11-05-2012, 07:19 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Re: BATMAN REBOOT: your personal preferences?
Originally Posted by Batman999
No i'm not really going to go into casting of batman and matters as such. Thats debated in another thread. just a simple, quick fire bullet-pointed list of various issues- was just interested to see where people stand on them.
NAME OF 1ST FILM: i'd be happy with 'THE BATMAN'. it's pretty simple and to the point. we can worry about more inventive names as the series goes on. I definitely want the word 'batman' in the title. Agreed
SERIES DURATION: i'd personally like to see atleast 5 films in this series preferably all with the same actor playing batman. Sounds good
BAT-SUIT: i prefer the all-black rubber/kevlar look of the movies. but i've been doing alot of reaing on blogs/forums and there seems to be alot of people that want a return to the dark cape/cowl mixed with grey body look. i personally think this would look stupid on the big screen. what is your opinion?Works for me
ROBIN PARTICIPATION: I personally think on the big screen batman works best alone. but i wouldn't say no to robin but i wud keep batman alone at least for 2 films. i wouldn't have a 3rd partner (batgirl) in under any circumstances. a dynamic duo is more than enough IMO. where do u stand? would u have robin in straight away? would u have batgirl in? would u avoid both & go straight to nightwing? would u keep partners out altogether from the series? Jason Todd has been dead for nearly 3 months,Dick Grayson has been Nightwing for just over a year and Tim Drake has just recieved a scholarship at Wayne Enterprise's computer division.
JOKER PARTCIPATION: i agree that we need some distance from the whole ledger tragedy but u simply cannot keep Batmans main arch-villan out of the entire series. I say bring him in maybe by film 4 which will be in the mid 2020s most likely. i would also say don't kill him off- try and keep him in at least 2 of the reboot films. For the first film,the Joker is only seen in flashbacks,torturing then murdering Jason Todd.
GOTHAM CITY: what was your favourite gotham? Burtons Gothic city? Schumachers neon Gotham or Nolans modern skyscraper-like Gotham.
Personally i'd like to see a city which is 80% burtons gotham & 20% Nolans gotham. 50/50
ORIGIN STORY: i think most agree it shouldn't be an origin story but when do u suggest the start date? i personally would still like it to be early on in his career. i'd probably start it about 5/6 months in to his batman career? 5 years after the first Batman sighting,Professor Hugo Strange comes to Gotham City for research on a book on Batman,after learning of Jason's death and Bruce's own tragedy,he discovers Batman's identity setting up for a sequel.Strange conducting interviews with citizens and criminals of Gotham throught the first movie is how the orgin is dealt with.
BATMOBILE: The tumbler was good but personally i'd go back to a more fancy, sleeker design.
I want to see various different Bat-vehicles in the Batcave but I'd also go with a fancier,sleeker version of the Batmobile as the primary vehicle.
1st MOVIE VILLAINS: who would your crooks be in the first film. Joker is seen in flashbacks,Hugo Strange is set up for the sequel,an emotionally unstable Batman nearly kills Killer Croc until Nightwing interveens and in a dark mirrored parrallel,after his wife dies,Mr Freeze escapes Arkham to seek vengences on the people who cut the funding of her cure.
DIRECTOR: who would you like to direct the movie? IMO i'd go with any anyone who will still make the film dark, series and gothic. Just anything that isn't like the laughable Batman & Robin (the one bad film in the series IMO). I'd like a mix of the Burton films + the Nolan films- with a few new, fresh ideas here and there from the new director. Whoever can create something that draws from Nolan's Batman and Arkham City the best.
* one last thing. one MUST for this series is denzel washington- possibly lucius fox or even more controversially as commissioner gordon (as one blogger i read suggested). The warner bros studios should try and start tapping him up now. also michael madsen, ray liotta, joaquin phoneix & john travolta r some high-profile targets i'd like to see in this series.
I think Denzel would make a great Mr Terrific.