Yesterday, the geek world was masturbating furiously over word that David Goyer — who recently left as show-runner for “Flash Forward” — and Christopher Nolan’s brother, Jonah, were assigned the task of scripting Batman 3 for Warner Brothers, a small news item that we chose to ignore, because — come on — everybody and their pet rock knew that Batman 3 would eventually move ahead the day that The Dark Knight opened.
Today, Nikki Finke — who will literally strap-on and buttfuck a possum for the scoop (I know a guy who was there) — breaks new word that makes this story a little more intriguing. Today, we learn that Christopher Nolan himself is moving ahead on development of Batman 3, which isn’t surprising, obviously. What is surprising?
He’s been asked by Warner Brothers to consult on a Superman reboot.
Apparently, Warner wants to bring him aboard in a “godfather” role, though there’s little chance he’d actually direct. He’d be consulting on a fresh take on the franchise, one that would not involve Brandon Routh or Bryan Singer, after they failed (spectacularly) to relaunch the most famous superhero on the planet.
It’s a good move, even if Christopher Nolan is only there to basically accept/reject track changes on its development. A wise decision might even be to hire his brother and/or David Goyer to script the new Superman movie, and then bring in a director with a darker, smarter vision.
The only problem with this, of course, is that another Superman reboot could also mean another Superman origins story, only a few years after Singer’s version. And honestly, if there’s one thing I’m sick to death of with comic-book movies, it’s that origins story, which takes up the first act of any comic-book movie before we’re actually introduced to the main storyline. At least it’s not another reborquel.