We’re just thirteen and a half weeks from the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman film in director Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise. What a lot of people still might not realize is, this isn’t just Nolan’s final Batman film in the franchise, this new movie will literally end the existing Batman series completely. No more sequels, no more stories about this particular Batman and Joker and so on.
While we all eagerly anticipate The Dark Knight Rises and trade guesses about what’s going to happen in the end, let’s take some time to talk about Batman’s cinematic future. Obviously Warner Bros. will not just stop making Batman films, they will insteadreboot the franchise and build a brand new bat-world on the big screen. So, with Christopher Nolan gone, who will WB turn to? Here are the top ten directors most likely on the list to take over the Batman franchise.