Both producer Charles Roven and Warner Bros. Pictures President Jeff Robinov have cleared up talk of how Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Man of Steel” will fit into the studio’s overall plans for further DC Universe films (including “Justice League”).
Robinov tells EW that “Man of Steel” is: “Setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”
He goes on to say that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies “were deliberately and smartly positioned as a standalone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of other superheroes.”
Will they remain standalone? Robinov says: “They do. Or they did. Where we go in the future is a whole other conversation.” The Warner chief does outright deny that the studio is looking to bring back Nolan and Christian Bale.
As for the fate of other comic book films, Robinov says: “We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.”
One of them might be casting. CHUD reports that a likeness of “Sons of Anarchy” and “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam is being used for concept art of The Flash on “Justice League”.