Director Rian Johnson On If He's Game For Rebooting BATMAN
The acclaimed director talks about whether he'd be interested in Warner Bros. reboot of the Caped Crusader. Would you be happy if WB turned to Johnson to reboot Batman? Read on to find out what Johnson thinks about the possibility.
Rian is coming off the critically acclaimed Looper which earned approximately 4.5 times its budget of $30M. Sitting down with FlickeringMyth.com, Johnson responds to the hypothetical question of what he would do if Warner Bros. called him up to discuss rebooting Batman---
"I like that hypothetical. You know I love Batman, I didn't grow up reading the comics but Batman movies, when that first Tim Burton Batman movie came out that kind of defined, in kind of like a weird way for the generation that I was in, that first Batman movie in a way it defined what a blockbuster was for me, more so than any of the 70s movies. When that first Batman movie hit it was like this cultural volcano that defined what the superhero blockbuster was in a way that was just completely drew me in as a kid. So Batman is definitely the one superhero movie franchise that I'm 100% just completely in love with, and I love [Christopher] Nolan's so much man. Right now I'm just focusing on doing my own thing. And that hypothetical that you mentioned has so many variables to it in terms of what kind of movie they're looking to make and all of that so, you know, that call hasn't happened and in the meanwhile I'm not gonna sit by the phone, I'm just gonna keep writing my own stuff."
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