SCOOP: Nolan In, Bale Out Of JUSTICE LEAGUE

A couple of days ago we got some pretty exciting news, that Christopher Nolan will be producing Justice League, and could possibly bring back Christian Bale as Batman. However, my source is saying something a little different, click here to check it out.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 3/5/2013

Ah Justice League....DC/Warner Brothers attempt to get all of their most famous heroes together on the big screen to compete with Marvel's The Avengers has had it share of rumors and set backs. A couple of days ago El Mayimbe over at Latino-Review, who I respect a great deal, ran the news that Christopher Nolan will help usher in Justice League as a Producer. Nolan will also help Godfather some of DC's other superhero movies as well. He also reported that not only will Nolan be back, but he will be bringing Christian Bale with him to reprise his role as Batman. The report went on to say that Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder will be on the Justice League producing team as well, and could possibly direct.

Now, here is what I am hearing from my source at WB. Yes, Nolan is involved. He is playing this pretty close to the vest, which is why you probably can expect not to hear anything official about Justice League until after Man Of Steel comes out. My source tells me in regards to DC and WB producing future superhero movies, "Fans' enthusiasm for more movies will be rewarded once MoS comes out." So based on that, DC knows fanboy(and girls) want to see more of their superheros on the big screen, but I was told that we can count on NOT hearing anything for sure until Man Of Steel hits theaters.

Also what I can confirm is that Zack Snyder will be on board as a producer, and yes possibility direct. Not only that, but his wife Deb Snyder will be producing as well. I was told look for a long list of producers that has a similar set up to Man Of Steel.

Unfortunately for some, I am hearing that Christian Bale will NOT be back as Batman. They are looking to recast the character and go with a new story. Another rumor that has floated around is that Will Beall's script has been thrown out, and David Goyer will be writing the movie. However, I'm hearing Beall's script is still in play, and that Goyer may do some rewrites or consult on the movie, but he will not write the movie. "If Bale is coming back and Goyer is penning, it's news to Warner Bros," I was told. My source is noticeably uncomfortable as well because none of this is even in pre-production, and people have already decided for themselves what's going to be in the movie. I'm told it's about making a plan to move forward with, not about anything being green-lit yet.

So there you have it party people! Keep mind this is the same source who brought me the War On Krypton, 3D conversion, and that Henry Cavill has signed a multi-picture deal info for Man Of Steel, so I trust this person. With all things though, until this is officially announced mark it down as a rumor for now. For the latest on DC Cinematic Universe, make sure to check back here at CBM.

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ArtisticErotic - 3/5/2013, 6:36 AM
Now that is debunked.
IronWood - 3/5/2013, 6:36 AM
Great to hear if this is true. I loved Bale as Nolans Batman but I feel like it would have caused more trouble than good. It would really take away from the ending of TDKR. I was hoping they would keep Nolan's Batman it's own thing and just recast him for JL.
TheDude - 3/5/2013, 6:39 AM
Loved the dark night trilogy, but Bale was just not Bruce Wayne for me. Who ever they cast as the next batman better be as big a Cavil at least.
longbowhunter - 3/5/2013, 6:41 AM
Recasting with a different actor is appropriate in this case.
HavocPrime - 3/5/2013, 6:41 AM
Lol wouldn't be surprised that Beall's script was thrown out considering he got the job on the strength of Gangster Squad.

I would like to see Snyder direct Justice League, and I am glad that Bale is not going to be Batman again, as it is time for a new take.
backup - 3/5/2013, 6:41 AM
What about Keaton....
ATrueHero1987 - 3/5/2013, 6:42 AM
I like this rumor.lol but like I said before, you WON'T hear anything official until MOS is released.
jasonicus - 3/5/2013, 6:43 AM
Good. Nolan/Bale Batman will not work in the JLA.
Shadowelfz - 3/5/2013, 6:43 AM
Probably for the best. I liked Nolans Batman but the way the character was presented and the way they ended his story with TDKR he wouldn't be a good fit in a JL movie.
JacksonVegaIII - 3/5/2013, 6:43 AM
Christ I wish Viggo Mortensen was a decade younger he'd make such a perfect Batman, personally I think Bale was excellent but if he doesnt do it I'd perhaps go for Eric Bana.

Am I the only one who imagines Bale, Cavill, Snyder and Nolan sitting down watching the avengers and both thinking 'Christ we could do this so much better'.....
Because if we're being honest they so could
TheIconicMan - 3/5/2013, 6:44 AM
I knew it! Bale doesn't want to play Batman again..

jasonicus - 3/5/2013, 6:44 AM
Also, the saying is "Close to the chest" not "Close to the vest". WTF?
christianroch - 3/5/2013, 6:45 AM
They want a new Batman available for multiple movies, that's why Bale is not the man.
TexasTwoFace - 3/5/2013, 6:46 AM
So are we back to this jumbled mess of a film that is supposed to introduce at least two new superheroes and reboot two others?
NeoBaggins - 3/5/2013, 6:46 AM
It's still cool. Nice dream for a minute, but with Bale out, it keeps the Dark Knight universe intact. They just need to keep Cavill as Superman and really, really look for a good Batman. They have to cast for two parts when finding the right Batman. He has to be a good Wayne too.

Jollem - 3/5/2013, 6:46 AM
zack snyder directing would be amazing
TheFascinatingMan - 3/5/2013, 6:47 AM
this el burro guy is a joke
christianroch - 3/5/2013, 6:47 AM
Keaton at 5 foot 8, you got to be kidding! COME ON!|
KeefNCookies - 3/5/2013, 6:48 AM
So glad Bale wont be back. His Batman was not the Batman I grew to love over the years.
GodzillaKart - 3/5/2013, 6:49 AM
I hope to Christ this is true. I've suffered through enough of Bale sucking in this role.
LAXtremest - 3/5/2013, 6:49 AM
Oops.
Adama - 3/5/2013, 6:51 AM
I don't know about this so called "scoop"... Waylonjones vs. El Mayimbe? El Mayimbe record is pretty spotless...
Jollem - 3/5/2013, 6:51 AM
bale's batman is one of the many incarnations
FrostyVoice - 3/5/2013, 6:52 AM
I own't lie, this is what I expected to be true out of this mess of rumors. I am still thrilled that Nolan and Snyder care so deeply about the project and I trust the series in their hands.
TexasTwoFace - 3/5/2013, 6:53 AM
Both are used. I prefer close to the vest because it's a phrase coming from poker and I don't see a lot of people playing poker without a shirt. Although I guess I don't wear a lot of vests playing poker either...
ATrueHero1987 - 3/5/2013, 6:54 AM
I like what I see & heard about MOS so far, I want it to be a success.
LAXtremest - 3/5/2013, 6:56 AM
In fairness no one knows what the truth is, but this seems to make more sense. If MOS does fail, which I highly doubt, I can't WB going forward with Justice League plans. So they are probably waiting before they make any moves.
LAXtremest - 3/5/2013, 6:58 AM
@Adama- Latino Review has gotten plenty wrong, but they have hit on some as well.
NeoBaggins - 3/5/2013, 6:58 AM
I remember watching SuckerPunch thinking "Why are such ridiculously sick visuals being wasted on this movie. This should be a CBM getting this treatment". And now, it is!

The Watchowski's need to take the reigns on a CBM too.
TheBaroness89 - 3/5/2013, 6:59 AM
neil Patrick harris for batman :)
TheBaroness89 - 3/5/2013, 7:00 AM
seriously though- a new Batman is needed. Bale was good and served the role well but that trilogy is over.
MutantEquality - 3/5/2013, 7:00 AM
THANK YOU

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Jollem - 3/5/2013, 7:01 AM
do not worry. MoS will melt faces and absorb money
pud333 - 3/5/2013, 7:01 AM
This would make more sense. I can totally see Norlan producing, and Snyder being involved, but not Bale. It would be too confusing to the regular movie masses, and they would almost certainly undo what was done with TDK Trilogy, unless you use an elsewords or Multiverse reasoning, and that will surely confuse people.
ManOfKrypton - 3/5/2013, 7:01 AM
Now give me the Batman from Arkham Asylum!!!
drellik - 3/5/2013, 7:01 AM
I knew it was a garbage rumor. Bale did good...now let it rest before it gets ruined.

Bring on a new BATMAN.
Action - 3/5/2013, 7:03 AM
Bale needs to make a comeback as batman.
IDKwhatToChoose - 3/5/2013, 7:03 AM
Good I didn't want a quitter Batman with no knee in Justice League
LordOfTheZegaRealm - 3/5/2013, 7:04 AM
I hope they make a more dynamic batman this time. I can't wait for this movie!
TonyChu - 3/5/2013, 7:04 AM
Armie Hammer or Karl Urban for Batman. But it would be a fanboys dream for John Hamm to put on the cape and cowl.
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