@jumpstart55: Read some of the very early Tim Drake stories. Not only are they amazing though they show why Batman needs a Robin. The stories show Batman becoming ruthless and more violent. With Tim stepping in and trying to become his Robin we see that Batman needs a Robin because a Robin keeps him human and reminds him he is not alone. A Robin reminds him that he is a hero and looked up too.
As a huge Doom Patrol fan I would love to see them on the big screen sometime. I would love to see them start off with the Silver Age and then progress with films. Hell, have them be separate from the movie universe. They could have a movie or two with the first Doom Patrol team with the second ending with their seeming death in that small Maine fishing village. Mento and Beast Boy, being the two lone original surviors, go off and do other things. Beast Boy can be there for a Teen Titan movie and maybe even a movie of his own dealing with Mento's evil phase.
With the third it can be on the side of the Grant Morrison's version of the Doom Patrol.