When TDKR trailer came on in the theater, it was more silent than an abandoned church.
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GQ is currently running an extraordinarily insightful piece on the genesis of Joss Whedon and how he came to finally be where he is now, and while the piece as a whole is one of the most worthwhile articles I've read in a long time there was one particular tidbit buried in there that I think is well worth sharing.
Originally, before Nolan came along, Whedon was working to develop his own post-Schumacher take on Batman. And part of that take would have involved a small but fascinating addition to the classic mythos wherein a young Bruce Wayne tries to protect a girl from being bullied in an alley that bears a striking similarity to the one in which his parents were murdered.
"And he's like this tiny 12-year-old who's about to get the **** kicked out of him. And then it cuts to Wayne Manor, and Alfred is running like something terrible has happened, and he finds Bruce, and he's back from the fight, and he's completely fine. And Bruce is like, 'I stopped them. I can stop them.' That was the moment for me. When he goes 'Oh, wait a minute; I can actually do something about this.' The moment he gets that purpose, instead of just sort of being overwhelmed by the grief of his parents' death."
I know that I really like that, but what about you? Is it too on the nose, or would that bit of expansion on the classic story that we all know have opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the direction of DC's Caped Crusader?
Joss Whedon shares about his Batman film that might have been - Movie News | JoBlo.com
I'm not sure this guy understands Bruce/Batman at all. It's not like Bruce was like "waaah mah parent's are dead'. Bruce Wayne, the person, died the same night his parents did. When he rose from his parent's death site, he had a purpose. He wanted to avenge his parents. How exactly he was going to go about it, he wouldn't know for several years but he did. His true purpose, being Batman, didn't come to him until he was 25.
This guy should read Batman: The Man Who Falls.
Last edited by .Oji; June 4, 2012 at 04:50 AM.
Just booked my imax tickets for this, wetting myself with excitement for this!
My dad has gotten us tickets for a showing of all three movies (TDKR showing at midnight) at a theater in Chicago. diddlying stoked.
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