Nikki Finke etc. report that Christopher Nolan, late of "The Dark Knight," has been officially made "supervisor" of the next "Superman" movie - whatever it might be - and that he's "hatched an idea" for a 3rd "Batman." Shocker.
Full story: http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/its-a-bird-its-a-plane-its-chris-nolan-hell-mentor-superman-3-0-while-preparing-3rd-batman/
The main takeaway here is that he HASN'T immediately committed to actually DIRECTING a 3rd Batman movie, which leads me to continuing thinking that he won't (losing prospect, trying top an unplanned phenomenon, no win situation, etc.)
Color me... mixed. Love Nolan. Love his movies. Love "Dark Knight." But the "other shoe" that's been hovering SINCE "Knight" was the prospect that Warner Bros. would decide that Nolan's dark, "realistic" Michael-Mann-pastiche approach to Batman would work for ALL of their prospective superhero movies... which would be a DISASTER. Dark/serious/realistic doesn't work for Superman, or The Flash, or Wonder Woman, or... well, pretty much anyone other than Batman - and even then only for a handful of prospective Batman stories (seriously, if you're going to cut Batman off from the more scifi/supernatural aspects of even his OWN universe, where is there really to "go?") Hopefully, Nolan is as "with it" as he seems to be and recognizes this.
The natural assumption, of course, is going to be that having Nolan "overseeing" multiple DC character movies is WB's move toward aping Marvel's still-unfolding "shared universe" movie concept - which makes a lot of sense, but I don't know. Nolan/WB/etc all seem universally enamored of their "down to earth" Batman... can you really imagine Superman stopping by for a visit in THAT Gotham City, or Christian Bale's mecha-suited-asthma-sufferer Bruce Wayne going to Justice League meetings?