LOOPER Director Rian Johnson On Whether He Would Be Willing To Reboot Batman
It’s difficult to look forward to another Batman film right now after we just witnessed the epic conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Yet, when the dust settles and enough time has passed (3-5 years?), Warner Bros. will predictably look to reboot their most lucrative franchise. Until then, just about every director in the world is going to be asked about the project. In an interview with Looper director Rian Johnson, FlickeringMyth.com asked if he would hypothetically be up to directing the next reboot. Johnson says it’s the movie franchise he is “100% just completely in love with,” and mentions his affinity for the Tim Burton version. Sounds like he’s game . . . Looper has grossed $139 million dollars worldwide on a $30 million dollar budget. Would Johnson be at the top of your list?
“I like that hypothetical. You know I love Batman, I didn’t grow up reading the comics but Batman movies, when that first Tim Burton Batman movie came out that kind of defined, in kind of like a weird way for the generation that I was in, that first Batman movie in a way it defined what a blockbuster was for me, more so than any of the 70s movies. When that first Batman movie hit it was like this cultural volcano that defined what the superhero blockbuster was in a way that was just completely drew me in as a kid. So Batman is definitely the one superhero movie franchise that I’m 100% just completely in love with, and I love [Christopher] Nolan’s so much man. Right now I’m just focusing on doing my own thing. And that hypothetical that you mentioned has so many variables to it in terms of what kind of movie they’re looking to make and all of that so, you know, that call hasn’t happened and in the meanwhile I’m not gonna sit by the phone, I’m just gonna keep writing my own stuff.”
Source : FlickeringMyth.com