Sadly, Joel Schumacher Does Not Appear To Be Writing Batman Comics

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Balls to it. Batballs to it.

Bleeding Cool reported in good faith the rumour that Batman director Joel Schumacher and Dustin Nguyen were working on a comic book to revisit Schumacher's original plans for a Batman movie trilogy, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin and Batman Triumphant, in a twelve-issue Batman comic for DC Comics.

Fantastic as it sounded, it tallied with Schumacher's recent resurgence in talking about the films, something he had stopped doing of late.

It was a good source, with a checked out provenance, but people involved didn't respond to enquiries. So I went with it. And then at the London Screenwriter's Festival, this happened.

Ah balls to it. Either he's playing his cards very close to his chest, or that's a dead one.

Shame. Maybe one day.

Nguyen is currently working on a new Image Comics series Descender with Jeff Lemire, which should keep him nice and busy.

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You know, we do get them wrong every now and then. This looks like one of them.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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