Think old tech stocks can't be new tech stocks? If you do, then you're wrong. Just look at Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL), which has not only crushed the S&P 500 over the past year but is also up more than 70 points on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) over the same period.

Expect Warner to keep winning. Why? Christopher Nolan. According to the website Latino Review, which has an admirable record when it comes to breaking news about comic book movies, Nolan is close to taking a job that would given him complete oversight of Warner subsidiary DC Comics' big-screen projects, which, in turn, could lead Christian Bale to return as Batman in a future film. At least one site has debunked the rumor.

If Warner investors remain hopeful, it's for good reason. Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) has hired franchise builders Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams to handle two of its most important properties and with spectacular results so far. Nolan is in that same class of filmmaker.

Will a deal get done? What remains for the DC cinematic universe? The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick asks Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova for his perspective in the video below. Please watch, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.