As /Film points out, this could be a nice way around an origin story. We know the beginnings of most iconic superheroes by now, and to do a Batman origin seems like it could be a waste of a movie. The audience can learn about a new iteration of the Dark Knight as his current story unfolds.
The guys over at Batman on Film are against this move if it happens, however. They feel that an individual filmmaker should get creative control over Batman, and starting him in a team movie could diminish that.
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