The DC Extended Universe may have had a taste of success with films like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam! however, Warner Brothers had a lot of trouble getting the DC film franchise off the ground.
Hoping to keep the success of the DCEU rolling, word on the street has it that Warner Brothers is hoping to bring in The Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan back in the saddle. While the studio doesn’t really expect the director to begin focusing all of his energy into making comic book movies right away, We Got This Covered reports that sources close to Warner Brothers say that the studio has been speaking with the critically-acclaimed director about directing for the DCEU.
According to these sources, the studio is hoping that Nolan might agree to return in at least some capacity – if not to direct then to oversee the development of projects or at least to produce more films for the DCEU.
While we’re not entirely sure whether Nolan might be interested in directing for Warner Brother’s new DC film franchise, it wouldn’t be hard to get Nolan to produce for the DCEU. After all, the filmmaker has already worked as the executive producer of all three of Zack Snyder’s films in the DCEU ( Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League).
We can still hope for new DC movies from Nolan, though we’ll probably have to keep our fingers crossed for quite a while.
DC’s next movie, Wonder Woman 1984, is set to release on August 14, 2020.