Latino Review scores again! The site, notorious for breaking comic book movie news before any other outlet, has released a new video unveiling some shocking details about Warner Brothers’ planned response to Marvel’s The Avengers: a live-action Justice League movie. Check out the video below, featuring El Mayimbe, in its entirety, but here are a few choice nuggets… be warned however that SPOILERS will be given and as I said, the site has a tendency to be right!
One thing that I found interesting is that they point to the fact that the big tent pole movies for the next couple of years are director-driven, specifically Joss Whedon’s next Avengers installment and J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness and his Star Wars film. Therefore, it looks like Warner Brothers is trusting in its proven filmmakers and have entrusted Christopher Nolan (who directed the last round of Batman movies) with guiding the fate of the entire DC Cinema Universe. Zack Snyder, director of this summer’s Man of Steel, is also attached as a producer and possible director of the super team’s movie.
But the biggest shocker, was the revelation that they are courting Christian Bale to reprise the role of Batman, even though The Dark Knight Rises seemed to close the door on that version of the character. El Mayimbe however, points to an article from the magazine Empire, in which Bale admits that he would be game to return if Nolan provided the right script. He also identifies the fact that while The Avengers was a juggernaut at the box office around the world, the individual movies, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor didn’t come close to that. The Batman franchise, on the other hand, did it twice.
So could Bale return to the cowl for further adventures? Anything is possible with a fictional universe. But is the Bale/Nolan stripped down, naturalistic approach right for a world with Amazon Princesses and space-based Emerald Guardians? Can Warner Brothers reconcile the comic books’ more fantastic elements with Batman’s realistic take on crime fighting? We can only hope!