To Share the Universe or Not, that is the Question.

March 10, 2010

Christopher Nolan has his plans for Superman and Batman 3, but are they what we want or what Warner Bros. needs.

While editing his new film Inception, Christopher Nolan talked to Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Time. During the interview Nolan discussed what his plans are for DC Comics two most popular characters, Batman and Superman.

He revealed the third film in his Batman series is being viewed as the end to him, saying, “[…] the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story […] rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.” Nolan also reiterated his standing of Batman being the only hero to exist in the “Batman Begins/Dark Knight universe.”

As for the Man of Steel, Nolan said the plan is to keep him separate from the previously mentioned “BB/DK universe,” by explicitly stating, “They have nothing to do with each other.” He also said he admires what Bryan Singer did with Superman Returns and was inspired to cast big names in smaller roles of his Batman series by Superman the Movie.

Does DC Entertainment not know what we, the fans, of their superheroes want to see. We want a shared universe. We want the heroes work with each other. We want what Marvel has began to give us with their self made films.  But is doing that a good idea?

We have no idea if Marvel’s shared universe, that started with Iron Man, is a good idea or if it will really work. There have been a total of two films released that take place in this Universe, so far, both with a science fiction basis. This whole experiment could fail horrible with the introduction of other genres, like fantasy, Thor and Dr. Strange, or even with the introduction of cosmic level movies, like Nova or the Inhumans. Either of those things could alienate the mainstream audiences and even fans. So, from a business prospective, each film having its own universe is probably the right one.

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One Response to “To Share the Universe or Not, that is the Question.”


  1. […] Let’s hope we all love him in this role, because if not the future of this shared universe could be in danger. […]


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