So, the first and foremost thing that anyone should, and probably does, know about me is that I am a die-hard Batman fan. Since an early age he’s been not only my favorite superhero/comic book character but my favorite character across all platforms. And in 2005, with the release of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, my favorite character was finally able to be a character in a movie and not just a superhero portrayed on screen. The realism and intensity that Nolan brought to the franchise, something severely lacking in the 1990’s Schumacher films, which after I write this sentence we won’t mention again, was incredible. What I truly love about what Nolan has done with his Dark Knight story line is that he has made good movies, not just good superhero movies. You care about his Bruce Wayne much more than you do any member of the Avengers. Don’t get me wrong; The Avengers was highly entertaining, but it was a superhero movie. Every character was so far-fetched and so far from realistic that I couldn’t appreciate it, I couldn’t feel for these characters or the cities they destroyed. Stuff in that movie just happened, there wasn’t much reason for it, not much consequence either. But contextually it made sense and therefore nothing stood out as being out of place.
Nolan grounded his movies in reality, and therefore his characters had to be realistic as well or they would appear out of place. The only character that I have not liked the adaptation of is Two-Face, but that’s partly because I have a doctor for a mother who examines anything having to do with medicine in a movie and can determine whether or not something is realistic. What I’m referring to is his face after he gets burned, the way that it healed and the viability of him being able to survive with a half exposed face with teeth not guarded, it just couldn’t happen. He’d be in way too much pain and wouldn’t be able to swallow anything. But the human side of Dent was amazing and made up for this formality, yes it’s a formality, quite easily. Batman never claims to be a superhero, and doesn’t want to be one; he doesn’t have any superpowers and never claims to. He has a lot of money and is incredibly intelligent. He wants to help people and so he uses the resources that he has, he learns to use the right technology, and he puts together what he needs to be able to do just that. And he does it well.
I’m also a huge Nolan fan because I have always wanted a more realistic Batman; one where there are consequences for actions, people actually die and villains are believable. I’ve always wanted to make my own Batman story line and, my friends, now is the time when I say that it is in full development. I have an amazing beginning and incredible concept that I hope to be able to pitch to Warner Bros. in about a decade and have my own Batman epic. I hate the term reboot, but some of the time it is completely warranted, other times it’s simply a desire for more money. The Batman franchise needed someone like Nolan to reboot the franchise after it was all but destroyed by gimmicky villains, horrible writing, and laughable costumes (nipples on the bat-suit?). I don’t want to reboot Nolan’s Batman, because it doesn’t need to be. I just want my chance to show the world how I would want to see Batman. And in today’s Hollywood, even though Nolan made the studio over a billion dollars, which will grow after this weekend for sure, and saved this franchise from mediocrity helping to keep Warner Bros. somewhat competitive with everything that Marvel is doing, I know for a fact that in 8-10 years they’ll completely forget about Nolan and want to “reboot” the character again. I’ll be there, script in hand and resume to knock their socks off. This is my dream and I’m going to make it happen.