THE BATMAN Might Skip The Origin Reboot, Get Bruce Up In Dat JLA | CHUD.com
Considering Man Of Steel is about to gift Superman with a clean slate, and WB has had plans to get JLA up and running for some time, it only makes sense for them to clinch this opportunity to jump-start Batman in a JLA movie, or in a film of his own that could handle a shared universe.
According to THR, that’s all exactly what the Brothers Warner are thinking, which confirms the thoughts of Cosmic Book News, who also have some word on how Batman might get started again. This is where you need to break out your salt grains.
…regarding Batman we were told by a DC Entertainment insider that a new Batman movie is slated for some time around 2016 following the Justice League movie; that it will not be an origin story, but will feature a Batman who is entering his second year as a hero, with the title tentatively named “The Batman.”
Expecting anything as specific as a title or that particular set-up to manifest itself four years from now is silly at best, but if this source of theirs isn’t their own ass, then I would expect that at least represents studio interest in using the JLA platform as a way to get Batman out there again fresh, and to forego the origin story when it comes time for him to fly solo again.
Batman, Superman, and Spider-man don't ever need to explore an origin story again.
My biggest fear with a Batman movie that is in the same universe as the other characters is the overuse of CGI. I understand it's somewhat necessary for a JLA movie, but for a stand-alone Bats film, I hope they keep him at least a little more grounded.
And I will pray that they cast a MAN, and not a heartthrob who appeals to teenagers.
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I think having him next appear in a JLA movie is probably the best way to go at this point.
Man, Kevin Smith really likes Batman.
I like what he says about the human element of this trilogy. You go through all the explosions, guys in masks, death, destruction, etc. for three long movies and at the end, it's all about Bruce's "inner circle". The people he trusted and who helped him along the way. I really couldn't think of a better ending than this.
Wow...discussion died on this pretty fast. So it ends pretty much with a whimper not with a bang.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Deleted Scenes | Collider
Yeah...there is something they really should not have left out. I mean Jesus, c'mon...it's like leaving out why Bruce Wayne decided on his symbol being a bat. Poorly done.In an interview with GQ, costume designer Lindy Hemming talks about a flashback sequence involving Bane (Tom Hardy). Hemming hasn’t seen the finished film, so she assumed the scene had made the final cut. The audience never learns much about Bane other than the mask is a breathing device that stops him from being in incredible pain, and also a spoiler that I won’t reveal here.
Hit the jump for more details on the deleted scene.
Speaking to GQ [via Vulture], Hemming says of the scene:
The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.
While I don’t think The Dark Knight Rises needs to be any longer, and I can understand why the scene was cut, this sequence sounds incredibly cool. I would like to see what Hemming designed as the “primitive version” of the mask. I’m also curious about how closely Christopher Nolan mirrored Bane’s training scenes to Bruce Wayne’s from Batman Begins.
The GQ writer later informs Hemming that the scene didn’t make the final cut, and she says she won’t go into further details, but then she adds that there’s another scene “that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.” I assume she’s talking about the finished mask rather than the primitive one she previously mentioned.