Batman: Future of the Caped Crusader

Batman 4? Unlikely. Reboot? Seriously? Come on!

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By airbeyonder18 - 3/2/2011
-Batman Begins (2005)
*Big Success.
*It showed that Batman is not another Superhero.

-The Dark Knight (2008)
*Showed us how scary Joker can really be, how great a Superhero movie can turn out, and how nothing can stop the "Invincible" Chrisopher Nolan.

-The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
*No Joker. Sad and Unpredictable.
*No Two-Face. Understandable.
*No Riddler. Aww man. But necessary.
*No Crappy Villains/Actors. Awesome
*No apparent reason why we should doubt the success of this movie. Right? Right?

Seriously? This is CHRISTOPHER NOLAN!!!!
The guy made
*Memento. Great film. Made you think.
*Batman Begins. Crowd (and Fan) pleaser.
*Prestige. Proved that he's not just talented at making Superhero films.
*The Dark Knight. "Blockbuster Man."
*Inception. "Mr. Unstoppable."

So, if he's already made all these fantastic films and has never given us a reason to doubt him, why should we now? Why should we be nervous? And why should we reconsider a REBOOT?

Okay, sure Sam Raimi didn't do so well with Spider-man 3, but so what? Christopher is not Raimi!

Let's say that The Dark Knight Rises does well. Sure it doesn't break The Dark Knight's Box Office records but it pleased everyone. Why should we assume that there should be a reboot automatically following the end of Nolan's Batman franchise.

I know where you guys are coming from. We are all fanboys here. We think it's fun to speculate "What if?" But this is the real world. If the entire
"Movie-going audience were to hear that there is a new reboot that does not follow Nolan's original trilogy, how do you think that would play out?

Seriously, I know a whole bunch of people (Not Comic Book Geeks/Nerds) who LOVE the Nolan Batman films and I've asked them countless times if the series could ever be Rebooted. They've all told me the same thing: "From what I've seen on The Dark Knight, NO WAY!"

Do you seriously think Warner Bros. would actually approve of a Reboot? Do you think they would just happily give the rights to another Director to make another Batman trilogy just like that? Based on what Nolan has given them, I they will play it safe and say "No."

I do think they would approve of using Batman in other films like Justice League films(If they ever do come out). They'll have the Justice League director find a good actor to play Batman and (If he's good enought) Warner Bros. will use him in the next JL movies that come in the following years and then move on from there.

They could use him for a Batman TV series or perhaps use him as Old Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond movie. Why not? It's possible. Ever seen the Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

My point? For those who don't have as much faith in Nolan and think a Reboot is eventually necessary need not to worry. You're in good hands. Don't believe me? Watch his films.

"Come on, let's have a little optimism."
-Han Solo (Star Wars VI Return of the Jedi)




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SciFryer - 3/2/2011, 3:42 PM
Hey, guessing this is in response to my article :) Just checking you know that Nolan and Christian Bale are leaving after the third film? So if Nolan's series continues it won't be Nolan's series any more it'll be someone else copying Nolan? That's why I am talking Reboot :)
airbeyonder18 - 3/2/2011, 3:46 PM
But why would Warner Bros. take that chance of another (Not Nolan) Nolan? It doesn't seem smart.
SciFryer - 3/2/2011, 4:02 PM
@airbeyonder18 I think they might do but that it won't work. Someone copying Nolan's style is never going to be as good as Nolan, they'll be comparing themselves to him and not focusing on quality! Starting again fresh with a reboot will lower expectations and allow WBs to make more films and more money. Coping Nolan will just lead to a gradual decrease in quality.
manymade1 - 3/2/2011, 4:29 PM
I am pumped for THDR after hearing the spoiler news.
marvel72 - 3/2/2011, 6:45 PM
sorry guys,i've said this before no more batman for a while lets see some of their other characters.

-the flash
-the spectre
-lobo
-captain marvel
-wonder woman
-powergirl
airbeyonder18 - 3/2/2011, 6:59 PM
@Marvel72: Hey, I agree with you. After they get done with Batman, they should search other DC Icons. So, I totally agree.
NeoBaggins - 3/3/2011, 2:39 AM
This is just like the other thread about BATMAN 4. Listen closely: THIS IS NOLANS LAST BATMAN FILM. ANY BATMAN AFTER THAT WILL BE A REBOOT, NOT A SEQUEL TO THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Turn the damn lights out.
TheAwesome - 3/3/2011, 7:22 PM
After TDKR, just let the concept of a Batman movie die for about 30 years. Let Batman rest. He deserves it.
batman6673 - 3/3/2011, 7:25 PM
all good ideas but people love the money and batman movies make money you cant go by what people say as shown many times yes spiderman 3 sucked in some peoples eyes but i thought it was alright did it live up to exspectations no but it was a good movie after the dk how do you top that but it will make money and going by what people say bale just recantly has said that there will be plenty of batman to come take that for whatever you want to take it as i would love to see robin cause without robin means no nightwing he does not have to be a big part of the movie just a part which can spawn off tons of other movies teen titans / young justice this is my first comment so take it easy on me guys i got my say just as you got your say and im just saying i dont think that tdkr will be the batman film we vwill see they make too much money for them to end and money makes people change there minds more than often
molee - 3/5/2011, 8:21 AM
its not that we doubt nolan.. we don't.. at all and if anyone does,well.. is an idiot.
its just that we want to something different now something maybe more gritty and dark perhaps.
i would actually like to see how darren aronofsky does it.
he was going to make a batman year one movie.
so i'd like to see what he has kept under his sleeves

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