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Old 12-30-2012, 11:43 PM   #109
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Default Re: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake VI

Originally Posted by FeedOnATreeFrog View Post
I think they instead just wanted an amalgamation of the multiple robins which play such a big part of the comics. John is Dick's middle name, and Blake is reminiscent of Drake. Plus all the hothead references.
Yeah, that's what I got from it. He's an amalgamation as well as a unique character in his own right, which isn't actually that far off from other characters in the series including the Joker. The name drop at the end of the film is kind of only a confirmation of who Blake already was instead of a traditional reveal. Somehow it still surprised me though, haha.

I don't see the big deal with a 'made up' Robin either. Miller did it in TDKR.
There seems to be a strange double standard with that. Writers in the comics make up new character all the time and people usually don't bat an eye, but when a filmmaker does it in a comic book film there's commonly a lot of complaints.

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