Nolan and Bale on the Future of Batman

Of course we are all sad that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale will not be back for the next Batman film, and Warner Bros. stating that the franchise is up for a reboot in 2015 has most of us worried. But here’s what Nolan and Bale say about the future of the superhero:

Christopher Nolan:

“When I first met with Paul Levitz of DC Comics prior to Batman Begins, he explained to me clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost is strengthened by it…I’m talking about over the years in the comic books but also in the movies.

“When the time is right, whenever someone does whatever the next iteration of the character is, they simply need to be true…[Be true] to whatever it is they want to see, to what they believe in, not worry too much about what everyone else is telling them it should be.”

Christian Bale:

“I’m very intrigued to see another interpretation of it at this point. It would be very interesting to see what someone else does with the character. I’d be the first one there to watch.”

What are your thoughts and hopes for the reboot of Batman? Let us know in the comments.



  • borgster101

    Reboot doesn’t necesarily have to mean “back to the origin” .. I’d be happy with a reboot ‘continuing’ the Nolan universe that would be in a world that justifies more supernatural villians, like Killer Croc and Man Bat.

  • GregoriusTheBrown

    I’d like to see a proper Robin on the big screen for once. Nolan’s little nod to the character was appreciated, but that’s the best we’ve got so far, unless you count the complain-machine that was Chris O’Donnell.

  • Brandon “Batman” Watson

    well for once i would like to see a real version of Batman Beyond. the cartoons are cool but i think batman fans would want to see a real version. i know i would