[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8752:]]Just to clear the air, as there has been mention and rumor of Christian Bale reprising as Batman in the new Man of Steel Universe, writer David Goyer says that will not be so.
In an interview with HeyUGuys, Goyer states that the Batman in the new WB movie universe is different than the Dark Knight featured in Christopher Nolan’s Trilogy.
It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn’t hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris’ [Nolan] Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven’t had various conversations on set, around ‘what if’ and ‘moving forward’.
That having been said, it’s all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man Of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception.
If that happens, I would be happy, and nervous, to dive in.
Goyer also gives up for other DC characters besides Superman and Batman.
And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that.
It’s also been said Man of Steel 2 is already moving forward with the Justice League movie part of Goyer’s contract, but it remains to be seen which comes first.
An announcement is expected at this Summer’s Comic-Con.
Man of Steel is currently in theaters.