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Old 06-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #357
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Default Re: Your top 5 things that needs to be "fixed" for the Batman reboot

Originally Posted by Wesley Dodds View Post
Much as I'm not technically against the next Batman being a part of a 'DC film universe' and much I liked Man of Steel... (well, I say "liked", "didn't hate" would be a bit more appropriate) I really don't want Snyder's blue-filtered, 'realistic' Superman to be the one Batman finally meets onscreen.

Like I said, I didn't hate the movie and Cavill was good in the role... but it really didn't mesh terribly well with my idea of what Superman is, and more importantly what the DC Universe is...
The diluted look? That's one thing I can agree with. I'm not too hyped on that being the look with the DC cinematic universe, and if the look is different than the other DC films, how will they all look like in one solo JL film? That's the trickiest part to how Man of Steel was filtered.

ALTHOUGH, in some looks to be just fine:

Originally Posted by shauner111 View Post
The reboot needs to look to the Arkham games and the Animated Series for inspiration. Your concept is what I was thinking too. Replace Joker with Riddler. I would give Joker a cameo or some great reference to say that he's locked in Arkham somewhere "safe" and you just hear him laughing on one floor in the Asylum, as Batman passes by to get to the next floor.

I would have small roles by Mad Hatter, Ventriloquist (cameo), Calendar Man (cameo), Killer Croc (Man-Bat or Clayface appearances could be cool too), Strange as a big villain along with Riddler. References to Two-Face and Scarecrow without showing them.

Great minds think alike, Shauner.

I was thinking the film starts with us taking a stroll through the Batcave, whereever the camera takes us as we get to the super computer while it's doing research on Superman but then all of this has a voiceover of Bruce Wayne meeting Dr. Hugo Strange for required sessions with a psychiatrist as Bruce burst into a fit of rage during a Wayne Enterprises board meeting when he found out one of his satellites was destroyed(by Zod and Superman in MOS) and via flashbacks throughout the entire film we find out that Strange slowly deduces that Bruce and Batman is the same. As Batman, who was regarded for the longest as a myth before this film explores a locked Arkham Asylum, he deals with other villains(who I think need to be based on the villains that would be a threat psychologically that Strange can use to his advantage such as Scarecrow and Mad Hatter), while also slowly finding out that this still-unknown Riddler character is a washed-up journalist named Eddie Nashton that Strange is brainwashing for his dirty deeds to get Batman to escort him to Arkham Asylum.

The film ends with Batman and Strange(dressed up as Batman)

Maybe Strange even has some more muscle to help him out like Clayface of Killer Croc, but this film could be a very psychological take combining the elements of Arkham Asylum/City and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth(also, watching NBC'S Hannibal has really made me think of this idea being such a great reboot introduction).

The reason I don't think I'd give anything big towards guys like Joker and Two-Face is because, quite frankly, Nolan used those two greatly...this reboot should start with lesser known villains to the general audience as well as a much, much, much better version of Scarecrow. MAYBE a nod to the Joker, but only that. I don't think I'd even want to hear Joker laugh as Batman walks down a hall.

Main villain: Dr. Strange (and his muscle could be Clayface or Killer Croc)

Minor villains: The Riddler, Scarecrow, Mad Hatter (and Clayface if he isn't used as Strange's muscle)

Cameos: Calendar Man, The Ventriloquist(good idea mentioning him, totally forgot about him myself)

Then a sequel would actually be the 4th time you see that version of Batman. Maybe it's a different actor by then, who knows. But do Dick Graysons origin. Have Penguin and Black Mask as the antagonists.
The 4th time? Do you mean the sequel to this film should be after two Justice League films?

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