- It’s a unique take on the character
- The setting is cool and different to the Batman universe
- The Cyberpunk setting can allow for interesting storytelling concepts
- The future placement provides a larger canvas to do more with
- Taking on the character could allow her to co-exist seamlessly with other versions in the DCU
The new DCU headed by James Gunn and Peter Safran is just beginning to lay its foundation, and with that, a whole new (and possibly even bigger) batch of excitement and opportunity is coming to the fore. The previous one, known as the DCEU, has seen its troubles, albeit with some measure of success and ambition. But the one project that never really managed to get off the ground is an adaptation of the beloved cartoon classic Batman next. It was definitely strange why that didn’t happen. The show was popular, original, creative, and based on a staple DC character that would single-handedly ensure financial success.
Though, there have been plans at various times for a live-action adaptation, such as an attempt with director Boaz Yakin, none of which ever materialized. The Batman character has continued to find new life over the years in iconic iterations, such as Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s legendary trilogy…but the wonderful, stylish, and unique world Batman nextwhich is capped crusader Terry McGuinness unfortunately hasn’t had that up to date.
But presumably, the new DCU that is unfolding at Warner Bros. Now it’s rebooting the DC Cinematic Playbook with great interest, vision, and care—and therefore—it’s ready to tell new stories that are astonishing, original, and innovative. So here are five main reasons why it might finally be time Batman next To make the leap to the big screen in this next era of the DCU and be a part of the fantastical storytelling.
It’s a unique take on the character
All cinematic versions of Batman, to date, have been the same character as Bruce Wayne. It’s obvious why, given that he inhabits Batman so much, unlike, say, the totally diverse group of different Robins that exist. Not that there seems to be Bruce Wayne fatigue among moviegoers or anything (or maybe there is?) but Terry McGuinness could be a nice change of refreshment that audiences might appreciate after seeing the same Batman character (and from the same origin) in so many movies. Movies already. Besides, Bruce Wayne is still part of the story.
But it would be nice to finally introduce an angle where he takes on the mentor role and passes the torch to a new successor who serves as the central hero. It’s an opportunity to do something really different with The Dark Knight after all this time.
The setting is cool and different to the Batman universe
Instead of the always dark and gritty Gotham City that is an essential part of any Batman story, the show introduced a futuristic version of the city, dubbed New Gotham. A sleek, modern cyberpunk take on City Noir. It’s crafted a fantastic new vision that, if brought to life on the big screen with exceptional cinematography, could be one hell of a visual treat for fans and audiences.
A sci-fi version of Gotham with Blade Runner Great new vibes and technology, but you still have that dark element of darkness, and with a brand new Batman flying amongst the futuristic environment – who wouldn’t want to check that out!
The Cyberpunk setting can allow for interesting storytelling concepts
The fact that this world is set in the future with newly invented technology provides interesting thematic angles and themes to explore that would not be possible in other Batman stories. Virtual reality, transhumanism, genetic linkage, and other outrageous cyberpunk concepts were a unique part of the show, creating interesting villains that dabbled in technology that other villains couldn’t, touching on the issues that arise from integrating this technology into society, and of course Giving Batman new types of dilemmas and battles to fight.
a Batman next The live-action film will give audiences new villains and plots revolving around popular and thought-provoking sci-fi concepts not previously seen or used in a Batman movie.
The future placement provides a larger canvas to do more with
The Batman movies made to date have all taken place in the present day. However, the limit of adherence to modern concepts comes with plots and action. But by having a Batman story in the future, it forbids those limitations and gives freedom to invent things that haven’t been invented yet. The makers of the movie can come up with crazy new technologies and gadgets for the Crusade, for the Batmobile, for the Batwing, for just about everything! Imagine a Batmobile that can fly across the roads of Gotham City without threatening to hit something or someone?
And the cyberpunk vibe could also allow for new, cool, and stylish action scenes using newly invented technology that the current Batman may not be able to achieve. And as much of a detective as you are, you live in a highly digital age where electronic communication is pretty much turning the old ways upside down… Just imagine all the exciting possibilities and directions that could be allowed into this Batman universe.
Taking on the character could allow her to co-exist seamlessly with other versions in the DCU
James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU is said to play the long game, with an expansive and ambitious universe that should span more than a decade on screen, complete with chapters and a saga that resembles the model the MCU has developed all these years. With this canvas, there are bound to be many different movies and shows that are not only about multiple characters, but also about different versions of the same character… for example, the follow up to the Matt Reeves movie Batman universe and introduce a brand new Batman once again with the recent announcement of “Brave and daringAdaptation. Then get the Joker sequel Foley a deux It’s coming out next year with Joaquin Phoenix but after already introducing another Joker into Matt Reeves’ universe with Barry Koeghan.
So, with multiple universes parallel to each other having the same character, it would be easier (and less awkward) to bring Terry’s Batman into the plan, rather than another Bruce Wayne, since his story and world are completely out of the others and he’ll still bring something new to the table, even Along with current and planned modifications. Not to mention, it would give the opportunity to bring back an actor of Bruce Wayne (maybe Keaton again!) to fill that nostalgic sweet spot and make his presence an organic part of the story, rather than trying to shoehorn his appearance. One of the other planned movies on the list.