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Old 06-19-09, 12:28 AM
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No Batman 3 until 2013?

From an article posted over on Awardsdaily.com

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Total Film is linking to a “trusted source at Batman-on-Film” today, with troubling whispers that there might be no Nolan for Batman 3.

The death of Heath Ledger in January of 2008 rocked Mr. Nolan hard. So hard that Chris was convinced that TDK was going to be it for him and Batman on film. The Joker was going to return in BATMAN 3.

“You are correct in reporting that he is developing story ideas with [Jonathan Nolan] and David Goyer, but it will be until AT LEAST 2012 before we see the Caped Crusader back [in theaters]. And that is only an EARLY ESTIMATE at best right now. They are even saying it might not be until 2013.”

Basically, the BATMAN film franchise is back to square one. As far as a story or a BATMAN 3, “Right now, there is none,” says our guy.

A 5-year wait between sequel installments isn’t unheard of — The Last Crusade came 5 years after The Temple of Doom — but such a gap usually follows a creative falter. The loss of momentum between now and 2013 or even 2012 seems unthinkable in the acclaimed wake of Warner Brothers’ billion dollar baby.

What are the options? (A) recast the Joker? (B) recast the director? With names like Zack Snyder being bandied about, that kind of speculation feels too ridiculous to consider. But that’s not stopping people from coming up with all sorts of absurd alternative universe scenarios. CHUD.com outlines the best set of possibilities I’ve seen:


1) Nolan is smart, and knows he can never top himself, and will just serve as a producer on the next film.

2) Nolan is notoriously hard to get to commit on a project like this; with a big huge movie in his sights the last thing he wants to do is start thinking about another big huge movie.

3) Nolan knows it’s fait accompli that he’ll be back so he’s doing some contract negotiations in the press. Enough of us on the internet cover this story it gets picked up in the mainstream media, and Warner Bros suits start sweating and trying to figure out how much money they can throw at this director. God knows this wouldn’t be the first time such a tactic has been used.

yeah, I’m thinking that third thing.

Lt. James Gordon: They’ll hunt you.
Batman: You’ll hunt me. You’ll condemn me. Set the dogs on me. Because that’s what needs to happen.
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Re: No Batman 3 until 2013?

It would have been nice to see the Joker again but because it wasn't meant to be doesn't mean that the franchise should be dormant for so long. Nolan just needs to collect his money and keep this franchise rolling.
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Re: No Batman 3 until 2013?

I'd rather get a movie as good as TDK in five years than a mediocre movie in two.
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Re: No Batman 3 until 2013?

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I'd rather get a movie as good as TDK in five years than a mediocre movie in two.
Agreed.
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Why dont they wait a few movies and use the Joker as a Kingpin behind the scenes character. Then they could have another actor take over the role and it wouldnt be so hard.
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I'd rather get a movie as good as TDK in five years than a mediocre movie in two.
There's no guarantee that if they wait five years that it will be good. Sometimes things run their course, people lose interest and then other people take over and do their thing. That is how we ended up with Batman and Robin.
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Good maybe people will stop gushing about TDK on message boards enough to have a year or two without hearing about it.
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Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Good maybe people will stop gushing about TDK on message boards enough to have a year or two without hearing about it.
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Why dont they wait a few movies and use the Joker as a Kingpin behind the scenes character. Then they could have another actor take over the role and it wouldnt be so hard.
I think that would be against the character itself. The Joker doesn't want to be behind the scenes, he wants to be in the thick of the mess.
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Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Good maybe people will stop gushing about TDK on message boards enough to have a year or two without hearing about it.
You shouldn't let message board posts overpower your sensitivities so handily.
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So we know nothing more about Batman 3 than we did last year, great.

They've been showing TDK on HBO a lot, great flick .
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
You shouldn't let message board posts overpower your sensitivities so handily.

Well unlike what the geek internet collective thinks, TDK wasn't the greatest movie ever made. Shocking but it's the truth.
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Just to hear a rumor of Zack Snyder and the Batman franchise in the same sentence just makes me mad. That hack should not get even mentioned when talking about the Batman franchise. If he directs the next film, it will be as bad as when Joel Schumacher took over the Tim Burton franchise.
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Zack Snyder isn't much of a director. He's good with visuals but doesn't actually grasp the concept that there is more to directing a movie.
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Zack Snyder would be a terrible fit for the Batman movies. He'll make it too action orientented.
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Re: No Batman 3 until 2013?

As much as I'd like to see a Batman 3, if Nolan isn't involved I'd rather it wasn't made at all.

I'm sure Ledger's death took the wind out of Nolan's sails - especially if he'd envisioned Part 3 to Joker-centric - but I would hope he wouldn't let Ledger's death stop him from bringing that vision to fruition.

As much as I liked Ledger as The Joker he wasn't so great that the part could never be recast. If Nolan went with another Joker (IMO, an unknown actor would be best) no one would fault him for it.
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Re: No Batman 3 until 2013?

Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Well unlike what the geek internet collective thinks, TDK wasn't the greatest movie ever made. Shocking but it's the truth.
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I'm fine with this. Look, I think that TDK is a very good flick, but it's not the greatest ever made. Not by a long shot. Nolan will be back and this'll get done after Inception, I'm sure of it.
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Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Well unlike what the geek internet collective thinks, TDK wasn't the greatest movie ever made. Shocking but it's the truth.
Of course you realize you're overdramatizing; it's a well-loved movie (often to the point of hyperbole) but don't confuse enthusiasm for absolutes.
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I wouldn't be surprised if it's 2012, Inception's sounding like a bigger movie than first expected. Nolan finished Prestige in Nov, giving him a yr and half production time... so if Inception's out next summer, very unlikely he can film Batman 3 that summer as well.

2013 would be hard to handle... but maybe it will have been a number of yrs before Batman returns to Gotham anyways...

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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Of course you realize you're overdramatizing; it's a well-loved movie (often to the point of hyperbole) but don't confuse enthusiasm for absolutes.
Yeah, the hype around Dark Knight being the best movie EVER has drifted away long ago. It's funny to see people still trying to knock it like that.
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Originally Posted by Mopower View Post
Well unlike what the geek internet collective thinks, TDK wasn't the greatest movie ever made. Shocking but it's the truth.
I personally thought that Batman Begins was the better film.

At least it didn't have Batman Goes to China.
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They've been showing TDK on HBO a lot, great flick .
I didn't get the DVD (I'm waiting for the inevitable "Ultimate Collector's Edition") but It's been good to catch this on HBO (HD)

Can't resist tuning in for about 5 minutes.
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I think they need to put things in perspective and realize The Dark Knight isn't the greatest thing in the world and they can make a movie just as good. Probably not going to make the same amount of money though, but quality wise, it's not like it's untouchable.
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At least it didn't have Batman Goes to China.
But it did have Batman Goes to Japan!

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