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These set design photos for Batman Live might make you forget about that Spider-Man show

Jan. 3, 2011by: Niki Stephens

If Jim Lee and Geoff Johns approve of Batman Live, well then I may also be inclined to approve of it as well.

Unlike other doomed superhero stage productions, Batman Live is not a musical. Of course there will be acrobatic acts and stunts but maybe people won't bust their heads open as quickly in this show. Batman Live also promises that the price per ticket would be cheaper. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is selling tickets for anywhere in between $67.50 - $140.00. The show is produced by Nick Grace who was behind other shows like Mamma Mia! and Walking with Dinosaurs.

Geoff Johns is the one behind the story for the huge spectacle. The Batman Live site only offers this as a synopsis:

"Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, Batman Live is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City."

Batman Live will hit the UK this summer. After touring for awhile in Europe, the show will premiere Summer 2012 here in the states. Check out the set designs as well as the cast of characters included in the show.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone ever check out the Batman live action shows at Six Flags?
Source: The Telegraph

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8:30PM on 01/04/2011
Tidbit: I was just thinking that. This sounds like a more extravegant, better acted version of that show. Im not gonna hold my breath. I think these stage versions of these comic shows are as silly as the musicals that Japan does based on the their manga/anime (like the Bleach and Pheonix Wright musicals). I guess I can't critique too hard yet, and the sets do look awfully cool, but I can't take these things seriously, as the atmosphere feels more akin to the Schumacher Batman films than the
Tidbit: I was just thinking that. This sounds like a more extravegant, better acted version of that show. Im not gonna hold my breath. I think these stage versions of these comic shows are as silly as the musicals that Japan does based on the their manga/anime (like the Bleach and Pheonix Wright musicals). I guess I can't critique too hard yet, and the sets do look awfully cool, but I can't take these things seriously, as the atmosphere feels more akin to the Schumacher Batman films than the Nolan ones.
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4:25PM on 01/04/2011

Looks cool to me...

First, I thought Spidy singing and dancing was what pissed off most fans about Spider-man 3 in the first place. Why the hell is there a musical about Spidy again? Oh, right, money... $70 to see Green Goblin's solo number about murdering Spider-man set to U2 songs. Great....

Sorry, had to rant. Anyhow, a much cheaper ($50, tops) show with Batman featuring multiple villains that's pretty much a circus and a magic show with the gawdamn Batman... HELL YEAH I'M DOWN FOR THAT!!!
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First, I thought Spidy singing and dancing was what pissed off most fans about Spider-man 3 in the first place. Why the hell is there a musical about Spidy again? Oh, right, money... $70 to see Green Goblin's solo number about murdering Spider-man set to U2 songs. Great....

Sorry, had to rant. Anyhow, a much cheaper ($50, tops) show with Batman featuring multiple villains that's pretty much a circus and a magic show with the gawdamn Batman... HELL YEAH I'M DOWN FOR THAT!!!
Extra Tidbit: I saw the Six Flags show when I was 5. One of the highlights of my childhood. I got to see Bats kick the Joker's butt AND hug Bugs Speedy Gonzalez and Porky Pig. I was a super-happy kiddo that day.
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2:44PM on 01/04/2011

I'm in...

I'm in due to the producer. Walking With Dinosaurs Live was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen. I only wished they had a great behind the scenes tour or DVD or something.
I'm in due to the producer. Walking With Dinosaurs Live was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen. I only wished they had a great behind the scenes tour or DVD or something.
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11:12AM on 01/04/2011

Bought my tickets

Last week. Genuinely cannot wait.

A live Batman show with original music, high flying acrobatics and some awesome looking sets and costumes. And best of all, NOT A MUSICAL.

I can't wait in all honesty, it should be fascinating.
Last week. Genuinely cannot wait.

A live Batman show with original music, high flying acrobatics and some awesome looking sets and costumes. And best of all, NOT A MUSICAL.

I can't wait in all honesty, it should be fascinating.
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8:24AM on 01/04/2011
I suppose the interesting thing about Batman is how open to interpretation the character is. He can be presented as gritty and serious or camp and surreal in equal measure and somehow anything goes.
I suppose the interesting thing about Batman is how open to interpretation the character is. He can be presented as gritty and serious or camp and surreal in equal measure and somehow anything goes.
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2:31AM on 01/04/2011

Interesting...

...wonder if Bats will do a number for Prince's "bat dance" song.
...wonder if Bats will do a number for Prince's "bat dance" song.
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12:33AM on 01/04/2011
lame.
WTF do we need these musicals for? Isn't a bunch of crappy batman movies enough?
lame.
WTF do we need these musicals for? Isn't a bunch of crappy batman movies enough?
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12:30AM on 01/04/2011
lame.
WTF do we need these musicals for? Isn't a bunch of crappy batman movies enough?
lame.
WTF do we need these musicals for? Isn't a bunch of crappy batman movies enough?
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1:57AM on 01/04/2011
If you had bothered reading the second line of the article, you would know that this is not a musical they are planning. But I guess you were in too much of a rush to double post your complaint.
If you had bothered reading the second line of the article, you would know that this is not a musical they are planning. But I guess you were in too much of a rush to double post your complaint.
9:19PM on 01/03/2011
I used to have a season pass to Six Flags my whole childhood.. I'd see that Batman show at least once or twice a summer, until it stopped showing. It was great.
I used to have a season pass to Six Flags my whole childhood.. I'd see that Batman show at least once or twice a summer, until it stopped showing. It was great.
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8:27PM on 01/03/2011
This already looks better than the Spider Man play.

As for the extra tidbit, it was one of the greatest experiences of my childhood. Saw it twice.
This already looks better than the Spider Man play.

As for the extra tidbit, it was one of the greatest experiences of my childhood. Saw it twice.
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