January 23, 2013
RUMOR: New BATMAN Film To Be Released In 2017?
BatmanOnFilm has a rumor that Warner Bros. could be looking to release the next Batman film in 2017. The biggest problem I have with this rumor is that Warner Bros. isn't likely to wait 4-5 years to release the next Batman film. It's one of their biggest money-makers and the wheels should be rolling a lot sooner than 2017. There has been speculation that John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who was handed the keys of the batcave at the end of Rises would become the new Batman. As both Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have exited the franchise if the studio wants to keep using the Nolan-verse they won't be able to use Bruce Wayne. I wouldn't be shocked if they went towards a Batman Beyond angle. Where a new crime fighter dons a new high-tech Batman suit replacing an aging Bruce Wayne. This could leave the door open for Lucius Fox and Alfred Pennyworth to assist Blake.
It's been mentioned for a while now that Warner Bros. is looking to move forward with Batman films post-Christopher Nolan. Even before the release of The Dark Knight Rises talk of a reboot two years down the road had been circling. Rumblings of Joseph Gordon-Levitt being considered for the Batman role in Justice League has also been spreading like wildfire. While the actor himself has kept mum about taking the Dark Knight mantle stating his involvement would come down to it's script and director. Neither at this point have been announced to even exist. Justice League is expected to begin production sometime this year with a 2015 release date slated. We should know for sure in the coming months.