What? The Joker's antics in The Dark Knight left Gotham's criminal elite in disarray, but the movies - like nature - abhor a vacuum.
Especially with Batman disgraced, there's a vacancy for a twisted nutjob to put fear into the hearts of a city's populace.
Why? A demented villain is as much a part of Batman's make-up as the cape and costume. The only certainty is that, following the tragic death of Heath Ledger, it won't be The Joker.
While promoting Inception, Nolan recently went on the record: "For me, Heath was the definitive Joker. It wouldn't feel appropriate to readdress that character."
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Jul 27th 2010, 17:23
I like number 11, talking about the Batwing while showing a picture of a Batmobile (and particularly the one from the worst movie).
However, I hate the idea of a Batwing in a Nolan movie.
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Jul 27th 2010, 17:24
"What? With the stakes raised, Batman needs another dimension: specifically, height."
Um, have we been watching the same films? While a ridiculous aircraft has been pleasantly absent, the Bat's antics have had a significant vertical component, not least the rooftop Tumbler chase and the Hong Kong kidnapping.
Good gadgets only please. The Batwing is only one step away from Schumacher-esque batnipples.
Jul 27th 2010, 17:40
it could be a bat boat, but like a stealth sub not unlike Tommorow never dies. That actor is way too young to be The Riddler, he'll end up resembling a stroppy ASBO sending off hate mail, give it Tim Roth so he can have a ball with his mate Mr Oldman.
Jul 27th 2010, 19:24
NO ROBIN, Nolan and Goyer have said this repeatidly, and I agree with their logic on why. He doesnt fit into the nature of these films laid out by Nolan/Goyer. I remeber when Heath Ledger was cast for the joker, and everyone cried, calling Chris and crew for casting someone who was completly wrong for the part...
...and look what happend.
tenstrings, i agree with you compleltly the batwing is just like the bat-credit card. Totalfilm have basically made a list for a request of a Tim Burton batman, or a spiderman take on batman, Go play Arkham Asylam on PS3 or XboX or watch Under the red hood.
You guys must be bored, quite tempted to cancel my subscription here these are not "essential elements" there essential elements for Arkham Asylam 2. Change the title to that. The guys who wrote this quite clearly haven't seen the dark night or batman begins
Jul 27th 2010, 20:53
dalidab1982, definitly,Nightwing in that aspect could work. weather it happens or not is another question. if the riddler is apart of this film there should be alot of mind bending thoughts for the film and twist.
Jul 28th 2010, 10:27
you want the joker... You cant have him so instead bring harlequin in for some insanity.
Aug 4th 2010, 23:24
Nolan's gonna have to have millions of tricks up his sleeve but heres some ideas:
1. sex it up- add Harleyquinn as a scorned lover of bruce wayne, turned insane.
2. make it on a huge scale- put it in 3D and have tonnes of explosions.
3. don't typecast-choose an unexpected actor for the riddler like Nicholas cage or Steven graham maybe even John travolta
Aug 6th 2010, 8:26
I am with nastycafe13 to a point. Don't fall into the American Pie trap, where story falls as the amount of breasts rises.
Oh and no 3D... please, this is not spy kids.
Now being from the states, I was think of someone with an accent to play the Riddler. Anyone know what David hyde Perice is up to?
I was thinking of an episode of Batman the Animated series, it titled, "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?" This is the next movie, just insert grity cliches at your own risk.
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