The Dark Knight Rises Catch-All

AnimeJ wrote:

Watching her leaning back on the railing, I could count ribs, and wanted to go puke. Icky.

Harsh. Almost incredibly so. In fact I'd say this is in just as bad taste as that thread a while back where people said some hurtful things about overweight people.

For the record, I'm not like defending Kate friggin Beckinsale's honor or whatever. She's a mediocre actress. Whatever. But still in bad taste.

Saying you prefer women with a little bit more weight on them than that? Alrighty. Everyone has their preferences. I can even chuckle at "she could user a burger" at least a little. It's harmless enough.

But saying someone makes you want to puke because you can see ribcage when they lean back? I know at least two girls that would be more than a little hurt by a comment like that because that's their natural, healthy weight. One of them eats five times a day. I'm pretty sure she'd slap you for that one.

As much as I like Anne Hathaway, I think I would have preferred a more unknown actress in the role. But you can count on Nolan to be great so I suspect there isn't much to worry about.

When this trilogy is all said and done, I'd be tickled if someone did an adaptation of the Dark Knight Returns. Still one of my favorite graphic novels.

Ballotechnic wrote:

As much as I like Anne Hathaway, I think I would have preferred a more unknown actress in the role. But you can count on Nolan to be great so I suspect there isn't much to worry about.

When this trilogy is all said and done, I'd be tickled if someone did an adaptation of the Dark Knight Returns. Still one of my favorite graphic novels.

There are a few that would be good. But I think Hush would be my first choice. That, or a Del Toro take on Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. that could just a creepy, but awesome flick.

But yeah, Dark Night Returns with Tom Selleck as Batman could be all kinds of awesome. He's actually a bit old for the role now. Who else could pull off a 50 year-old Batman. Could Clooney pull it off with a good script and director this time?

Jayhawker wrote:
Ballotechnic wrote:

As much as I like Anne Hathaway, I think I would have preferred a more unknown actress in the role. But you can count on Nolan to be great so I suspect there isn't much to worry about.

When this trilogy is all said and done, I'd be tickled if someone did an adaptation of the Dark Knight Returns. Still one of my favorite graphic novels.

There are a few that would be good. But I think Hush would be my first choice. That, or a Del Toro take on Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. that could just a creepy, but awesome flick.

But yeah, Dark Night Returns with Tom Selleck as Batman could be all kinds of awesome. He's actually a bit old for the role now. Who else could pull off a 50 year-old Batman. Could Clooney pull it off with a good script and director this time?

Even if it could be done, whatever that horribly awful movie he did before tainted it.

AnimeJ wrote:

Even if it could be done, whatever that horribly awful movie he did before tainted it.

That is probably too true...

Who's left? There was a day when Mickey Roarke could have pulled it off. But he is in full villain mode now. Although he was pretty amazing with a similar type character in Sin City. I'd take a Robert Rodriguez take on Batman.

Sin City and other Rodriguez stuff is a bit too gritty to translate into a good Batman, I think. I like it squarely in the PG13 bracket, and everything he touches turns to R, and anything less seems to turn to horrible(Think Disney here).

That said, I can't really think of anyone better. Nolan set the bar on this pretty high.

DKR is a Frank Miller book though, so Rodriguez wouldn't be a bad fit if it was a faithful adaptation. But I can also see them toning down some of the crazy and making it feel more like the Nolan films. Unfortunately I think Nolan has pretty clearly indicated that this next film is the last one he wants to do.

I think a faithful translation of DKR is going to be a pretty extreme rated R movie. I think it would be interesting to see a Batman flick through that style Rodriguez used in Sin City.

Of course, one of the most vile of Batman stories would The Killing Joke. That one could actually be pulled off by Tarantino. Not without Alan Moore blowing a gasket, of course. But the dialogue in the is so good, and story is so violent and perverse that I would love to see Tarantino just go to town with it.

McChuck wrote:

Nope! Boba Fett was made even cooler by Episode II! Something had to make up for him going out like a punk.

Yeah, crying baby Fett really added that missing something to his character.

Jayhawker wrote:

[But yeah, Dark Night Returns with Tom Selleck as Batman could be all kinds of awesome.

Holy sh*t, is that ever perfect.

Man, I am hoping for the comic's Bane rather than Batman & Robin's..

But I was hoping for 30 years later, DK returns..

More food for thought, though right now only rumors:

Robin Williams as Hugo Strange:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=28916

And apparently, Joseph Gordon Levitt to join in as well, unknown roll:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...

Huge amounts of salt to be taken with, but do discuss with giddy fun.

Robin Williams: God I hope not.

Joseph Gordon Levitt: A-ok with me.

Robin Williams ugh.

I've always kind of liked Robin Williams as a serious actor. This doesn't seem legit though.

AnimeJ wrote:

Sin City and other Rodriguez stuff is a bit too gritty to translate into a good Batman, I think. I like it squarely in the PG13 bracket, and everything he touches turns to R, and anything less seems to turn to horrible(Think Disney here).

I don't know what you're talking about here. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over was a cinematic masterpiece.

As for Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Robin Williams, Nolan - like many directors - does have a history of using some actors in several of his films (Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Christian Bale) and Robin Williams was in Insomnia sooo....

Robin Williams as Strange, I can see. Not my first pick, but I think he could pull it off. I like him in his serious roles, and he can normally throw a bit of humor into them, which I could see goign well with a insane genius type of character like Strange.

Levitt being added to the picture could be really interesting. There have been comparisons to Levitt and Ledger as far as appearances go, and we could possibly be looking at a cameo of the Joker in some fashion. I don't think Nolan would go there, but he did bring Crane back for a quick cameo in the second film.

Williams was shockingly good and creepy in Nolan's Insomnia. Still, I hope it's just a rumor.

Oh God, please do not have a villain bonanza. Those never ever work out in comic book movies...
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...unless Nolan's really trying to mirror the Knightfall plotline, which I suppose might work.

Rat Boy wrote:

Oh God, please do not have a villain bonanza. Those never ever work out in comic book movies.

Uh, I beg to differ. Have you not seen Batman & Robin?

Did some more digging up. Haven't found a single follow up on Robin Williams, but several new sources confirm Levitt to be a part of the movie now. I'm excited about this, he's really good.

I personally think Williams, when tackling a serious role, he kills it every time, BUT, being this the last movie, and skeptical with numerous villains considering what happened with previous batman iterations, spiderman 3, and specifically xmen 3, I'd rather Nolan kept a smaller roster. Having said that, I think I side with Gordon-Levitt being a part of it.

And now, commence speculations; Robin? Nightwing? Riddler? New DA? Something else? Discuss!!

kexx wrote:

And now, commence speculations; Robin? Nightwing? Riddler? New DA? Something else? Discuss!!

I could see JG-L as the Riddler. He's lithe, witty and light on his feet. swoon /mancrush

re: kexx's digging: IMDB is now reporting JG-L attached to the project

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Oh God, please do not have a villain bonanza. Those never ever work out in comic book movies.

Uh, I beg to differ. Have you not seen Batman & Robin?

DIAF

kexx wrote:

And now, commence speculations; Robin? Nightwing? Riddler? New DA? Something else? Discuss!!

Well, Batman doesn't do so well against Bane in the comics. Levitt as successor to defeat Bane? That would reduce the villain count.

That'd be pretty cool if JGL shows up as Jean-Paul Valley.

That would be funny, especially since Nolan's Batman is exactly the sort of grim and gritty character the writers were satirizing/emulating with Valley.

Rumors about Joseph Gordon Levitt's character and the possibility of Inception co-star Marion Cotillard joining up. My thoughts on the first...

Spoiler:

...JGL would make the perfect Alberto Falcone. We all know that Nolan and Co. lean heavily on The Long Halloween for source material.

Any chance of that news on a website that wasn't horribly broken last week?

Marion Cotillard apparently confirmed:

Marion Cotillard joins Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale for 'Batman 3'

Starting to sound like an Inception reunion.

I'm all for Directors casting actors they've worked with before, but this is getting ridiculous.
In the good way.