CATEGORIES Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Warner Brothers, RumorMonger, Fandom, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalFirst, dear readers, let me get a little rant off my chest -- why can't the mainstream media run the quotes from tireless movie sites like Collider instead of preposterous casting rumors? Sure, it's fun and harmless, but they embed themselves into the public consciousness to the point that you'll be hearing "Eddie Murphy is going to be the Riddler!" at your watercooler for months. But this is real Batman news!
Now, let's read that news, directly from Warner Bros' president Alan Horn, who emphasized again that Batman is taking a break. "We've been talking to Chris Nolan and what we have to do is get him in the right place and have him tell us what he thinks the notion might be for a great story, but Chris did a great job and we'd love to have him come back and do another one ... The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris. We have a wonderful relationship with him and we are going to be respectful of his timing and we want to get it right. Also, I think the fans expect that – they want us to make a terrific movie – we have to give them another great movie."
So, with Batman on hiatus, what DC hero might be next? Why, he's up there in the right-hand corner. "[Green Lantern is] on the runway. Hasn't taken off yet, but we're close. I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can't promise it at this moment." Superman and Justice League, however, are a lot further away. Warners is "anxious" to bring Supes back, but there's no timeline for his return except "probably in the next couple of years." And despite what George Miller says about Justice League's status, the answer on that is: "Not yet."
There's the Warners-DC update. I'm anxiously awaiting Green Lantern news -- I can't wait to talk about a new DC hero, and let sleeping Nolans lie.