Design a new Cowl for Robin

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  1. Laber79

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    If we ever do see Robin in a Chris Nolan film do you think he would change Robin wearing that little Lone Ranger Mask? I would love to see some designs of possible Cowls for Robin from board members.
     
  2. Two-Face

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    Shouldn't be this in Batman Begins Sequels?
     
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    WOW! I don't know whether to be amazed by another Robin thread or the fact that kimbrelli robin had nothing to do with the creation of this Robin thread.
     
  4. Keyser Sushi

    Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Somebody already created a new Robin mask. It was like big motorcycle goggles with red lenses. It was brilliant.

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  5. Ronny Shade

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    Got a pic?
     
  6. Keyser Sushi

    Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    It was a thread somewhere here on the Hype!... it was some artist dude doing Begins-inspired designs. Some of them were great. Have to see if I can find it. I'll post it here when I do...
     
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    Sweet.

    I like the All-Star mask.
     
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    I like Jim Lee. Period.
     
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    There are many of us who would go gay for Jim Lee, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Yes, I think he may be the only artest I would go heard sheep with. I would still probably wake up with regrets though, and a sore bum.
     
  11. Keyser Sushi

    Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Drawn by Super Scar and colored by Crazy Monkey:

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    I like that suit, and the coloring of that mask, but I prefer the attitude of this one, also by Super Scar:

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    And the mask on this one, but with the red lenses:

    [​IMG]

    Again, all credit to Super Scar for these. View the rest of his wonderful artwork in this thread.
     
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    I really liked 2 and 3 - especially 3, very nice. Keyser was right all along (as usual).

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  13. Ronny Shade

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    I like #2 and 3 especially as well. Wouldn't be disappointed if they used that one.:up:

    The first one kinda looks like he's got a turtleneck on underneath that Nomex.
     
  14. Motown Marvel

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    1. robin's not gonna be in the movie.
    2. why the f**k would you need to re-design the domino mask, yet alone give him a cowl?!
     
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    1. No, Robin will not be in BB2 - however should the franchise go more than 3 movies, I expect he will raise his head - possibly showing up at the end of BB3 ala Dark Victory.

    2. The idea of Robin simply wearing the small mask he wears now goes against the realistic style of Begins. One could argue that Robin in general goes against Begins, but I believe Robin could be used in other ways outside of combat and make it 100% reasonable. Having a larger mask - ala the 3rd design Keyser posted, or a Begins Cowl minus Batears, would allow Robin to keep his identity secret.
     
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    A couple of things about Robin's secret I.D.:

    1) He's less of a public figure than Batsy, so his identity is going to be easier to conceal. Somebody might rip of the bat-mask in a fight and say "Hey! It's Bruce Wayne, The Prince of Gotham! You'd have to go a thousand miles to find somebody who doesn't know his name!" As opposed to seeing Robin's face: "It was some kid!"

    2) As long as the mask is a decent size, covering up about half of his face, it shouldn't be much of a problem. Especially if he musses up his hair like in the comics and TAS. It was painfully obvious that Chris O'Donnell was Robin. With a bigger mask and some hair action, that can be fixed.

    3) Robin's not going to be experienced enough to keep his voice a certain way like Batman does, but he can work on it.
     
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    Robin does not need to be talked about. Hes never going to appear in another film. Sidekicks suck.
     
  18. Brian Braddock

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    It's a bit of a moot point as by the time Robin actually makes it into a Batman movie, he'll probably be that old he'll have a beard which will cover his cowl. :O
     
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    Some sort of tech goggles glasses...kinda like #2 of Keysor Sushi's post
     
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    Sigh, another topic for silly Robin-hate to run wild. I love how people pretend that because he was done poorly in the Schumacher films, he can't be done at all. Batman sucked in those films too, does that mean we should cut him out of the franchise?
     
  21. Milkman95

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    Actually, I think Robin was done fairly well in BF. Origin was pretty much spot-on, and the costume was good besides the overblown codpiece and nipples.

    I'd rather not have him at all, but if we did, I'm sure Nolan could do fine with it.....
     
  22. Motown Marvel

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    then this is being talked about in the wrong forum.

    im all for the reality thing, but you can only take that so far, and you dont want to take it to the point where your infringe on loyalty to source material....besides, we ARE talking about a story featuring a billionaire dressing up as a bat fighting personal vendetta gainst crime...you gotta let the reality thing slide from time to time. cowls, goggles, bulls#!t...robins domino maks is just as important to his character as the cowl is to batman. dont f**k with what works....you'd be changing it for the sake of change.
     
  23. Ronny Shade

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    I say they try it out with a head-protective cowl like Batman wears, but Dick is used to doing acrobatics without it, and it messes him up and gets in the way...so they switch to the mask.
     
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    By the way, here's a real quick sketch I did of a Robin design in my Asian Cinema class.
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    colors would be muted greens, dark reds, a bit of gold a la the Begins utility belt and black.
     
  25. StorminNorman

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    I wish I had Ronny's skills. Very nice.
     

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