Christopher Nolan has already gone on a record that next year's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will be his final BATMAN movie. However, the studio is definitely wanted to continue or reboot such lucrative franchise in the future once Nolan is out of the picture. Now there's a possibility of what the next BATMAN franchise might be after THE DARK KNIGHT RISES hit theaters on July 20, 2012.
Apparently, executive producer and BATMAN rights holder Michael E. Uslan, who took the rights in 1979 and has worked on both the 80s BATMAN series, as well as Christopher Nolan's trilogy, has released a new book entitled The Boy Who Loved Batman. Not only that, he also drop a hint that the next incarnation of the BATMAN movie might be based on DC Comics' recently launched New 52. Here's what he had to say below.
The only thing I would direct your attention to is the new comic books. The comic books have kept this character vital, and intriguing, for seventy-two years. We are all still going back every Wednesday to see what's new. I think the character is that vital and that sustaining. He is going to be around for a long time to come.
In the New 52 comic-book series, Batman and Robin finds Bruce Wayne teaming up with his son Damien, who takes over the mantel of Robin from Dick Grayson. The dynamic duo must battle against a mysterious killer in an owl skull mask who turns to have a grudge against the entire Wayne family that dated back for centuries. The first issue is on sales now.
Well, for now, it's hard to imagine how the new BATMAN movie will look like without the involvement of Christopher Nolan in the future. After all, you can say he's the filmmaker who pioneered the comic-book movie genre to be taken seriously.