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post #451 of 490

I'm not a huge fan of Selina as a dominatrix either.

 

And I generally like Batman: Year One

post #452 of 490

For catwoman stories that give her justice and are great reads try the Brubaker runs (Detective 759 - 762) and Catwoman v3 1-37.  I believe that would be the direct influence on Nolans decision, and even highlights the goggles.

post #453 of 490
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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

I'm not a huge fan of Selina as a dominatrix either.

 

And I generally like Batman: Year One

I just have a lot of respect for professional dominants and women who make a career in kink. It seemed like it fits Kyle's character perfectly and puts her on more than equal ground with both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

 

By the way, I just read Gotham by Gaslight 2: Master of the Future, and I was thinking that the Master of the Future would be a great villain for a future bat-film. The concerns that had the original 19th century Master up in arms are only ever more urgent today in the era of climate change and economic collapse. He seems like he'd make for a very enigmatic and timely adversary for Wayne to tackle. Sort of like Ra's in Begins, but just one man against the world without a league to back him up.

post #454 of 490
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With the caveat they leave out the S&M stripper outfits spray-painted on to every single female character.

What, you didn't like dominatrix Harley Quinn?

post #455 of 490
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I just have a lot of respect for professional dominants and women who make a career in kink. It seemed like it fits Kyle's character perfectly and puts her on more than equal ground with both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

 

I'm not against people with kinky professions in the real world either. I just think turning Selina into a dominatrix is way too on-the-nose for me.

 

 

 

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What, you didn't like dominatrix Harley Quinn?

 

 

Urghhhh....Harley in Arkham City...

post #456 of 490
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I'm not against people with kinky professions in the real world either. I just think turning Selina into a dominatrix is way too on-the-nose for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Urghhhh....Harley in Arkham City...


My favorite though was Gordon, who looked ripped enough that he looked like he was going to a fight club that night after work.

 

And I loved Arkham Asylum and City. Just some of the character designs were...unfortunate. My dream is to have the same two games(Asylum and City) and have them look like B:TAS.

post #457 of 490

There's a rumor that the next Batman game from Rocksteady is going to be based on Batman's Silver Age stories and sport cameos from other superheroes. And considering how I basically played all of Arkham City in the Neal Adams style outfit, I can live with that.

post #458 of 490
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For catwoman stories that give her justice and are great reads try the Brubaker runs (Detective 759 - 762) and Catwoman v3 1-37.  I believe that would be the direct influence on Nolans decision, and even highlights the goggles.

You know, I certainly wouldn't mind someone adapting that Darwyn Cooke one-off from Batman: Ego. That'd be pretty cool.

post #459 of 490

I'm going to try to find that in my boxes and reread it.  I don't actually remember it.  I do remember really like Selina's big score, which was included in the hardcover, but I believe I have the individual soft covers.  I overloaded on Batman for awhile.  I would actually read 10 comics a night before bed, and I was doing the 13 titles a month as they came out, plus all the one shots (I was single and traveled for work, which left me in many small town hotels, with a lot of free evenings to do a whole lot of nothing.  In 5 years I read most Bat stuff from 53 on, but my memory sucks and I forget a lot of the stories.

post #460 of 490

2016, folks. And no origin story!

post #461 of 490

 

Batman of Zur-En-Arrh and Batmite are getting action figures, high time they get a movie too.

post #462 of 490

I'd watch it.

post #463 of 490

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From io9:

 

10 Reasons the Next Batman Movie Should be Batman Beyond

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has ended once and for all, and the Dark Knight's future remains totally in question. The Caped Crusader is a total cash cow, so he's pretty much guaranteed to return to theaters soon, both as part of the Justice League and in his own solo pictures. But what should the next Bat-movie be based on? 

 

We've given it a lot of thought, and we've decided: The next Batman movie should absolutely be based on Batman Beyond, the futuristic animated series from a dozen years ago. Here are 10 reasons why:

 

http://io9.com/5938388/10-reasons-the-next-batman-movie-should-be-batman-beyond

post #464 of 490

How amazing would it be to have a live-action Kevin Conroy play old Bruce Wayne? 

GIVE US THAT VOICE!!!!

 

It'd never happen, but DAMMIT.

 

Also, anyone who hasn't already should listen to Kevin Smith's interview with Conroy.  A totally inspirational man.

post #465 of 490
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How amazing would it be to have a live-action Kevin Conroy play old Bruce Wayne? 

GIVE US THAT VOICE!!!!

 

It'd never happen, but DAMMIT.

 

Also, anyone who hasn't already should listen to Kevin Smith's interview with Conroy.  A totally inspirational man.

That'd be great, but this man exists

 

post #466 of 490

Powers Boothe. That is all.

post #467 of 490

Conroy would be nice, but

 

 

post #468 of 490
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Conroy would be nice, but

 

 

Fuck. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!

 

Sadly, I doubt a Batman Beyond film is even likely at this point.

post #469 of 490

Jackie Chan was Batman????

post #470 of 490
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I'd watch it.

 

I KNEW IT!

post #471 of 490

To be fair I'd probably watch any Batman movie.

post #472 of 490

Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

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10 Reasons the Next Batman Movie Should be Batman Beyond


The natural tendency for the Batman films is to go lighter after The Dark Knight Rises — which would probably be a mistake. If any character belongs in the shadows, it's Bats.

 

 

post #473 of 490

I still contend that you could take elements from Batman Beyond, graft them onto a JGL-led flick, dial down the grimness a bit and do a soft reboot and everyone's got what they want--more fun Batman, without completely saying "We'll always have Paris" to Nolan's films.

 

But mostly because I loved the final moments of TDKR and really love the idea of JGL taking up the reigns.

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Conroy would be nice, but

 

 

 

Can we get Aaron Paul as Terry McGuiness?

post #475 of 490

Sure he's already had a slice of the bat-pie (Kinda), but:

 

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Edited by Workyticket - 8/29/12 at 3:31am
post #476 of 490

That's kind of an awesome suggestion as I have JUST NOW finished getting through Blade Runner for the first time.

post #477 of 490

I hope it's not Batman Beyond.  Batman should remain...Bruce Wayne!

post #478 of 490
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Sure he's already had a slice of the bat-pie (Kinda), but:

 

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Nah, but Joker, though...

post #479 of 490
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I still contend that you could take elements from Batman Beyond, graft them onto a JGL-led flick, dial down the grimness a bit and do a soft reboot and everyone's got what they want--more fun Batman, without completely saying "We'll always have Paris" to Nolan's films.

 

But mostly because I loved the final moments of TDKR and really love the idea of JGL taking up the reigns.

 

Seconded. Give me Batman Beyond-style follow up with JGL taking on, say, Professor Pyg and I will be more than happy. Which is funny, because time was I would never have accepted anyone other than Bruce Wayne as Batman but I've completely mellowed regarding that and really loved that for once, Bruce Wayne got a happy ending and moved on with his life. Now I just find the thought of him waging war forever, especially as a grim, miserable old man, utterly depressing.

post #480 of 490
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Nah, but Joker, though...

 

Holy shit. Rutger Hauer as an aging Joker is inspired. It'll never happen, but that's a fantastic idea.

post #481 of 490

I don't expect it this time (and maybe it won't even happen in my lifetime), but I really hope someday there's a Batman movie that's fun and captures the spirit of '50s/'60s Batman the way the cartoon series "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" did, while still being modern. I don't think having a lighter tone automatically has to mean a Batman movie is lame and sucks. It all depends on the director/writer(s). Get people who are smart for those roles, and they can make something cool, even if it isn't all dour.

 

I still love "Batman: The Animated Series" more than any other interpretation of Batman (and any other TV series, live action or animated, for that matter), and I consider "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" to be the most logical and worthy follow-up to it. I'd like to see something like that happen with live action movies.

 

I'm afraid what's more likely to happen is something like the 2004 series "The Batman", which came across more like a watered down variation on the landmark achievement that preceded it. Of course it was vastly different from "Batman: The Animated Series" in many aesthetic ways as the villains and characters in general looked very different and it was less grounded in reality, but the tone made it feel pretty damn derivative. I think what's best for this franchise is something that goes in the other direction, without taking it too far like Schumacher and Akiva Goldsman did.

 

Also, even though I'm using animated shows an example of how to do things right, I contend that directly converting an animated property to live action is an awful idea. Especially "Batman Beyond", which I didn't much care for. I believe that show was done about as well as a show with its premise could possibly be done (of course it was, how could it not be when it was put together by the crew with the Midas Touch behind all the DC Animated Universe properties from '92-'06?), but it was in my opinion the weakest of the DC Animated Universe properties.

 

The main reason I didn't like it was that I found its premise fundamentally flawed. It was an admirably radical, outside-the-box concept, but I could never really get into it. Maybe I'm just too much of a traditionalist, but I just want to see Bruce Wayne as Batman. I found the speculative in 1999 future world of that show silly and the costume even worse.

 

To be fair, they told some great stories (i.e. "Meltdown", "Return of the Joker"), but I was glad when that series ended and its producers went back to doing what they do best, with the more traditional "Justice League", which was able to come up with surprising and intelligent character and story arcs while still being less of a disappointing departure from the spirit and premise of "Batman: The Animated Series". I personally think any revival of "Batman Beyond", live action or otherwise, would be disastrous.

post #482 of 490

Can this be opened to larger Justice League movie fanwanking discussion?  Because I'm stuck on the idea of Tom Hanks as a superhero.  Something like Silver Age Superman, or Jay Garrick Flash.

post #483 of 490
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Can this be opened to larger Justice League movie fanwanking discussion?  Because I'm stuck on the idea of Tom Hanks as a superhero.  Something like Silver Age Superman, or Jay Garrick Flash.


Maybe veering off subject even further than the Justice League, but always thought he'd make a killer Reed Richards.

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While I have some time, let me lay out why I think Affleck is the front runner.

 

1. Ben Affleck is a really good director. Gone Baby Gone and The Town got great reviews. Argo has early awards buzz. In addition, not only were Gone Baby Gone and The Town well reviewed, they were gritty crime drama/thrillers which fits in well with with the established aesthetic of the Nolan franchise. WB will certainly prefer an acclaimed director with similar credentials to Nolan if for no other reason than to make it look like it's not a step down for the franchise.

 

2. WB has backed Affleck's last two films The Town and Argo. While it's not a deal breaker, I believe it would be WB's preference to work with a director who already has a good working relationship with the company. If nothing else, it's probably better for the morale of employees if WB promotes from within to head up one of their prize franchises rather than basically say no one in the company is good enough.

 

3. Ben Affleck is in his directing prime. Obviously WB isn't going to hand Batman off to some unproven director. I also don't believe they're going to hand off the franchise to an older director that might not have much gas left in the tank. A youngish director that can see Batman through for the next decade is certainly on WB's wish list.

 

4. Ben Affleck has no other major franchise commitments. If WB is going to hand off one of their prime franchises, they're likely to hand it off to someone with no other major commitments/distractions on his plate.

 

5. Affleck has legit comic book cred. It's not an essential, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

 

6. Accidentally or not, WB has already linked Nolan and Affleck by putting the trailer to The Town in front of Inception. Considering Argo is one of WB's biggest releases between The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit, a trailer to Argo in front of The Dark Knight Rises seems likely. If Argo is as good as early buzz suggests, Nolan and Affleck might be further linked together through awards season buzz. That would make an easy transition for WB when they are ready to make an announcement. Affleck and Nolan apparently already have something of a relationship with Affleck being offered Superman at one point and turning it down.

 
I don't necessarily think it's a given that it's going to be Affleck, but I think the next director of Batman is going to have a similar set of qualifications.


Blind squirrel finding an acorn, but I think this is a given now.

post #486 of 490
Fuck, that's impressive. Argo was even trailed in front of TDKR.

I'd add it looks like a good move for Affleck since it pushes his scale of project as a director. Argo and the Town were mid 40m budgets (interestingly the same as Insomnia), it would prove he can do mega budget 200m+ blockbuster.

Afflecks career in terms of projects looks very similar to Nolans, pre Batman. If Nolan hadn't gotten BB and the big leagues, you could certainly have see him doing similar stuff to Afflecks last projects instead.
post #487 of 490

May as well be Michael Bay seeing as we're half way there now.

post #488 of 490
Stallone.
post #489 of 490
Snyder's about halfway to Bay.
post #490 of 490
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Can we get Aaron Paul as Terry McGuiness?

Hell yeah bitch...wait and that rumor on Lex... ...it's all so simple now!
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