Should a Batman movie be EXACTLY like the comics?

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#1 Posted by comicdude23 (11902 posts) - - Show Bio

If they make a new one. Should it be exactly like the comics? Would it actually work?

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#2 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

not EXACTLY like the comics but it could still work if they made a film that was less realistic than Nolan's films....just look at the Marvel movies...they didn't strive for realism and they worked just fine...I don't see why we can't have a Batman in a grey and black suit the looks less like dirt bike armor

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#3 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

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#4 Edited by MasterDetective (1500 posts) - - Show Bio

why should it?

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#5 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

Ofcourse not exactly. But it would be nice if the next Batman was at least someone closer to the source material than his predecessors. I would want, like Danhimself above said, if the film didn't "strive" for realism. I'm not looking for a fantasy film but allow for a more comic book-like Batman.

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#6 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

agreed!!! @danhimself !

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#7 Posted by TheBlueAngel93 (21064 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

not EXACTLY like the comics but it could still work if they made a film that was less realistic than Nolan's films....just look at the Marvel movies...they didn't strive for realism and they worked just fine...I don't see why we can't have a Batman in a grey and black suit the looks less like dirt bike armor

Agreed, and where we can have villains like Mister Freeze, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, etc.
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#8 Posted by z3ro180 (8772 posts) - - Show Bio

For me a batman the perfect batman movie would be the perfect mixture of nolen batman and comic batman if someone can pull that off it would be LENGEN wait for it....DARY

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#9 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
No.
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#10 Posted by lvenger (32483 posts) - - Show Bio

The next Batman film needs to be more like the comics. But not totally.

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#11 Posted by BushidoBlack (117 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

not EXACTLY like the comics but it could still work if they made a film that was less realistic than Nolan's films....just look at the Marvel movies...they didn't strive for realism and they worked just fine...I don't see why we can't have a Batman in a grey and black suit the looks less like dirt bike armor

Exactly.

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#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love it if the next movie was like Morrison's run.

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#13 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Nolan's movies used a lot of material from the comics(story telling perspective),or does being close to the comics=fugly mutants and pretty costumes?

Batman is too perfect a character,he's half of the main Avengers line up by himself.A character like him written by a less capable writer or a moron could easily end up making him someone like Chuck Norris or some cheesy action hero.

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#14 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't think that it would work well. There are too many things in the comics that might be a little hard for normal movie goes to get. 

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#15 Posted by GLExpert (102 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

The next Batman film needs to be more like the comics. But not totally.

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#16 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Some aspects would definitely improve the films - from a comic book fan's perspective.

I felt that the Nolan films failed to properly capture the Batman personality on the big-screen.

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#17 Posted by borges (66 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it's a separate format.

Rehashing the same story is, by and large, a lazy feat.

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#18 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

if they're going to tie the future Batman movies into a Justice League universe then they'll have to make them more like the comics...there is no way that you can have characters like Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter running around with a Nolanesqe Batman

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#19 Posted by TDK_1997 (17769 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course not.

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#20 Posted by Skunkstein (644 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but i want a much more badass fighting Batman, i want some truely awesome martial arts battles, also i would like to see a Batman who is actually shown to be one of the smartest men on the planet while also being a crazy fighter.

Make some fights like Captain America had.

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#21 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

the version should be half-nolan and half-comic batman.

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#22 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

they should just scrap the Nolan Batman and completely reboot it.they should have robin in it, and show batman using more gadgets,detective skills, and fighting a villian like Mr.Freeze

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#23 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

they need to go in another direction me thinks, more comic-esque...

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#24 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

they should just scrap the Nolan Batman and completely reboot it.they should have robin in it, and show batman using more gadgets,detective skills, and fighting a villian like Mr.Freeze

No thanks.

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#25 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Killer Croc would be preeetty nice in live action. and seriously Azrael also!

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#26 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@borges said:

No, it's a separate format.

Rehashing the same story is, by and large, a lazy feat.

This,SO MUCH THIS.

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#27 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@borges so Nolans films are good you say?

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#28 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

@borges so Nolans films are good you say?

Uh yes.

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#29 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

great great, just asking cus' you never know, you know... :) a decent amount of people here, i think dont like the Nolan movies :)

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#30 Posted by Razero (339 posts) - - Show Bio

Not EXACTLY like the comics, but adding some of the science fiction elements would do no harm.

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#31 Posted by MadRooster81 (186 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see a Batman that moves like the batman from the comics/cartoon series. I know the movies have all fallowed with the "Tim Burton Armor" but I'd like to see something different. The movies never gave me sense that Batman was a master of several fighting styles. The armor limited his movements and took away a lot from the character. Lets see a new take on it.

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#32 Posted by comicdude23 (11902 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

they should just scrap the Nolan Batman and completely reboot it.they should have robin in it, and show batman using more gadgets,detective skills, and fighting a villian like Mr.Freeze

Don't think Robin or Freeze would really work.

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#33 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

they should just scrap the Nolan Batman and completely reboot it.they should have robin in it, and show batman using more gadgets,detective skills, and fighting a villian like Mr.Freeze
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#34 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23: ya they could if used right they could, if DC is going to make a more comic book based batman there going to have to put robin in there eventually he's a big part of the bat comics and not as some cop like in the nolan movies the legit tights wearing robin, he could be an older age like 16, and his tragic story wil go with the darker tone of the movie, i actually have a cool idea on how he could be used that stays true to the comics and pleases robin fans like me. Mr.Freeze could actually work if used correctly. he has an interesting story and motive, his powers and intellect would be a challenge to batman, and he has henchmen that could fight batman. I see him as the perfect villian to use if there making a more comic booky batman.

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#35 Posted by dreamfall31 (611 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I love Nolan's films and the Batman universe he contained in them, I kinda miss seeing a live action "comic-like" Batman. The Arkham video game series of games really made me realize how much I still like the comic Batman and makes me kinda wish that the next series of films could somehow be more like they are. Even something live action and with a similar tone to The Animated Series would be pretty awesome. Now Schumacher showed the deep end of that idea and took it way too far, and Burton was close but still too much of his style was seen. But I think if they could get some good writing and try and give it a similar tone that TAS and Arkham Asylum/City had, it could end up being pretty cool.

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#36 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

........ as on real life? Nope, that's why animated Batman RULES ALL THE WAY.

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#37 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Truth!! TAS! sidenote: is it possible to order TAS through Amazon? i wanna find the complete set! :

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#38 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@comicdude23: ya they could if used right they could, if DC is going to make a more comic book based batman there going to have to put robin in there eventually he's a big part of the bat comics and not as some cop like in the nolan movies the legit tights wearing robin, he could be an older age like 16, and his tragic story wil go with the darker tone of the movie, i actually have a cool idea on how he could be used that stays true to the comics and pleases robin fans like me. Mr.Freeze could actually work if used correctly. he has an interesting story and motive, his powers and intellect would be a challenge to batman, and he has henchmen that could fight batman. I see him as the perfect villian to use if there making a more comic booky batman.

But Mr Freeze lacks a story that has not been done to the death a million times over,and if he lacks a story then there is no point in using him.

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#39 Posted by Emperorb777 (9603 posts) - - Show Bio

The only change I want is an actual martial artist in the suit the fights in all the Batman movies just sucked to me.

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#40 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

agree to that...the fights were major letdowns i mean the hand to hand.

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#41 Posted by Eternal19 (2178 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: the non-comic book crowd doesnt know who he is if you ask someone the last time they saw mr.freeze they'll say its when the terminator played him. Nearly every batman villians story has been done over and over again. Mr.Freeze is actually one of my favorite villians

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#42 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@entropy_aegis: the non-comic book crowd doesnt know who he is if you ask someone the last time they saw mr.freeze they'll say its when the terminator played him. Nearly every batman villians story has been done over and over again. Mr.Freeze is actually one of my favorite villians

No Poison Ivy,Mad Hatter and Penguin could be done differently,Freeze is the same predictable mess of a character that he was 20 years ago.I understand if he's one of your favorite villains but that does'nt make him a good character,no shame I like some crappy ones too.

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#43 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19685 posts) - - Show Bio

Not exactly no.

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#44 Posted by Wboy (457 posts) - - Show Bio

If it was exactly like the comics, then people who already read the story...just makes it redundant when you watch it kinda...

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#45 Posted by Pokeysteve (11615 posts) - - Show Bio

His character yes but the story, of course not. Batman needs a smart script.

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#46 Posted by ComicStooge (22008 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

@Eternal19 said:

@entropy_aegis: the non-comic book crowd doesnt know who he is if you ask someone the last time they saw mr.freeze they'll say its when the terminator played him. Nearly every batman villians story has been done over and over again. Mr.Freeze is actually one of my favorite villians

No Poison Ivy,Mad Hatter and Penguin could be done differently,Freeze is the same predictable mess of a character that he was 20 years ago.I understand if he's one of your favorite villains but that does'nt make him a good character,no shame I like some crappy ones too.

Why does Mr Freeze suck?

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#47 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicStooge: Lame wife angle that has overstayed it's welcome.

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#48 Posted by ComicStooge (22008 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

@ComicStooge: Lame wife angle that has overstayed it's welcome.

Fair enough. Yeah, he hasn't really developed much, has he?

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#49 Posted by entropy_aegis (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicStooge said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@ComicStooge: Lame wife angle that has overstayed it's welcome.

Fair enough. Yeah, he hasn't really developed much, has he?

Yup.

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#50 Edited by ComicStooge (22008 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, to be fair, my favorite Bat-Villian is the Riddler, so it's true, some of us do like bad villians.

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