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Nolan in, Bale out for Justice League movie?

March 7th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Warner Bros. attempt to get all of their most famous heroes, the Justice League, on the big screen together to compete with Marvel’s The Avengers has already had it fair share of rumors and difficulties. A couple of days ago El Mayimbe of Latino-Review, who everyone respects a great deal, ran the scoop that Christopher Nolan would help usher in Justice League movie as a Producer. Nolan would also be overseeing all of DC’s other superhero movies as well. But perhaps the biggest piece of news was that Christian Bale would return to reprise his role as Batman. The report went on to say that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder might be on the project as a producer, and could possibly direct.

According to website Comic Book Movie, some of that is true, some of it not so much. Here’s what they had to say:

“Now, here is what I am hearing from my source at WB. Yes, Nolan is involved. He is playing this pretty close to the vest, which is why you probably can expect not to hear anything official about Justice League until after Man Of Steel comes out. My source tells me in regards to DC and WB producing future superhero movies, Fans’ enthusiasm for more movies will be rewarded once MoS comes out.” So based on that, DC knows fanboy (and girls) want to see more of their superheroes on the big screen, but I was told that we can count on NOT hearing anything for sure until Man Of Steel hits theaters. “

What about Zack Snyder:

“Also what I can confirm is that Zack Snyder will be on board as a producer, and yes possibility direct. Not only that, but his wife Deb Snyder will be producing as well. I was told look for a long list of producers that has a similar set up to Man of Steel.”

Last but not least Bale as Batman again:

“Unfortunately for some, I am hearing that Christian Bale will NOT be back as Batman. They are looking to recast the character and go with a new story. Another rumor that has floated around is that Will Beall’s script has been thrown out, and David Goyer will be writing the movie. However, I’m hearing Beall’s script is still in play, and that Goyer may do some rewrites or consult on the movie, but he will not write the movie. “If Bale is coming back and Goyer is penning, it’s news to Warner Bros,” I was told. My source is noticeably uncomfortable as well because none of this is even in pre-production, and people have already decided for themselves what’s going to be in the movie. I’m told it’s about making a plan to move forward with, not about anything being green-lit yet. “

There you have it folks. Remember nothing has been confirmed yet. On the bright side you have two different sources confirming Nolan and Snyder’s involvement. If Christian Bale is not in is it really such a loss? I loved Nolan’s Trilogy as a stand alone piece, but to try to link it to the rest of the DCU?

That might be a job for the Justice League themselves.

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool