Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Batman and The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight came out just as I was finishing high school so I was the perfect age for it. Coupled with Watchmen, it was a one-two punch that at once pushed storytelling a step forward and introduced many other people to the medium that I had been championing. I own a lot of TPB's but few have the re-readability factor of TDK.

I loved the short sequence inspired by the mini-series in the Legends of the Dark Knight episode of Batman: The Animated Series, and I am kind of surprised we haven't seen a full adaptation in either animation or live action. With an animated adaptation of Miller's Batman: Year One just announced, maybe it won't be too long.


Shazamaholic said...

I could be in the minority in this, but what I'd love to see is Miller's "Dark Knight Returns" directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, as the final chapter of the Burton-Keaton Batman trilogy we were cheated out of.

Ross said...

I think that's a pretty cool idea. Just as long as Burton gets a decent scriptwriter! I'd also love to see Eastwood playing Bruce Wayne in a Batman Beyond film.

Jon K said...

Hi, Ross,

I wanted to contact you about this via email, but I can't seem to find contact info for you.

My name is Jon B. Knutson, and I'm the proprietor of the geek blog "Random Acts of Geekery" at (as well as over a dozen spin-off blogs). Starting in November, I'm adding a new feature to Random Acts of Geekery called "The Way of the Geek," in which I interview my fellow geek bloggers. Your blog is one of the blogs I read on a regular basis, and I would love to feature you in an upcoming installment (I'm currently working on December posts -- yes, I work very far ahead on my blogs).

If you're interested in participating in this series of articles (which will be appearing every Thursday, starting in November, and lasting for as long as I can track down fellow geek bloggers who are willing), please let me know. You can preview the list of questions I've written at -- if you want to copy and paste those questions into an email and fill in your answers, that would be wonderful. Otherwise, I can simply forward the list of questions, too.

I'm also interested in getting either a photo of you or some other graphic representation of your blog in the article.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jon B. Knutson

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