Just so you don’t mis-interpret some of my snark here – Man of Steel: Best Superman movie ever, but not a good movie – Ok. Now you know where I’m at.
I really dislike being in a feedback loop in the Nolan superhero universe. I feel like I just came to terms with The Dark Knight Rises turning into a bold-faced dark-tone comedy the more you watch it and didn’t dig the lack of world building in Man of Steel.
So imagine my surprise when David Goyer, writer of Man of Steel and presumptive writer of the Justice League movie (that is likely inevitable) mentioned to Hey You Guys that all the work they did on Batman for the better part of the past decade is going to get tossed:
“It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn’t hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris’ [Nolan] Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven’t had various conversations on set, around ‘what if’ and ‘moving forward’.
“That having been said, it’s all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man Of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception.
“If that happens, I would be happy, and nervous, to dive in.”
Great. So – if Man of Steel does well, it has to be the first movie in a series of new Unified DC Universe films? And even though Nolan produced Man of Steel and directed the three Batman films, it’s impossible to meld the two together?
This makes me super curious as to what the draw is to rushing a Justice League movie if it’s just going to be another movie in this universe instead of the culmination of multiple hero arcs.
Jeez, DC/WB, get it together.