Cavill is s'posed to be in it, which would make it an MoS sequel and a Justice League film/lead-in film. I don't really care, as it's a dreadful idea with or without Afleck, but "hello" to those who thought the next film would have Bale as Batman and JGL as Robin, or anything like that
Anyway, I guess he has a chin.
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Here's the plot:
Batman is suspicious of the newcomer (gruff voice) "GRRRR, I'm not sure about this weird looking noob. You know, th eone who saved the planet in the last film, thus making my suspicion in this one look hilariously stupid. So, we must fight".
They fight. Batman, miraculously, does not get his ass handed to him in half a second. Doubly miraculously, he lives. They laugh and pat eachother on the back and say "whoa, doood, I just had the most bodaceous idea"! Cue big hint at JL.
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I have the last Batman sitting on Netflix waiting to be watched, but after seeing what a hissy knob-end Bale is I went right off him, even though American Psycho was one of the best films ever.
Might reestablish my interest in Batman.
I also loved Daredevil, even if that's unfashionable...
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More casting news about the Superman vs Batman movie broke this morning with confirmation that Bryan Cranston (plays Walter White in the simply brilliant Breaking Bad on U.S TV but others may know him better from the Malcolm in the Middle TV show) is to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie, article here:
Seems like a great casting choice to me, what do you guys think of it??
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Well Cranston was also in Argo, so there's no Affleck issues there.
However, there's also chatter that Christopher Nolan has cut his ties with the project....
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Where did you hear that Clare? I thought the Christopher Nolan partnership was going to continue into this next movie but perhaps he is just sick of Batman movies or has his own project lined up? I would be sad to see him leave the movie as his experience with Batman would have been invaluable in crafting the older version of Batman.
Batman has never struck me as psychopathic in any of the various guises I've seen him in (both print and film). Quite the opposite in fact.
'Borderline psychopathic', and I think that description is reasonable for the characters portrayal in the Dark Knight Return novel.
That would suggest he struggled to empathise with other people, caring mostly for himself and his own aims. Other signs would be superficial charm, pathological lying, a lack of remorse or guilt and failure to accept responsibility for his own actions.
Now, none of these things would describe Batman in any guise that I've seen him in. The Joker, sure, but not Batman - I think anyone diagnosed as a psychopath would be unlikely to also be a superhero, since this mostly involves helping other people for very little self gain.
Just rumours based on a press release - see this story from yesterday - could be nothing!
Thanks for the link Clare much appreciated.
It's slightly worrying that their names were omitted from the press release but that could be down to any number of factors so I'm just hoping it's the rumour mill assuming 2+2= 5 again.
I remember Christopher Nolan explicitly saying at the time of TDKR release, that he's not going to make any more Batman film. Considering that Zack has done a good job with Man of Steel, and also taking into account it's Superman / Man of Steel 2, he would be the obvious choice.
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This is Nolan as Exec Producer though, not Director.
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I suspect Nolan's involvement with MoS (I like to call it Pos) was mainly to get the hype going. As they've already decided to continue with the franchise, I suspect he's no longer needed, and no longer feels he owes WB any favours (he never did, imo)
Have you read Dark Knight Returns? Reason for referencing it as a point of comparison is that the books climax is a showdown between superman and an older, seasoned batman (so its relevant as a benchmark for the film). The points you make about lack of remorse or guilt are definitely evident in much of the character as portrayed in that book.
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Okay, I better stop it here as I'm sure I'm annoying others :) No, I haven't read it unfortunately, so you may be right on Batman becoming a borderline psychopath in that one instance, though I personally still doubt it's the correct term to use unless he's had a very different history in that story from all other storylines involving Batman that I've seen. Just displaying a lack of remorse / guilt for doing the things Batman traditionally does i.e. hurt and lock up criminals would not class as being psychopathic in my opinion - I'm sure many people would agree he shouldn't feel remorse or guilt for that (were he to actually exist).
If on the other hand, in that book, he's actually been committing all those actions in order to further his own aims, and he didn't care one jot about the people he was protecting, then you'd definitely be right that that's psychopathic behaviour and I apolgise for questioning you. I suspect this isn't the case though?
There's a lot of misconceptions on what being pscyopathic actually means, and I was really just trying to highlight that I think this might one of them. Most psychopaths don't kill or even physically hurt people. You'll find studies have shown that a significantly larger number of people high up in business, including CEOs, show strong psychopathic tendencies (link), because the behaviours I've described in my post before do tend to do you well in the business world.
So basically I was being semi-serious, but mostly nit picking on use of English with a cause of further understanding. Or annoying as most people would call it
Now if it's borderline personality disorder we're talking about re Bruce Wayne/Batman.....
That would be more accurate.
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