Further proof those Batman rumors are total horseshit. Warner Bros. Chief Alan Horn spoke to Collider briefly yesterday and they got some answers on the future of "The Dark Knight" sequel, Green Lantern and other D.C. Comics film properties that WB is producing.
First off, it sounds like the Batman franchise will take a break and won't be back in theaters anytime soon. Ok, Horn doesn't say break explicitly, but it's heavily implied that there will be no rush. It sounds like they will let Nolan take his time so he is comfortable in coming back. This is a smart move.
"We’ve been talking to Chris Nolan and what we have to do is get him in the right place and have him tell us what he thinks the notion might be for a great story, but Chris did a great job and we’d love to have him come back and do another one. The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris. We have a wonderful relationship with him and we are going to be respectful of his timing and we want to get it right. Also, I think the fans expect that – they want us to make a terrific movie – we have to give them another great movie.”And the Green Lantern project (rumored to star Ryan Gosling) which nerds seem to be extremely geeked about?
"Also on the board. On the runway. Hasn’t taken off yet, but we’re close. I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can’t promise it at this moment."The maligned 90210 Justice League movie seems a ways off though. "Not yet," is Horn's terse reply to an inquiry about the project. Superman also sounds like it's a few years off, so Brandon Routh better line up some work in the meantime.
I finally ask what he thinks the next Superhero property might be from Warner Bros. He says “I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can’t promise it at this moment.”