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Rumors are everywhere these days, and we always take them with a grain of salt, but if even one of today's batch of 'Justice League' rumors is true, a new era may be dawning at Warner Brothers. According to Latino Review, whose track record with DC scoops is admittedly impressive, not only will Christopher Nolan be producing 'Justice League,' but he's also presiding over all DC-related projects at the studio; much in the same fashion as Joss Whedon has become the guiding force for Marvel properties. LR is also claiming that Zack Snyder will co-produce the DC superhero team-up and possibly direct as well. As if that weren't enough, evidently Christian Bale is rumored to be returning to play Batman, working alongside Henry Cavill's Superman. So far, these tidbits have been neither confirmed or denied by the studio.
Let's play devil's advocate and assume all these rumors are true. In some respects, this could be exactly what WB/DC needed to finally get this Justice League movie off the ground. The desperate place they were in, with still no actors, no director, and, recently, no script, seems enough of a motivation for the studio to make drastic leaps to get the ball rolling. Hiring Christopher Nolan as the creative guru on DC properties is exceedingly wise, and it seems far more logical, and incidentally a great choice, to bring Bale back than to try and introduce audiences to a new Batman who may then only exist in the ensemble piece. I guess what I'm saying is that I can believe this is true based on how the project was languishing. Not to mention how much was riding on 'Man of Steel,' and how positive has been the reaction to the test screenings. Plus, as the original source points out, Warner Brothers knows it must compete with Whedon's 'Avengers 2' AND J.J. Abrams 'Star Wars' in 2015. The one thing I hope does not come to fruition is Zack Snyder directing. He's not a bad filmmaker, but he's too safe a choice and shouldn't be monopolizing major projects with DC/WB. We may be moving toward an era in which three or four filmmakers helm all of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood, and while each of them is talented and in-tune with geek culture, it still represents limited studio imagination.
I've talked enough, now it's time to hear from our passionate Spillios. What do you think of these developments? Do you think any/all of them will end up verified or is this just wild conjecture?
Source: Latino Review