'Batman / Superman' Live Action Movie Being Secretly Developed at Warner Bros.

The studio is apparently trying to entice Christian Bale to appear as Batman one last time alongside the new Man of Steel, Henry Cavill.
Warner Bros. reportedly developing live-action Batman/Superman movie
Warner Bros. reportedly developing live-action Batman/Superman movie
Warner Bros. currently has several DC Comics superhero movies in development such as The Flash and Justice League of America. The studio is reportedly developing a new, untitled adventure which would pair up Batman and Superman in a live-action big screen adventure.

The studio is reportedly trying to convince Christian Bale to return in one last performance as Bruce Wayne, while the new Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, will star as Superman. If Christian Bale declines to return, the studio will seek out a new actor to portray Batman.

It is said that two separate versions are being crafted, one where Batman mentors an up-and-coming Superman, and another where Superman mentors Batman. It isn't known if there are screenwriters attached at this time.

The project is in very early stages of development, and they still plan on moving forward with The Flash and Justice League of America before this untitled endeavor. Warner Bros. also plans on rebooting the Batman franchise after The Dark Knight Rises, which will be the last adventure with star Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan.


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  1. RojoDiablo

    The JLA flick should come after this one imo. Bale should hang around for this.

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  2. Paifa

    That Can't be!

    3 years agoby @paifaFlag

  3. Jay.A.Ottley

    @twistedsmile which btw would set up something if you listen closely to the dialogue and the visuals... your notice some things if you watch smallville

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  4. Jay.A.Ottley

    @twistedsmile Feel free to check out the second trailer, the opening is pretty awesome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lhHi-rF9c8&feature=related

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  5. Twisted Smile

    @jayaottley I liked that trailer. Well done sir.

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  6. Titanictom

    IF YOUR TELLING US IT'S NOT REALLY A SECRET.......DUH!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @themoviefanatic Congratulations! You just earned a cookie

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. SomethingMore

    That can be cool!

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  9. Josh

    Too bad they haven't managed to get a Wonder Woman project off the ground. A Trinity movie would be pretty rad. Who knows, maybe Nicholas Winding Refn will get that Christina Hendricks Wonder Woman movie he's been wanting and we'll get a proper DC film universe.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. Sean

    I just realized something here just now, which is that now that this article has mentioned about Warner Bros studios secretly making this Batman/Superman movie, well now it isn't so secret any more now is it ? Considering that this article has just revealed it !

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Sean

    @nautical05
    I think so too. I bet this would be good.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Ultimatesuperhero

    The symbol looks interesting but I dont think of the movie.

    3 years agoby @ultimatesuperheroFlag

  13. Teja

    Bad idea!

    3 years agoby @TejaFlag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Nolans series is too far off his own, but to reboot that soon is Ludicrous and i want WARNER BROS. to burn for that!

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. Tha Phoenix

    For the next decade or so, I have no interest in any Batman film or any kind of Batman reboot without the heavy involvement of Chris Nolan.

    Pass.

    *sips Martini*

    3 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag

  16. Nautical

    I think this could be sweet!

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  17. Jay.A.Ottley

    I'm sorry but this can happen if you don't believe it then just take a look at the trailer me and my friend made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InSYtHO-jnA

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  18. Jay.A.Ottley

    @thedude1
    Its because Nolan nor Bale intend to continue the franchise in their lead roles, and Nolan's Batman story was always intended as a beginning fall and rise story arc, and that's all it was ever intended to be.

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  19. Justice Kowaleski

    @Fry-3000 the green lantern was a way better film than i expected being a green lantern fan i was very pleased with the final product although there was a little cheesiness to it. it was still an overall great film and flash will probabaly be just as good.

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  20. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus I would kill to see a live action Apocalypse. That story is awesome.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Justice Kowaleski

    @dan ya i know. stupid studios not wanting to make sense but DAM IT a fan boy can dream haha

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Can't believe it's that hard to follow the source material. Marvel's cinematic universe has done well in doing so, dunno why they have to come up with something new

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Fry_3000

    lets hope they do a better job with the flash tahn they did with the green lantern.

    3 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  24. Dan

    @thedude-abides I gathered :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. Tre Pound Williams

    A superman and a batman team up isn't necessary. I liked the animated crossovers, but Warner Bros needs to stop with these ideas of involving the nolan universe. Warner bros needs to first make the superman, flash, wonder woman, etc. Then last up they can do a batman reboot as the last film before jla begins.

    3 years agoby @tre-pound-williamsFlag

  26. Superman81

    @ejk1 very good points. I agree that making a mentor movie is not a good idea. Superman and Batman both stand for justice but they both respect each others method of delivering justice. I'm sure this mentor scenario will never play out.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  27. ejk1

    First off, they have totally different ideologies about what makes a superhero. They use different methods. To have one mentor the other is doing a minor disservice to the mentor, but an undeniably huge disservice to the pupil. Making one or the other the pupil basically says "you aren't the best" which would start arguments among fans. If they wanted to do this right, they would have these two meeting for the first time because of a diabolical plot (one where Ra's and Lex team up comes to mind). We would see their differences, a measurable amount of tension, etc., before they can find an acceptable way to deal with each other and take down the villain(s). But of course, WB probably won't do this, and we'll be stuck with sh*t.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. CelluloidDreams

    Superheros are getting old! ...
    I'm sorry but to already start thinking of putting Henry Cavill in another Superman...(superhero) based film is a little premature ...I mean Brandon Routh just stank as Superman......his career has never been the same since!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  29. Xybernetic

    the fake teaser poster in "I am leyend" looked better than this one.

    3 years agoby @xyberneticFlag