The Dark Knight Rises won’t be the end for Batman.
In an interview with The L.A. Times published Tuesday, Warner Brothers Motion Picture Group President Jeff Robinov said that, along with setting the lofty goal of releasing a Justice League flick by 2013 and developing scripts for future films on The Flash and Wonder Woman, WB is also planning to reinvent The Dark Knight after Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy is completed next year.
“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”
So, after we see whatever epic conclusion Nolan has in store for his epic chapter in the life of The Caped Crusader, we’ll get to watch him guide another creative team as they try to follow-up on what’s come to be regarded as the best incarnation of Batman on film in history. As an added bonus, Nolan’s also acting as producer for Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman reboot. Does this mean he’s going to become the overlord of the DC Cinematic Universe? Could he also be the guy tasked with marshaling a massive Justice League film to rival Marvel’s The Avengers? And what about casting for this massive project?
None of that is clear yet. What is clear is that Warner Brothers is pumping up the ambition, and the end result will (hopefully) be more comic book movies than ever in the next two years.