The burning question for most DC Comics fans wasn’t will there be more Batman or Superman films, the real question was would the two ever appear in the same movie? Would Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight ever team up with Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel?
The Dark Knight Rises writer David Goyer was recently grilled on the red carpet and had this to say about Nolan’s Batman and Snyder’s Superman joining forces:
“The ‘Dark Knight’ films do not exist in the same universe. Zack [Snyder] has gone on record. The fact that we have Wayne Industries on the satellite, Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. Lex Luthor exists in this universe. Other metahumans do exist in this universe, so the hope is, depending on how the film does, that we’ll be able to roll into some other films.”
Goyer also goes on to hint at what other heroes might pop up, mentioning Star Labs and Cyborg. One interesting note was when asked if he was interested in taking up the script writing duties for a Justice League movie Goyer said:
“If I were offered it, I wouldn’t say no. Well, what are you going to do after Batman and Superman? How do you top yourself? I can’t go back to Metamorpho after this.”
Goyer would be a great choice to script the Justice League movie, he’s got the experience of bringing the two big tent-pole Justice League characters to the big screen already.
Let’s face it though, trying to fit Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy into the Man of Steel and Justice League continuity would be a twisted affair. Better to take the spirit of Nolan’s Batman and not the specific storyline.
Now we get to start figuring out how they introduce a new Batman, not to mention who might play the role.