Saturday, January 22, 2022

Batman and Tron

 

I can't wait to see Michael Keaton reprise his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne for  the Flash movie.  I'm also happy to hear that he will be sticking around for more appearance in the role in future films.  It does seem strange that he will be in Batgirl, as that movie will feature J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon - so wouldn't that mean Ben Affleck should be the Batman of that tale?  I guess The Flash really is going to mess with continuity.  If I was in charge, I'd have Keaton back on his own, heading up a Batman Beyond film.  Warner Bros never seems to consult me, though.

17 comments:

Davejonz said...

IMHO Warner Bros are missing out on a good bet.

John s said...

Ben is too busy with Jennifer lopes these day’s:)

Carycomic said...

@John & Ross: either that, or he's preoccupied with reprising Daredevil (I hope-I hope-I hope-I hope!).

jack-el said...

picture this....
Michael Keaton in Batman garb playing old man Bruce Wayne coming to the rescue of younger Batman/Terry in a Batman Beyond film with the help of Ben Affleck as Superman (as in a George Reeves Superman suit from Hollywoodland)....

Bob Greenwade said...

Warner Brothers never consults anyone with a lick of creative or social sense. Disney has creative visionaries in Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau, but the DCEU seems to be done by a committee that never actually meets. That was OK 80 years ago, but not so much now.

As for today's cover, this is a really wild idea that probably would work in a really strange way. The only flaw: I would've kept Jim Carrey as the Riddler (I thought he did a decent job, given the material he had to work with), or maybe switched him out for HARDAC (voiced by James Earl Jones). David Warner would be perfectly cast as MCP, though.

Random thought: Could Khan Noonien Singh visit Fantasy Island? Well, probably not, but maybe David Banner could, and would be a good reason to use Bill Bixby (instead of Lou Ferrigno) for the Incredible Hulk.

Anonymous said...

@Bob Greenwade: split the difference. Have Jeff Goldblum be Edward Nygma after escaping from Arkham using one of Seth Brundle's old teleporters (and later changing his alias to "Killer Moth"). With Batman zapped by the same digitizing laser once used on Kevin Flynn!

det_Tobor said...

Ben Affleck as Daredevil meets Ben Affleck as Batman. The "old family tree with unknown branches" trick. Then they meet Ben Afflick's Clark Kent in Hollywood, who is covering a story about a movie that Wayne is helping to produce. Peter Parker comes to get some photos for J.J.J. when he sees his friend Matt. Coming round the corner at this time is good old I.N.S. scribe Carl Kolchak. Carl sees how bored everybody is and decides to leave. He thinks to himself "With a crowd like that there, what could be less boring?"

ShadowWing Tronix said...

This is a terrible adaptation of Batman: Digital Justice. :)

Carycomic said...

Blame it on the Laughing Man.*

* Sorry! I couldn't resist a "Ghost In The Machine" (TOS) reference.

Anonymous said...

@Cary: uhm! I take it you mean "Ghost In The Shell?"

Carycomic said...

Oh, yeah! My bad.

Carycomic said...

But, while we're on the subject, how about a "Batman Beyond/Ghost In The Shell" crossover?

Bob Greenwade said...

It certainly has been a good long while (going on 8 years) since we've seen Terry McGinnis on this site. Maybe he could be teamed with Sam Wilson during his time as a flying Captain America, some time when the latter seems like a good topic of discussion.

Anonymous said...

I second that emotion, Bob. :-)

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Anonymous said...

Cover of the month!

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