Since 2005’s Batman Begins, the growth of the franchise has reached magnitudes no other superhero franchise outside of Spiderman can say they’ve achieved. To date, it’s been the only superhero flick since the first Superman film in the seventies to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award (The Dark Knight) and had a character win an award for his/her performance.

But apparently there are winds of change once Christopher Nolan finishes his trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. According to PopEater, Batman may be going through a second reboot after Nolan’s departure from the director’s chair.

This Hero Complex story on Jeff Robinov’s plans for the future of DC superhero films at Warner Bros. says they may look to reboot the Batman character following Christopher Nolan’s 2012 trilogy-concluding ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

But even though Nolan will be leaving the franchise as its director, good news for fans out there is that he’ll remain on as a producer with his partner (and wife) Emma Thomas. Robinov freely admitted that they’ll need to “reinvent” Batman after this third film, adding, “Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

[via PopEater]

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  1. Typo-Critical

    I’m already sourfaced at the idea that Dark Knight Rises will close out the Nolan era of Batman. Suffice it to say, there was a time when I thought only Tim Burton could pull off effective Batman movies… and then Batman Begins and The Dark Knight came along and now I’m of the impression that only Chris Nolan can do Batman movies. The fact that he’ll be serving as potential producer on a “reboot” doesn’t make it hurt any less.

    Why reboot it? Nolan has clearly crafted a Batman worth remembering. But my guess is that DC/Warner Bros. are wanting to make a more family-friendly Batman (see also, of the Batman Forever/Batman & Robin era) that will mesh more perfectly with a Justice League movie. And for me – a Batman fan ever since I was three years old dancing around the house in a Hulk Hogan t-shirt to Prince’s “Batdance” – that’s not going to be a good thing.

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