Rumor: Bale may be back as Batman in JL

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Should Bale be Batman again in Justice League?

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  3. Maybe

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  1. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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  2. Abudefduf Registered

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    Let me see...

    1) I liked the ending of TDKR.
    2) I enjoyed Nolan's and Bale's Batman, but I really want to see a new take on the character (and his world).
    3) I've never been a fan of the idea of Batman being part of a league of superhumans fighting aliens and gods and crazy stuff like that.

    I'm voting "no". And by "no" I mean, hell no.
     
  3. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Im neither for it nor against it. I'm just wondering how things would turn out by it
     
  4. Dark Sentinel Registered

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    As an older, more cynical Batman? I would love to see that dynamic between him and Cavill's Superman.

    And in reply to Abudefduf's first point, I personally hated TDKR's ending. But if it allows Bale to reprise the role in a new way, I might grow to like it in the grand scheme of things.
     
  5. DeGenerate10 Br Ba

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    No way. We need a rebooted Batman to really go with this universe. If he's not going to do anymore Batman solo movies it should be a hell no. Get someone fresh in there.
     
  6. cryptic name No Limits

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    I'm excited to see a different take on Batman and the building of a DC cinematic universe, but I'll never say to no to Bale as Batman.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    I don't buy it. Nolan clearly wanted Bruce Wayne to move on with his life and away from Batman, leaving his place as Gotham's hero in the hands of Robin. Why he would go back on this and make the ending to his trilogy null and void doesn't make sense.
     
  8. Donut Registered

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    Maybe they could do a flash back to the end scene of TDKR & Superman before going public saves Batman or something like that
     
  9. bullets bang bang

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    I don't believe it , but would love to see Bale back in the costume. The only negative aspect would be no Batman solo films. However that might cause WB to produce solo films for heroes like Wonder Woman and Flash. I think it's a fair trade off.
     
  10. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    It's pretty easy to fix.

    Being Batman is the most dangerous job ever. Just say the Joker killed Blake and Bruce Wayne had to return to being Batman.

    Not that I support a continuation of the Nolan-verse.
     
  11. bullets bang bang

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    That would be very helpful :woot:
     
  12. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Sums up my feeling as well.
     
  13. bullets bang bang

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    Why does Blake have to die? He can become Nightwing.
     
  14. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    I guess but then you'd have to find another reason for Bruce to come back from retirement.
     
  15. Donut Registered

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    An old enemy of Bruce comes back to Gotham that Bruce made out of during TDK & TDKR & kills Alfred to get Bruce's attention & injures Robin. Bingo done
     
  16. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    According to TDKR though...he was practically on the verge of his legs snapping off. His physical health was bad. It was part of the reason for his retirement.
     
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    There would have to be a huge threat and Superman to need Batman to do something he couldn't. Maybe something involving kryptonite. It will be interesting to find out how these two crossover , but it could take most of the movie to explain.
     
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    Maybe Bruce could have pissed off someone political or a rival company during retirement somehow
     
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    Nolan's version should be left alone. But I understand WB's temptation to ride the TDK/TDKR $2 billion wave.
     
  20. Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    There's nothing to fix. Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne has reached the intended end of his story. This can not be said of any other movie superhero done before him. The Nolan trilogy consists of a definitive beginning, middle, and end. Bringing him back in any way is unnecessary and goes against what Nolan has laid out. It doesn't matter if the story says Robin dies, or Gotham needs the real Batman, or only he can stop the Joker. Any return to the cave betrays the notion that Bruce finally got to live the life he's wanted for so long. With so many interpretations of Bruce not being able to give up the mantle of the bat, it's great to see that in the Nolan films, Bruce Wayne gets to live on, leaving behind the tortured personality of The Batman.
     
  21. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Yeah it's pretty tempting to not walk away from a multi-billion dollar cash cow unless you really, really have to.

    Artistic integrity? Don't make Warner Bros laugh.
     
  22. RustyCage Come what may..

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    And here comes the part where everyone assumes that this movie will be tied into the same universe as the Batman films.

    Not necessarily the case, folks. You should know that as comic readers.
     
  23. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    But why should the happily retired version of Batman be the most popular.

    Batman has always been the most obsessed and dedicated superhero next to the Punisher.

    and what makes Batman's reasons for retiring so valid? Audiences may just figure that Bruce losing his parents was that life changing. After all, he only trained and fought as Batman for a few years. In the comics, Batman trains for most of his childhood, his complete adolescence, and early adulthood then goes on to fight crime for decades. That is the level of obsession and mental torment that would make his retirement truly rewarding.
     
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    Courtesy of my exploits in the JL Boards, a little something I whipped up for those of us hoping for a post-credits scene for MOS.

     
  25. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Everyone will assume its the same Batman from the Nolan-verse. It's the same actor. There would be no avoiding the link between the two.
     
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