Why not reboot Batman via TV Series and Film Franchise?
The TV Series covers the young Batman, while the movie series depicts the Caped Crusader in his 50's.
Batman has never been more popular. TDKR for sure will leave us wanting more from Nolan especially since we never got to see the likes of The Penguin or The Riddler. So where do we go from here? When should Batman be rebooted? More importantly, how should it be rebooted?
I say start a big budget, all star cast TV Series on WB. Cast both TV stars and film stars (Hugh Laurie, Kate Mara, Dylan McDermott, Kelsey Grammer, even Kevin Costner) and use both Batman comic book writers and Hollywood writers to create epic scripts. Villains can come and go from week to week. You can watch Batman’s relationships with Tailia and Catwoman grow. You can see how much Ra’s mind games and the memories of Bruce’s parents murders really effect him.
Gordon’s story arc can have the focus it deserves. Watch him battle corrupt cops and Commissioner Loeb. See how his relationship with Batman makes things for him on the force worse. See how all of this affects his daughter Barbara.
This could be a great NYPD Blue-like run and just as it piques in popularity, Warner Brothers reboots the movie franchise. The two will be nothing alike because the movie franchise could pin Batman into his 50’s. Heck, James Bond has always been in his 40’s and older and he had no problem kicking it. At this point, Batman would have been fighting crime and the super villains for almost 20 years and needs to pass on the cape. We can see him train Robin if Robin has already been by his side, see Robin turn to Nightwing and see Batman train Jason Todd.
I do have a fansite with a TV Cast and a fansite focusing on the first movie of a reboot 6 film franchise, although the film has Bruce becoming Batman around 25. Sure, I am sure people are sick of another origins arc but in this franchise Bruce will flash back in each film to see how the current super villain already had an effect on him as a boy. Some before his parents being killed and some just after. But as for the older Batman franchise, I see a huge opportunity to incorporate a lot of great recent comics.
We all know the franchise will be rebooted soon with the Justice League movie looming, but seeing both a TV series and another film franchise can’t be too much, can it?
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