be more than sufficient. With this Batman existing in the same universe as Justice League, maybe we can finally get some of Batman's more unrealistic villains in the mix, though preferably much more well executed than Batman & Robin.
Yeah, Batman doesn't need his origin retold. A two minute scene with a flashback to his parents getting shot should be more than sufficient. With this Batman existing in the same universe as Justice League, maybe we can finally get some of Batman's more unrealistic villains in the mix, though preferably much more well executed than Batman & Robin.
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9:04PM on 08/29/2012

Fine by me.

It would be completely unnecessary to reboot Batman and have another origin story. There is nothing wrong with him just showing up in JL. The reboot film if after JL should act like the JL film happened and not ignore it(somehow I could see that happening). For the love of god will you please make Batman look like Batman. I was so pissed we weren't introduced to a new suit in TDKR.
It would be completely unnecessary to reboot Batman and have another origin story. There is nothing wrong with him just showing up in JL. The reboot film if after JL should act like the JL film happened and not ignore it(somehow I could see that happening). For the love of god will you please make Batman look like Batman. I was so pissed we weren't introduced to a new suit in TDKR.
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2:27PM on 08/29/2012

No Bruce, No Clark

No Bruce, No Clark. Just Batman and Superman. GL, Flash, M Manhunter and Wonder Woman. Aquaman sucks but hell, him too. It's not like ANYONE is going to say... "Who the F is THAT in the bat suit? We KNOW who these characters are. Just give us a good story with them in it! The animated movies WB puts out are amazing. Do that, but on screen!
No Bruce, No Clark. Just Batman and Superman. GL, Flash, M Manhunter and Wonder Woman. Aquaman sucks but hell, him too. It's not like ANYONE is going to say... "Who the F is THAT in the bat suit? We KNOW who these characters are. Just give us a good story with them in it! The animated movies WB puts out are amazing. Do that, but on screen!
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9:48AM on 08/29/2012

I'd like

To see Peter Jackson do JLA. Just my opinion. He usually has a problem with length but who doesn't want to see a 12 hour JLA movie? I sure as hell do. As far as Batman is concerned I see no reason why he couldn't be the Hulk of JLA.
To see Peter Jackson do JLA. Just my opinion. He usually has a problem with length but who doesn't want to see a 12 hour JLA movie? I sure as hell do. As far as Batman is concerned I see no reason why he couldn't be the Hulk of JLA.
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10:03AM on 08/29/2012
Because unlike The Hulk, he is one of the key members of their superhero group.
Because unlike The Hulk, he is one of the key members of their superhero group.
12:12PM on 08/29/2012
But much like the Hulk, he doesn't always play well with others, and prefers to work alone or in his close circle of allies. I could see him holding out getting involved in the JLA until he absolutely had to.
But much like the Hulk, he doesn't always play well with others, and prefers to work alone or in his close circle of allies. I could see him holding out getting involved in the JLA until he absolutely had to.
9:14AM on 08/29/2012
Well I doubt JGL will have anything to do with it which sucks but you could have a story about a 3rd Batman, the on that takes over after Robin calls it quits, the way Robin took over for Bruce. That way you don't confuse the audience too much with a new Batman so soon.
Well I doubt JGL will have anything to do with it which sucks but you could have a story about a 3rd Batman, the on that takes over after Robin calls it quits, the way Robin took over for Bruce. That way you don't confuse the audience too much with a new Batman so soon.
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9:10AM on 08/29/2012

Tying it together with Man of Steel

If WB was smart, they would give us an after credits scene in Man of Steel that has Green Lantern and the threat that is coming for JL. Darkseid perhaps? I'm not a betting man, but I'm betting Starro is out of the running for the villian.
If WB was smart, they would give us an after credits scene in Man of Steel that has Green Lantern and the threat that is coming for JL. Darkseid perhaps? I'm not a betting man, but I'm betting Starro is out of the running for the villian.
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8:06AM on 08/29/2012
When I woke up, my reaction was, "...what...?"

Then 30 minutes later after taking a shower my reaction was, " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, 2015? They'll ruin this movieeeeeeeeeeeee!"
When I woke up, my reaction was, "...what...?"

Then 30 minutes later after taking a shower my reaction was, " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, 2015? They'll ruin this movieeeeeeeeeeeee!"
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7:46AM on 08/29/2012
I think at this point Warner Bros. need to see how well Superman: Man of Steel performs at the box office and they can go from there.
I think at this point Warner Bros. need to see how well Superman: Man of Steel performs at the box office and they can go from there.
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7:36AM on 08/29/2012
It's only going to work if they get someone similar to Nolan to build it. I know not everyone "loves" Nolan and all the praise he's getting, but I think him (and his team) were truly dedicated to bringing us the Batman we all wanted. Something serious and closer to the comics. I think they should invest in one movie before hand, wet our appetite. End it with Bruce bumping into Clark at the end or something. They have the chance to do something beyond greatness here, please don't fuck it up.
It's only going to work if they get someone similar to Nolan to build it. I know not everyone "loves" Nolan and all the praise he's getting, but I think him (and his team) were truly dedicated to bringing us the Batman we all wanted. Something serious and closer to the comics. I think they should invest in one movie before hand, wet our appetite. End it with Bruce bumping into Clark at the end or something. They have the chance to do something beyond greatness here, please don't fuck it up.
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7:29AM on 08/29/2012

Too optimistic

2015 seems WAYYY too optimistic for me... Do they plan to just release the Justice League movie, without any solo lead-in films? I don't know of any DC films currently in production, apart from Man Of Steel and we can all assume that it will probably not be part of the DC Cinematic Universe, just as Nolan's Batman isn't. If they just release a Justice League movie in 2015, with The Avengers 2 just around the corner, it will bomb, BIG TIME. They need to take their time if they want this to work
2015 seems WAYYY too optimistic for me... Do they plan to just release the Justice League movie, without any solo lead-in films? I don't know of any DC films currently in production, apart from Man Of Steel and we can all assume that it will probably not be part of the DC Cinematic Universe, just as Nolan's Batman isn't. If they just release a Justice League movie in 2015, with The Avengers 2 just around the corner, it will bomb, BIG TIME. They need to take their time if they want this to work and they need to release it like a year after the next Avengers movie. They also need to put someone who knows what he's doing at the helm of the project and the DC Cinematic Universe. The way I see it, all it takes is another lacklustre movie like Green Lantern and the Justice League project will collapse like a house of cards. DC and Warner have A LOT to learn from Marvel and I don't think that they are even trying to, at the moment at least.
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6:26AM on 08/29/2012
it could work,as long as its a solid actor not some kid,i mean we all know Batman's origin, also we don't need a JLA movie a Worlds Finest could be good too,either way , the Avenger's formula worked but who knows,
it could work,as long as its a solid actor not some kid,i mean we all know Batman's origin, also we don't need a JLA movie a Worlds Finest could be good too,either way , the Avenger's formula worked but who knows,
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5:13AM on 08/29/2012
It makes sense from a business standpoint. Batman is Warner's insurance policy to ensure that Justice League does well. Say all else fails and nobody's really interested in seeing these superheroes team-up, at least they know people will come in drones to see The Dark Knight (albeit a different version) return to the big screen again. So yeah, I guess it's a good move. It also gets to introduce Batman to a larger DC universe.
It makes sense from a business standpoint. Batman is Warner's insurance policy to ensure that Justice League does well. Say all else fails and nobody's really interested in seeing these superheroes team-up, at least they know people will come in drones to see The Dark Knight (albeit a different version) return to the big screen again. So yeah, I guess it's a good move. It also gets to introduce Batman to a larger DC universe.
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4:59AM on 08/29/2012
The only thing that they could do with the next Batman series to make it fresh and contend with Nolan's trilogy would be to go the Frank Miller, hard R Batman route.

Now, I'm not an idiot and I realise that that will never ever happen. So I'm merely putting it out there. Nolan has wringed out whatever there was to ring out of that type of realistic, "dark and edgy" and yet PG13 Batman.

It's either R rated or back to the Burton or... Joel Silver method.
The only thing that they could do with the next Batman series to make it fresh and contend with Nolan's trilogy would be to go the Frank Miller, hard R Batman route.

Now, I'm not an idiot and I realise that that will never ever happen. So I'm merely putting it out there. Nolan has wringed out whatever there was to ring out of that type of realistic, "dark and edgy" and yet PG13 Batman.

It's either R rated or back to the Burton or... Joel Silver method.
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2:22AM on 08/29/2012
This is the first brilliant Justice League idea DC has had. If you introduce the new Batman in the JLA movie you remove the doubt of that Batman existing with fantastical and/or extra terrestrial beings. It would be a strange jump for the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman to interact with Superman or Wonder Woman because he was so grounded in reality. I also like this because it's a separate all new Batman we've never seen before. I like Bats solo as much as the next guy but his banter
This is the first brilliant Justice League idea DC has had. If you introduce the new Batman in the JLA movie you remove the doubt of that Batman existing with fantastical and/or extra terrestrial beings. It would be a strange jump for the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman to interact with Superman or Wonder Woman because he was so grounded in reality. I also like this because it's a separate all new Batman we've never seen before. I like Bats solo as much as the next guy but his banter and interactions with the rest of the characters in the DCU is great and that side of him should definitely be witnessed by as many people as possible. [link]
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9:04AM on 08/29/2012
Agreed. Batman can be done a LOT better than Nolan did him IMO. We still have not seen the definitive Batman.
Agreed. Batman can be done a LOT better than Nolan did him IMO. We still have not seen the definitive Batman.
2:07AM on 08/29/2012
The only way the Justice League could possibly work is to bring in Christian Bale as the foundation, much like Robert Downey Junior did for The Avengers. Bale is not a GOD, he thinks he's too good for Justice League, that's horseshit. He could do it. If he appeared very briefly at the end of Man Of Steal, that would blow people's minds and kick start the momentum that could be bigger than even The Avengers. And they do'nt have to reboot Green Lantern just because it wasn't a blockbuster. Both
The only way the Justice League could possibly work is to bring in Christian Bale as the foundation, much like Robert Downey Junior did for The Avengers. Bale is not a GOD, he thinks he's too good for Justice League, that's horseshit. He could do it. If he appeared very briefly at the end of Man Of Steal, that would blow people's minds and kick start the momentum that could be bigger than even The Avengers. And they do'nt have to reboot Green Lantern just because it wasn't a blockbuster. Both Hulk movies were not big hits and he was the breakout character in The Avengers. Leave that film as a connected part of the universe. The only two films they have to do is Wonder Woman and Flash. Wonder Woman should be done just as Thor was, a hybrid of both worlds, watch the animated Wonder Woman film, it's fucking great. Flash just seems too easy too pull off. He's one of the coolest DC characters and will translate well to the big screen. I firmly believe Nolan is setting something big up. It makes no sense to be a producer on Man of A Steel when you just said You were done with Batman.. C'mon, are you fanboys that gullible.
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1:04AM on 08/29/2012
i think this is a good idea on WB's part. this gives them a chance to test out the new Batman before warranting a complete series reboot. if they reboot after JLA, then all ppl who would say "woaaah way too early for a reboot" (spider-man?) would now say "hell yeah, batman was awesome in JLA, i wanna see more of that!"
i think this is a good idea on WB's part. this gives them a chance to test out the new Batman before warranting a complete series reboot. if they reboot after JLA, then all ppl who would say "woaaah way too early for a reboot" (spider-man?) would now say "hell yeah, batman was awesome in JLA, i wanna see more of that!"
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12:32AM on 08/29/2012

Warner Bros. Need Patience

I knew Warner Brow would do this. They do not need to rush this film into theaters. If they blow this, it's done. Warner has had plenty of time to get together their Justice League Initiative, but they sat around and let Marvel mop the floor with them. Yes, Nolan needed to finish out his trilogy, but they could have put out a Wonder Woman, Flash and a Green Lantern that actually tied into JL by now. They have no one to blame but themself.

I know it's tempting to rush JL to the screen, but
I knew Warner Brow would do this. They do not need to rush this film into theaters. If they blow this, it's done. Warner has had plenty of time to get together their Justice League Initiative, but they sat around and let Marvel mop the floor with them. Yes, Nolan needed to finish out his trilogy, but they could have put out a Wonder Woman, Flash and a Green Lantern that actually tied into JL by now. They have no one to blame but themself.

I know it's tempting to rush JL to the screen, but they really need to slow down and take their time with this. I would have Man of Steel be the kickoff film. Go back and film a post credit scene and throw in a Wayne Enterprise cargo box or science beaker or something. Then do Wonder Woman and Flash and a Green Lantern that doesn't suck as bad. Then I would be ok with them introducing the new Batman in the Justice League film, giving him a new series post JL.

If Warner Bros. blow this, it's going to be close to impossible to come back from. Audiences don't want to see reboot after reboot because they blew it the first time. Yes, it's going to be tempting to rush, but please Warner, take your time with this. The absolute earliest we need to see a JL film is 2017 at the earliest. The payoff will be much better in the end. If you don't believe me, ask Marvel.
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6:08AM on 08/29/2012
I couldn't have said it better myself. If Warner thinks that they'll put out a JL movie without the build-up movies and that it will gross as much as the Avengers they are more stupid than I thought they were, and that's saying a lot when it comes to my opinion of studio execs. A solo Batman movie after the JL movie is the only one that's understandable - everyone knows who Batman is. But Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and GL are a different story to the mass audiences. That's why Marvel first
I couldn't have said it better myself. If Warner thinks that they'll put out a JL movie without the build-up movies and that it will gross as much as the Avengers they are more stupid than I thought they were, and that's saying a lot when it comes to my opinion of studio execs. A solo Batman movie after the JL movie is the only one that's understandable - everyone knows who Batman is. But Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and GL are a different story to the mass audiences. That's why Marvel first established characters like Thor and Black Widow and made an icon out of a previously lesser known hero - Iron Man. JL heroes need the same treatment in order for the mass audience to catch on to it.

Also even if Batman does not have a solo movie before JL, he can't be a newcomer to this world and a rookie in comparison to other heroes. He should be mentioned in other movies, that he was already working before any of the other heroes. That would make another origin story useless and help them to start Batman from a different point in time than Nolan did, making it less derivative, unlike the Amazing Spider-man reboot.
11:42PM on 08/28/2012
If 2015 is the date they're aiming for, than I don't think anyone will have a solo film before Justice League. Man of Steel is the only DC character with a film in 2013, and no one's even sure if that will be a part of Justice League. And I have serious doubts about Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, etc having solo films in 2014 based on the fact that they were never able be done right in the past. Its probably all rumors anyway.
If 2015 is the date they're aiming for, than I don't think anyone will have a solo film before Justice League. Man of Steel is the only DC character with a film in 2013, and no one's even sure if that will be a part of Justice League. And I have serious doubts about Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, etc having solo films in 2014 based on the fact that they were never able be done right in the past. Its probably all rumors anyway.
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11:28PM on 08/28/2012

I'm actually okay with this

It's the best option of an awkward situation. Christian Bale was an established actor already before Batman and would have had an excellent career without the Dark Knight, so I'd be okay with them casting another already well-known actor. My vote is Ryan Gosling with some hair dye, but I know he would never go for that as an actor.
It's the best option of an awkward situation. Christian Bale was an established actor already before Batman and would have had an excellent career without the Dark Knight, so I'd be okay with them casting another already well-known actor. My vote is Ryan Gosling with some hair dye, but I know he would never go for that as an actor.
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