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‘The Batman’ Coming in 2021

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Batman is scheduled for 2021:

    Warner Bros. is dating their next rendition of Batman for June 25, 2021. This is the one that Matt Reeves has been attached to as writer and director. Ben Affleck, we hear, will not be donning the Dark Knight’s tights after playing the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League and that’s because this movie will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne.

  2. BradBradley


    The Batman - now even darker and grittier!
  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Coincidentally watched Justice League for the first time last night. And like BvS before it, totally missed the mark on what makes Batman such a cool and compelling hero - not to mention the film more broadly was visually the worst superhero movie I've seen in a decade, way too similar to the Marvel universe regarding plot, and incredibly inconsistent in tone.

    All that to say, I look forward to hopefully a better Batman film in 2021.
  4. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    This might be cliché to say at this point, but it’s hard to imagine any Batman film topping The Dark Knight.

    Love Matt Reeves though so I’m excited either way.
  5. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Give me the blue & gray costume, please and thank you. Like, that Hush-era look alone would make me like this more than Burton & Nolan's films, tbh.
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  6. :sly:
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  7. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Not trying to "hot take" or anything. Those movies are wonderful at what they're going for. But, for my personal taste as far as Batman is concerned, the joy of a fully realized classic comic-book-y version on the big screen would be something really special.
  8. I can't think of any way to do that better than Batman Begins.
  9. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    nothing will ever be better in the Batman canon than the Nolan films - I just rewatched Begins the other day and I'm still floored by it - it feels severely underrated
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  10. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    *shrug* I dunno. There's a certain feeling that my favorite Batman stuff gives me that I don't get from that movie. A certain charm that I get out of, for example, The Animated Series and Tom King's current run. No live action version has captured that for me without exaggerating it. But, in the current comic book movie climate, I've gotta believe something bridging the gap between Adam West & Christopher Nolan can exist and work.
  11. It seems we ... agree on Spider-Man ... and very much disagree on Batman. Heh.
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  12. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    We talk Spider-Man so much that it's easy to forget all the areas that we disagree. *cough*Logan*cough*

    At least Infinity War brought our Marvel Studios opinions closer together.
  13. Heh. True. And Logan remains one of the dumbest movies I've ever seen.
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  14. bmir14

    Regular Supporter

    What???? I literally just watched that movie last night and remembered how incredible it was. What don't you like about it?
  15. Everything. Heh. I’ve typed it all out somewhere before, but the basics: from tone to message to execution to acting to directing to script to continuity to absolutely hating watching kids violently murder people as entertainment, I despise that movie.
  16. thegreatbenbino

    Be excellent to each other!

    You're the first person I've heard of that dislikes Logan, but I get it. I absolutely despise Thor: Ragnarok and everyone else I know loves it. I hate when someone brings it up because I know it's going to be everyone else against me every time.
  17. And that's the only Thor movie I like!

    That's why it's in spoiler tags so hopefully no one sees and I don't have to talk about it. :rotfl:
  18. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Agreed on all points. By no way am I a "Nolan fanboy", but I think what Nolan did in TDN series can't be matched.
  19. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    I fell asleep during Rogue One and I’m a pariah now.
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  20. I enjoyed Venom!

    Haha, all my takes exposed. :fire:
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  22. seimagery

    Here To There Supporter

    Unite pariahs.

    I'm always interested in anything Batman, but getting something as great as Burton's or Nolan's is going to be a hard task. No matter what you do with the character and the universe the comparisons will be there.
  23. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    I enjoyed the heck out of Venom. I created a lesson plan about symbiosis so I could show it to my biology class as a treat before Christmas. My supervisor came for an unannounced observation and she LOVED it.
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  24. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    Although one student won’t stop calling me “a turd in the wind” now.
  25. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    I don't think it's that hard, as long as they let it find its own identity instead of imitating Nolan. Batman is a very broad property that's equally Adam West & Frank Miller. You'll have dummies who can't resist comparing, but classic comic book characters are incredibly dynamic, ripe for repeated reinterpretation.