Bill “Jett” Ramey over at Batman-on-Film has just posted a story about the rebooted Batman film, which was expected in 2017.
The post-Christopher Nolan Batman was to be introduced in 2015’s Justice League, however Jett has been speaking to a friend of his, an unnamed source, about how the rebooted Batman’s solo film would be affected now that Justice League is rumoured to be in trouble…
“Don’t worry about the Batman [film] franchise,” he said. “It’s [Warner Bros.’] most valuable [DC Comics-based] asset.” He continued, “I believe that they are now looking at introducing [the rebooted] Batman in a solo film, though that will likely take place later than they initially had planned. They are extremely worried how [the Batman film franchise] would be affected if Justice League bombs…and rightfully so.”
His source continues:
“If Superman [this Summer’s Man of Steel] is huge, then they’ve bought themselves some time and will have a franchise to hang their hat on for seven, eight years. The need for Batman won’t be as great, and [the reboot] of that franchise can wait until the Superman trilogy is done.”
So I asked him/her the obvious question: If there is no JL film in 2015 and Man of Steel is a big hit, when might we next see Batman on film?
“Under that scenario, I’d say around 2019 or so.”
So with Will Beall’s Justice League script having been scrapped it seems that Justice League – as planned for 2015 at least – is all but finished, and any new Batman films will be put on the shelf for the time being should Man of Steel prove to be a hit in June.
This news is all very much OK with me; we have a great Batman trilogy in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises that only just finished, and it will do the character good to wait a while – which just leaves everything crossed that the new incarnation of Superman can be as big of a hit with audiences as the Bat, and lead to a great trilogy of films for that character.
What do you make of this news; are you chomping at the bit for more Batman? Disappointed Justice League will likely not be coming to a screen near you? Let us know by commenting below…