So, next week, with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman film series comes to a close. I obviously haven’t seen the new movie yet, but I am hoping that if it doesn’t meet the same level of excellence as the previous two in the series, it at least doesn’t suck so bad it ruins the whole series. More like The Godfather Part III and less like Spider-Man 3. But I digress. The point is, since Batman is a huge property for Warner Brothers and is in the midst of a cultural renaissance the likes of which the character has never seen before, it is going to be like no more than five years before we see another Batman in movies. That’s just good business. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of some things I would like to see in the next Batman film franchise:
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I don’t think it’s a big secret that I love Batman. In my personal pantheon he ranks somewhere on the level of Jesus Christ and Bugs Bunny. And there’s a lot of reasons for that. Mostly because Batman is awesome. Obviously. But the reason I am going to explore today is because of all the things I learned from Batman. Or at least as many as I can name off the top of my head.
I don’t mean necessarily in terms of the wit and wisdom of Bruce Wayne. I don’t mean like anything the character directly said, necessarily. I mean more in terms of all the interesting things I learned — life lessons, fascinating trivia, obscure authors — through my contact with Batman in various forms of media for the three+ decades of my life.
I don’t think it’s a big secret that I love Batman. True story: between the ages of say 15 and say 25, Batman was a recurring character in my dreams. To say I have something of an obsession with Batman is an understatement. And yet, almost fantastically, I have never really written about Batman. Ever. And I think that I would like that to change. So this week, Ten Batman Villains I Would Like To See More Of: READ MORE »