BEWARE THE BATMAN To Be Toned Down In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

BEWARE THE BATMAN To Be Toned Down In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

After the tragic shooting in Colorado during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises last week, Warner Bros. have decided to tone down the upcoming Beware The Batman animated series, altering the depiction of weaponry "deemed too realistic".

Variety reports that Warner Bros. Animation have decided to review their Beware The Batman animated series (set to air on the Cartoon Network next year) in the wake of the shooting in Auroro, Colorado, last week. Whether they would still be doing this if it hadn't taken place during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises is debatable. However, it definitely seems like an overreaction, especially as many have already criticised their film division for delaying Gangster Squad in order to remove a scene which features a shooting in a movie theatre (in that instance, it's at least understandable). The producers of the series have apparently been asked to take a very close look at how weapons are portrayed with, "An unspecified number of alterations made to some designs and situations on the series to minimize the amount of weapon imagery deemed too realistic." What this essentially means is that the weapons featured in the show are now being altered to look less realistic - square barrels instead of round for example - in order to differentiate the show from real life. How do you guys feel about all this? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

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Filed Under "Batman" 7/27/2012 Source: Variety
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SoFresh - 7/27/2012, 2:06 PM
Cencorship, really?
Mrcool210 - 7/27/2012, 2:08 PM
okay now this is going to far, they didnt do a last minute edit for the dark knight rises, don't pull a 4kids
AutobotCommander84 - 7/27/2012, 2:15 PM
CrimsonArk - 7/27/2012, 2:16 PM
Ok, this is just getting over the top now.
So, because of this incident, guns in general are going to censored?
This shooting is starting to become like proganada or something.
Violence in the media affects only the people who had a violent or deranged mindset to being with. Stop saying it affects people. Tom and Jerry is more violent than most TV shows in general, yet that didn't really affect anyone. It's like every time a killing takes place, it's blamed on TV, movies, and video games. As if killers never existed before all of that.
D117 - 7/27/2012, 2:17 PM
superotherside - 7/27/2012, 2:22 PM
Uhhhh... no. What the guy did was wrong but this is going too far. It's like since someone stabbed a person lets not make any more knives!

Don't punish the people who didn't commit any crime.
Cross - 7/27/2012, 2:22 PM
wow. Wb is beyond pathetic. The way they are acting makes them look like they were responsible for the whole thing. Stop giving that lunatic more power and grow some nuts you sissy.
CrimsonArk - 7/27/2012, 2:22 PM
I dislike the world we live in.
People focus too much on the stupid sh*t.
Who is going to get offended by that?
Seriously? If someone is offended, then they don't have watch the show, or don't let their kids watch it. This is a free country, and "political correctness" ruins that.
Society is soooo freaking uptight that it's pathetic. It's like we LOOK for something to offend us, or at least SAY it offends us when in reality it's something that should be considered insignificant.
UrbanKnight - 7/27/2012, 2:23 PM
Bull. Letting the terrorist win:(
musashi - 7/27/2012, 2:24 PM
Next they'll change guns in the comics into lasers. No, gone too far now.

The guy was obviously crazy. If the shooting happened during Brave they would have banned bows and arrows.

Why do we have to change the world to accommodate for idiots who are crazy and could have been influenced by anything? We might never see the Joker on screen ever again because of this nut job. Punish all the sane people because of one maniac. Illogical
CrimsonArk - 7/27/2012, 2:24 PM
This is why people don't take risks anymore with anything.
DanteSparda - 7/27/2012, 2:24 PM
This shit just keep getting worse!
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/27/2012, 2:27 PM
Geez what isn't being changed because of that horrible event.
CrimsonArk - 7/27/2012, 2:31 PM
All of this bullsh*t shows just how simple it is to have a negative impact on the entire country.
This could potentially affect us negativiely A LOT more than it could positiviely.
Cross - 7/27/2012, 2:32 PM
ZombieOverEasy - 7/27/2012, 2:34 PM
Another reason to hate this piece of shit.
Himura - 7/27/2012, 2:35 PM
Censorship in cartoons is nothing new. For example, even in the American version of Yu-Gi-Oh, when characters were pointing guns, they completely removed the guns so it just looks like the characters were pointing figures at each other (making the same hand gesture that we all do as kids pretending our hands are guns).
soforizo - 7/27/2012, 2:36 PM
Dammit! Wasn't sure if I was going to see it, but this is ridiculous!
MJPETTY7 - 7/27/2012, 2:36 PM
Okay, this shooting is starting to tick me off... Don't get me wrong, I still care about the victims, I did a whole podcast episode on the shooting, but this is just stupid. Postponing Batman Inc. was fine, but censoring a children cartoon is going to far. Sorry!
HelaGood - 7/27/2012, 2:37 PM
chicken shits
grow a pair, WB!!!
yes it is a tragedy, but when you do stuff like this, youre still letting the bastard win.
webheaded - 7/27/2012, 2:37 PM
This is ridiculous.. Mainstream violence wasn't the reason for the murderer's act, his psychotic mindset was!
AnditsOn1 - 7/27/2012, 2:38 PM
Batman is always more of a character promoting violence and twisted realities. This kind of event (shooting) would have happened sooner or later. I think this shooting tragedy finally lets DC and WB realize how bad it is to heavily promote or even advocate such kind of dark character.
cwhiggins - 7/27/2012, 2:38 PM
@Csvictory, After all of the things Warner Brothers is doing, I'm not really expecting another Arkham game.
nikgrid - 7/27/2012, 2:40 PM
This is being changed to appease the American public. A bit misplaced really but I suppose gun law reform isn't coming let's face hey let's restrict guns for fictional characters, that will stop the massacres. U. S. A U. S. A.!
OnePunchBaldy - 7/27/2012, 2:40 PM
Ok this is stupid... this might effect everything Batman if people keep overreacting like this!
CapeWing - 7/27/2012, 2:40 PM
Figures, WB NO BALLS!!!!!
AtomicChipmunk - 7/27/2012, 2:41 PM
I am huge fan of Batman.

But seriously, using Katana as his sidekick? What the [frick] DC?

Did the creative team catch the yellow fever? or is this used to attract minorities?
OnePunchBaldy - 7/27/2012, 2:41 PM
There goes my dreams of another Arkham game... sigh
HelaGood - 7/27/2012, 2:41 PM
this really pisses me off.
the shootings in CO had nothing to do with guns. look deeper, you dipshits at WB.
DraculaX - 7/27/2012, 2:43 PM
Oh god, its gonna be the comic seal of approval but for TV shows.
GLprime2814 - 7/27/2012, 2:43 PM
I honestly don't think batman is to blame or the inspiration for what happened I think the guy just wanted a huge crowd, and what bigger crowd than a opening night for a summer blockbuster, that so happens to be TDKR.

Aurora Co victimes,God rest their souls.
splashcomix - 7/27/2012, 2:43 PM
Beware the batman clips were awsome! Damn you James Holmes for killing what could have been a great batman show!
DanteSparda - 7/27/2012, 2:43 PM

Thanks for stating the obvious, that doesn't mean this is a shit move from WB, like if they think any kid watching the show were going to become a serial killer for watching animated guns.
Killik13 - 7/27/2012, 2:43 PM
So basically, give the shooter the influence and control to make a mark on the franchise he decided to defile with his actions. If you want to show respect to the victims of this tragedy, don't take out the guns. Show that for every deranged gunman, there's also a hero out there to put them behind bars where they deserve to be. Don't whitewash over tragedy, stare it dead in the face and show it for the horror that it is.
HelaGood - 7/27/2012, 2:44 PM
maybe they can make the guns all colorful and fun looking now...

SoFresh - 7/27/2012, 2:45 PM
"No one in porn is irreplaceable. One chick dies/retires and two more rise up in her place. Like a Hydra with fake tits."
TheRaven20 - 7/27/2012, 2:47 PM
Dang wish the show was being canceled. Sounds stupid anyway.
Minato - 7/27/2012, 2:47 PM
WHY THE F**K IS THE MEDIA DETERMINED TO LET THIS PSYCO BASTARD WIN!!! Don't you realize any reaction to him only empowers what he did.

What if someone shot up the next Madea movie would y'all stop showing Drag Queens in movies?

What about Twilight or Mission Impossible? I would like all these movies forbidden.

SMH government and media control over our lives is the reason we don't trust media and government now.
J619SD - 7/27/2012, 2:47 PM
This show is gonna be shit anyways.
Minato - 7/27/2012, 2:47 PM
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