Bosco’s News: Batman Won’t Be Around Until 2019? Because of Justice League?!
The controversy surrounding the Will Beall-scripted Justice League film has only been growing after it was announced that the film was being “postponed”. Now, it seems like there won’t be a Justice League movie at all. In addition to the that, a post-Nolan Batman film seems unlikely within the next 5 to 7 years because of the Man of Steel film and the two possible sequels that will come after it that’s taking up all the space.
What was supposed to be Warner Bros. answer to The Avengers is falling apart and for good reason. Besides Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, have we really seen any introductory films that give us an idea as to who the hell is going to be in Justice League and, more importantly, WHY the hell they’re going to be in it. They still have to cast a new Batman, and it’s iffy at this point as to whether or not JGL is going to really follow through with his duties as Robin. But, according to Batman-on-Film:
“Don’t worry about the Batman [film] franchise,” he/she said, “it’s [Warner Bros.’] most valuable [DC Comics-based] asset.” He She continued, “I believe that they are now looking at introducing [the rebooted] Batman in a solo film, though that will likely take place later than they initially planned. They are extreemly worried how [the Batman film franchise] would be affected if JUSTCE LEAGUE bombs…and rightfully so.”
“The fact that what should be the core fanbase of a Justice League film isn’t on board is making them sweat as well,” he/she adds.
If you recall, BOF reported that after being introduced in JUSTICE LEAGUE in 2015, the new Batman would then show up in his own solo film in 2017ish. Now, according to this FOBOF, the time between solo Batman films is going to be longer than five years. “If Superman [this Summer’s MAN OF STEEL] is huge, then they’ve bought themselves some time and will have a franchise to hang their hat on for seven, eight years. The need for Batman won’t be as great, and [the reboot] of that franchise can wait until the Superman trilogy is done.”
So I asked him/her the obvious question: If there is no JL film in 2015 and MAN OF STEEL is a big hit, when might we next see Batman on film?
“Under that scenario, I’d say around 2019 or so.”
Obviously an entire website dedicated to Batman’s cinematic depictions must be accurate, but all flimsiness aside, there’s something to be said for what DC is planning to do over the next few years. I mean, this Justice League movie has gone through so many different development stages with and endless number of shitty ideas that it’s probably better to just wait it out until they have enough money to hire Aaron Sorkin to do it. The end.