Chris Nolan wasn’t kidding when he said that
The Dark Knight Rises
would be his last Batman film.
Warner Bros have revealed that after Nolan closes up shop on his Batman trilogy, they will be rebooting the character completely ahead of their proposed Justice League movie.
“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…” says WB president Jeff Robinov. “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.”
Whether that means the WB will jump straight into a new Batman film, or re-launch him with the Justice League movie, remains to be seen.
But to reboot Batman on-screen for the third time in 30 years is surely going to result in serious audience fatigue – especially if they insist on retelling Bruce Wayne’s origins story all over again.
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