Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Christopher Nolan is pretty good about keeping the complete details to his films under wraps until they open in theaters, and so there are still a lot of questions about The Dark Knight Rises. The big one for me is exactly what type of role does Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character play? I have seen assumptions that he will take over for a dead or weakened Bruce Wayne as either Robin or a new Batman, but I just don't know if that makes sense. He's too old for Robin and I doubt Nolan will end his trilogy by replacing the main character. I would like to see a new version of Robin when the Batman franchise inevitably rebooted, because the character wasn't really done justice in the Schumaker films in which he appeared.
I think the Punisher should probably enjoy a rest from films for a while. It's weird - he seems like one of the easier characters to adapt, but each one of the three Punisher films has been a disappointment. Maybe a cable TV series would be a better way to go.
This cover marks the end of the smaller-sized covers on this blog. Beginning tomorrow, the covers will all be in the larger size that has been featured a handful of times.