Screenwriter David S. Goyer assures us that, despite Warner Bros.’s will, it was never really a question of including the Batman trilogy in a vast DC universe.
Writer heavily involved in the DC movie adaptation for Warner Bros. David S. Goyer has worked on Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , and of course on the trilogy Dark Knight of Christopher Nolan . When asked about the construction of the franchise by The Hollywood Reporter , he was crystal clear: there was never any discussion, between him and Nolan or with anyone else, to cross paths with The Dark Knight with the Superman from Man of Steel … although DC would have liked to link the two:
“There was no discussion about this when I was working on Man of Steel, or even a discussion with Christopher Nolan for that matter. Chris has always wanted to keep the Dark Knight films as a separate entity ,” David S. Goyer first proclaims before explaining: ” The studio continued to want, naturally, to integrate its trilogy into an extended universe, a vast DC Universe. Chris was also a producer on Man of Steel, and he is tempting to think that the two films were related … but they really weren’t. Afterwards, I’m sure retroactively you can still say there was a connection, but in real life it wasn’t. the case.”
The DC Universe was then created, without much success, around Zack Snyder’s Superman, with Ben Affleck as Batman, until Justice League’s Snyder Cut released this year on HBO Max.