What if Batman Triumphant was made.
Batman Triumphant was the planned sequel to Batman & Robin. The script was written by Mark Protosevich and Joel Schumacher was signed to direct it. It was cancelled after the negative reception of Batman & Robin. Check out what we missed out on! MrMurdockk
During the filming of Batman & Robin, Warner Bros. was impressed with the dailies. This prompted them to immediately hire Joel Schumacher to return as director for a sequel, but writer Akiva Goldsman, who worked on Batman Forever and Batman & Robin with Schumacher, turned down the chance to write the script. In late 1996, Warner Bros. and Schumacher hired Mark Protosevich to write the script for a fifth Batman film. A projected mid-1999 release date was announced. Titled Batman Triumphant, Protosevich's script had the Scarecrow as the main villain. The Joker would return as a hallucination in Batman's mind caused by the Scarecrow's fear toxin. Harley Quinn appeared as a supporting character, written as the Joker's daughter trying to get revenge on Batman for the Joker's death. George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell were set to reprise the roles of Batman and Robin. However, when Batman & Robin received negative reviews and failed to outgross any of its predecessors, Warner Bros. was unsure of their plans for Batman Triumphant. The studio decided it was best to consider a live-action Batman Beyond film and an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One. Warner Bros. would then greenlight whichever idea suited them the most. Schumacher felt he "owed the Batman culture a real Batman movie. I would go back to the basics and make a dark portrayal of the Dark Knight." He approached Warner Bros. of doing Batman: Year One in mid-1998.
BATMAN & ROBIN
George Clooney | Bruce Wayne: After witnessing the murder of his parents, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicated his life to ridding Gotham City of crime. After years of physical and mental training, and utilizing his vast family fortune, he became a heroic symbol that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals, the Dark Knight: Batman.
Chris O"Donnell | Dick Grayson: Batman's first partner Robin, Dick Grayson has matured into a master crime fighter in his own right as Nightwing.
ALFRED & GORDON
Michael Gough | Alfred Pennyworth: Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's Butler. Alfred raised Bruce (and later Dick Grayson) after the death of the Wayne's.
Pat Hingle | Commissioner Gordon: Jim Gordon was the first supporter of Batman on the GCPD. He is currently the Commissioner of the Police Department. He is usually the one who turns on the Bat Signal when help is needed. Jim Gordon is a good friend of Batman.
Jonathan Crane: Often known as the Master of Fear, the Scarecrow is an enemy of Batman. Recently, the Scarecrow was chosen to be the Sinestro of Sector-2814, due to his ability to instill fear. But, Scarecrow is losing his sanity due to his lack of fear, knowing only Batman can scare him.
All three actors were rumoured to the part. None of them were signed.
Jack Nicholson | Jack Napier: The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his purple three-piece suit and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced.
Madonna | Harleen Quinzel: The Arkham psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker. A "mad love" would lead her to a life of crime as Harley Quinn, frequent accomplice, and former would-be-girlfriend of the Clown Prince of Crime.
Martin Short | Jervis Tetch: He is psychotic and has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. His main weapons are mind controlling devices. He is very short standing about 4'8 inches and weighing 149 pounds.
Mark Linn-Baker | Dr. Kirk Langstrom: Dr. Kirk Langstrom was working on a serum to help overcome his deafness using bat DNA, because he had no funding he tried it on himself and turn into the Man-Bat.
: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct
. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under "safe harbor" provisions and will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. For expeditious removal, contact us HERE