Yesterday, Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov hinted that a Justice League of America movie is back in the works for a 2013 release date. Today, Jeff Robinov not only confirmed that the Justice League of America script is in development, but also revealed that the Batman franchise will be rebooted after The Dark Knight Rises is released next year.
Warner Bros. will reboot the Batman franchise after The Dark Knight Rises
Director Christopher Nolan will remain on board as a producer, although he will not be directing the reboot. Here's what Jeff Robinov had to say.
"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."
The news does make sense, though, since star Christian Bale has previously stated that The Dark Knight Rises will likely be his last movie as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
With the Justice League of America project, Jeff Robinov would only say that the script is being developed, although he would not reveal who is currently writing the superhero ensemble. He also mentioned that superhero projects such as The Flash and Wonder Woman, which are currently being written, could serve as spin-offs after the Justice League of America.
Wonder Woman is also being developed as a new NBC TV series with Adrianne Palicki starring as Diana Prince. Jeff Robinov says that he believes a new movie could co-exist with the TV series.
"Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that Superman Returns came out while Smallville was on."
The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.