Film news site Latino Review broke a serious scoop on March 3. DC Comics has signed Christopher Nolan to produce the previously announced “Justice League” film, according to their sources. The producer also wants to bring his “Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale back to the role of Batman.
Christopher Nolan produced and directed the three films in DC’s most recent Batman franchise and received critical acclaim for his Oscar-winning film “Inception.” He also produced the Superman re-launch set to hit theaters this summer starring Henry Cavill.
So far reactions to trailers for the “Man of Steel” have been mixed. Nolan’s gritty style that perfectly captured the world of Batman does not really translate into what the public sees as Superman. DC’s controversial hiring of writer Orson Scott Card has also tarnished their iconic hero in the eyes of many fans.
DC has been plagued in the world of movies by problems they cannot control. Marvel Studios has found great success with bringing their more grounded heroes to the big screen. These relatable characters are the backbone of Marvel’s fortune. DC’s stable of godlike heroes are a totally different ball game. Writers have complained that it is near impossible to write an exciting story based around Superman for example, because it is hard to make interesting a guy that can do anything and is nearly impossible to even hurt.
Batman has proven to be the only bankable character in DC’s stable. Tim Burton successfully brought “Batman” to the big screen in 1989, which led to three sequels of varying quality. The franchise was brought back to life in 2005 when Christopher Nolan’s trilogy began with "Batman Begins” and made over $1 billion dollars domestically at the box office with three films.