Confirmations & Denials on Batman 3, Watchmen 2 & Superman

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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In the last two weeks we were subjected to some news regarding director Christopher Nolan and what was reported to be his involvement in another Batman film, rounding out his trilogy, and more interestingly, his involvement in the next Superman feature.

This news was epic for a lot of reasons, but mainly as it potentially laid down the beginnings of what would be a foundation for the DC Universe coming to silver screens in full force, much like it currently does over at Marvel Studios.

If Nolan was involved in the Superman project, that would mean he was no longer interested only in his Batman universe and keeping it isolated. With Green Lantern coming out, at Batman 3 and a Superman reboot could throw out some cross-over opportunities that could lead into more character films and what everyone wants to see, a Justice League film.

Unfortunately for comic and movie fans everywhere, the new DC President Diane Nelson denied the rumors. MTV News spoke with Nelson recently and this is what she had to say about the Nolan involvement with Superman rumors:

“Wouldn’t you like to know!… We don’t have any plans about that, and as I’ve mentioned, in the coming months we’ll be making a lot of announcements about what our content plans will be,” she added. “But right now, that’s nothing but rumor — and we frankly don’t say a whole lot more about rumor than that, so…”

While not exactly a flat out denial, it does put a damper on the hype generated by that news. The good part here is that she indicates that we’ll be hearing a lot more news in the coming months so hopefully that also means we’ll see some confirmations on what projects are next to be developed at DC Entertainment and maybe we’ll get to see some new stuff at Comic-Con this summer.

With David Goyer working on the script to Batman 3, don’t be surprised if one of those announcements pertains to Christopher Nolan rounding off his Bat-trilogy. We know his tendency is to make room for his passion projects between that Batman movies as we saw with The Prestige after Batman Begins and now with Inception after The Dark Knight. If the pattern is exactly that, Nolan should be prepping for Batman 3 in the near future.

The other rumor out there regarding Batman 3 is that it’ll likely feature The Riddler as the villain and may introduce the character of Dick Grayson. Join in our our Ridder & Robin discussion for more.

Continue to part 2 for more on Watchmen 2!

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Watchmen 2 Not Happening

Another major rumor popping up recently regarding DC and Warner Bros. is the news that they may be interested in pushing for a sequel to Watchmen. While this this seemed unlikely to some and not a good thing for those of us who love the original for what it is as a standalone story, there was evidence explaining how this could be.

Adding to the reports denying this could happen though, we have yet another denial, this time from DC President Diane Nelson:

“No, that’s all rumor… I’m not sure where it came from. We’ll be looking closely at our whole library and making sure we’re looking for opportunities to mine every property where it makes sense, and with integrity, but that’s just rumor… No, there are no plans to do that”

This is a much stronger denial than the Chris Nolan-Superman thing  but the interesting part here is when she says “with integrity” which tells me she understands that making another Watchmen goes straight against the wishes of its creators. Don’t count on another Watchmen movie happening just yet as we already know director Zack Snyder and the cast will likely have no part of it.

That being said, she is open to mining “every property” if there’s money to be made. If another book is made as a prequel, sequel or spin-off to Watchmen against Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ wishes at some point in the future, as our own Kofi Outlaw points out, a movie wouldn’t be out of the question to follow.The now well-known name/brand, the success of having been the great selling graphic novel of all time, and a movie that performed decent but was loved by geeks are something that can easily be taken advantage of from a business perspective.

Would your curiosity take the better of you if Watchmen 2 became a reality? Is Diane Nelson hiding something about Christopher Nolan and what DC movie news do you expect to hear in the coming months?

Source: MTV

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The one DC Entertainment flick we can count on, Green Lantern, opens June 17, 2011. Director Martin Campbell and his award-winning crew get to work on it next month.


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  1. I agree about Watchmen and Jude Law as well. I could definitely see him being the Riddler.

  2. giijamesbavel

    Since when was Batman supposed to be scary? lol

    please name all the great original movies coming out. your points all have no foundation. try backing them up with some examples or something.

    And sorry but you're the only one who wants to see that version of Batman or Superman so good luck with that one. The rest is not recycled drivel if you have good taste.

  3. Good to hear the movie was one of the few that stayed true the comic. That being said, it still bore the hell out of me….

  4. Good to hear the movie was one of the few that stayed true the comic. That being said, it still bore the hell out of me….

  5. I love to know when the next Batman movie is going to released
    DC great job. tell me more about also superman if it going to be another movie or
    not. Love the new Superman Return. hoping to see another one
    Great

  6. hey i love it
    just inform me when the new Batman 4 (the darkside of the mind). Also the
    new Superman Return is amazing, i wonder if there would be another Superman movie
    inform me also pliz

    ah DC, your fantastic
    luv ya….

  7. i would like to see superman doomsday be made a movie,then do for a second film funeral for a friend/reign of the supermen,and finall superman the man of steel returns,and i would base the those 3 movies on the comics, but a little more darker and real like nolan's batman series. could anyone just imagine what doomsday would be like, he would be awsome, if marvel did a good job of the new hulk remake with the special effects and made him look more meener,than imagine doomsday like that,it would be sick.look, if i was to run this show, i would hire nolan to put the batman dark twist on these films and make them a little more adult like batman and go with the whole doomsday thing from the beggining to the end with another trilogy starting with doomsday arriving and killing superman like the comic, then the second film surrounding alot of cameo's of other dc superheroes with actual movie stars in them to do the funeral for a friend or put that part into the end of the first film and end it like that,then or do the reign of the supermen movie with the 4 supermen battling it out like the comics and cyborg superman sending doomsday to outerspace like the comic and what ever other foes that they battled in that series, if they did,(its been awhile since i read that comic,so forgive me),and then do the third film on his return like the comic when he returns in his black life suit with silver emblem and silver cape and his long hair(which i like this superman better as he was darker and meener and took no b.s.)and then put a small twist on it that was not in the comic and have superman finally destroy doomsday once and for all and goes back to kick cyborg supermans butt to the other side of the galaxy as well.well i hope alot of you people like my idea, as i thought of this since '93 when the aftermath of superman died and a way for the dc world to make a big splash with the superman franchise,cause lets face it,bryan singer should just stick to x-men,as his version stunk,and i could have even made a better film than him.

  8. i would like to see superman doomsday be made a movie,then do for a second film funeral for a friend/reign of the supermen,and finall superman the man of steel returns,and i would base the those 3 movies on the comics, but a little more darker and real like nolan's batman series. could anyone just imagine what doomsday would be like, he would be awsome, if marvel did a good job of the new hulk remake with the special effects and made him look more meener,than imagine doomsday like that,it would be sick.look, if i was to run this show, i would hire nolan to put the batman dark twist on these films and make them a little more adult like batman and go with the whole doomsday thing from the beggining to the end with another trilogy starting with doomsday arriving and killing superman like the comic, then the second film surrounding alot of cameo's of other dc superheroes with actual movie stars in them to do the funeral for a friend or put that part into the end of the first film and end it like that,then or do the reign of the supermen movie with the 4 supermen battling it out like the comics and cyborg superman sending doomsday to outerspace like the comic and what ever other foes that they battled in that series, if they did,(its been awhile since i read that comic,so forgive me),and then do the third film on his return like the comic when he returns in his black life suit with silver emblem and silver cape and his long hair(which i like this superman better as he was darker and meener and took no b.s.)and then put a small twist on it that was not in the comic and have superman finally destroy doomsday once and for all and goes back to kick cyborg supermans butt to the other side of the galaxy as well.well i hope alot of you people like my idea, as i thought of this since '93 when the aftermath of superman died and a way for the dc world to make a big splash with the superman franchise,cause lets face it,bryan singer should just stick to x-men,as his version stunk,and i could have even made a better film than him.

  9. I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT who the main villian will be
    because he was in the Dark Knight
    its the riddler! Anyone remeber Mr. Reece ? He is a carbon copy of the character from the comic
    first of all MR. REECE = mysteries
    second…hes a red head!
    third, he KNEW Bruce was batman but was to scared to try anything (though he was very greedy and criminal like in his intentions)
    The riddler wont be a fighter, Batman we'll spend half the film just trying to figure out WHO the riddler is, there WILL be action but it will more or less be a mystery film

    Oh and remeber how the Joker “created” two face so to speak?
    He did the same thing to Mr. Reece, remeber?
    The joker showed Reece the “ugly side” of Gotham, he showed him people are willing to kill him to save themselves (so naturally he has a grim outlook of Gotham)
    the joker is dead but his master plan was to craft to more problems for Batman
    Dent and Reece
    you just watch, im right, i know i am
    (trust me im good with this stuff)

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