Increasing Nolan’s Batman motion pictures right into a universe would’ve noticed Joseph Gordon-Levitt turn out to be the Caped Crusader.
Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is credited as the beginning of the DC Prolonged Universe, Warner Bros. and DC Movies’ polarizing try to create a cinematic universe of interconnected superhero motion pictures a los angeles Wonder Studios. Movies equivalent to “Guy of Metal,” “Aquaman,” “Marvel Girl,” and “Shazam” all exist in the similar universe, with characters loose to overlap (see “Justice League”). However what if the DCEU began with Christopher Nolan’s “Darkish Knight” trilogy? That wasn’t off the desk when Nolan employed Snyder to broaden his personal Superhero film (aka “Guy of Metal”).
“It used to be now not 100 % off the desk,” Snyder lately advised MTV (by means of THR) concerning the early discussions of atmosphere “Guy of Metal” in the similar universe as “The Dark Knight” motion pictures. “We did discuss it a bit bit. The entire thing is that I feel it’s tricky.”
Why so tricky? The finishing of Nolan’s “The Darkish Knight Rises” is likely one of the causes, consistent with Snyder. “It could’ve been attention-grabbing as a result of, simply doing the maths, if we had achieved that, the Batman on this film would’ve been Joseph Gordon-Levitt,” the director mentioned. “Which might’ve been cool…however Nolan, and that i don’t blame him, his factor doesn’t get muddied via those different issues touching it. It’s a good field, and I’m satisfied I didn’t fuck with it as a result of its a horny great trilogy.”
Snyder mentioned “Darkish Knight Rises” handing the Batman position over from Christian Bale to Joseph Gordon-Levitt is “perhaps why we didn’t” need to shoehorn “Guy of Metal” into the similar universe. The handoff introduced closure to Nolan’s Batman tale, with Bale’s Bruce Wayne dwelling a lifestyles outdoor of Batman in a foreign country along Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman. To extend Nolan’s trilogy right into a universe would imply that international would at all times be populated with Bale’s still-living Bruce Wayne, definitely prompting unending fan hypothesis and fan call for that he may just go back. Higher to simply reset with a brand new Batman, which is what Snyder did via casting Ben Affleck in “Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice.”
In step with Snyder, Affleck used to be hesitant to simply accept the position of Batman for slightly awhile. The director had a backup plan in position with actor Matthias Schoenaerts.
“I used to be chatting with him so much about it,” Snyder advised MTV. “He by no means were given within the swimsuit, however I did do a host of mock-u.s.of him, as a result of Ben used to be at the fence. And I don’t blame him. Everybody must be at the fence whilst you’re requested, ‘Do you wish to have to play Batman?’”
Affleck is reprising his Batman position one remaining time within the upcoming Flash film, whilst Robert Pattinson is taking his personal stab on the iconic superhero in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.”