Now that The Dark Knight Rises has officially been released to the masses and director Christopher Nolan is officially moving on to other projects, it’s about that time when we the fans start wondering who the new faces of the Batman franchise will be.
Warner Brothers has already said that they plan to reboot the franchise in the future, which is to be expected—it’d be silly business if they didn’t—but the question is just when they will make their move. It could be a couple years, it could be a decade for all we know. But there will come a time when Batman returns (*giggle*) to movie screens.
Until that day arrives, we can only sit and wonder where the franchise is heading next, and, more importantly, who will be given the monumental task of following up Nolan and star Christian Bale. That’s where you fine folks come into play!
With Tim Burton’s Batman, we got that wild and crazy over-the-top comic book style (we’ll leave it at his two; there’s not need to mention the pair that followed). With Nolan’s Batman, we got a much more gritty and realistic presentation. The next director to take the wheel of the franchise will need to figure out a fresh and unique way to present the characters and their stories. Will they return to Burton’s style or try and build on what Nolan has done? Maybe they’ll instead look to a specific comic book storyline for inspiration.
But no matter which direction they decide to go, it will all really hinge on who they choose to direct it, and who will star as Bruce Wayne/Batman and other notable characters.
So many things could go in so many different directions (Here’s our own BAADASSSSS’s thoughts on where the franchise could go), and some of those directions could be swayed by this wondrous thing called the internet. Which is the point of this whole thing. We want to know what you the millions and millions of Batman fans out there want to see happen.
If you were a big wig producer type and you controlled the future of Batman, who would you bring in to direct the next movie, and what direction do you want to see them take the franchise? What characters/villains do you want to see used, and who would you cast in the lead and supporting roles?