Rumor has it, a rebooted version of the Caped Crusader will be introduced in the upcoming DC superhero ensemble movie before the character gets its own new solo film.
More rumors surrounding Warner Bros. Pictures' "Justice League" project have made their round onto the web. This time around, words have run rampant that the long-proposed DC superhero movie will include a rebooted version of Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman.
The report is first sparked by Batman on Film, which claims to have obtained information from its intel about plans to make a solo feature for the Caped Crusader after the "Justice League" film. Thus, "the new cinematic Batman will be introduced in the JL film as opposed to a solo film."
Still, the site notes that the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt since it is based on the industry scuttlebutt. Should the report be true, then there's no doubt the Caped Crusader will be part of the DC Cinematic Universe.
In another "Justice League" rumor, it is said that Warner Bros. has also eyed Brett Ratner to serve behind the camera for the superhero ensemble movie. According to Superman Super Site, Ratner is named a possible contender for the gig though the studio execs are still far from deciding who's going to tackle the helming duty.
"The studio is very pleased with the work that Brett has done as a producer and director on past projects," say multiple sources. "They are now very interested in seeing what he can do with helping finally bring this group of iconic superheroes to the big screen!"
Ratner himself is no stranger to comic book movies. He has previously directed Marvel's "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006, and was courted to helm DC's "Superman Returns" in the same year before Bryan Singer took over the duty.
"Justice League" will see DC's most famous superheroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and more, uniting to fight evil forces. The script is written by "Gangster Squad" scribe Will Beal. Previously, Ben Affleck was approached to tackle the helming duty, but he insisted that he's not interested in the project. Lana and Andy Wachowski were later said to be Warners' second choice to direct the film.