The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Batman > Batman World

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
BH/HHH
Cavill's Hairychest
 
BH/HHH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Leeds
Posts: 14,838
Default Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Its either watching Batman '89 or the Adam West series, I really can't remember what I saw first. I think though it was Batman the Animated Series that made that made me a Batman fan.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Year One, I'm sure many will say The Dark Knight Returns which is a great hook but a little overrated in my opinion, plus the portrayal of my number 201 hero Superman leaves me a little cold.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman Begins

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I love origin stories and they nailed Batman's here. I love this film from start to finish and I think its what I'd call a Batman film that leaves you excited for the future.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Live action: Michael Keaton, he was the first true live action Batman I loved. Of course Bale nailed the role but for me Keaton will always be Batman.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker, it just has to be, Batman probably has the single best rogues gallery in comics and the Joker is the godfather of super villains.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

The Dark Knight Rises, it wasn't a bad film at all it just wasn't what I wanted. I think Nolan's trilogy could have been great groundwork for an ongoing series of Batman films and he ended it. I also hated Bane's voice and the fact we hardly saw Batman.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Yes very happy, he never crossed my mind either

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Before Affleck's casting I really wanted Ryan Gosling or Rob Kazinsky. But of course as sone may agree I really would have loved to have seen what Clint Eastwood had done in the role back in the day.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Court of Owls, its a truly epic story, I think you could take the premise and adapt it into something amazing.

__________________
MAN OF STEEL


THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF ALL-TIME
BH/HHH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
Chip Chipperson
Dr. Pavel I'm CIA
 
Chip Chipperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,501
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

The Animated Series. It was a huge part of my childhood, and still is to this day.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Killing Joke. Alan Moore is one weird guy, but the story is greatness.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman 89

4) Why is that film your favourite?

Simply because it was the first one I watched as a kid, and Elfman's score is legendary.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Kevin Conroy, forever and always.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

While it always used to be Hamill's Joker, I'm gonna go with Mr. Freeze. 'Heart of Ice' in BTAS was one of the best episodes of the entire show, and Michael Ansara was great as Freeze.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Nolan closing the book on any other superheros living in his movie universe, I really wanted to see Bale's Batman alongside other heros. But now that i look at it, I'm glad that didn't happen, because I believe The Fleck will be a better Bruce Wayne/Batman thanBale. Also The Dark Knight Rises, as many of you already know.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Ecstatic. While I never even thought about him as a possibility (mostly because I thought he'd never do another hero movie because of Daredevil, I thought he did good though), just look at him and tell me he doesn't scream Bruce Wayne. He's a fan of the comics and this is a role he's always coveted. He's an Oscar winning director and The Town is one of my favorite movies ever. I think he's gonna be the best big screen Batman to date.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Jon Hamm, always thought he would've made a great older Bruce/Batman.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Would like to see Killing Joke or Death in the Family, but don't think it'll ever happen due to the fact that an R-Rated Batman movie will never be made.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Travesty View Post
I'm glad some of you were happy with your Bruce Wayne trilogy, but I'm hoping we get some Batman this time around.
BELIEVE IN THE FLECK.
Chip Chipperson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
Superman_200
Superman
 
Superman_200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 854
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

As a kid, I had liked all the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, so my parents figured I'd like the Adams West Batman because of the same tone and similar costumes. When I was a kid I remember thinking it was an action movie, not realizing how stupid and comedic it really was. It was either that or being real small and seeing Batman with Michael Keaton, I am not sure which I saw first.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

I have not read many comics, but the one of the Dark Knight Returns I do remember reading and I liked it.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

The Dark Knight

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I loved the Joker, I thought it was about as serious and creepy as they could go with a character that dresses like a clown, and I actually liked the Batman suit better because it was not as bulky looking as the one in Batman Begins.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Christian Bale.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Joker after seeing in the movies, definitely the Joker.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

The one with Val Kilmer, after I saw Batman turned so campy it flashed me back to the Adam West Batman and then when the one with Clooney came out, I expected garbage anyway so I was not disappointed.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I thought of him along with Brolin and I thought he was a good choice, I thought he was good in Argo and I liked The Town a lot so I was happy.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

At anytime, I would have probably wanted Clint Eastwood.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Probably a fresh reboot in a few years. If it were for right now, then The Dark Knight Returns, or a Batman Beyond.

Superman_200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
TheNextNolan22
**** THIS COMPANY
 
TheNextNolan22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: BatFleck Cave
Posts: 29,318
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Batman: The Animated Series and the Burton/Schumacher films. Huge parts of my childhood, especially the former.


2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Either The Killing Joke or The Long Halloween.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

The Dark Knight.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I would be beating a dead-horse at this point.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Live action: Christian Bale
Animated: Kevin Conroy(MY definitive Batman)

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Joker, Ra's Al Ghul, and Bane are probably in my top 3.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Not really sure. I would have to think about that.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Within the first 4 minutes of the announcement, I was beyond shocked. But, almost instantly, I was SUPER excited. And still am.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Josh Brolin and even that choice I wasn't entirely keen on.

__________________
Cavill. Affleck. Gadot. 5/6/16.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowsdower! View Post
Stop all this positive thinking. Only negativity is allowed in here.
When it comes to Superman.....Make mine CAVILL
Dats dat.

Last edited by TheNextNolan22; 02-16-2014 at 03:02 PM.
TheNextNolan22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:01 PM   #5
Blitzkrieg Bop
Crazy Casbah Jive
 
Blitzkrieg Bop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under there
Posts: 7,023
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1. VHS tapes; Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Mask of the Phantasm

2. Hmm, I guess TDKR.

3. The Dark Knight

4. Great action, engaging story, Gordon, Joker, and Two-Face done right.

5. West is absolutely lovable. Keaton is the most believable and therefore the best performance as Batman of all. Bale is closer to what I prefer Batman to be, so I like his the most of all live action Batmen. All that being said, my favorite is the TAS version.

6. Joker, Ra's, Catwoman

7. Affleck's casting (Don't start)

8. --

9. I don't know.

10. Riddler

__________________
Apes--together--strong
Blitzkrieg Bop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
GREEN =w= DAY
Side-Kick
 
GREEN =w= DAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Tijuana/San Diego
Posts: 5,526
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

the Super Friends cartoon series and the Adam West series were probably my most earliest. but the one that stands out the most for me and when i became a HUGE fan was definitely Tim Burton's Batman

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Dark Knight Returns and Knightfall

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

it's a toss up between The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Batman '89

4) Why is that film your favourite?

The Dark Knight had the best story and most stand out performances. Batman Begins, I love the origin story. and Batman '89 more so for nostalgia but the film is great. Jack's Joker was hilarious!

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Bale and Keaton. i thought Val Kilmer was awesome as well but too bad he got stuck in a crappy movie.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

without a doubt the Joker

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. also, the cancellation of Beware The Batman

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

i am pleasantly surprised. i think Affleck will do an excellent job and surprise many people. by Summer 2016, everyone will forget about Daredevil

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Alec Baldwin and Jon Hamm

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

not quite sure. but i would love to see villains we haven't seen before (Man-Bat, Hush, Black Mask, etc.) or villains that need to be done right (Mr. Freeze, Riddler, Penguin, etc.)

GREEN =w= DAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #7
KillerMcQueen
Mildly sociopathic
 
KillerMcQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,558
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

The Adam West Batman movie, thought it was hilarious and awesome.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Year One

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman Begins

4) Why is that film your favourite?

Bale gives his best performance in this one, and it doesn't fall victim to the common problem of the villain overshadowing everyone, Batman is the main character, and his origin is handled flawlessly.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Christian Bale, as said above his performance in Begins is amazing, and he does a damn good job in the sequels despite them taking the voice too far in TDK and TDKR

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Joker, Has been a perfect foil to Batman since he was created and is easily one of the greatest villains of all time in any medium. He might actually be too good a villain since he has a tendency to overshadow pretty much everyone.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Not seeing a serious attempt at translating the comics batsuit to screen in any of the films yet (hope Superman/Batman fixes this.)

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Not gonna lie. I laughed for a good 10 minutes when I heard about it, so left field, and not a name that anyone had mentioned for the part in casting threads. I think he's gonna kill it though.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Would've been cool to see Baldwin as Bats instead of Keaton in 89, I think it would've been a much better film for it. Armitage was my choice for Bats pre Batfleck casting.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Not sure about stories. But I'd like to see some lesser known villains like Hatter, Deadshot, etc. in a solo film, Bats has one of the best rogues galleries of all time so I'd like to see it explored more thoroughly.

KillerMcQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
Rorschach2012
$
 
Rorschach2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,939
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

Fantastic thread.


1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

BTAS is what got me into Batman

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?
The Long Halloween, Hush, and Dark Victory

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?
probably a tie between The Dark Knight and Batman

4) Why is that film your favourite?
The Dark Knight doesn't need to be explained.. Batman 89 is a movie I'll never ever get tired of though. I always put on old Batman movies before I go to sleep. The 89-90s Batman movies just make me feel comfortable like no other movies can. I watched them all so often as a kid, I'll always love them. Even Batman and Robin.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)
I love Keaton and I love Bale, but Conroy all the way.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?
Obviously Joker.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?
Having to wait 8 years from Batman and Robin to Batman Begins was disappointing because they'd constantly announce they were working on new iterations of Batman, and they'd never come to be. So all those failed Batman movies were what disappointed me the most.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?
Unexpected choice, but yeah I can't wait.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?
Jon Hamm or young Alec Baldwin

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?
I really want Robin and Mr. Freeze to be involved. But I'd also like an adaptation of the Arkham Asylum game.

Court of Owls, TLH, Dark Victory, and Hush could be interesting storylines to take influence from too

Rorschach2012 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:25 PM   #9
BH/HHH
Cavill's Hairychest
 
BH/HHH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Leeds
Posts: 14,838
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rorschach2012 View Post
Fantastic thread.
Thanks, you should check out my Superman one too

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=473761

__________________
MAN OF STEEL


THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF ALL-TIME
BH/HHH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:29 PM   #10
Shikamaru
Side-Kick
 
Shikamaru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,577
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Batman TAS. Being born in the 90's and watching a lot of TV as a kid, it was the Batman that was always there for me since the beginning. I didn't see any of the live-action films until later in my childhood (except for Batman Forever).

The funny thing is that when I was really young, I used to think Batman TAS was in the same universe as other WB animated series like Animaniacs and Pink & the Brain. It just gave off that classic WB cartoon vibe.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

This is usually a tough one for me, but I'm going to go with The Long Halloween. I don't even consider it the best, but I think it has the perfect tonal balance between the gritty realistic 80's crime tone of Year One and the more "comic booky" supervillain-driven stories we see in most Batman runs of today. I just love the way "freaks" were incorporated with regular gangsters like Falcone in that book. I only wish more Batman stories had that balance. Then again, this takes place during the transition from regular Gotham to "freak Gotham", which I guess contributed to that perfect balance.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Mask of the Phantasm.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I don't even know where to begin. I love Andrea - she is my favorite Batman love interest in all mediums. I love Bruce's relationship with Andrea and the parallels between them. I love all the themes and messages regarding Batman's no-kill code and how that separates him from other vigilantes. I love the themes regarding happiness and seeing Bruce want to be happy, only for Batman to take over at the end of the day (both in the flashbacks and present day). I love all aspects of Batman's origin and the iconic shots - Bruce putting on the mask, the swarm of bats flying over him and Andrea, etc. I love the visuals and Shirley Walker's score. The list just goes on. Really underrated film IMO.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Kevin Conroy. More specifically, DCAU's Batman.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker. Not just my favorite Batman villain, but favorite comic book villain overall. I would explain why, but I think it is self-explanatory.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Probably a tie between The Dark Knight Rises and the lack of the "world's greatest detective" in the movies.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

No. I don't think he will do a bad job, but I don't think he'll do anything to blow me away either. I'm not expecting an Oscar Ledger-like worthy performance, but I want to see an actor in the role that I can consider the definitive take on the character. When I see Reeve/RDJ/Andrew Garfield/Hugh Jackman in their respective roles, I see them as a perfect cast. I think even Cavill has the potential to be on par with Reeves (or even better) with time and better scripts/movies. But with Affleck, I'm kinda expecting another Keaton/Bale in terms of quality. I liked both Bale and Keaton in the role, but they weren't untouchable. They weren't perfect casting. Heck if anything, I'm expecting from Affleck a bit less than what I got from Bale. Affleck is a fantastic director and writer but acting-wise, I think he is a step down from Bale.

However, I will say this. I am far more disappointed in the reasons behind Affleck's casting than in the casting of Affleck itself. For 2 reasons:

1) It is stunt casting. In a nutshell, they gave him a call and asked him to be Batman and he said yes. With there being a new Batman so soon after Nolan's still-fresh successful trilogy in people's heads, it seems WB feared backlash from the GA. Instead of looking for the best actor for the part, they decided to look for an A-list name. And what better A-list name than the director of the (at that time) recently critically acclaimed Argo? Stunt casting isn't automatically bad casting though. It doesn't mean Affleck will do a bad job, but it does show WB's attitude towards the film.

2) I don't like the direction and characterization they're going with. I'm not a fan of Batman being around a decade older than Superman. I already ranted on this several times so I won't get into it again.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Liam McIntyre, and Luke Evans. I also wanted Clint Eastwood for a Batman Beyond film.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

I want to see either the Riddler or Hugo Strange as the main villain.

Regarding your answer (the Court of Owls), I think that would work if 1) they did major changes for the second half and 2) it took place in Bruce's early career as Batman (which is not possible in this film universe).

Shikamaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:38 PM   #11
ArmsHeldOut
Voice of Reason
 
ArmsHeldOut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In bed with Norah O'Donnell/Western Mass.
Posts: 7,367
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

The Adam West TV series


2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

I have a number of favorites, some of which include but aren't limited to:
Dark Victory
The Long Halloween
The Dark Knight Returns
Broken City
Fugitive and Murderer
The Wall


3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

The Dark Knight


4) Why is that film your favourite?


Although I have quite a few problems with Goyer and Nolan's take on Batman, I certainly applaud them both for establishing a world in which the character, distilled to the basic core, could finally return to his darker roots; and The Dark Knight, to me, is the high point of their achievement in that regard.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Kevin Conroy


6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker


7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?


That the character has yet to be presented on film in his purist, undiluted form. I'm also still waiting for a Batman costume that actually does justice to the suits depicted in the original source material. Here's hoping that Zack Snyder is the man to, at long last, deliver us the goods!



8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I'm more than satisfied with Affleck's casting as Batman.


9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

My view of the character is far too idealized to visualize any actor -- living or dead -- in the role.


10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

The Court of Owls; Dr. Thomas Elliot (Hush)

__________________
"The first truth of Batman...
It had to be one I don't like to admit.
The gunshots left me alone.
For years I was alone in the echoing dark of that well.
But something else defined the exact moment Batman was born.
The first truth of Batman...
The saving grace.
I was never alone.
I had help."


- The Return of Bruce Wayne #6
by Grant Morrison, Lee Garbett, and Pere Perez

Last edited by ArmsHeldOut; 02-16-2014 at 03:47 PM.
ArmsHeldOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #12
MrsKent26
Whatever.
 
MrsKent26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 10,279
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Clooney's batman on TV.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Long Halloween, Dark victory, Hush

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

The Dark Knight and BB are tied.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

They raised the bar for CBMs and showed us that they can be examples of great film-making.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Bale. But I also really like the one from Batman the animated series.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

The Dark Knight Rises. Not terrible and had some good moments, but I had high expectations after The Dark Knight.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I wasn't at first, but have come around. Looking forward to a new Bats on screen.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

I liked Richard Armitage for the role or even Gosling.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Some different villains we didn't get with Nolan would be nice like Riddler and penguin.

MrsKent26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 04:42 PM   #13
Rocketman
Side-Kick
 
Rocketman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,570
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Seeing Tim Burton's Batman in 1989 with my parents at the theater. I was 2, and YES, I remember it wholeheartedly. And it was an old-fashioned movie theater that ended up getting shut down because the cost to repair it was way too much, and Batman was the first and last time I was at that theater.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

I'm loving the New 52 Batman, Court of Owls in particular.
As far as the classics, The Killing Joke is untouchable.
I find the entire Knightfall arc completely addicting and compulsively readable, and it spans somewhere around 75+ comics in total.
The Long Halloween is amazing.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman Returns.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

First, the scene where we see Bruce waiting in his chair in the dark, and the Bat Signal shines into the room... that scene has still summed up the character more than any live action film. The other reason is that I think this interpretation of Batman in general was the best. It was a very subtle performance from Keaton, there were no "Look at me!" moments. The whole character was very reserved and held back in a brilliant way. It was a great tease.

People like to complain about this movie because "It's not a Batman movie" because he's hardly in it, and the focus tends to be on Catwoman and Penguin... but I think that's EXACTLY what Batman is all about. He's quiet, he's behind the scenes, he's in the shadows not doing much. His rogues gallery is supposed to bring all the attention on themselves because they're so vibrant and colorful. Batman isn't there to get anyone's attention. He's just doing his own thing in the Batcave, not being noticed. It's PERFECT.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

I have to go with Christian Bale. Magically insert Christian Bale into Batman Returns and I'm a happy boy.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Man... I feel like The Joker doesn't count because he just is Batman's #1 villain. No contest. It's almost lame to choose him because it's so obviously the case... so I'm gonna say... Bane. Not because of The Dark Knight Rises either. I just think he's a very important character to the history of the comics. Up to that point, he debuted and immediately became a symbol of something no other villain had reached before.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

I have three answers:

1. I wish there was more effort to do an animated series like Batman: The Animated Series. That was the perfect interpretation of the character, and they keep taking steps back with The Brave and the Bold, Beware the Batman, and The Batman... I wish they could take everything about Under the Red Hood (even the animation) and make that a half-hour show every week. Just a massive, multi-season series that showcases his origin from the beginning and keeps trucking with all the major checkpoints in the history of the comics.

2. I wish people were more accepting of the two Schumacher films. They are just as valid as any other live action film, in my opinion. Open up any comic book in the 1950's and 1960's, and Schumacher was almost holding back from how ridiculous it all was. Batman comics started getting really dark and serious with Frank Miller and continued in 1989 with Tim Burton and Legends of the Dark Knight. The argument is essentially that everything from 1939 to 1989 isn't really Batman, and it's 50 years of the wrong interpretation. I disagree wholeheartedly. He's been silly longer than he's been serious.

3. I wish Burton/Keaton could've made a third film. I wish we could've sat here and discussed The Burton/Keaton Trilogy and The Nolan/Bale Trilogy.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

When it was announced, I was very much thinking, "Whaaaat?" and was very skeptical, but now the idea has COMPLETELY grown on me. It's almost such an obvious choice, it's almost too obvious, so that's why you'd never consider it. And then when they actually cast him, you think, "Well, of course. It's perfect." So I think it's perfect.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Alec Baldwin, right around the time The Shadow came out in 1994. I would've replaced Val Kilmer and George Clooney with Baldwin in both Schumacher films.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Animated - The Killing Joke
Live Action - I think the world is ready for Mr. Freeze again. If not, a Riddler/Penguin team-up.

__________________
KEEP CALM AND CALL BATMAN

Last edited by Rocketman; 02-16-2014 at 04:45 PM.
Rocketman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #14
C. Lee
I'm not old, I'm ancient
SHH! Administrator
 
C. Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 44,958
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?
The Adam West TV series from the 60's. I watched it first run.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?
Year One

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?
Batman Begins

4) Why is that film your favourite?
The serious real worldlyness of it.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)
Christian Bale.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?
Joker

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?
The Dark Knight Returns.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?
Yes, I have no problem with this.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?
In the 80's, Ronn Moss would gave been good.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?
An original story with a psycho Joker.

C. Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 05:48 PM   #15
Dk1201
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 730
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

I wanna say the Animated series or Batman

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

It's a tough battle between The along Halloween Year 100 and battle for the Cowel

If I have to pick one it The Long Halloween

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman Begins

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I love Ra's Al Ghul and the idea of him training Batman was fascinating plus after the near 50 false starts on Batman I was super psyched to see this film.



5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Right now I would say Keaton or Conroy both really redefined batman though it's hard to choose between them

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Ra's Al Ghul because he is just awesome.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Batman and Robin. While I wasn't thrilled with the Dark Knight Rises I still can't forgive batman and Robin for existing the film was aweful and failed epically on every level shame as Mr Freeze is my third favorite villain.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Yes EXTREMLY happy. Looking foward to that first pic of him in the suit.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Bradley Cooper or Liam Hemsworth were my initial choices before Affleck got cast.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

I would love to see a sort of hush trilogy which utilizes villians never seen before and at the end of third movie Hush explains how he was behind the events of the first two films in a "OMG no way" kind of moment.

Villians I would love to see utilized in this trilogy

Mr. Freeze and Black Mask for the first film
Hugo Strange and the riddler for the second film
Joker clayface and Hush for the third.

Dk1201 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #16
roach
I am the night
 
roach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under your Refrigerator
Posts: 38,404
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by BH/HHH View Post
1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Adam West series. As a child my father took me to a carshow that had the bat mobile there and I go to meet Adam West and Burt Ward.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Dark Knight Returns. I am a big Frank Miller fan and I've never read a last superhero story before. No one is trying to tell the last one.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman 89

4) Why is that film your favourite?

There was so much Batmania surrounding this film. I remember going to see this film and the line went around the movie theater.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Michael Keaton

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

This idea that Batman can beat anyone as long as he has time to prepare. Prep-time to me is a pretty silly concept. Anyone can beat anyone as long as they have time to prepare.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I think he will do a good job.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

no idea

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?
Penquin or Riddler
there you go

__________________
There seems to be a grave misunderstanding in todayís protest-hungry world of entertainment fans into how far their opinion should really matter. You donít like a story? Thatís fine Ė donít read a story. Former Marvel editor Tom Brennan
roach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #17
circa1981
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 39
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

BTAS


2) What's Your Favorite Batman comics story?

Either Dark Victory or DKR.


3) Which Batman film is your favorite?

Batman Returns.

4) Why is that film your favorite?

Between the fantastic acting and the batmanesce atmosphere, it's next to perfect.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Keaton by far. He has the perfect combination of being genuinely scary and sadness that fits the character perfectly.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favorite?

BTAS Ra's al Ghul. Brilliant, charming, and and even a little sympathetic, which is something which prevents the Joker from taking the top spot.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

That Keaton and company didn't get to make a third film.


8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I'm not thrilled, but I'm ok about it, at least until I see some footage.



9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Maybe Christoper Walken in his prime?


10) What story-line and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

The Batman murderer/fugitive story line, and a darker take on the Riddler.

circa1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #18
redfirebird2008
Side-Kick
 
redfirebird2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,828
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Batman '89. Three years old and parents took me to see it in the theater. It's the reason I began liking Batman.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Year One. Great origin story.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

My favorite is Batman '89, though I think Batman Begins is a better film overall.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

Batman '89 is my favorite mostly because of nostalgia, but there are some undeniably great elements in the film itself such as Elfman's incredible music, the awesome design for the Batmobile and Batwing, Michael Keaton's performance, Jack Nicholson's performance, Michael Gough's performance, and obviously the design of Gotham City.


5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Michael Keaton and Kevin Conroy.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Heath Ledger's death. Nolan ended TDK in the perfect manner with The Joker caught but still alive. I was hoping we would get to see more of Heath's awesome work in a sequel, but it just wasn't meant to be.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

I don't really have an opinion either way. I'll wait to see before judging him.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Clint Eastwood in a Dark Knight Returns adaptation right around the time the graphic novel was released. Eastwood was the right age at that time.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Eventually a Dark Knight Returns adaptation would be nice.

redfirebird2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 08:37 PM   #19
CountOrlok
Banned User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 702
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Seeing Batman '89 in the theatre.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Batman #1 1940

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman '89

4) Why is that film your favourite?

It rules.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Michael Keaton.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Hard to pick a favourite.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

The Dark Knight Rises - I did like Bane but everything else didn't work.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Don't know, I'll wait and see.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Not sure.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Mad Hatter, Calendar Man & Harley Quinn.

CountOrlok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #20
Thoix
Side-Kick
 
Thoix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Magalia, CA
Posts: 499
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Seeing Batman & Robin with my grandmother. I was five so I had a good time watching it. Even to this day I still like it, mostly for the wrong reasons though. :P

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Mad Love

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

The Dark Knight Rises

4) Why is that film your favourite?

I had never felt more satisfied after seeing a movie. The only complaint I have about the movie is Talia's death, because it just wasn't well acted. Everything else though, from the acting, story, emotion, fights, and action, TDKR was a near perfect movie for me.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Christian Bale

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Harley Quinn

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Bane's use in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Yes

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Not really sure.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

The Court of Owls


Last edited by Thoix; 02-16-2014 at 10:04 PM.
Thoix is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 10:22 PM   #21
AnneFan
Hathaway #1
 
AnneFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 13,641
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1. Batman (1989) on VHS
2. Really hard question. Perhaps TLH/DV
3. The Dark Knight
4. Good memories, great performances, chaos on the streets
5. Christian Bale
6. Joker
7. Anne's role wasn't larger, because it was dynamite
8. Yes
9. Not sure
10. A solid Riddler story

__________________
I dreamed a dream and "it came true."
- Anne Hathaway, actress in a supporting role winner 2013 Oscars.

Rio 2 - Song One - Interstellar - The Intern - The Lifeboat - Get Happy
AnneFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #22
KRYPTON INC.
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
Posts: 11,221
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by BH/HHH View Post
1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

It's got to be the Adam West show, but I also remember Superfreinds. Luckily around the same time we had a box of older comics in the basement, I don't know whose they were, that had some Denny Oneil Detective Comics in them. So I knew even then that he could be more than what the West show was.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

I dislike THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS more and more every year so it's not going to be that. Like with Superman there are too many. I love the whole YEARS trilogy. YEAR ONE, YEAR TWO and YEAR THREE. I like PREY from LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT. Hell the first 25 issues of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT are golden. I enjoyed the SECRET ORIGINS THE MAN WHO FALLS, and a DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL written by Archie Goodwin about Batman going to Japan and running afoul of the Yakuza and an old Samurai mentor.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Tie between BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT. TDK is a great film, but it is also somewhat over praised and I think Begins and it are actually on the same level except for Ledger's performance. Begins was what I mostly wanted in a Batman film, though I have my own nitpicks. Still, I am happy we got a serious and relatable Batman on film.

4) Why is that film your favourite?

See above.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Live action: Bale. He was not definitive for me, but he was the first one that made me go, "yeah, THAT'S Batman." As for animated there is no other choice. Conroy.
6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker. The man who sees all things as a joke vs. the man that takes everything seriously. Epic clash.
7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

The Dark Knight Rises as a whole almost. But I am also just depressed that way too often Batman in comics is written as an A-1 douchenozzle.
8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Yes, with only the slightest of reservations. I know his Bruce will be impeccable, IN MY BONES AND STUFF. But I think there is a slight question as to how his in costume stuff will turn out. A slight question. The man is an underrated actor.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

In the 40's and 50's it would be a tie between Kirk Douglas or Rock Hudson. In the modern era, I think Sam Witiwer would be a great YEAR ONE version. He's still young and we may see him in the future up for the part, I hope.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

I can't think of any particular Bat story beyond perhaps a series of films with Nightwing and he dealing with the fallout of Jason Todd's death and then return as RED HOOD, with and emphasis on both Batman and Dick's relationship and Dick and Jason's view of each other.Throw in Black Mask, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Joker and Ra's and that's a trilogy I would love to see.
That's my story and I am sticking to it.

__________________
My father. 1946-2014

He truly proved that every person has the potential to be a force for good in this life. So anyone that reads this, do me a favor... Call your parents.
KRYPTON INC. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 11:03 PM   #23
Senator Pleasury
Banned User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2,846
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

My first comic book was one of Wonder Woman where Batman was testing her for her to be accept (back?) in the Justice League. Bruce Wayne was nowhere to be seen and I was just fascinated with this mysterious caped masked figure with white eyes and dark face.

A few months later I found out there was a TV series and I saw it.

Many years later I heard Hollywood was making a movie with Jack Nicholson as the Joker, and I couldn't believe it. But then I was so angry at some of the rumors: black armored suit, Joker having more screen time, violent Batman, Michael Keaton!!!! But when I saw the movie, I was blown up.

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Batman: the Dark Knight Returns.

For me, the greatest stories are about the origin or the end of these kind of characters. B:TDKR has the origin as flashbacks, and it has the future of the character. It had a social criticism of its time (with Superman as US government's secret weapon, Ronald Reagan considering the world his ranch, etc.

I haven't read it in a long time, and I like MANY others stories but as long as I remember, it was the one who made the biggest impression.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman (1989)

4) Why is that film your favourite?

It took a precious moment of the character, where it was starting, as a completely different superhero from his usual partners in crime-fighting (Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, etc), the 1940 vibe worked beautifully. It was a subversion of a genre that was still starting, and visually, Batman was as scary as he was supposed to be and I still haven't seen such a great use of the cape. Michael Keaton did an outstanding job with it than no one else IMO has been able to surpass, transforming himself into the creature of the night. Nicholson was the traditional Joker, as dangerous as funny. Elfman's music was memorable and impressive. It mixed darkness, fantasy, action, humor in very enjoyable doses. Sure, it's a twenty-five year old movie and it has aged quite a bit, just as any superhero movie of its time.

That said, I consider The Dark Knight (2008) a masterpiece of the genre, much more complex and one of the pillars of it.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Michael Keaton.

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Other than the Joker, the Scarecrow. Sadly, Nolan's approach was to make it a joke and a buffoon.

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

I suppose I should say Batman & Robin, but no one is hating it any more. I think Batman is too cool to have one of his movies despised forever.

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Not specially. But I see no harm in that decision.

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

I have no idea.

But I always have wanted Willem Dafoe as the Joker. Or Hugo Weaving as the Joker.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

I am not sure. Just too much to choose from.


Last edited by Senator Pleasury; 02-16-2014 at 11:50 PM.
Senator Pleasury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 11:17 PM   #24
the5timechamp
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 171
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?
My father had comics he kept well stored, he had the Phantom, Tarzan and a Batman comic with scarecrow..all I recall was a guy being sprayed and imagining he was buried alive

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

Year One... the ending is weak but I understand its existence (plus Black Mirror mined it perfectly)..everything else in that book is gold

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Mask of the Phantasm...shows most facets of Batman and how tragic and heartbreaking it is..has some of my favorite bat moments ever

4) Why is that film your favourite?

Has great attention to detail, great characters and batman shines..he's stoic and commanding but we get to see beneath those layers during the formative days

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Conroy..he's voiced him through all facets of Bruce/Batmans' life

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

Joker, he's the best character thus he gets the "A" material..a well written Bane is second

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Batman & Robin but the end of the DCAU more so, there were many stories yet to tell

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Indifferent, I prefer not to write someone off

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Hugh Jackman, not a big Wolverine guy and he has the presence and attitude to be the Bat

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Killer Croc (during the film opening, just a fight), Riddler, Clayface

the5timechamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:11 AM   #25
matt47
Side-Kick
 
matt47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,318
Default Re: Ten Batman Questions

1) What's Your Earliest Memory of Batman?

Batman returns....

2) What's Your Favourite Batman comics story?

The Dark Knight Returns.

3) Which Batman film is your favourite?

Batman Begins

4) Why is that film your favourite?

Such a great origin for Batman and Bruce wayne, but most of all, the theatricality. the fear.

5) Who is Your Batman? (live action or animated)

Bale and of TAS bats

6) Which of Batman's villains is your favourite?

The Joker

7) What's been the biggest disappointment as a Batman fan?

Probably when i realised the feel of batman was gone in TDK AND TDKR... He just didnt have that awesome fantasy that he had in begins

8) Are you happy about the casting of Ben Affleck in Superman vs Batman?

Yes very happy, he never crossed my mind either, but now i see he is perfect. (hopefully)

9) Which actor past or present would you have wanted to play Batman?

Hmm never thought of that tbh.

10) What storyline and villains would you want in the next solo Batman film?

Killer Croc would be cool, the riddler as a sort of side villian.

matt47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.