The only surprising thing about this story is that it didn’t hit sooner. A few days ago El Mayimbe of Latino-Review tried to swing for the fences with a new scoop only to strike out. According to him, the Justice League film would be produced by Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder. It was also stated that Snyder may even be taking the director’s chair for the film. That all wasn’t too big, but the assertion that Christian Bale would be coming back as the bat was. It turns out that was all bunk.
According to Jake “Waylon Jones” Lester over at CBM, his sources are telling him part of Mayimbe’s story is true. Nothing will happen until Man of Steel is in theaters, but Snyder will be a producer along with his wife. He was told to expect a long list of producers similar to Man of Steel‘s set up. We had heard Will Beall‘s script was scrapped, but that’s not the case either. Beall‘s script is still in play and David Goyer may do some rewrites (not starting from scratch as previously reported). Nolan is involved as well. He may just be WB/DC‘s movie godfather. But the part about Bale was thoroughly debunked. Lester was told “If Bale is coming back and Goyer is penning, it’s news to Warner Bros.”
El Mayimbe took to Twitter and got pretty nasty as he attacked everything about the debunk job after it hit. He was pretty defensive, having gone 0-3 in his recent big “scoop” stories. The man said Harrison Ford had signed on for Star Wars VII, which was debunked by Geoff Boucher of EW. Then he struck out with the Planet Hulk film. Everyone tore that to shreds, most recently Joss Whedon. The director told IGN “Well, I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense.” And now there’s this one. I’d be pretty defensive too if I pumped all these stories out back-to-back only to have them completely discredited. I know Jake and he’s been on the money with some other Man of Steel news, so I know he has a good source. Then again, everything needs salt since nothing is official until it’s on the screen. Plus he didn’t ask for more Twitter followers or make a big flashy video to go along with it, which is suspicious. What do you think? Did you want Bale back?
Source : Comicbookmovie
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