selderane wrote:I don't think they should reboot, and they don't have to.
I disagree that they don't have to make a reboot. I say this for one, because Nolan already stopped the series. So anyone trying to pick it up would be trying to fit things in a Nolan universe. Plus how do you account for new directors coming in with "their vision" of the Bat-universe? The result might be similar to Joel Schumacher's take on Burton's films (though having Warner Bros breathe down their neck to make more Nolan-esque films would help with that).
And I think the most important reason why Batman needs to be rebooted is that Warner Bros desperately wants to make a Justice League movie, after the success of the Avengers. So expanding a uber-realistic take on Batman to include characters like Superman, which are much more fantastical, would be kind of awkward. I would rather have a Batman film universe that's already open for cross-universe stories than to just crow bar the rest of the DC universe into the Nolan-Bat-verse.
selderane wrote:I think it would be ballsy as hell, and plain awesome, to continue with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the new Batman. Hopefully, he'll be open to a Justice League crossover (something Christian Bale was never interested in) and you can keep everything that has been established for that slice of the film DCU.
Yeah...alot of people have wanted it to stem into a Nightwing movie, which would be cool. I guess my problem with making Levitt a literal Batman, is that it might not feel like Batman without Alfred there (though he was kind of a wet blanket by the 3rd movie, so who needs him anyways?!). Or maybe a Batman Beyond movie could happen out of this? Levitt would fit a young Terry and Bruce Wayne could return in his old age to aid him.
selderane wrote:I would be seriously surprised if Nolan didn't at least co-write or serve as executive producer of the next Batman film. He's already produced and worked on the story for Man of Steel with David Goyer. It's clear Warner wants to keep Nolan's touch on DC properties.
I would agree with that, and I am looking forward to see them tackle something less realistic with Superman.