Comic fans have been fretting over the implications of the latest news from Warner Bros., and their plans for the world of DC Comics. It appears that Jeff Robinov, the president of W.B.'s film division is fast-tracking a 'Justice League' movie for 2013. The team-up of super-friends would come right on the heels of Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Zack Snyder's reboot of 'Superman.' Couple this with Tuesday's news of a possible Batman reboot after Nolan leaves the series, and comic fans are left wondering what this 'Justice League' movie is supposed to be.
While in London for the premiere of his new film 'Sucker Punch,' Snyder addressed the blockbuster movie news, and explained how the 'Justice League' will tie-in with the current 'Batman' and 'Superman' movies.
HeyUGuys got the scoop directly from Snyder that this new 'Justice League' movie will have no connection to his 'Superman' movie or Nolan's Batman series. According to the director, "Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I'm doing with Superman, what they'll do with Justice League will be it's own thing with its own Batman and own Superman. We'll be over here with our movie, and they'll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool."
So, it looks like the plan is to relaunch Batman as part of the Justice League, instead of continuing to tell stories in Nolan's depiction of Gotham City. Admittedly that's an easier task than trying to find a director to follow Nolan whom fans would also accept.
But trying to mount a rebooted Superman at the same time as finally getting the years-in-development 'Justice League' movie off the ground just seems like WB is stretching their characters a little thin. Jeff Robinov doesn't think it's a problem, citing 'Superman Returns' existing at the same time as the TV show 'Smallville.' But two different blockbuster versions of Superman cycling through movies at the same time seems like overkill.