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Batman 2016 Movie Directed By Looper's Rian Johnson? Doesn't Rule It Out

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created 11/11/2012 - 8:40pm, updated 11/11/2012 - 8:41pm

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It's being said that the next Batman movie will be released in 2016, following the Justice League Movie.

While we do have a script for the Justice League movie and are eagerly awaiting an announcement for the director, fans are already wondering about the post-Christopher Nolan Batman movies.

FlickeringMyth caught up with Looper director Rian Johnson, who didn't exactly turn down the thought of directing Batman 2016.

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.

Johnson's Looper has quickly become a critically acclaimed movie and a box office success. It's already more than quadrupled it's budget in box office receipts with over $139 million worldwide. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of The Dark Knight Rises, and Bruce Willis portraying the same person -- time-travelling assassins, with Gordon-Levitt's target being his older counterpart, Willis.

The success of Looper has also spawned more time travel movies, with the most recent being the Twilight Zone Movie.

 
 

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