Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Updated: Warner Bros. Planning Justice League Movie & Batman Reboot

The president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group Jeff Robinov sat down for a interview with the LA Times, where he discussed DC Comics movies for 2013 and beyond, planning 'Justice League' and a 'Batman' reboot.

On the new Justice League film he told the site a new script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League. Though Wonder Woman is also in the works as a television pilot for NBC produced by Warner, Robinov dismissed that as a sticking point:
“Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on,” he said, referring to the 2006 film that put Brandon Routh in the cape and the television show starring Tom Welling that is now in its 10th and final season.
Adding futher proof that The Dark Knigt Rises will be Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, Robinov said:
"We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is."
Update: Superman director Zack Snyder explained the Justice League film will not bear a link to Superman or to the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.
‘It doesn’t [connect]," Snyder told the site on the red carpet for the London premiere of Sucker Punch, "Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with 'Superman', what they’ll do with 'Justice League' will be it’s own thing with its own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice, which is kind of cool."