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Not wasting any time, WB may bring a new Batman franchise to theaters in 2016

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With THE DARK KNIGHT RISES only having been in theaters for two weeks, DC and Warner Bros are already setting the timetable for Batman's return to the big screen.

Though posted back in June, this story over at Cosmic Book News claims a source has WB bringing a new Batman film after the release of MAN OF STEEL in 2013 and the purported JUSTICE LEAGUE movie after that.

The source goes on to claim "it will not be an origin story, but will feature a Batman who is entering his second year as a hero. The film may also be called THE BATMAN, though I can't be sure on that as the 2004 animated series was of the same title which featured a Batman in his third year."

Interesting. Adapting THE BATMAN cartoon would be an interesting idea as it differs greatly from all other source material for the character. In THE BATMAN, Bruce Wayne is 26 years old. Along with a secret Batcave, high tech Batmobile, and a new technology he created called the Bat-Wave. Alfred was one of the few characters retained from the original comics. New characters include Ethan Bennett, a cop who believes Batman is needed in Gotham, and at odds with Chief Angel Rojas who has no room for vigilantes, and Ellen Yin, Bennett's partner who is torn between her belief in law and order and her personal feelings toward Batman. Both Bennett and Yin are charged with capturing the Batman throughout Season 1. Villains included Rupert Thorne, The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Firefly , Ventriloquist and Scarface, Man-Bat, Cluemaster, and Bane.

This would definitely make for a much more comic-like environment, unlike Nolan's realistic DARK KNIGHT universe. I think this would be the right direction to take for a reboot: skip the origin and take the character in a different direction than any of the previous films. What do you think about this idea for rebooting The Caped Crusader?

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6:14PM on 11/08/2012
a reboot already? and this soon? this doesnt sound like the best idea. but i could be wrong.
a reboot already? and this soon? this doesnt sound like the best idea. but i could be wrong.
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6:11PM on 08/05/2012

Different universe. Different Batman.

Just for those who are saying that Bale or JGL will be a part of this new phase in the DC comics universe, Nolan set the Batman trilogy up in a universe where no other superheroes existed. To all of a sudden throw this world into a universe with heroes like Superman would undo Bruce's motives from the first film. He has to believe he's the only one to save Gotham or it doesn't work. Also you could make the argument that in the timeline of these films Superman emerges after TDKR ends but I don't
Just for those who are saying that Bale or JGL will be a part of this new phase in the DC comics universe, Nolan set the Batman trilogy up in a universe where no other superheroes existed. To all of a sudden throw this world into a universe with heroes like Superman would undo Bruce's motives from the first film. He has to believe he's the only one to save Gotham or it doesn't work. Also you could make the argument that in the timeline of these films Superman emerges after TDKR ends but I don't see why they would do it that way when all these years Nolan had a self contained Universe. interested to see what WB has in store for us now as they plan on continuing this franchise. A completely different Batman that fits into their Man of Steel and Justice League plans seems the more logical route.
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7:06AM on 08/05/2012

BATMAN BEYOND

beyond is a good way to go, imagine a scene in the batcave's trophy room , where all the previous batsuits are displayed for all the films, burton ,schumaccer and nolan that would be awesome.
beyond is a good way to go, imagine a scene in the batcave's trophy room , where all the previous batsuits are displayed for all the films, burton ,schumaccer and nolan that would be awesome.
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11:58PM on 08/04/2012

Nolan is a Smart Man..

He made sure that he incorparated into the script that Superman (or any Super Being for that matter) could go no where near Gotham while Bane was holding that trigger. Smart.. Very Smart. Nolan is a cryptic eccentric human being who pretty much does what he wants. He said no Robin ever and we got Robin throughout the entire film, just with no costume. He does shit his way because he knows that a few of us geeks are fucking retarded. He said that this was the end of Batman and that's that, and
He made sure that he incorparated into the script that Superman (or any Super Being for that matter) could go no where near Gotham while Bane was holding that trigger. Smart.. Very Smart. Nolan is a cryptic eccentric human being who pretty much does what he wants. He said no Robin ever and we got Robin throughout the entire film, just with no costume. He does shit his way because he knows that a few of us geeks are fucking retarded. He said that this was the end of Batman and that's that, and then leaves the movie wide fucking open for a sequel. He said he wants nothing to do with Justice League but he's producing Man Of Steel. He's toying with us and I love it. Evreybody (especially Warner) knows you cannot do a Justice League without Christian Bale. The main reason Marvel Phase One worked was because of Robert Downey Junior's dedication to the Character which is the foundation of Phase One. That, with the fact that it was based in Reality and gradually elevated to the Supernatural made it that much better. Reality is only what we know exist and in the comics Batman lives in a world filled with Super Beings and that's what always made him special (IronMan too). Outside of his routine Detective work in Gotham, he would mingle with these God-Like Beings that could crush him in a blink of an eye. But he was always one step ahead of them. Bat Man, like Nolan is a Very Very Smart guy. Wait till the Man Of Steel credits. Nolan has got something up his sleeve.
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5:56PM on 08/05/2012
I bet you're wrong.
I bet you're wrong.
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2:09PM on 08/04/2012
Double post, sorry ladies and gentlemen.
Double post, sorry ladies and gentlemen.
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2:04PM on 08/04/2012
They could release a new Batman next year and I would be there in line as long as the trailer did not allude to being anything like "Batman & Robin" of course. But as much as I LOVE The Dark Knight Trilogy, I would like to see more of the "far-fetched" characters, even if they are in minor roles.
They could release a new Batman next year and I would be there in line as long as the trailer did not allude to being anything like "Batman & Robin" of course. But as much as I LOVE The Dark Knight Trilogy, I would like to see more of the "far-fetched" characters, even if they are in minor roles.
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12:33PM on 08/04/2012

It's not about the money...

It's about sending a message.
It's about sending a message.
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12:17PM on 08/04/2012
I'm a monster fan of the bat just like the next guy but I'm still not understanding why they won't just make a "Batman Beyond" movie instead of reboot after reboot. It's something fresh, and all the elements are there for something great but I don't get why no one will touch it...
I'm a monster fan of the bat just like the next guy but I'm still not understanding why they won't just make a "Batman Beyond" movie instead of reboot after reboot. It's something fresh, and all the elements are there for something great but I don't get why no one will touch it...
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9:34AM on 08/04/2012

SPOILER ALERT

They just don't want to say it yet, to make sure they don't spoil anything for those who haven't seen the latest film, but I think they want to keep the franchise going, witht the way TDKR ended and this description for the new one, we can all figure out what they're trying to do.
They just don't want to say it yet, to make sure they don't spoil anything for those who haven't seen the latest film, but I think they want to keep the franchise going, witht the way TDKR ended and this description for the new one, we can all figure out what they're trying to do.
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4:22AM on 08/04/2012

Good Luck!

"What do you think about this idea of rebooting The Cape Crusader." Well this is not a reboot. Reboot is telling the origin story AGAIN. It's just another Batman movie. Just like what they did with Tim Burton's Batman. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin were not reboots just more Batman films. Tim Burton left it open with Batman returns showing that Catwoman was still alive. But she never came back in the next one. It was just another Batman in the series with a different director. Don't be
"What do you think about this idea of rebooting The Cape Crusader." Well this is not a reboot. Reboot is telling the origin story AGAIN. It's just another Batman movie. Just like what they did with Tim Burton's Batman. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin were not reboots just more Batman films. Tim Burton left it open with Batman returns showing that Catwoman was still alive. But she never came back in the next one. It was just another Batman in the series with a different director. Don't be surprised if JGL character doesn't come back. So we really can't call it a reboot because it's not. However good luck. This next one has some very large shoes to fill. Either way I will probably see it because it's Batman.
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1:53AM on 08/04/2012
No shock here really, but ya think they would just let another director take over the franchise, since Nolan left it open for a new Batman to take over Wayne's range with the JGL character. Oh well again no surprise & it would be nice to return to a more comic book style & especially if they will end up the Justice League movie.

Also that pic of all the Batman Logos over is awesome, just found myself anew background.
No shock here really, but ya think they would just let another director take over the franchise, since Nolan left it open for a new Batman to take over Wayne's range with the JGL character. Oh well again no surprise & it would be nice to return to a more comic book style & especially if they will end up the Justice League movie.

Also that pic of all the Batman Logos over is awesome, just found myself anew background.
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7:59PM on 08/03/2012
Speaking of DKR how the hell did he survive that explosion how is the Bat intact? here is a rumour, Superman saved him, and the Superman teaser before the movie relates to the JLa. how about that!
Speaking of DKR how the hell did he survive that explosion how is the Bat intact? here is a rumour, Superman saved him, and the Superman teaser before the movie relates to the JLa. how about that!
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9:35PM on 08/03/2012
If superman was there why didn't he just stop the whole thing 5 months earlier?
If superman was there why didn't he just stop the whole thing 5 months earlier?
11:38PM on 08/04/2012
Nolan is a Smart Man.. He made sure that he incorparated into the script that Superman (or any Super Being for that matter) could go no where near Gotham while Bane was holding that trigger. Smart.. Very Smart.
Nolan is a Smart Man.. He made sure that he incorparated into the script that Superman (or any Super Being for that matter) could go no where near Gotham while Bane was holding that trigger. Smart.. Very Smart.
7:57PM on 08/03/2012
and another thing Batman movies should have more Bat less Bruce Wayne, more detective work, more throwing batarangs, jumping off a building and swinging, thats Batman, like the fellow earlier said , someone like Ed Norton for the Riddler, skip Robin and jump to Nightwing, make Batman mad!, or maybe start the JlA movie and no Batman movie for a while
and another thing Batman movies should have more Bat less Bruce Wayne, more detective work, more throwing batarangs, jumping off a building and swinging, thats Batman, like the fellow earlier said , someone like Ed Norton for the Riddler, skip Robin and jump to Nightwing, make Batman mad!, or maybe start the JlA movie and no Batman movie for a while
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6:01PM on 08/03/2012
Absolutely! Paul Dini for 2016!
Absolutely! Paul Dini for 2016!
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5:39PM on 08/03/2012

Nolan set it up perfect

All they have to do is to continue where Nolan left off. Make JGL the new BATMAN. NOT ROBIN, NOT NIGHTWING THE FACKING BATMAN! Make it alittle more like Batman Beyond. Rises was already in the future so it maybe 5 years after that. Gotham is rebuilt into a more futuristic World of Tomorrow type paradise. Once again crime seems to have been wiped away. Then the streets start getting overrun by a dangerous gang that idolize The Joker. Hell since it's the future they could bring in some of the
All they have to do is to continue where Nolan left off. Make JGL the new BATMAN. NOT ROBIN, NOT NIGHTWING THE FACKING BATMAN! Make it alittle more like Batman Beyond. Rises was already in the future so it maybe 5 years after that. Gotham is rebuilt into a more futuristic World of Tomorrow type paradise. Once again crime seems to have been wiped away. Then the streets start getting overrun by a dangerous gang that idolize The Joker. Hell since it's the future they could bring in some of the more crazier elements of the Batman. Maybe bring in Mr. Freeze he's an out there villain but still believable given the future setting. Then this still leaves room for Bale to do a cameo if he wants. Maybe JGL gets overhelmed being Batman so Bruce comes back and guides him in the right direction. They are really throwing away a perfect chance to do something unique and different. To do it any other way would be disrespectful to what Nolan created and just downright stupid.
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9:35AM on 08/04/2012
Spoiler alert dude, for those who haven't had the chance to see it yet.
Spoiler alert dude, for those who haven't had the chance to see it yet.
5:35PM on 08/03/2012

Mixed Feelings

I don't feel like I've really seen Batman on screen since Returns. Nolan created some tremendous Batman-oriented stories, but the awe of Batman himself never arrived for me. So I'm hopeful a new take could bring that across. That said, a studio is planning this; a film maker will be chosen to do it, and if you're hoping for an inspired take, that's not a great start. I get the feeling the franchise will run into the ground again like it did in the later 90's. I also like the idea of doing
I don't feel like I've really seen Batman on screen since Returns. Nolan created some tremendous Batman-oriented stories, but the awe of Batman himself never arrived for me. So I'm hopeful a new take could bring that across. That said, a studio is planning this; a film maker will be chosen to do it, and if you're hoping for an inspired take, that's not a great start. I get the feeling the franchise will run into the ground again like it did in the later 90's. I also like the idea of doing "The Dark Knight Returns" with an old Michael Keaton back in the suit, but I know that'll never happen.
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5:33PM on 08/03/2012

Mixed Feelings

I don't feel like I've really seen Batman on screen since Returns. Nolan created some tremendous Batman-oriented stories, but the awe of Batman himself never arrived for me. So I'm hopeful a new take could bring that across. That said, a studio is planning this; a film maker will be chosen to do it, and if you're hoping for an inspired take, that's not a great start. I get the feeling the franchise will run into the ground again like it did in the later 90's. I also like the idea of doing
I don't feel like I've really seen Batman on screen since Returns. Nolan created some tremendous Batman-oriented stories, but the awe of Batman himself never arrived for me. So I'm hopeful a new take could bring that across. That said, a studio is planning this; a film maker will be chosen to do it, and if you're hoping for an inspired take, that's not a great start. I get the feeling the franchise will run into the ground again like it did in the later 90's. I also like the idea of doing "The Dark Knight Returns" with an old Michael Keaton back in the suit, but I know that'll never happen.
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5:18PM on 08/03/2012

Thank God

Really was getting tired of all the realism, and hope they create something along the lines of "The Long Halloween" or Arkham City. I need some detective work in my Batman films.

Also, did anyone notice Batman's actual screen time in these Nolan films?
Really was getting tired of all the realism, and hope they create something along the lines of "The Long Halloween" or Arkham City. I need some detective work in my Batman films.

Also, did anyone notice Batman's actual screen time in these Nolan films?
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3:59PM on 08/03/2012
can't wait. hopefully by a visual director this time. someone who knows good (and interesting) cinematography (you know your movie sucks visually, when in a trailer there isn't ONE cool looking shot). Hopefully a Gothic movie this time.. you know about Batman, a dark story, in a dark world.
can't wait. hopefully by a visual director this time. someone who knows good (and interesting) cinematography (you know your movie sucks visually, when in a trailer there isn't ONE cool looking shot). Hopefully a Gothic movie this time.. you know about Batman, a dark story, in a dark world.
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2:24PM on 08/03/2012

Make it a brutal r rated version

Even Nolans films had some really silly moments, make it from the pov where people doubt if he's human or some man-beast. Dont put him in daylight anymore,the moment people see its just a human in a hightech suit the fear of him is mostly gone, i really like the first time batman appears in burtons batman where he comes out of the fog and they dont know what they are dealing with.
Maybe an older Batman works better this time, the only original way to go.

Or make his opponent the predator,
Even Nolans films had some really silly moments, make it from the pov where people doubt if he's human or some man-beast. Dont put him in daylight anymore,the moment people see its just a human in a hightech suit the fear of him is mostly gone, i really like the first time batman appears in burtons batman where he comes out of the fog and they dont know what they are dealing with.
Maybe an older Batman works better this time, the only original way to go.

Or make his opponent the predator, love the comic.
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1:44PM on 08/03/2012
If they're going to jump into Batman again, do it as a live-action TV series. Leave the films alone for a while.
If they're going to jump into Batman again, do it as a live-action TV series. Leave the films alone for a while.
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1:23PM on 08/03/2012

ENOUGH!

PLEASE LEAVE BATMAN ALONE FOREVER! WORK ON OTHER HEROS! IF THE REBOOT IS ANYTHING ShORT OF THK ITS JUST A DISGRACE.
PLEASE LEAVE BATMAN ALONE FOREVER! WORK ON OTHER HEROS! IF THE REBOOT IS ANYTHING ShORT OF THK ITS JUST A DISGRACE.
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1:17PM on 08/03/2012
My favourtie sequel/reboot idea is to go down the "Reign of Supermen/Battle for the Cowl" road, have three/four heroes try to fill the gap left by Bruce Wayne. JGL would be one of them, but also throw in Jean Paul Valley and one or two others. Instead of having a movie with one hero and several villains build a story around one villain and several heroes trying to determine who is worth the mantle.
My favourtie sequel/reboot idea is to go down the "Reign of Supermen/Battle for the Cowl" road, have three/four heroes try to fill the gap left by Bruce Wayne. JGL would be one of them, but also throw in Jean Paul Valley and one or two others. Instead of having a movie with one hero and several villains build a story around one villain and several heroes trying to determine who is worth the mantle.
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1:16PM on 08/03/2012
I Think the next take on batman should go back to the adam west/burt ward camp-version. A large portion of the batman comics were stylized this very campy way and I think it would be great to do a modern campy-esque batman movie for the next take on batman. Trying to do another gritty take would just seem silly because the nolan trilogy did such a damn good job of that there is no reason to re-visit that.
I Think the next take on batman should go back to the adam west/burt ward camp-version. A large portion of the batman comics were stylized this very campy way and I think it would be great to do a modern campy-esque batman movie for the next take on batman. Trying to do another gritty take would just seem silly because the nolan trilogy did such a damn good job of that there is no reason to re-visit that.
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1:03PM on 08/03/2012
Ugh--that Batman cartoon was terrible.
Why stray so far from the comics?
Ugh--that Batman cartoon was terrible.
Why stray so far from the comics?
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12:41PM on 08/03/2012
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12:40PM on 08/03/2012
I'd wish they wait a decade, but since they will continue regardless due do the quantity of source material and ROI possibilities, I'd love it if they would create direct adaptions of some of the Loeb limited series. Dark Victory or even some of the Halloween Specials in live action. Even Hush would be great. Shumacher got two tries for chirssakes. If anything it's an opportunity for someone else to continue a great franchise, create great films, and create a debate for who's work is best.
I'd wish they wait a decade, but since they will continue regardless due do the quantity of source material and ROI possibilities, I'd love it if they would create direct adaptions of some of the Loeb limited series. Dark Victory or even some of the Halloween Specials in live action. Even Hush would be great. Shumacher got two tries for chirssakes. If anything it's an opportunity for someone else to continue a great franchise, create great films, and create a debate for who's work is best.
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12:23PM on 08/03/2012

one-offs

I think that would be the best way to go. How about actally making Arkham Asylum inot a movie, it was a book before it was a video game and could have lots of action and showdown with multiple villians. You could almost have JGL doing it by cleaning up the streets since all prisoners were released from Blackgate prison. Or maybe Gotham by the Gaslight , which was Batman back in the 1800's trying to find the Ripper
I think that would be the best way to go. How about actally making Arkham Asylum inot a movie, it was a book before it was a video game and could have lots of action and showdown with multiple villians. You could almost have JGL doing it by cleaning up the streets since all prisoners were released from Blackgate prison. Or maybe Gotham by the Gaslight , which was Batman back in the 1800's trying to find the Ripper
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12:18PM on 08/03/2012
Let's not be naive. No matter how much the fans say "no", there's no way Warner will let a reboot slide. Plus, us fans will go watch it anyway, so we're a confirmed market of suckers. The Batman is one of the better Batman animated titles, so it's good. My only beef is a 26-year old Batman. The Dark Knight has always been a more mature crimefighter. He's a forever-30's person. 26 seems, well, too young. Even to a 25 year old like myself.
Let's not be naive. No matter how much the fans say "no", there's no way Warner will let a reboot slide. Plus, us fans will go watch it anyway, so we're a confirmed market of suckers. The Batman is one of the better Batman animated titles, so it's good. My only beef is a 26-year old Batman. The Dark Knight has always been a more mature crimefighter. He's a forever-30's person. 26 seems, well, too young. Even to a 25 year old like myself.
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11:30AM on 08/03/2012

"LET ME GET IT STRAIGHT ...

... you are telling me you have Batman trilogy that earned over billion of bucks worldwide, won Oscars, gained respect from almost anybody and your plan is to REBOOT this franchise? Good luck." :D
... you are telling me you have Batman trilogy that earned over billion of bucks worldwide, won Oscars, gained respect from almost anybody and your plan is to REBOOT this franchise? Good luck." :D
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11:00AM on 08/03/2012

I'd like to see them continue from Nolan's trilogy

Keep JGL and Bale if he'll come back. Try to keep as much of the cast as they can together. Get David Fincher to direct it with a Trent Reznor score and have Edward Norton play the Riddler. You'll never be able to compare it to Nolan's masterpiece, but you can get pretty damn close.
Keep JGL and Bale if he'll come back. Try to keep as much of the cast as they can together. Get David Fincher to direct it with a Trent Reznor score and have Edward Norton play the Riddler. You'll never be able to compare it to Nolan's masterpiece, but you can get pretty damn close.
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10:18AM on 08/03/2012
Stop. If anything, let's see what JGL can do.
Stop. If anything, let's see what JGL can do.
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9:14AM on 08/03/2012

A little soon.

Can we please go without an origin story. This needs to start in the middle of things. Nightwing, Tim Drake(Robin) something fresh. If it isn't Nolan, I hope whoever it is doesn't try and copy Nolan. The trilogy needs to stand on its own. Unless Nolan comes back himself but only with Bale. Is there some way Burton and Nolan can have a kid together?
Can we please go without an origin story. This needs to start in the middle of things. Nightwing, Tim Drake(Robin) something fresh. If it isn't Nolan, I hope whoever it is doesn't try and copy Nolan. The trilogy needs to stand on its own. Unless Nolan comes back himself but only with Bale. Is there some way Burton and Nolan can have a kid together?
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6:59AM on 08/03/2012

Blech...how about something NEW?

If we're gonna see Batman again, how about we do OLD Batman, say 25 years after he started...and the rise of Batman Beyond? Do something NEW!
If we're gonna see Batman again, how about we do OLD Batman, say 25 years after he started...and the rise of Batman Beyond? Do something NEW!
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6:55AM on 08/03/2012
4 years is good. it gives them time to vet a few dozen scripts to try and get it right, cast this thing perfectly and still leave a good year to shoot.
Nolan wisely grew his trilogy from dealing with a lot of local hoods to a city under seige story. Something small and personal like The Long Halloween.
4 years is good. it gives them time to vet a few dozen scripts to try and get it right, cast this thing perfectly and still leave a good year to shoot.
Nolan wisely grew his trilogy from dealing with a lot of local hoods to a city under seige story. Something small and personal like The Long Halloween.
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5:57AM on 08/03/2012

Comic style

Now that comics are becoming interactive, a more comic book style film makes sense. Also, it's easier to become immersed in the 'reality' of comics as their outrageous over-the-top dynamic is difficult to recreate in live-action films. That said, Nolan is a master of this stuff.
Now that comics are becoming interactive, a more comic book style film makes sense. Also, it's easier to become immersed in the 'reality' of comics as their outrageous over-the-top dynamic is difficult to recreate in live-action films. That said, Nolan is a master of this stuff.
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4:08AM on 08/03/2012
I'm with you, no need for another origin story. By now, any future reboot of Batman, Superman and Spider-Man should stay away from the origin story. I think the vast majority of people know them, so just skip them! It'd make for more interesting movies.
I'm with you, no need for another origin story. By now, any future reboot of Batman, Superman and Spider-Man should stay away from the origin story. I think the vast majority of people know them, so just skip them! It'd make for more interesting movies.
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3:52AM on 08/03/2012
I watched Batman: Under the Red Hood again last night, simply awesome.
As for this reboot? well it was inevitable, let's just hope someone credible takes the reins with no interference from the studio.
I watched Batman: Under the Red Hood again last night, simply awesome.
As for this reboot? well it was inevitable, let's just hope someone credible takes the reins with no interference from the studio.
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2:56AM on 08/03/2012

Meh

Everyone needs more batman in their lives. Batman the animated series was an inspired piece of art. But, there hasn't been much uproar about all the numerous incarnations of the animated universe. As long as a new re-telling doesn't take away from what Nolan did, more Bats is always accepted and enjoyed. (except batman and robin)
Everyone needs more batman in their lives. Batman the animated series was an inspired piece of art. But, there hasn't been much uproar about all the numerous incarnations of the animated universe. As long as a new re-telling doesn't take away from what Nolan did, more Bats is always accepted and enjoyed. (except batman and robin)
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2:10AM on 08/03/2012

Call Me Crazy

But I don't see fans of the Nolan films accepting a backslide to the less realistic and more comic world of Batman. While I can appreciate that some readers may enjoy the earnest comic approach more, I think the vast majority of the theater going public has embraced Nolan's Batman and the more realistic world he inhabits. In fact I think the theater going public is so invested now that to give them a film and mythos any less dark, brooding or grounded in reality would spell the certain death of
But I don't see fans of the Nolan films accepting a backslide to the less realistic and more comic world of Batman. While I can appreciate that some readers may enjoy the earnest comic approach more, I think the vast majority of the theater going public has embraced Nolan's Batman and the more realistic world he inhabits. In fact I think the theater going public is so invested now that to give them a film and mythos any less dark, brooding or grounded in reality would spell the certain death of the film franchise for a long while... We've after all already traveled that road once before to some extent with the transition from Keaton's Batman to Clooney's...

TDKR left us with the perfect ending and new beginning to continue our exploration of the universe Nolan first created. So much was wrapped up neatly but also so much was left open for the rise of JGL's batman and even a possible resurrection of Bale's batman, Hathaway's catwoman and a myriad of excellent supporting characters from the three films. Nolan knew what he was doing there with the film's ending and I have good faith in the studio and powers at be to capitalize on this and realize where the future of this franchise is best set/developed. They've after all done right by us twice previously even in the shadow of Ledger's tragic and untimely passing.
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1:30AM on 08/03/2012
Sounds like it has the potential to be a Schumacherr-esque debacle to be honest.
Sounds like it has the potential to be a Schumacherr-esque debacle to be honest.
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1:02AM on 08/03/2012
Part of me believes that a new Batman movie should come after the Justice League movie. WB is at least benefitted by there being so many incarnations of Batman. He's almost like James Bond in that regard.
Part of me believes that a new Batman movie should come after the Justice League movie. WB is at least benefitted by there being so many incarnations of Batman. He's almost like James Bond in that regard.
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1:01AM on 08/03/2012
I'm not against a reboot (like a lot of others, despite my love for Nolan's films, I'd like to see a more fantastical version of Batman) but only 4 years after TDKR? I'm actually a little surprised that a lot of people are pretty much on board for this considering many thought it was too soon to reboot Spider-Man after Raimi's films, and that was about the same amount of time between 3 and the reboot.

In my opinion, WB should give Batman a rest longer than 4 years. Wait and see how Man of
I'm not against a reboot (like a lot of others, despite my love for Nolan's films, I'd like to see a more fantastical version of Batman) but only 4 years after TDKR? I'm actually a little surprised that a lot of people are pretty much on board for this considering many thought it was too soon to reboot Spider-Man after Raimi's films, and that was about the same amount of time between 3 and the reboot.

In my opinion, WB should give Batman a rest longer than 4 years. Wait and see how Man of Steel performs, and if it does well, focus on a Superman trilogy and let him have his turn in the spotlight.
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12:56AM on 08/03/2012

The Next Batman Should Be Out In 2014

Waiting 4 years to roll out the next Batman is a big mistake. It's not like 'The Dark Knight Rises' bombed and WB needs time to gain audience interest in the franchise again. Nolan and Bale are done with their fantastic trilogy and now, just like in the Batman comics, it is time to let a new creative team move in and keep the franchise alive. A nice 1-2 punch with the next Batman following the 2013 'Man of Steel' would prime audiences for a Justice League film in 2015. I can't believe WB
Waiting 4 years to roll out the next Batman is a big mistake. It's not like 'The Dark Knight Rises' bombed and WB needs time to gain audience interest in the franchise again. Nolan and Bale are done with their fantastic trilogy and now, just like in the Batman comics, it is time to let a new creative team move in and keep the franchise alive. A nice 1-2 punch with the next Batman following the 2013 'Man of Steel' would prime audiences for a Justice League film in 2015. I can't believe WB would accept a slower timeline than this. The first rule of following up a successful film is you wait just long enough to make the audience want more, but not so long that your audience moves on to something else. Marvel will have made sequels to every major character in their Avengers lineup by 2016. Is WB really content to have just two major superhero sequels/reboots under their belt by that time? Strike while the iron is hot!
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12:40AM on 08/03/2012
I'm usually not a fan of reboot but in this case I'd make an exception. The reason is that Nolan's Batman trilogy is a three-movies contained world. It'd be hard to follow what happens after The Dark Knight Rises. The only way is to reboot - get a fresh start like adapting The Batman or Batman Beyond.
I'm usually not a fan of reboot but in this case I'd make an exception. The reason is that Nolan's Batman trilogy is a three-movies contained world. It'd be hard to follow what happens after The Dark Knight Rises. The only way is to reboot - get a fresh start like adapting The Batman or Batman Beyond.
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1:11PM on 08/03/2012
A Batman Beyond movie would be the shit!
A Batman Beyond movie would be the shit!
12:04AM on 08/03/2012

They would be stupid not to reboot it sooner

All you need is the right director. You get the director, you get the right guys (gals) to play The Bats and the villains. I would like to see it go towards the supernatural side this time because if he is going to team up with someone like Superman in the Justice League, you have to have the supernatural already introduced to Gotham City.

I really think going the route the recent video games took is great...some kind of thriller where he is stuck Arkham Asylum with the Riddler (forget the
All you need is the right director. You get the director, you get the right guys (gals) to play The Bats and the villains. I would like to see it go towards the supernatural side this time because if he is going to team up with someone like Superman in the Justice League, you have to have the supernatural already introduced to Gotham City.

I really think going the route the recent video games took is great...some kind of thriller where he is stuck Arkham Asylum with the Riddler (forget the Joker for awhile...it really wouldn't be right redoing that masterpiece just yet)
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11:45PM on 08/02/2012
If there has to be another trilogy, I want to see it go hardcore detective, since it is, you know, Detective Comics.

For instance, first film finds Bats well into his career, investigating of a series of child abductions/murders centered on the Mad Hatter, second film: a cat and mouse thriller versus the Riddler... Top it off with Hugo Strange's plot to expose Batman as Wayne and Batman's subsequent stay in Arkham Asylum. Pack it with his finest rouges; Clayface, Deadshot, Black Mask,
If there has to be another trilogy, I want to see it go hardcore detective, since it is, you know, Detective Comics.

For instance, first film finds Bats well into his career, investigating of a series of child abductions/murders centered on the Mad Hatter, second film: a cat and mouse thriller versus the Riddler... Top it off with Hugo Strange's plot to expose Batman as Wayne and Batman's subsequent stay in Arkham Asylum. Pack it with his finest rouges; Clayface, Deadshot, Black Mask, Freeze, Harley, Riddler, Calendar Man, Mad Hatter...

Have Killer Crock and/or Soloman Grundy be a thread between all films since Bats spends a hell of a lot of time in the Gotham sewers.

It would also be cool for each film to open with Bats kicking the crap out of a villain just so we get a bonus, like Deadshot, Deathstroke, Poison Ivy, Maxie Zeus, Mad Dog, or the Penguin.
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10:30PM on 08/02/2012
I want a 1930s Depression-era film noir detective thriller. Tommy guns, hobos, tent cities, Nazi spies, and the Penguin as a bootlegging mobster, but not as the main baddie. Always like The Riddler myself.
I want a 1930s Depression-era film noir detective thriller. Tommy guns, hobos, tent cities, Nazi spies, and the Penguin as a bootlegging mobster, but not as the main baddie. Always like The Riddler myself.
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10:13PM on 08/02/2012

Guillermo del Toro should be directing this...

He'd bring back the gothic style and fun without making it campy.
He'd bring back the gothic style and fun without making it campy.
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9:58PM on 08/02/2012

Yeah, it's time

While The Batman saga of the Nolan verse was fantastic it would be nice to get a more comic based bat. Not to take to much from the tone of the last three films but some super natural events would be nice. I have always wanted to see Clayface, not that they'll attempt that off the bat (lol, bat). It's always fun to watch Batman over come grave disadvantages and overcome with his mind and gadgets, I dont want them to fall back on the cheesy child shit though but perhaps something that will move
While The Batman saga of the Nolan verse was fantastic it would be nice to get a more comic based bat. Not to take to much from the tone of the last three films but some super natural events would be nice. I have always wanted to see Clayface, not that they'll attempt that off the bat (lol, bat). It's always fun to watch Batman over come grave disadvantages and overcome with his mind and gadgets, I dont want them to fall back on the cheesy child shit though but perhaps something that will move us closer to a JLA film.
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9:16PM on 08/02/2012

Two things:

1. No use in fighting this, folks. Most of you knew this was going to happen anyway. Shouldn't even be surprised that it was this soon. WB knows it has to compete with Avengers 2 by completing JLA by 2014 at the latest, then (from what I guess) with a possible Avengers 3 several years down the line as well through the Batman reboot in 2016.

2. Guy, everything you typed was full of nothing but WIN. I wouldn't be opposed to Killer Croc if his origin were done right. And Fassbender would be
1. No use in fighting this, folks. Most of you knew this was going to happen anyway. Shouldn't even be surprised that it was this soon. WB knows it has to compete with Avengers 2 by completing JLA by 2014 at the latest, then (from what I guess) with a possible Avengers 3 several years down the line as well through the Batman reboot in 2016.

2. Guy, everything you typed was full of nothing but WIN. I wouldn't be opposed to Killer Croc if his origin were done right. And Fassbender would be so fucking BOSS as B.W., it's not even funny. Great ideas, my good man.
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8:59AM on 08/03/2012
Glad you agree. I'd hate to be the only one that felt it was a good idea.
Glad you agree. I'd hate to be the only one that felt it was a good idea.
9:06PM on 08/02/2012
Bring it on I say!!
Bring it on I say!!
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8:00PM on 08/02/2012

Not against another version. My perfect Batman would be..

A smaller scale dark, gothic, noir detective story. No massive bombastic "planes shooting rockets" type action scenes, I feel the old school ideal of a "Hollywood summer blockbuster" still hangs over the Batman movie franchise unnecessarily. Instead street level thugs and some genuine detective work, start off with a movie that doesn't end with a "race against the clock to stop a [insert Maguffin] from killing most the citizens of Gotham". Have it smaller scale, more personal. Perhaps only one
A smaller scale dark, gothic, noir detective story. No massive bombastic "planes shooting rockets" type action scenes, I feel the old school ideal of a "Hollywood summer blockbuster" still hangs over the Batman movie franchise unnecessarily. Instead street level thugs and some genuine detective work, start off with a movie that doesn't end with a "race against the clock to stop a [insert Maguffin] from killing most the citizens of Gotham". Have it smaller scale, more personal. Perhaps only one important life is at stake, perhaps a story similar to "The Last Laugh" where certain important individual Gothamites are targeted.

Make it obvious that there will be an element of the fantastical in this version (a Clay-face, or Solomon Grundy, or seductive femme fatale plant controlling Ivy), but no Schumacher (or even Batman Returns) kind of over-kill with it. As long as it's explained well enough within the context of its narrative then people will believe the fantastical and surreal. Personally I'd love to see a grim, crime mystery with a hint of the fantastical, I don't remember the last time anything like that was done (I'm sure I'm forgetting obvious examples).

No origin story necessary, other than perhaps a small nod towards the event if needs be. An actual dark grey costume for a change, with black cape and cowl. A Bruce Wayne that is cold, stand off-ish and dry when outside of the public eye. No garbling when talking in the cowl either, Bruce chatting to Alfred in the cave should essentially sound like Batman, just without the mask on. I would put Fassbender in the role if I had my choice. Bryan Cranston in the Gordon role. And at the end of the film it'd be great if the villain didn't die for a change, so we can see that Batman's vow to end crime without his enemy having to die is actually a just cause, as opposed to most of his conflicts ending because the enemies snuff it one way or another.
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7:47PM on 08/02/2012

This could be pretty interesting...

Some may say 2016 is too soon for a new Batman franchise, but I think it's a good amount of time. I also think doing a more fun and comic-style Batman would be really cool. Don't get me wrong, The Dark Knight trilogy was INCREDIBLE, but I would also like to see another take on Batman. One that would include villains like The Riddler, Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.
Some may say 2016 is too soon for a new Batman franchise, but I think it's a good amount of time. I also think doing a more fun and comic-style Batman would be really cool. Don't get me wrong, The Dark Knight trilogy was INCREDIBLE, but I would also like to see another take on Batman. One that would include villains like The Riddler, Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.
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7:31PM on 08/02/2012

No.

This isn't the reboot we deserve or need.
This isn't the reboot we deserve or need.
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7:18PM on 08/02/2012

This doesn't seem legit to me....

And older article from a lame fan-site and a tittle, and from this tittle the articles author speculates a plot? You guys are gettign lazy Joblo.....
And older article from a lame fan-site and a tittle, and from this tittle the articles author speculates a plot? You guys are gettign lazy Joblo.....
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7:03AM on 08/03/2012
About as lazy as typing "tittle" and "gettign"?
About as lazy as typing "tittle" and "gettign"?
6:56PM on 08/02/2012

How about let's not do another Batman movie for awhile, K?

Let's shoot for 8. Can we do 8? We had 8 years between Batman & Robin and Batman Begins.
Let's shoot for 8. Can we do 8? We had 8 years between Batman & Robin and Batman Begins.
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6:48PM on 08/02/2012
I just threw up in my mouth, so I swallowed it...and it still went down better than this news.
I just threw up in my mouth, so I swallowed it...and it still went down better than this news.
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6:48PM on 08/02/2012
There should be a balance between the fantasy superheroics and the gritty 'realism' of Nolan's Batman. I can't help thinking about Paul Pope's Batman book that came out a few years ago. It was set in a dystopian future filled with psychics and dictators that are usually associated with sci-fi fantasy comics, yet it shows a very down to earth, semi-realistic street level action mayhem. The best part? It shows Batman and Robin without ever depicting Bruce Wayne (well, none that we can exactly
There should be a balance between the fantasy superheroics and the gritty 'realism' of Nolan's Batman. I can't help thinking about Paul Pope's Batman book that came out a few years ago. It was set in a dystopian future filled with psychics and dictators that are usually associated with sci-fi fantasy comics, yet it shows a very down to earth, semi-realistic street level action mayhem. The best part? It shows Batman and Robin without ever depicting Bruce Wayne (well, none that we can exactly tell) or Dick Grayson. His Robin is just a reliable supporter in street clothes and an occasional mask. Batman uses fake vampire fangs to scare off criminals (it looks cooler than it sounds, trust me). He bleeds like John McClane on a bad day. It would kick ass if they can manage to have that book influence the inevitable Batman reboot even if just a little.
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6:28PM on 08/02/2012

Time for something different.

Now this is all tentative and I am not opposed to having more Batman on the screen. I don't think we should only wait four years. I would say six is good. Now the name The Batman is just a name and I don't think that it will follow the cartoon. I would like a less realistic approach. Now that's not saying that I didn't ;like Nolan's Batman they are great but whoever gets put in charge of the franchise needs to not look at those at all and do their own thing. Except maybe keep Chicago as
Now this is all tentative and I am not opposed to having more Batman on the screen. I don't think we should only wait four years. I would say six is good. Now the name The Batman is just a name and I don't think that it will follow the cartoon. I would like a less realistic approach. Now that's not saying that I didn't ;like Nolan's Batman they are great but whoever gets put in charge of the franchise needs to not look at those at all and do their own thing. Except maybe keep Chicago as Gotham. I'd like to see Killer Croc or Clayface that'd be cool. Also Dennis Quaid for Gordon
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6:14PM on 08/02/2012
This could go either way, honestly. My main concern is what direction they'll take in this in terms of style. Batman is my favorite hero, so I'll always love seeing him. I think Warner Bros. knows what they have here.
This could go either way, honestly. My main concern is what direction they'll take in this in terms of style. Batman is my favorite hero, so I'll always love seeing him. I think Warner Bros. knows what they have here.
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5:44PM on 08/02/2012
I know a new Batman franchise will happen eventually, but that feels too soon. You first need to find a director with idea about how to do something different w/ the character. This feels like a studio move to make more money or just set up for Justice League, and that saddens me.
I know a new Batman franchise will happen eventually, but that feels too soon. You first need to find a director with idea about how to do something different w/ the character. This feels like a studio move to make more money or just set up for Justice League, and that saddens me.
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5:44PM on 08/02/2012
I was hoping they'd finally go ahead with the Dark Knight Returns and the Dark Knight Strikes Again.
I was hoping they'd finally go ahead with the Dark Knight Returns and the Dark Knight Strikes Again.
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9:32PM on 08/02/2012
Dark Knight Returns? Sure, that'd be cool (though doing it right after Rises would be a mistake, given the similarities). But The Dark Knight Strikes again? I shudder to think of a property so awful getting an adaptation!
Dark Knight Returns? Sure, that'd be cool (though doing it right after Rises would be a mistake, given the similarities). But The Dark Knight Strikes again? I shudder to think of a property so awful getting an adaptation!
5:38PM on 08/02/2012
Bad idea to get it out that fast. That's the same length of time we got between THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Something like six to eight years would be better--give people a bit of distance from the Nolanverse flicks, and give the film itself a better chance to succeed.

As for what they do with the future films... well, that's for better minds than mine to decide, as long as we see a film incarnation of Two-Face again someday. Two-Face has always been my favorite Batman
Bad idea to get it out that fast. That's the same length of time we got between THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Something like six to eight years would be better--give people a bit of distance from the Nolanverse flicks, and give the film itself a better chance to succeed.

As for what they do with the future films... well, that's for better minds than mine to decide, as long as we see a film incarnation of Two-Face again someday. Two-Face has always been my favorite Batman villain.
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5:37PM on 08/02/2012
Yeah... we'll see. I would much rather see a Batman Beyond.
Yeah... we'll see. I would much rather see a Batman Beyond.
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5:36PM on 08/02/2012

WB will ruin a perfect run by Nolan

Of course people want more Bats... so why not pick up some fucking comics and experience the character as intended.
Of course people want more Bats... so why not pick up some fucking comics and experience the character as intended.
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5:07PM on 08/02/2012
I love Batman and part of me will always be excited for more but at the same time I wish the character could be rested for a while. Let time pass and allow a Batman movie to feel special again. I understand the desire to pump out another one as Batman is the only reliable DC moneymaker at the moment but I wish they'd give it some time.
I love Batman and part of me will always be excited for more but at the same time I wish the character could be rested for a while. Let time pass and allow a Batman movie to feel special again. I understand the desire to pump out another one as Batman is the only reliable DC moneymaker at the moment but I wish they'd give it some time.
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5:05PM on 08/02/2012

Batman Triumphant

As long as its done right its cool with me, but none of the Batman movies have ever been loyal to the comic book character, Batman only uses Bruce Wayne,he is always Batman, also he does not care for a love interest its all part of the Bruce Wayne persona,except Catwoman and Talia. He is dark and moody, he doesnt smile,he is always 3 steps ahead, Nolan films came close as well as Burton's but one day it would be great to see this done. Actually the best Batman movies are the animated ones based
As long as its done right its cool with me, but none of the Batman movies have ever been loyal to the comic book character, Batman only uses Bruce Wayne,he is always Batman, also he does not care for a love interest its all part of the Bruce Wayne persona,except Catwoman and Talia. He is dark and moody, he doesnt smile,he is always 3 steps ahead, Nolan films came close as well as Burton's but one day it would be great to see this done. Actually the best Batman movies are the animated ones based on the Batman Animated series, now those are great specially the Mr Freeze one, cheers JOBLO rules
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5:03PM on 08/02/2012

JGL

Sounds cool but Id like to see JGL return as the Bat set in a newly rebuilt Gotham that is much more futuristic. The futuristic setting would allow for a more comic book type film.
Sounds cool but Id like to see JGL return as the Bat set in a newly rebuilt Gotham that is much more futuristic. The futuristic setting would allow for a more comic book type film.
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5:01PM on 08/02/2012
just wondering where do i find the link to that logos poster its awesome
just wondering where do i find the link to that logos poster its awesome
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12:11AM on 08/03/2012
Here you go buddy.

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Highest rez i could find.
Just go to Kinko's and print that shit out as big as it gets.
Here you go buddy.

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Highest rez i could find.
Just go to Kinko's and print that shit out as big as it gets.
4:53PM on 08/02/2012

I'm very torn

But Batman is just too strong a character to not bring back to the big screen. It might be too jolting to go directly from Nolan's distinctly realistic Gotham back to a comic tone though. There might be backlash about it being too cartoony and whatnot.
But Batman is just too strong a character to not bring back to the big screen. It might be too jolting to go directly from Nolan's distinctly realistic Gotham back to a comic tone though. There might be backlash about it being too cartoony and whatnot.
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