15 Ways To Reboot Batman After The Dark Knight Rises

What should happen after Christopher Nolan walks away…

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    • Gwynrees80

      Jul 6th 2012, 7:41

      I think the best thing would be to do nothing, leave it alone for a while, having had 7 batman films in the last 20 odd years we need a break. Also it's fine to reboot something that's become bad (and you can't get much worse than 'Batman & Robin') but to try and top something really good could be a disaster (and I'm expecting 'The Dark Knight Rises' to be pretty good, considering how good the previous 2 are.) Although it doesn't always work, Superman Returns being a good example. Besides I'm getting a bit tired of all the 'Superhero' movies, most these days are not so great and there are far too many of them, why don't the powers that be try doing more original movies, there have been a lot of really good original films over the past few years and we really need more of them and far less brainless 'Blockbuster' c**p.

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jul 6th 2012, 8:15

      Been a Bat-fan since the '89 movie introduced me to the (far superior) animated series and of course the source material. they could honestly do a lot worse than take inspiration from the animated series, especially in the treatment of Robin (who is a child, not a nearly 30 year old and crucially is often limited to just a cameo), who could act as the audience's point of view (Batmans origin could be nothing more than a conversation between the two) and the more fantastical elements (Man-Bat in the first episode is handled perfectly). And if they have the balls, i would really like to see Mr Freeze as the villain. his tragic backstory would make a great arc and the slightly fantastical elements (the suit and the gun) could be a good starting point for the more extreme characters and events. And it would be great to fix the wrong that was done to the character previously, and a good way for the new director to show their own confidence.

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    • StevePotter

      Jul 6th 2012, 8:30

      @Moody- Good point about Mr. Freeze. It'd make the audience a lot more confident in the director's ability if he even attempted to do that again. It's not as if Mr. Freeze is all that implausible anyhow.

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    • sashurst

      Jul 6th 2012, 9:02

      @MoodyMonkey Yeah, great call about Mr Freeze actually. He's also the first villain in Gotham Central, and he really works - Brubaker makes him vicious and scary. I just don't think cinema audiences will accept the character after Arnie, sadly.

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    • apbgreen

      Jul 6th 2012, 9:30

      'Begins' and 'Dark Knight' have been massive hits for Warner in a sea of other monumental comic book failures (Green Lantern, The Losers etc.) and 'Rises' looks set to continue that trend. I would like to think that even the most vegetable-brained suit would want to continue the formula for as long as possible and would therefore have talked to Nolan at some length about how to achieve it. Working on those assumptions my take is that they'll lay the foundations for a continuing arc in 'Rises', with Joseph Gordon Levitt's cop set up as a Robin-like successor to Wayne and taking on the Batman mantle (as he does in the post Knightfall comics I believe). Give it to a director like Paul Greengrass or even Bryan Singer (I'm one of the 50 percent who thought Superman Returns was fantastic) who understand how to make the unreal seem real and it could work very well. I also think the fact that eight years will have passed since 'Dark Knight' and we have all had time to come to terms with Heath Ledgers tragic death, that there is the possibility of re-introducing an aged, more emaciated Joker (James Franco or Leonardo Di Caprio anyone?). Or maybe not. Anyway this is what I sleep in sometimes.

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    • jordanjames19

      Jul 6th 2012, 9:47

      Two-Face isn't schizophrenic. He suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, or what was once and more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. The two illnesses are commonly mistaken for one another, but are in fact much different.

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    • sashurst

      Jul 6th 2012, 10:06

      @jordanjames19 Those pesky Arkham Asylum doctors: "Harvey Dent, also known as Two-Face. Paranoid schizophrenic with homicidal tendencies. Secondary diagnosis is a borderline personality disorder, or perhaps multiple personality – we can’t be certain." (Batman: Jekyll & Hyde #1) They're always getting it wrong! Thanks for the comment, good point.

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    • gonzoBen

      Jul 6th 2012, 10:34

      There's more than one way to skin a Bat. I've always liked the interpretation of Batman in the Dredd crossover 'Judgement On Gotham'. A dark and twisted universe that had all the nods to the recurring villains, but added a level of the unknown for Batman. He was truly out of his comfort-zone. Directors I'd welcome: - Jonathon Glazer - Andrew Dominik - David Fincher Anyway, a great article Sam. Lots of interesting points and some nice takeaways for further reading (Leslie Thompkins and Gotham Central in particular).

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jul 6th 2012, 10:43

      I really think Robin could be an essential supporting character. using Doctor Who's 'assistants' as an example - The Doctor does not really have much character development except that which comes from his interactions with Rose/Martha/Amy et al. after he has 'Risen' in Nolan's trilogy he is now fixed as a mythic figure and to see him through a childs eyes would be very effective i think... i hate to use millers All Star Batman and Robin as an example as its so badly written in places (and tragically coming from miller does Batman a dis-service - 'I'm the godamn Batman' - facepalm) but some thing along those lines might work, no?

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    • Gethin23

      Jul 6th 2012, 10:55

      The point about Nolan's Batman not having enough strong female characters you mentioned could be resolved by having the female 'villains' of the Bat-verse, i.e. Catwoman, Thalia, Ivy an particularly Harley team up to take down the Bat. Thalia's conflict between the vengeance she feels for her father and her love for Bruce himself would be an interesting addition, Ivy's evolution from ethical reasoning to pure malice would add the terror, Harley's dramatic change from poised psychologist to crazy broad would expand on Nolan's anarchist Joker, and Catwoman's almost fickle character would add mystery but also conflict with Thalia (I often wonder what would happen if Catwoman and Thalia would engage in the mother of all cat-fights). I do agree that Robin should be included too, almost as a thug trained by Batman, especially given the way he's portrayed in the Arkham City game (and as yet to be confirmed sequel).

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    • TheDigitalZombi

      Jul 6th 2012, 11:24

      Personally I'd like to see a big screen adaption of Batman Beyond or Arkham Asylum. There, I've said it. Arkham Asylum was one of the best Batman stories of recent years and could be nicely adapted for film.

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    • Heisenberg

      Jul 6th 2012, 11:35

      @Digital, agree, the AA storyline was fantastic, even AC was brilliant (if a little more convoluted).

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 6th 2012, 11:43

      It's a pity in this day and age that as this trilogy is coming to an end you know that someone, somewhere is already working on ideas for a reboot. I remember seeing an interview with Jonathon Rhys Davis that his biggest fear is that in his lifetime there will be someone saying "lets remake Lord of the Rings".

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jul 6th 2012, 12:27

      I think Batman is the exception to that rule though. the character lends itself to endless reinterpretation. Just because Nolan's trilogy sets such very high benchmark, i dont think that means no-one else should give it a go. personally i can get enough of the various versions out there and the only ones i actively hate ar both Scumacher films. The Brave And The Bold can sit comfortably alongside The Dark Knight as far as im concerned. having said that i do intend to hunt down and scalp anyone who suggests LOTR be remade!

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jul 6th 2012, 12:27

      *cant get enough

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    • Siban1982

      Jul 6th 2012, 12:31

      "Maintain real world villains" and then you want a cameo from Superman? To be honest I think Batman is in need of a monster-like villain like Killer Croc or Clayface. Many villains we've seen are predominantly human, having someone who's not would feel more like a horror and possibly more mysterious like a serial thriller. He totally needs to be more of a detective but I have to strongly disagree with introducing humour, I mean look at Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy or better yet Batman Forever and Batman & Robin (even though it may have been unintentional, it does feel like what the result could be if introducing humour).

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    • SiMan

      Jul 6th 2012, 13:06

      (*Firstly, apologies for the length of this post. At least its not on a Dalidab level of rant!) - Excellent article (more features like this rather than 'top 50 uses of the word dude in movies' please) - agreed with nearly all of your points apart from one major one - i don't see the need to reboot completely, although it obviously depends on how Nolan ends his trilogy. Just because Nolan and Bale may not be doing any more Batman films doesn't mean another director and actor cannot pickup the characters from this universe and continue on in the established timeline. I think Leslie Thompkins would be a brilliant character to introduce - she acts as a link to bruce's past, like Alfred does, but she is a pacifist and completely disagrees with Batman's methods as opposed to alfred's somewhat reluctant assistance with them. There have also been hints at a possible romantic connection between Alfred and Dr Thompkins, which could be interesting. Another good point you've raised is the detective element. Bruce is supposed to have a genius level intellect, but in Nolan's films he seems to rely on Lucious Fox's assistance a little too much for my liking; 'Am i meant to understand any of that?', 'No, but i just wanted you to know how difficult it was.' - I also agree that if done right, Robin could have a big effect on how Batman grows as a character. I honestly don't see why the majority of fans dislike him (okay, in some instances the idea of a kid in scaly green trunks beating up bad guys is a little silly), but recent itterations of the character's costumes i think have been more believeable and in keeping with Batman's look, especially with it appearing to be more of a full body-suit-armor type deal. - I just think that it could be interesting not just as a focal point for Batman to have a 'voice' on how far he is willing to go in his fight on crime, but it would be interesting to see what Alfred (who has seen Bruce become the man he has from boy to grown up vigilante and the life this has made for him) and Gordon (who has his own young children) would think of Batman training a young person to go out and fight crime. could be a point of contention between the main characters. There's a great bit in one of the early Robin stories (Robin: Year One i think) where Dick Grayson and Bruce make a pact by candlelight in the batcave to become master and pupil - a little cheesy, but a great moment that ties into the whole 'mythological entity' of the Batman. It was also interesting to see how Dick Grayson outgrows the role and becmes his own persona in Nightwing - and the Death of Jason Todd story arc - great moment for Batman's character and how it affected his relationship with the rest of his associates and his rogue's gallery (although I don't think this would have the same impact in a 2-3 hour movie. Would probably work better in a tv show where you have more time to identify with a character) Also agee with your point about the relationship between Superman and Batman and the great dialogue between the two. A lot of the best stuff i've read from either character is in some of the crossover Superman/Batman books - there's a great moment in the beginning of one of first ones where they each describe a similar recurring dream - Superman 'dreams' about his last moments on Krypton and his last moments with his bilogical parents, Batman recounts his 'nightmare' about the death of his parents. The contrasting elements are written really well - There is also always great internal monologues about each other "Clark was always able to sneak up on me. I hate that about him" - "Bruce has no super-human powers but his skills are at their peak - I love that io can stil sneak up on him undetected though" - So, in summary I agree there should be more Batman films, but in continuation of Nolan's universe, not in place of it. They should introduce Superman into this universe (would be great to se how Batman deals with the intriduction of any of the 'fantastical' elements of the DC universe in general) and they should definately introduce Robin into the fray. Whew. I can rest my fingers for a bit now.

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    • Scurf

      Jul 6th 2012, 13:27

      I'm still hoping this one ends with bane breaking batman. If so they have a great new origin story for a new director to come in and use, with another character (Gordon-Levitt) taking on the role of batman but gradually succumbing to the pressures and having to be reigned in and replaced by Bruce Wayne 2.0. It would be a fantastic end to Nolans work and a ballsy move for the studio, but would really show they're committed to the franchise by using an ongoing format, almost like bond, rather than rebooting it ever decade like the spider-man Films. As a side note, i'd LOVE to see what Zack Snyder could do with his visual flare once hes done the Man of steel.

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    • sashurst

      Jul 6th 2012, 13:29

      @SiMan Thank you for you lengthy - and brilliant - comment, there's lots of fascinating stuff there. I completely agree with on Bruce's over-reliance on Fox, though there's the possibility he's in "character" as playboy Bruce Wayne at that point, but having said that, the cat's pretty much out of the bag by that scene (I actually love the playful relationship between Fox and Wayne with regards to how much he knows about Bruce's secret identity - "Like a submarine Mr Wayne"). You make lots and lots of great points - especially about Alfred and Gordon's possible reactions to Robin - thank you for them. @Siban1982 I meant real-world villains to begin with, then a slow transition from Nolan's universe to an environment that can support a Superman end-credit sequence cameo. I agree the kind of humour in the films you mention would be a mistake - but I'm not after slapstick and puns. But a bit of wry sarcasm from Batman, or one of his companions, wouldn't go amiss. @Gethin23 @TheDigitalZombi @MoodyMonkey Couldn't agree more! Thanks to all above for your great comments!

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    • badblokebob

      Jul 6th 2012, 14:00

      "There’s a chance we’ll get [the Batcave] in The Dark Knight Rises – all we need is a rebuilt Wayne Manor, a bit of restructuring work in the caves established in Begins, and The Dark Knight’s supercomputer to be moved underground, but that’s probably fairly unlikely." From the DKR press pack: "With Wayne Manor—and therefore the original Batcave—destroyed in the first film, Bruce Wayne had temporarily moved his base of operations to the Bat-Bunker. However, the mansion was rebuilt with the inclusion of a new Batcave... Nathan Crowley explains, “Chris and I pondered how to mix the Batcave and the Bat-Bunker... It occurred to us that we could carry over the same idea by flooding the Batcave so everything is hidden underwater. When you enter, it’s just a cave, but you press a button and up come these perfect cubes that hold different objects, from the Batsuit to a super computer.”"

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    • cena2j

      Jul 6th 2012, 14:06

      If batman survies they should continue the story but with a different director and a different batman. Try and keep Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freman et al much as they did in Bond (Judi Dench kept the same role after Pierce Brosnan left) Bring in Robin but make him older, make him already trained in martial arts, maybe a street vigilante who Batman catches kicking some thugs a*s and takes him under his wing (excuse the pun) and gives him a job at Wayne Enterprises, so they get to spend time together in a way that doesn't make Bruce look like he has a younger boyfriend. I don't know who the bad guy should be, maybe penguin and use him as a more grounded criminal, like he wants money and thats it, so he'll rob, kill, lie etc to get what he wants. (def Philip seymour Hoffman). This could set up the detective work aspect of the story. Make Robin's past somehow connected to the Penguin (not in the barmna forever mold with robin 2face connection) make it darker make it like Robin's Dad wasn't the most savoury of characters and got in a spot of trouble with the Penguin and Robin's family get killed by Penguin (while Robin is coming 2nd in an MMA {MMA so en mode} tournament (so we know he can kick a*s), coming 2nd to explain he's not the best and needs trainiing from Batman and because coming 1st would be too obvious. I don't know what Penguin's threat could be that would add tension...Just the nuts and bolts of an idea

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    • sashurst

      Jul 6th 2012, 14:10

      @badblokebob I did go on to say: "We’re really hoping it’ll make an appearance in The Dark Knight Rises – and Bruce will have more than enough time to construct it in his eight years off ." So, that's great news it's going to be included - I'm really glad it's made it in. Can't wait to see TDKR. Not long now. @Scurf It would definitely be an interesting direction, I'm just not sure you could have a big screen Batman without the Bruce Wayne element - it just wouldn't feel right if it was someone else inside the suit on a permanent basis.

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    • AgentMcQueen

      Jul 6th 2012, 15:05

      Darren Aronofsky - Untitled Batman Reboot http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877830

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    • cc1129

      Jul 6th 2012, 17:16

      Damn, they're not even pretending to wait anymore to do a reboot, are they?

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    • JDogg1982

      Jul 6th 2012, 17:26

      Please enough with Fassbender already... he is very average and over rated! I could not see him as Batman!!!

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    • MrScary

      Jul 6th 2012, 18:02

      #16. Don't. Let the series die. The resurrect it in another 20 years. That's what the problem was with the Keaton/Kilmer/Clooney Batmans. Too much in such a short period. Can you image if George Lucas had made a new Star Wars film every three years after Jedi? The movie going public would have gotten sick of the franchise. Instead, he shut it down for 16 years and the thing exploded when the prequels were released. If this incarnation of Batman keeps going it's going to become the Batman of the 60's with the neon and BAM! BOOM!!! CRASH!!! Look what happened to Batman & Robin. N1pples on the Batsuit??? Perfect example.

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    • stevensimmons

      Jul 6th 2012, 18:15

      Some of these are extremely "duh" things. Good director? Come on...seriously.

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    • elliefogden

      Jul 6th 2012, 20:51

      Why not have a film with Harley Quinn? or maybe the death of batman? Just an idea

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    • marc96

      Jul 6th 2012, 22:04

      i was going to say the same, Harley Quinn would be fantastic, and the riddler (if done in Nolan style) could be one of the best creations on screen

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 7th 2012, 8:54

      I thought Oldman was more understated than underrated. Anyway, I've said it before, Deadshot would make a decent 'real life' villian, a suicidal hitman would have fitted perfectly in Nolans grounded universe. Also, I don't think anyone is waiting for an Aquaman movie, he is the Black Widow of the Justice League. Not really helpful.

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    • nkutzler

      Jul 7th 2012, 14:11

      Reboot just isn't appropriate. If it's campy at all, it'll be like a Michael Bay film compared to Nolan's Batman. on that note, his trilogy is at no loss without the Batcave- despite the fact that the first movie does have one, that''s where the antidote was concocted and the tumbler was. He makes them rather credible, witht the "safehouse" of Dark Knight Rises having the computer, Tumbler, written records and incinerators. Even when bringing it in a new direction, I don't see a lot of these suggestions at all, and I don't see Whedon at the helm. I wouldn't want someone new at the helm (like how the Chronicle director was immediately noticed and considered for other projects). If someone or something is announced, I might want to speculate about the movie as a whole, but not now. Dark Knight Rises is more important now.

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    • omersy92

      Jul 7th 2012, 16:05

      I disagree with the part of forcing realism. I mean, it should not be campy but the depiction of reality should vary with each talent.

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    • patricklynch

      Jul 7th 2012, 16:28

      I love Batman, especially Nolan's Batman, and this feature was interesting to see how Batman could be rebooted. But the most exciting aspect of this feature... Fassbender as Bond with Nolan directing!

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    • FBMFindlay

      Jul 7th 2012, 18:24

      Fassbender is no Batman or James Bond. If anything he would be a perfect villain for Bond. Also depends on the nature of the script and the director's(whoever that may be) vision to then pick the best actor for 'The Batman' they wish to give us.

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    • Chufferstud

      Jul 8th 2012, 9:11

      I think Batman: Arkham City is a good base for a reboot. It's classic Batman in terms of style and has the same gritty feel as the comics. It also shows how the more fantastical of villains can work. I don't quite understand this obsession of Nolan keeping it in the real world. We're talking about a man dressed as a bat, fighting crime... As long as its not dayglo camp I'll be happy. What hsppens with Man of Steel will influence Batmans next move. And anyone who likes The Brave and the Bold should be ashamed :)

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jul 8th 2012, 15:04

      I'll always be open to any Bat film/cartoon/video game/etc that has 'verisillimitude' and i really dont care if there is some camp, the character is strong enough to shine through if written with integrity.The template they should be using is Bond. we have had, i think, 22 Bond films so far and usually every 2-3 years and no-one sems to be tired of them?

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    • funis4assholes

      Jul 9th 2012, 23:17

      Agree with the Bond parallel. What Nolan gets better than previous directors is the 'world's greatest detective' angle. I would like to see much more detective work in future bat films. To the point of Sherlock Holmes-style writing. I also do not need superheroes to have love interests in every film. Marvel gets this, and is brave enough to run with its properties as is. Speaking of Holmes, RDJ in guy Ritchie's films is a more flamboyant version of what I can envisage for Batman.

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    • Agent69

      Jul 10th 2012, 9:38

      So basically you want it to be same as Nolan's films. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    • Agent69

      Jul 10th 2012, 9:39

      LOL. Be grounded but make Justice League movie. Yea Total film, and make water dry too.

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    • joefiore

      Jul 11th 2012, 11:56

      ""Maintain real-world villains...Forget seeing the big-screen debut of Clayface, or the gritty update of Mr Freeze – the next Bat-villain has to be as believable as Heath Ledger’s Joker, as convincing as Cillian Murphy’s Scarecrow, or as retooled as Tom Hardy’s Bane." Eff that !!! One of the downsides to Nolan's film has been that it's too 'real-world'. Batman's world mixes the fantasy elements of characters like Clayface with gritty 'real-world' crime drama. Batman needs both. WIthout both, it feels incomplete. The best thing that could come from Nolan walking away is more of the fantasy elements being re-introduced

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    • bencobra

      Jul 11th 2012, 12:04

      'Gotham Central - The Wire of Bat-Books'. Please don't go out and read the graphic novel due to this description. It is relevantly tame and it's greatest parts actually contain the Dark Knight

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    • chrisyahoo80

      Jul 13th 2012, 14:19

      Think that batman is one of the best cartoon, comic and film ever ... that's why for having news I'm checking on: http://www.comicworldonline.com http://www.movie-festival.com

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    • gocsa

      Jul 14th 2012, 20:58

      So the guy who wrote this article basically wants it to be Nolan's version AND Burton's version AT THE SAME TIME. Which cannot be done. You can't have the new Batman be overly realistic, grounded in reality but also be fun, adventurous, and competible with a Justice League movie and a universe in general where Superman and Green Lantern and all these other fantastical characters live too. Also, I hate how people say the Nolan universe has realistic villains. How freakin' realistic was Two-Face? Honestly, people consider that realistic? I think Burton's version was almost perfect for Justice League compatibility. The new director should follow in those footsteps.

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    • jtrfranklin

      Jul 19th 2012, 14:59

      I'm sorry but you lost me when you say only have real world villains, but have it open to Superman and other DC hero cameos. Superman, an alien from a whole other galaxy who has God like powers from our sun can be around, but not a a Lazurus pit using Ras al Ghul, or Clayface. That is really stupid. We can have Green Lantern pop in with his power ring, but Mr. Freeze one of the most complex and interesting characters isn't possible? You should have read your own artical before going to press man.

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    • Battery

      Jul 20th 2012, 3:54

      I'd like to see a new emphasis on the physical, athletic side of Batman, and get rid of most if not all of the body armor. This, together with a new FX emphasis placed upon cape effects and shadow effects. In the comics, Batman's cape is nearly as impressive as Spawn's. Quite possibly the world would have to be as stylized as Sin City. But I'd like to see Batman do a few things, athletically, that couldn't be done by someone who hasn't been training since six. I agree that it's time we saw more detective work. In that light, it would be nice to see the story based upon smaller stakes than The End of Gotham. Remember that Batman used to foil many a jewel thief. I like a backstory in which Bruce Wayne has decided to participate in some charity event in Metropolis. In several, interspersed seqments, we see him being interviewed by Clark Kent. Only gradually does it become clear that Wayne has figured out that Kent is Superman, and that the entire interview is Batman doing some r and d on Superman, who has no idea of Wayne's alter ego and who never appears in the movie. Robin should come on the scene, full-blown and independent, as Robin the Boy Wonder. We see as he builds his own street cred. He's a 15 year-old kid who is a world-class acrobat with a right cross that knocks out grown men. He's also obviously having fun, and frustrates criminals with his awful, juvenile jokes. When he and Batman finally join up, Robin's credibility is such that you really believe in the Dynamic Duo. As a fighting unit, they really have to seem like something greater than the sum of their parts. What Robin brings out in Batman is a needed reminder that dressing up and beating up the bad guys is a lot of fun.

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    • lindaleewaye

      Jul 20th 2012, 11:24

      I agree with EVERYTHING you just said!!!! Especially about Michael Fassbender being the perfect Batman too. I thought the same thing before even reading this article. He is such a good actor and even looks like the perfect Bruce Wayne! He also has a very strong jaw (; Woo lol

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    • Aether

      Jul 21st 2012, 21:46

      Dont do any of these. Reboot it with Batman Beyond, we've yet to see a live action version of it!

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    • evs75

      Jul 23rd 2012, 10:25

      Hopefully they won't reboot just yet. The ending of The Dark Knight Rises is very much left open to interpretation, so maybe Nolan has got another one left in him, otherwise (without giving anything away) why has he left it open to the possibility of another? If he was to do another, then personally I think Michael Fassbender would make a cracking Riddler...and I'd love to see what Nolan would do with this character or indeed the Penguin.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 23rd 2012, 18:53

      The logical step next is to follow JGL's character, do a Robin/Nightwing spin off.

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    • tirsomena

      Jul 24th 2012, 6:03

      I would love to see them make the Batman Hush story into live action. What do you think?

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    • mattburgess

      Jul 25th 2012, 15:13

      I wonder what kind of cinematic world we would live in now if Joss Whedon's pre-Begins Batman film had been green-lit. We would have had a Whedon's Batman (no idea what that would have been like), no Nolan-Batman, and The Avengers would have been directed by someone else... Who knows, maybe it all would have turned out even better? Impossible to say...

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    • dylanmccartney

      Jul 26th 2012, 17:56

      Please don't include Superman. Please don't. In fact, do almost nothing that this list suggests except cast Michael Fassbender. He would be good.

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    • BillFromPA

      Jul 29th 2012, 2:16

      I very much doubt you'll see an origin in the next reboot, you definitely won't see Mr. and Mrs. Wayne getting plugged anywhere near a movie theatre.

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    • jkrock3

      Aug 12th 2012, 1:42

      I think Jim Caviezel would be a better batman than Michael Fassbender

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    • 19DarkKnight98

      Nov 23rd 2012, 18:57

      I think that Nolan won't direct the next batman movie but he will help make it. I'm not sure about the "Reboot" Idea but it would be awesome to see how they do it. Or another idea for the next movie is instead of a "Reboot" they should do "Batman Beyond" or maybe "Nightwing". I don't know, I'm just saying my ideas on how to do the next movie. I just hope they don't ruin the trilogy by trying to take it to the next level. And if you ask me, when the Batman trilogy does end and Nolan isn't directing or producing or anything to do with the movie. NO ONE should try to remake or start a new trilogy. Bale is and will always be Batman. Batman Beyond is a different story tho. It would be awesome to see a Batman Beyond trilogy. Bale should be Bruce Wayne training John Blake (played by Gorden-Levitt). I think they should have Mr. Freeze or The Riddler or maybe even The Penguin. Neil Patrick Harris would play a great Riddler. But if Batman Beyond does happen, they can't try and do the joker or bane. Tell me what you think!

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