Batman reboot officially announced?

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  1. sbrody4 Registered

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    The link says it will be in theaters 2016 following man of steel next year and a justice league film.

    "it will not be an origin story, but will feature a Batman who is entering his second year as a hero. The film may also be called THE BATMAN, though I can't be sure on that as the 2004 animated series was of the same title which featured a Batman in his third year."

    http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/not...ng-a-new-batman-franchise-to-theaters-in-2016
     
  2. Bruce Malone Registered

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    There's nothing official about any of that. It's a straight up rumor.
     
  3. Anno_Domini Registered

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    People are talking about it being real though :funny:

    I think it's funny how it's SOOO close to the cartoon called The Batman which starts during Wayne's third year as Batman.
     
  4. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    *sniff*

    Yeah, I smell BS. I can believe WB is now making plans for the reboot and trying to move as quickly as possible to get Bats back on the big screen but a title and plot/concept already? And one that is suspiciously similar to a pre-existing product? Yeah this screams phony. And I'm glad it is. I hated The Batman.
     
  5. Anno_Domini Registered

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    The only idea I like is the reboot starting after Justice League as I always said I wanted Warner Brothers to do the exact opposite of Marvel Studios and do a JL film first.
     
  6. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    ^I respect your opinion, Anno and I see where you're coming from but I have to disagree. If you're going to do a shared universe and a JL film, establishing the characters on their own first is a MUST. Especially for the characters other than Batman and Superman because the GA isn't as invested in them. I think it would be a huge mistake to rush straight into the Justice League film.

    Another thing is that it would really shortchange Wonder Woman, GL, Flash and Aquaman. Their solo films just would not have as much impact if they had already appeared in JL, IMO.
     
  7. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I also think as well that WW, Aquaman, GL, Flash should get their films out first.

    And I want a Batman movie done too.
     
  8. Jamie Registered

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    Christ, just leave it! Sick of everything getting a reboot, is there no imagination anymore? Is it all about money?

    Whatever happens TDK trilogy is the definitive Batman movies.

    If they have to make a JL movie they should just ask Bale to come back and hope the rest of the characters are in a similar style to how Nolan did Batman/Bruce Wayne.
     
  9. Cain Gentlebane

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    There are no definitive live action Batman movies. They haven't even scratched the surface as to what could be done with Batman on film yet. There is still a lot of untapped potential with this property on film.

    The series will keep getting rebooted long after we're all dead. It has before and it will again. It's a cash cow has been one for the studio for over 23 years. That's not going to change because some fans don't want to see any other Batman movies for 2 decades or whatever.

    It's either deal with it or just ignore any new movies. The character and his world are much bigger than any one creator. It's how he's sustained in print for over 70 years and why he will remain on film for many decades after this one.
     
  10. Anno_Domini Registered

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    I understand why some would want this route to be taken, but even if Green Lantern had a bad story and choppy CGI, people didn't seem interested really to even watch GL. I think the best way to go the route I'm mentioning is a mixture of the first three episodes of Justice League and Justice League: The New Frontier. Have us being aware of the buddy cops of Flash and Green Lantern while sharing some of their background and then grow into the idea that there is going to be an invasion and Martian Manhunter is on Earth trying to thwart it. Then with that, MM calls on help which becomes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Bringing in the big three will be huge appearances which will then follow into their own franchises.
     
  11. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    A good GL film would garner the interest the character needs. Same for Flash and Aquaman.

    I still think it makes no sense to do a Justice League film without giving all the main members their own solo films first. It helps the JL film and it helps those solo franchises. I don't buy into the idea that the JL film would necessarily sell the lesser recognized characters such as The Flash and Aquaman. I think introducing them in a JL movie first just takes some of the steam and 'specialness' if you will out of their first solo outings.
     
  12. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    :dry:

    Why are you even posting here? Seriously. You seem to be more of a fan of the Nolan franchise than a Batman fan and no I'm not saying you can't be both so to anyone reading this please don't get your dander up.

    If you're a fan of the character outside of the movies, especially outside of the Nolan Batman movies then you should know there are still TONS of great Batman stories to be told on the big screen. There is hardly anything gratuitous or artistically shallow about making more Batman films.

    As for the TDK trilogy being the "definitive Batman movies"...in the words of Jeffrey Lebowski: "Yeah, well, that like- YOUR opinion, man."


    (I really hope these boards do not get filled up with hardcore Nolanites complaining about there being a reboot)
     
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    I think the honest truth is that Wonder Woman and the others would never succeed as stand-alone movies. The Hulk couldn't, and he was way more popular than any of those.

    They can't afford to build a series of solo films leading up to a JL movie. If they are going to do it they need to jump right into it, thus luring the small legions of fans of the smaller characters into one big group. It's the only recipe for success.
     
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    Horse hockey. Wonder Woman is every bit a well known character to the GA as The Hulk. The others perhaps not but I am a firm believer that it all comes down to delivering a GOOD movie. Neither of the Hulk films were that great, was the problem. And also, you can't expect every single superhero film to be a gigantic blockbuster that makes 150 million in it's opening weekend. Its not like Thor or Captain America: The First Avenger were HUGE box office smashes.


    Um, why not? :huh:

    Why is it that Marvel was able to do this succesfully but you don't think DC can? Marvel showed you CAN do it. I don't believe in this idea that DC needs to arbitrarily do it in the reverse fashion(team-up movie first) just for the sake of being 'different' from Marvel, either. Marvel showed this can work and DC should follow their lead.

    I love Joss Whedon's quote about how he doesn't believe in transcending the genre, he believes IN the genre. I agree wholeheartedly with him. And that belief in the genre extends to the DC characters, too, not just Marvel.
     
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    The Hulk had a great opening weekend, but because it was too much talking and not enough smashing word about the film spread negativelly. With The Incredible Hulk people were simply expecting the same.

    I found it interesting that many girls when asked the character they would like more to see in live-action was Wonder Woman, it's quite simple, the character is popular, and before Hulk was done to film Wonder Woman was as popular as him. Most don't even know woner woman's history, she's just an icon. Make a good action movie with her and i can guarantee you that it's going to be a success.
     
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    THANK YOU!

    I really think some of us comic/superhero fans get skewed perspectives on what the GA knows and what they don't know. Wonder Woman is, without question, one of the most well known and iconic superheroes to the GA. Is she as iconic and universally known as Superman and Batman? Or Spider-Man? Not quite that level but much closer than these fanboys seem to give her credit for. Ask any female from off the street, at least here in the United States, to name their favorite female superhero and I guarantee that probably 99% of them are either going to say Wonder Woman or Storm, with Wonder Woman probably getting the lion's share of those answers. Just because shes not viewed as an A-lister by us genre fans doesn't mean shes not an icon to the general public.


    Edit: And hell, Wonder Woman is WAY more well known than Iron Man was previous to his first movie's release. 'nuff said
     
  17. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Since they are going forward with the reboot - it is the only sensible option - I hope they show Bruce as an established crimefighter. I would advocate an origin story only if they were doing something akin to Geoff John's 'Batman: Earth Two.' Incorporating Robin would be a plus, only if the origin story is on the backburner. Timm, Loeb, and Schumacher have said everything that needed to be said. Alfred does not need a detailed backstory, neither does Robin.

    Batgirl or Batwoman would probably be best as a solo film.

    While Nolan's trilogy is going to remain my favorite, I want a different aesthetic for the next series. As for storylibes, I want them to draw from some untapped ones: Prey, anything from Morrison's run, or heck, the Court of the Owls (which would work perfect for the origin elements.)
     
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    :whatever:
     
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    Aquaman can't do ****...that's why he's stuck in the Halls of Justice making everyone else peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

    And no, at this moment, I still think Green Lantern doesn't have that much of a crowd that people do care about. But, again, just my opinion on some characters outside of the "Trinity". I still disagree that Warner Brothers should start out with solo films because Warner Brothers could be something different and start off with a JL film. I just don't like the notion that we need to automatically get solo films first; if a script is good enough, a JL film can start it off.
     
  20. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    :whatever:

    Yeah, I just completely stopped caring about anything you have to say.

    Usually the people who bash Aquaman are the same kind of people who bash Supes. They don't know or understand anything about the character. Aquaman is the most powerful member of the JLA behind Supes and he is a total badass. When it comes to being a badass hes probably only behind Batman in that regard. He is a warrior king, the Conan of the DCU.

    Go read Geoff Johns' current, amazing run on the character and then get back to me.
     
  21. Kane52630 The Cone-Zone

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    Michael Bay for Batman reboot. :up:
     
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    Paul WS Anderson for the reboot.. :up:
     
  23. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    Bay would do a good job actually. The Batman movies haven't had a decent level of excitement since Returns.
     
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    ****ing trolls
     
  25. Batman, Inc. Registered

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    LMAO!

    To be honest, I really am at a loss as to who should take over the franchise. The only possibility that jumps out at me personally is David Fincher and he looks pretty booked up.

    Duncan Jones and Neil Blomkamp(sp??) are two really talented up and coming directors. However, I think that Duncan would be better used for The Flash and Neil is perfect for a Green Lantern reboot/requel/sequel.

    EDIT: Aww, man. No more Mean Gene avatar, lixdexia?
     
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