Christopher Nolan Won't Direct The Justice League
07.09.12 by Ryan
As director Christopher Nolan has had to say time and time again, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises will be his final entry in the franchise, but as Nolan is also producing the upcoming Man of Steel, there may be some that believe Nolan might return for Warner Bros.' in-the-works adaptation of Justice League. However, when Nolan was asked if he had any plans for the superhero team-up movie by the Associated Press, the answer was (again) no.
No, none at all. We're finished with all we're doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character. Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they're going to do with him. We've had our say on the character. ...I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project.
Justice League is still in its nascent stages, with screenwriter Will Beall (Gangster Squad) recently hired to write the script. How Batman, or Superman for that matter, will figure into Warners' plans is unknown, and the same goes for Green Lantern. If what Man of Steel director Zack Snyder revealed last April is true, Warners may be planning Justice League with its new versions of previously established characters. "What [Warners] will do with Justice League will be it's own thing with it's own Batman and own Superman," said Snyder at the time.
Without a release date or a director (or Nolan's involvement), what Warners has planned for Justice League remains to be seen.