Confirmed: Christopher Nolan Won’t Do “Justice League”

In the wake of the massive success of The Avengers Warner Bros fast tracked development of their Justice League of America adaptation. Scripts are being developed, directors are being interviewed, and for all we know an announcement will be made about all the particulars very soon.

There’s one bit that has been confirmed: Christopher Nolan, the director of the current Batman films, will definitely not direct, write, or produce the feature. And honestly, that’s good news. I love the Nolan Bat-films but the realistic tone wouldn’t fit Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or the Flash. Warner Bros is intent on rebooting all of their DC Comics films after Dark Knight Rises, starting with Superman in 2013’s The Man of Steel.

My guess is this: A work in progress version of The Man of Steel has screened for the execs. If they like what they see, they may give director Zack Snyder the keys to the kingdom. He’ll have already set the tone for the new DC universe, and he’s proved he can handle team dynamics well with 300 and Watchmen. If they announce someone else for the job, I may start worrying about Man of Steel.

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.


John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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