With all of the various superhero film properties coming out of DC Comics and Warner Brothers, it makes sense that rumors about the next Batman and Superman movies, and the upcoming Green Lantern film have gone out of control. Well, Alan Horn, President of Warner Brothers, recently had a few questions about those films proposed to him by the folks at Collider, and here's what he had to say.
On the subject of a sequel to The Dark Knight, Horn said "We've been talking to Chris Nolan and what we have to do is get him in the right place and have him tell us what he thinks the notion might be for a great story, but Chris did a great job and we'd love to have him come back and do another one." Horn went on to clarify "The story is everything and we are very respectful of Chris. We have a wonderful relationship with him and we are going to be respectful of his timing and we want to get it right. Also, I think the fans expect that - they want us to make a terrific movie - we have to give them another great movie."
When asked about a possible sequel to Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, Horn was a bit more ambiguous, saying that we might see another Superman movie "Probably in the next couple of years." He did, however, add "We're very anxious to bring Superman back also."
Asked about the status of Green Lantern, which has been getting a lot of attention due to the script being worked on by Mark Guggenheim, Horn said "Also on the board. On the runway. Hasn't taken off yet, but we're close." Horn further said, when asked what the next superhero film from Warner Brothers would be, "I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can't promise it at this moment."
Finally, asked about the long-rumored, and long-suffering Justice League: Mortal project, Horn only responded with "Not yet."