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Christopher Nolan gives advice to the next person to tackle Batman

07.23.2012

With the last chapter of Christopher Nolan's trilogy finally released, it's inevitable that the talks of a reboot or something of the like will start. The question, "Well, when do you think they will do another Batman film?" just hangs in the air, while the fans seem quite okay not entertaining the thought since THE DARK KNIGHT RISES left them satisfied. But when the time comes and Batman comes back, which he will, what advice does Nolan have for the next guy?

GeekTyrant grabbed this bit from Empire's podcast:

"The only advice I would have is that ... when I first met with Paul Levitz of DC Comics prior to Batman Begins, he explained to me clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost is strengthened by it. And I'm talking about over the years in the comic books but also in the movies. So when the time is right, whenever someone does whatever the next iteration of the character is, they simply need to be true to whatever it is they want to see, to what they believe in, not worry too much about what everyone else is telling them it should be."

Levitz was right. The story has to be told, but where will they take it? Will they want to start with the origin? Or will they go down a different road? I know there are other characters and storylines I'd like to see. Only time will tell.

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1:00PM on 07/25/2012

A completely new start with a different vibe, if anything at all.

Spoiler alert.
As much as I'd like to see JG Levitt take on Nightwing, the character that he played in this movie was a made up successor to the cowl, NOT Dick [link] Dick Grayson has a very different personality (akin to Spidey's smart-assery, but done right) than the one Levitt put out in this film. I loved his role and the Tie in at the end, but Robin/Nightwing he is not. Like others have said, I'd love to see an Arkham sltye movie come out under a new director/team. In fact, the perfect
Spoiler alert.
As much as I'd like to see JG Levitt take on Nightwing, the character that he played in this movie was a made up successor to the cowl, NOT Dick [link] Dick Grayson has a very different personality (akin to Spidey's smart-assery, but done right) than the one Levitt put out in this film. I loved his role and the Tie in at the end, but Robin/Nightwing he is not. Like others have said, I'd love to see an Arkham sltye movie come out under a new director/team. In fact, the perfect batman movie for me would be him having to do the detective thing the whole movie with a second act reveal of The Riddler being the man behind the curtain. He's an underused and underrated villain that, when written well, is the only villain as smart as Bat's in the comics. In fact, hell, get the guy who plays Neil in White Collar to do him. We already know he can rock a hat like Sinatra himself. Paint that bitch green!
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5:50AM on 07/25/2012
I know one thing's for sure, we need better fights, choreography, more ninjitsu elements, less cop glorifying, and more BATMAN being actually a GENIUS and not a confused half detective half gettin played by women all the time lol. I loved the series, but as someone said earlier, it's not definitive tho i dont think we will EVER get another Joker or Bane remotely as good. This time, let's not white wash the movies please
I know one thing's for sure, we need better fights, choreography, more ninjitsu elements, less cop glorifying, and more BATMAN being actually a GENIUS and not a confused half detective half gettin played by women all the time lol. I loved the series, but as someone said earlier, it's not definitive tho i dont think we will EVER get another Joker or Bane remotely as good. This time, let's not white wash the movies please
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7:31PM on 07/24/2012

Continue where Nolan left off

He set up a perfect story option with the perfect actor in JGL, just continue with Nolan producing like he is with Man of Steel, to oversee it's quality, and then we could see a Dark Knight Returns a couple of films from now with Bale returning after JGL gets killed or something less tragic...oh the possibilities.
He set up a perfect story option with the perfect actor in JGL, just continue with Nolan producing like he is with Man of Steel, to oversee it's quality, and then we could see a Dark Knight Returns a couple of films from now with Bale returning after JGL gets killed or something less tragic...oh the possibilities.
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7:24PM on 07/24/2012

no reboot/reimaging/rewhatever

I'd personally prefer they DO NO reboot or reimage this. It won't be as good. Let the Nolan trilogy be it. I know this won't happen, but still.
I'd personally prefer they DO NO reboot or reimage this. It won't be as good. Let the Nolan trilogy be it. I know this won't happen, but still.
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7:08PM on 07/24/2012
What a wonderful little eulogy to his series. I've never been daffy for the entirety of Nolan's vision, but he seems such a genuinely cool guy. I'm happy he's had the success he's had.
What a wonderful little eulogy to his series. I've never been daffy for the entirety of Nolan's vision, but he seems such a genuinely cool guy. I'm happy he's had the success he's had.
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4:02PM on 07/24/2012

Batman Beyond/ Justice League

As others have already stated. Lets go to the Batman Beyond universe with Terry McGinnis. Think of the options a new director has with this story. Sci Fi elements, new future (2039) Neo Gotham and a great back story of why Bruce hung up the cape and cowl, along with discontinuing robin and batgirl. This could easily be a stand alone trilogy that uses elements or styling of Nolans universe (ground reality, yet sci fi) or be completely a new take. This would even allow the studios to do another
As others have already stated. Lets go to the Batman Beyond universe with Terry McGinnis. Think of the options a new director has with this story. Sci Fi elements, new future (2039) Neo Gotham and a great back story of why Bruce hung up the cape and cowl, along with discontinuing robin and batgirl. This could easily be a stand alone trilogy that uses elements or styling of Nolans universe (ground reality, yet sci fi) or be completely a new take. This would even allow the studios to do another origin story that they love so much.

That's only one option granted you know they want the Justice League to form at some point. I eventually see them creating comic book movies like they do comic books themselves. Alternate universes coexisting at the same time. This would allow the likes of Nolan and Snyders takes on Batman and Superman to exist without messing up the Justice League takes on the same characters, whether they share the same actors or not.

I do eventually see Nolan and Bale both returning to Batman at some point though. Possible Dark Knight Returns.
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12:59PM on 07/24/2012

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Before they decide to kick off the series in a new direction, I'd like to see them turn the Judgement in Gotham comic into a movie With Dredd looking pretty good and Batman so popular, it's a no-brainer.
Before they decide to kick off the series in a new direction, I'd like to see them turn the Judgement in Gotham comic into a movie With Dredd looking pretty good and Batman so popular, it's a no-brainer.
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10:52AM on 07/24/2012

no reboot please,move to "beyond"

Batman's story has been told and retold over the years.now it's time to do a Dark Knight returns/Batman beyond movie and introduce a new Batman to a new generation. the cartoon had its share of new villains and allies.to reboot it would prove to be a mistake. and if not ,a new tv show called "bludhaven"would introduce us to the world of nightwing...thoughts?
Batman's story has been told and retold over the years.now it's time to do a Dark Knight returns/Batman beyond movie and introduce a new Batman to a new generation. the cartoon had its share of new villains and allies.to reboot it would prove to be a mistake. and if not ,a new tv show called "bludhaven"would introduce us to the world of nightwing...thoughts?
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10:26AM on 07/24/2012

No need for a reboot.

Why not go with Batman Beyond instead? That means there wont be a need for 6-7 years of waiting out of respect for Nolan's trilogy. Another director could put his own spin to the franchise, and it will still make a lot of money due to the Batman name. This could help with a possible super hero mash up movie where characters will actually fit in instead of Nolan's universe.
Why not go with Batman Beyond instead? That means there wont be a need for 6-7 years of waiting out of respect for Nolan's trilogy. Another director could put his own spin to the franchise, and it will still make a lot of money due to the Batman name. This could help with a possible super hero mash up movie where characters will actually fit in instead of Nolan's universe.
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8:27AM on 07/24/2012
Is it just me or do you think that Nolan will come back to batman in the future? It seems like such a passion of his and i wouldn't be surprised if he came back to help write or produce another batman film. Wishful thinking i suppose.
Is it just me or do you think that Nolan will come back to batman in the future? It seems like such a passion of his and i wouldn't be surprised if he came back to help write or produce another batman film. Wishful thinking i suppose.
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8:11AM on 07/24/2012
Nolan's take on Batman was fine (not perfect, not definitive, but cool anyway), but whoever comes next should (as Nolan says) do it their way. Even within the comics there are multiple interpretations of the character, any of which the next director could choose to draw from.
Me, I'd be happy to see some of the more fantastical elements allowed back in - Batman has a wealth of weird villains to draw from if you're not slavishly trying to make it all seem uber realistic.
I should imagine
Nolan's take on Batman was fine (not perfect, not definitive, but cool anyway), but whoever comes next should (as Nolan says) do it their way. Even within the comics there are multiple interpretations of the character, any of which the next director could choose to draw from.
Me, I'd be happy to see some of the more fantastical elements allowed back in - Batman has a wealth of weird villains to draw from if you're not slavishly trying to make it all seem uber realistic.
I should imagine Warner Bros. have plans for where they want to head next anyway, what with the whole Justice League possibilities. Whatever, I'll be keen to see how it turns out.
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9:27AM on 07/24/2012
Yeah, I agree!! I would love to see Clayface in the next set of movies!!!
Yeah, I agree!! I would love to see Clayface in the next set of movies!!!
8:08AM on 07/24/2012

Completely Agree

I say they give John Waters a crack at the next entry and tackle the Rainbow Batman story arc from the 50's....
I say they give John Waters a crack at the next entry and tackle the Rainbow Batman story arc from the 50's....
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9:27AM on 07/24/2012
oh you....
oh you....
7:15AM on 07/24/2012
It's been said that those who take on the reboot must not be afraid of the more "outre" elements of Batman's mythos. I echo the sentiment for those brought in to reboot that a page or two be taken out of Batman: The Animated Series' or the Arkham games' books. It would be a massive step in the right direction to have Alan Burnett/Paul Dini onboard as creative consultants at the least, if not writers/producers. Batman's rogues gallery is fantastically colourful - and his selection of allies
It's been said that those who take on the reboot must not be afraid of the more "outre" elements of Batman's mythos. I echo the sentiment for those brought in to reboot that a page or two be taken out of Batman: The Animated Series' or the Arkham games' books. It would be a massive step in the right direction to have Alan Burnett/Paul Dini onboard as creative consultants at the least, if not writers/producers. Batman's rogues gallery is fantastically colourful - and his selection of allies ain't too shoddy either. I would love to see the entire Bat-family onscreen: Batman, Robin, Nightwing, the Huntress, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred of course, Oracle...everybody. It might work better for a TV show, but boy, wouldn't that be something? The Burton-Schumacher films had a prime opportunity to introduce such a supporting cast, which the latter promptly squandered beginning with Batman Forever and ending (thankfully) in Batman and Robin. I'm a staunch defender of the Nolan trilogy, but I don't see myself as a sycophantic groveler gratefully lapping up whatever is served to him. All I can say is - if you think the Nolan movies ruined the Batman franchise, go re-watch Batman and Robin - twice in a row if you can!
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6:54AM on 07/24/2012
I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to be the director to follow up this trilogy.

I only hope they pause for a few years and don't stick another origin story down our collective throats to gag on. Even those dissenters should be happy that Nolan did forever stamp out the lingering connection between Batman and the campy 1960's tv show.
I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to be the director to follow up this trilogy.

I only hope they pause for a few years and don't stick another origin story down our collective throats to gag on. Even those dissenters should be happy that Nolan did forever stamp out the lingering connection between Batman and the campy 1960's tv show.
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9:28AM on 07/24/2012
If they don't wait long enough, I say skip the origin story...James Bond it!!
If they don't wait long enough, I say skip the origin story...James Bond it!!
6:14AM on 07/24/2012
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5:44AM on 07/24/2012
No more origin stories. Frankly, if you don't know the origin of Batman by now, there are two movies (only one gets it right, that being Nolan's of course) and a ton of books for you to choose from. Also, none of this the bad guy is intimately related somehow to the hero because he knew the hero's father's butler's college roommate. It's stupid and tired (see the latest hipster Spidey for details).
The next Batman should be an actual detective story. Leaving the villain hidden until the end
No more origin stories. Frankly, if you don't know the origin of Batman by now, there are two movies (only one gets it right, that being Nolan's of course) and a ton of books for you to choose from. Also, none of this the bad guy is intimately related somehow to the hero because he knew the hero's father's butler's college roommate. It's stupid and tired (see the latest hipster Spidey for details).
The next Batman should be an actual detective story. Leaving the villain hidden until the end of the second act, and having Batman trying to find out the identity of the villain by doing some actual detective work.
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5:47AM on 07/24/2012
Oh, and for gods sake, no Keaton. He's old, fat, and they dubbed his voice something fierce (the little that he actually did speak) in Burton's rendition of Batman.

And for fucks sake, no dumb ass penguins with missiles strapped to their backs.
Oh, and for gods sake, no Keaton. He's old, fat, and they dubbed his voice something fierce (the little that he actually did speak) in Burton's rendition of Batman.

And for fucks sake, no dumb ass penguins with missiles strapped to their backs.
5:42AM on 07/24/2012

And then Nolan slowly walks backwards, into the blackness....

In all seriousness, whoever does the next Batman has to do it 'Arkham Asylum' / 'Arkham City' style. Trying to mimic Nolan's world would leave everyone involved looking stupid and parody-ish. I'd flip the f**k out if Keaton returned for a true sequel to Batman Returns. That would be insanely awesome. But more realistically, I'd say the next Batman movie should follow the very successful videogame vibe. Batman will return. The only question is when. Can't wait!
In all seriousness, whoever does the next Batman has to do it 'Arkham Asylum' / 'Arkham City' style. Trying to mimic Nolan's world would leave everyone involved looking stupid and parody-ish. I'd flip the f**k out if Keaton returned for a true sequel to Batman Returns. That would be insanely awesome. But more realistically, I'd say the next Batman movie should follow the very successful videogame vibe. Batman will return. The only question is when. Can't wait!
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5:10AM on 07/24/2012
In a perfect world, David Fincher would direct the next Batman trilogy.
In a perfect world, David Fincher would direct the next Batman trilogy.
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5:24AM on 07/24/2012
I'd be down, but he's already made it clear that he doesn't want to do super hero/comic book movies.
I'd be down, but he's already made it clear that he doesn't want to do super hero/comic book movies.
5:08AM on 07/24/2012
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4:51AM on 07/24/2012

more fun

i would like see JJ Abrams or Brad Bird take on the franchise.less darker,melancholic and more fun,action with some character development and emotions.want to see Joker,Riddler,Bane,catwoman,two-face again.Hugh Jackman would make a great batman
i would like see JJ Abrams or Brad Bird take on the franchise.less darker,melancholic and more fun,action with some character development and emotions.want to see Joker,Riddler,Bane,catwoman,two-face again.Hugh Jackman would make a great batman
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6:03AM on 07/24/2012
Hmm I dont really see Jackman as Batman. I like your director choices though, specially Brad Bird
Hmm I dont really see Jackman as Batman. I like your director choices though, specially Brad Bird
3:32AM on 07/24/2012
Repost, mea culpa.
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3:28AM on 07/24/2012
Nolan's Batman did not leave ME satisfied. I want more Batman, Batman done right. Yes, you read me right, I said Batman done right.
While Nolan's Batman are better than Batman Forever or Batman & Robin (wasn't that hard to top) I find them way over rated and boring. Bring on the hate, but that is what I think.
Nolan's Batman did not leave ME satisfied. I want more Batman, Batman done right. Yes, you read me right, I said Batman done right.
While Nolan's Batman are better than Batman Forever or Batman & Robin (wasn't that hard to top) I find them way over rated and boring. Bring on the hate, but that is what I think.
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3:28AM on 07/24/2012
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3:25AM on 07/24/2012
Nolan's Batman did not leave ME satisfied. I want more Batman, Batman done right. Yes, you read me right, I said Batman done right.
While Nolan's Batman are better than Batman Forever or Batman & Robin (wasn't that hard to top) I find them way over rated and boring. Bring on the hate, but that is what I think.
Nolan's Batman did not leave ME satisfied. I want more Batman, Batman done right. Yes, you read me right, I said Batman done right.
While Nolan's Batman are better than Batman Forever or Batman & Robin (wasn't that hard to top) I find them way over rated and boring. Bring on the hate, but that is what I think.
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3:32AM on 07/24/2012
I completely agree!
I completely agree!
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3:25AM on 07/24/2012

Nightwing

I say that the time is right to get JGL to do a Nightwing film, and take off right where Nolan left it. Same Wayne mansion, even get some of the same crew back. If it were me, id do everything possible to have Nolan write it. Doesn't have to direct it, but get him to write the film. Get that going, for a nice film while the origins has just started. Then Batman fans have something to mole over, until the Reboot. Many options to go from there too.. Bale could come back (some day, if he
I say that the time is right to get JGL to do a Nightwing film, and take off right where Nolan left it. Same Wayne mansion, even get some of the same crew back. If it were me, id do everything possible to have Nolan write it. Doesn't have to direct it, but get him to write the film. Get that going, for a nice film while the origins has just started. Then Batman fans have something to mole over, until the Reboot. Many options to go from there too.. Bale could come back (some day, if he wanted too the option is there), a different dynamic duo twist, JL options, who knows. But theres great potential there, even a under the red hood option (i know its Robin not Nightwing, but don't split hairs)? At least thats what i see to be a viable film?
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3:07AM on 07/24/2012
Totally agree with no origin. Just not needed, Begins was pretty damn definitive.

If they could get something in tone like the Arkham Aslylum/City games that would be incredible (plus, they're practically movies anyway)! They really nailed it, taking cues from the Nolan, Burton and animated versions as well as the comics - you can tell it's made by people who live and breathe batman!

Villain wise, I would like to see Freeze given some redemption, but would also like to see Black Mask and
Totally agree with no origin. Just not needed, Begins was pretty damn definitive.

If they could get something in tone like the Arkham Aslylum/City games that would be incredible (plus, they're practically movies anyway)! They really nailed it, taking cues from the Nolan, Burton and animated versions as well as the comics - you can tell it's made by people who live and breathe batman!

Villain wise, I would like to see Freeze given some redemption, but would also like to see Black Mask and Hush...
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2:13AM on 07/24/2012
If anything they shouldn't have to do another origin story. The Nolan trilogy has more than satisfied that. Whomever has the balls to take the reigns should just jump in with a Batman in his prime film. I would hit the more magical parts of the Batman mythos, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Poison Ivy and some of his other more exotic enemies. Anything that tries to stay close to the Nolan universe will ultimately be compared to his work so branch out and do something that wouldn't fit in his
If anything they shouldn't have to do another origin story. The Nolan trilogy has more than satisfied that. Whomever has the balls to take the reigns should just jump in with a Batman in his prime film. I would hit the more magical parts of the Batman mythos, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Poison Ivy and some of his other more exotic enemies. Anything that tries to stay close to the Nolan universe will ultimately be compared to his work so branch out and do something that wouldn't fit in his world. I think they should wait about 5 yrs, but knowing companies a new project will probably be greenlit in about 3.
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1:46AM on 07/24/2012
I just want somebody who is an actual fan of the character and who's familiar with the source material and not afraid to embrace the characters more fantastical stories. It can be dark but that doesn't mean it can't be fun either.
I just want somebody who is an actual fan of the character and who's familiar with the source material and not afraid to embrace the characters more fantastical stories. It can be dark but that doesn't mean it can't be fun either.
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1:45AM on 07/24/2012
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12:44AM on 07/24/2012
Whoever will be the next director the next Batman movie, he/she has a very large pair of shoes to fill. Next time I see Batman on the big screen, I'd love to see Batman Beyond-type of movie. It'd be a change of pace.
Whoever will be the next director the next Batman movie, he/she has a very large pair of shoes to fill. Next time I see Batman on the big screen, I'd love to see Batman Beyond-type of movie. It'd be a change of pace.
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12:33AM on 07/24/2012

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Find the full interview at the below link where he talks in depth about the TDK trilogy including addressing the 4 hour Director's cut rumors.

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Find the full interview at the below link where he talks in depth about the TDK trilogy including addressing the 4 hour Director's cut rumors.

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12:26AM on 07/24/2012

Would Love to See Guillermo del Toro Get a Crack at Batman...

Del Toro would bring back the more gothic Burton feel. I'd love to see him get to do a film with Scarecrow as the villain with plenty of nightmarish hallucination scenes.
Del Toro would bring back the more gothic Burton feel. I'd love to see him get to do a film with Scarecrow as the villain with plenty of nightmarish hallucination scenes.
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12:17AM on 07/24/2012

Come on Warner, pull your finger out and do something mental!

[link] Michael Keaton for The Dark Knight Returns? Whaddaya reckon?
[link] Michael Keaton for The Dark Knight Returns? Whaddaya reckon?
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3:28AM on 07/24/2012
Now THAT I would get behind! Love it!
Now THAT I would get behind! Love it!
3:38AM on 07/24/2012
I'm on board if it's a straight up sequel to the Burton era films.
I'm on board if it's a straight up sequel to the Burton era films.
12:12AM on 07/24/2012
I wan't something that has a vibe similar to The Long Halloween or Dark Victory. Very serious, but not afraid to be "comic booky". I'd like Gotham to be Gotham and not some real city. I want it to not have any connection to the real world. I have this vision of all interior scenes resembling sort of the Mad Men era, all the interior bar/mob scenes, but then the outside and skyline of Gotham be sort of Gothic almost futuristic. An older Bruce Wayne/Batman, perhaps someone like Jon Hamm.
I wan't something that has a vibe similar to The Long Halloween or Dark Victory. Very serious, but not afraid to be "comic booky". I'd like Gotham to be Gotham and not some real city. I want it to not have any connection to the real world. I have this vision of all interior scenes resembling sort of the Mad Men era, all the interior bar/mob scenes, but then the outside and skyline of Gotham be sort of Gothic almost futuristic. An older Bruce Wayne/Batman, perhaps someone like Jon Hamm.
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12:00AM on 07/24/2012

Get Michael Keaton back and make Dark Knight Returns

Michael Keaton is old enough now to play Bruce as he was in The Dark Knight Returns. Do it Warner! Though the average fan would just think it's another Nolan film. I'd personally love it. It wouldn't have to be canon to the Burton movies and you could even bring back Nicholson, though he wouldn't fit in the Jokers role in The Dark Knight Returns. Maybe fuckin' Hamill? That'd be wild.

I'm only joking, this will never happen. But I'd still die of excitement if it did. Keaton IS Batman. "You
Michael Keaton is old enough now to play Bruce as he was in The Dark Knight Returns. Do it Warner! Though the average fan would just think it's another Nolan film. I'd personally love it. It wouldn't have to be canon to the Burton movies and you could even bring back Nicholson, though he wouldn't fit in the Jokers role in The Dark Knight Returns. Maybe fuckin' Hamill? That'd be wild.

I'm only joking, this will never happen. But I'd still die of excitement if it did. Keaton IS Batman. "You wanna get nuts?! Lets get nuts!"
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11:48PM on 07/23/2012

Warner Brothers should go all the way

Release a darker, more serious toned tv show on HBO that focuses on Arkham Asylum and Batman dealing with the physical and mental threats of his rogue gallery. Make another animated series on Cartoon Network similar to Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond--none of that overly cartoony crap. And finally, in about five-six years, release a new Batman movie that tackles more of the fantasy elements of Batman, but in a serious and grounded way. I'd love to see what someone like David
Release a darker, more serious toned tv show on HBO that focuses on Arkham Asylum and Batman dealing with the physical and mental threats of his rogue gallery. Make another animated series on Cartoon Network similar to Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond--none of that overly cartoony crap. And finally, in about five-six years, release a new Batman movie that tackles more of the fantasy elements of Batman, but in a serious and grounded way. I'd love to see what someone like David Fincher or Del Toro would do.
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11:36PM on 07/23/2012

I want a big-budget TV show.

Then the awesome villains that would never get a movie could get some play.
Like Professor Pyg.
Then the awesome villains that would never get a movie could get some play.
Like Professor Pyg.
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11:34PM on 07/23/2012
I really like the Nolanverse. If they are going to force another trilogy on us, I would rather focus on other characters in the Nolan's batman universe. But I'd be okay with them not making anymore Batman films.

DC has plenty of other superheroes to make films out of. The Dark Knight Trilogy is just too good to tarnish.
I really like the Nolanverse. If they are going to force another trilogy on us, I would rather focus on other characters in the Nolan's batman universe. But I'd be okay with them not making anymore Batman films.

DC has plenty of other superheroes to make films out of. The Dark Knight Trilogy is just too good to tarnish.
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11:23PM on 07/23/2012
Hopefully in the reboot WB doesn't decide to family friendly it up, or Schumacher it again in the wake of the Colorado incident. I'd also like to see some villains we haven't seen in the Nolan trilogy like The Riddler. If they do end up doing The Joker again at some point he should have Harley Quinn with him next time, to add an element we haven't seen yet so it doesn't just feel like a retread.
Hopefully in the reboot WB doesn't decide to family friendly it up, or Schumacher it again in the wake of the Colorado incident. I'd also like to see some villains we haven't seen in the Nolan trilogy like The Riddler. If they do end up doing The Joker again at some point he should have Harley Quinn with him next time, to add an element we haven't seen yet so it doesn't just feel like a retread.
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11:14PM on 07/23/2012

Bond Style

I think they should do with batman, like they do with the James Bond series. Just make a new movie following the character with a new bad guy and change actors/directors if necessary along the way, but batman does not need an origin movie every time the director or batman actor changes.
I think they should do with batman, like they do with the James Bond series. Just make a new movie following the character with a new bad guy and change actors/directors if necessary along the way, but batman does not need an origin movie every time the director or batman actor changes.
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11:06PM on 07/23/2012
Honestly, I think another origin story is unnecessary. We didn't get that with the original Batman from Tim Burton, so when Nolan did a full on origin, it felt fresh. The next time won't be quite so. Not sure which storyline they should use, but I would definitely say don't do any kind of reboot. Just reintroduce of to the character and give him a new villain. I see nothing wrong with having another Batman movie that just continues right along.
Honestly, I think another origin story is unnecessary. We didn't get that with the original Batman from Tim Burton, so when Nolan did a full on origin, it felt fresh. The next time won't be quite so. Not sure which storyline they should use, but I would definitely say don't do any kind of reboot. Just reintroduce of to the character and give him a new villain. I see nothing wrong with having another Batman movie that just continues right along.
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10:58PM on 07/23/2012
Batman TV show on HBO.
Batman TV show on HBO.
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11:14PM on 07/23/2012
How about Robin, you know...
How about Robin, you know...
10:41PM on 07/23/2012
damn good advice. although if the next re-interpretation is "Batman and Robin" esque, we all know who to turn to with the blame :p
damn good advice. although if the next re-interpretation is "Batman and Robin" esque, we all know who to turn to with the blame :p
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10:38PM on 07/23/2012

woah

Give it at the least 5 years. And that's really pushing it. Keep it grounded but not necessarily in the same sense as Nolan. Just nothing like Schumacher. Keep it "dark" and incorporate Batman's use of detective skills like seen in Batman Begins (something Nolan strangely moved away from throughout the trilogy.)
Give it at the least 5 years. And that's really pushing it. Keep it grounded but not necessarily in the same sense as Nolan. Just nothing like Schumacher. Keep it "dark" and incorporate Batman's use of detective skills like seen in Batman Begins (something Nolan strangely moved away from throughout the trilogy.)
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10:59PM on 07/23/2012
Yeah, because what kind of Detective actually does forensics on a bullet to break a lead in a case, then interrogates known associates about the whereabouts of a wanted criminal? I mean what kind of Detective actively follows up on leads and gathers information to pursue a suspect anyway?

What do you want him to do, wear a fedora and go on and on about some crazy dame that walked into his life?
Yeah, because what kind of Detective actually does forensics on a bullet to break a lead in a case, then interrogates known associates about the whereabouts of a wanted criminal? I mean what kind of Detective actively follows up on leads and gathers information to pursue a suspect anyway?

What do you want him to do, wear a fedora and go on and on about some crazy dame that walked into his life?
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10:35PM on 07/23/2012

I can agree with this

don't conform, don't try to make it like Nolan's movies just because they were popular (even if the studio pressure is there) I mean I liked them yeah, but don't just try to make it 'dark and gritty' cause it's the popular thing to do. Differentiate. Make it unique, make it fresh. That's what it should do and that's what needs to be done, just wish the guys behind the Amazing Spider-Man would've differentiated that movie more [from the original SM flicks] especially considering, like stated in
don't conform, don't try to make it like Nolan's movies just because they were popular (even if the studio pressure is there) I mean I liked them yeah, but don't just try to make it 'dark and gritty' cause it's the popular thing to do. Differentiate. Make it unique, make it fresh. That's what it should do and that's what needs to be done, just wish the guys behind the Amazing Spider-Man would've differentiated that movie more [from the original SM flicks] especially considering, like stated in the article, all the different takes on the character and his story in the comics. Oh well though, hope the Batman reboot has considerable changes that really set it apart, and give us something new, unique and interesting to soak in!
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