The July 2019 BOF Mailbag #3 – BATMAN ON FILM

The June 2019 BOF Mailbag #1 – BATMAN ON FILM

Welcome to the third BATMAN ON FILM Mailbag for July 2019. Thanks for all your questions, and maintain those cards and letters coming! CLICK HERE for the previous BOF Mailbag. – Invoice “Jett” Ramey

Do you’ve got any concept from what storylines [THE BATMAN] may use for inspiration?

JETT SAYS: In the event you comply with me on Twitter, you already know the reply to this question.

You appear to have plenty of insider info lately. Just curious, but what was the most important “scoop” you had in years previous that you simply never revealed, and you left as a shock for us when the film came out?

JETT SAYS: I’ve had inside information for two many years man!  And I get this inside information as a result of people know that I’m not going to reveal what they inform me on BOF.  Additionally, I’m not a “scooper” neither is BOF a “scoop website.”

With that stated, I knew every part — and I imply EVERYTHING — about JUSTICE LEAGUE and hardly stated a phrase aside from the reshoots have been vital (which was proven true).







JETT SAYS: Two issues: 1) I don’t fan-cast, and a couple of) I by no means stated something about BP as JG.

Do you assume the Batcave will be the most comic accurate out of all the reside motion films, or do you assume they may have it extra grounded like Batman Begins?


— Robin’s Nest (@HarlowC) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS:  Properly, the Batcave in THE BATMAN will most-certainly function a Bat-computer, home the Batmobile (and different attainable Bat-vehicles), and have a spot the place the Batsuit(s) is stored.  I feel it might be cool to see the enormous penny, the T-rex, and so on. included, but I do not know if Matt Reeves might be that “comic guide accurate.”

Have you ever heard any actors being thought-about for Gordon?

JETT SAYS: I’ve been listening to issues for 21+ years.

Jett, would a BATMAN BEYOND film adaptation with Michael Keaton be one thing you want to see?

JETT SAYS: I don’t hate the thought and wouldn’t be opposed to it.  Nevertheless, as somebody who is a fan of BATMAN BEYOND and would like to see a live-action film adaptation, I’d choose it not be tied to any previous movie and/or continuity.  Simply let it’s its own thing.

And I’m still a fan of the thought of Clint Eastwood as the aged Bruce Wayne.

[What is your] favorite DC animated film?


#BatmanOnFilmMailbag will there be any POC/non white European varieties in Gotham Metropolis this time in vital starring roles?

— φɾìղçҽ օƒ քӀմղժҽɾ 👑 (@SantyClausKiss) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: OK, I’ll chew…

Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY doesn’t rely?

How about Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent in BATMAN ’89?  Frankly, that was pretty daring casting back in the late 80s.

Hell, Tim Burton forged Marlon Wayans as Robin in BATMAN RETURNS (although the part was minimize from the film shortly earlier than filming began).

With that stated, I’m unsure in case you are criticizing the previous solo Batman films for a scarcity of, as you “acronymed” people, if you’ll, in your query, or legitimately asking with regard to THE BATMAN.  When it comes to the latter, I will say that the casting calls for THE BATMAN encourages individuals of all races, ethnicities, and so on. to hunt roles in the film.  Take that for what you will.

If Reeves truly shoots a trilogy, what are the probabilities of The Joker and the Bat-Household appearing?

JETT SAYS: I feel The Joker and a Robin (ideally Dick Grayson) are both musts when it comes to it to even be thought-about definitive.  In fact, you need to have Gordon and Alfred as they’re additionally part of the Batman Family.  I don’t assume any characters outdoors of those four I mentioned is required.

#batmanonfilmmailbag will hoult be a villian ?

— pink (@pattinsonbats) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: The magic eight ball says…

“Outlook not good.”

I agree.

What’s one Batman story that you would like to see tailored — both strongly or loosely — for the large display that hasn’t been informed but?

JETT SAYS: Not a lot a story, but I feel incorporating the Courtroom of Owls into the storyline of a live-action Batman movie can be cool.  Perhaps Matt Reeves thinks the identical. 😉

Marvel once we will get an official pic of Patterson in the go well with?!

JETT SAYS: My greatest guess is someday shortly after filming begins, so early to mid-2020.  Now, if Matt Reeves plans to do plenty of location filming, I’d get one out earlier than these cameras start rolling and make all spy pics moot.

Have you ever heard any actors being thought-about for Gordon?

JETT SAYS: A Gordon Ramsey biopic is within the works?  Hell, I figure one concerning the late great Anthony Bourdain would make for a greater movie subject by adapting his e-book, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL.

With the approaching production of The Batman, do you assume now’s the time for Crazy Quilt to make his live-action debut? I say the time is now!

— Joshua B. Porter (@joshuabporter) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: Paul Dekker’s time is overdue sir.

I’ve been considering of the way the new Batman movies could possibly differentiate themselves from the previous incarnations and thought of an concept. What if 4-5 villains have been introduced in the first film and some of them play a task in more than 1 film and perhaps someone (Joker?) can have a task in all 3 films, assuming it’s a trilogy. We’ve all the time had a new villain(s) in subsequent Batman films for the Burton/Schumacher/Nolan films and this may be something totally different. what do you assume, can it work? (by way of e mail)

JETT SAYS: Nicely, it definitely seems like there are several Bat-villains in THE BATMAN, so it’s probably that some will return in subsequent sequels.

If I’m Matt Reeves, while I’d hint at his existence in THE BATMAN and its direct follow-up, I’m saving The Joker for the third and last movie.

What occurred to Arnie Hammer? Was it ever close? Or did Pattinson simply win the half #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Billy Bloops (@Bill_Style) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: There was a “wish listing” of actors that the studio was occupied with for the position.  Armie Hammer was on that record — as he should’ve been.  Not only is he bodily fitted to the position, however he’s also a rattling superb actor as nicely.  BUT…

Matt Reeves needed Robert Pattinson and that’s who he forged.  So we’ve acquired to provide props to each Warner Bros. for allowing Reeves to forged the Batman of his choosing, and Reeves for being bold together with his casting determination.

What elements of Matt Reeves’ previous films did you like and dislike?

JETT SAYS: Both of his APES movies moved me and made me cry.  That’s all I acquired.

There are some who defend B v S on the idea of “it made some huge cash”- how is 870 million worldwide in this age of comedian ebook films, inflation, and enlargement of overseas something however a failure? A billion ought to have been the absolute flooring for this film. #batmanonfilmmailbag

— WW (@Batboat77) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: I might not name BATMAN v SUPERMAN a complete failure as a result of it did, as you pointed out, make $873 million worldwide on the field workplace.  Nevertheless, I might characterize it as an enormous disappointment.

Speaking usually, BvS did not resonate with the audience and even alienated diehard fans — like yours really.  Yes, some people adore it, however general, individuals did not.

I will say should you pair BvS and JUSTICE LEAGUE together, it’s a total failure general.  Fortunately, WB realized they F’ed up, made modifications, and are shifting ahead with a DC on movie that’ll have nothing to do with both.

With the consistent and overwhelming push to “launch the Snyder reduce,” do you reckon Warner Bros would have no less than had a gathering to debate the potential of such a factor?

JETT SAYS: A gathering to significantly contemplate it?


A meeting on methods to cope with these people who name the studio “demanding” it’s released?  Yep, and there’s a protocol on learn how to cope with ’em.

You understand that while they are loud, the number of people who need this can be a piss in the ocean when compared to the general audience.

Do any of you are feeling if WB does release the definitive Zack Snyder model of JUSTICE LEAGUE that it’ll no less than give us a doorway into perhaps an animated sequel or do you assume we’d get a flashpoint adapted from it? Interested by individuals’s ideas.

JETT SAYS: To begin with, WB is just not going to release a ZS reduce of JUSTICE LEAGUE.


So an animated or live-action sequel is moot level brother.

I extremely advocate you learn “The Sandwich Motion.”  Take a chew out of it HERE.

Have you heard any rumors of a potential title change for “The Batman” to anything? I feel they shouldn’t do this. This title is perfect.

JETT SAYS: Nope.  I’m pretty positive it’ll be titled THE BATMAN.

With the current announcement of Marvel doing a fourth Thor film, do you assume it’s attainable Reeves might do the identical factor with Batman? i.e Matt does his personal trilogy and finishes his story, and perhaps then WB usher in a special artistic for a new trilogy? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Jack (@divinebats) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: Personally, I’m really not considering that far ahead because by the time we get to a third Batman film following THE BATMAN, it’s going to be the 2030’s!  I will say that I think that WB will all the time make Batman films, so we’ll see what occurs once we get there, God-willing.

Pattinson has hair so ought to we anticipate him to put on a wig within the film? 🤣 Now on my real question, WB used BATMAN BEGINS promos to make clear that it has nothing to do with the previous films. Do you consider it’s going to be the same deal or trigger that web buzz is so robust these days they gained’t hassle?

JETT SAYS: Ben Affleck has good hair, so I nonetheless don’t get why that they had him put on a damn wig as Bruce Wayne.  However I digress.

I don’t assume Warner Bros. will run a flashing headline on THE BATMAN promos saying “This can be a reboot and has nothing to do with Ben Affleck’s Batman!”  They’ll simply promote and publicize the movie and it must be apparent to people as the forged is new and every part — together with Batman — will look totally different.

The objective of the studio is to earn cash from a film. The producers, administrators, and actors all have varying causes (aside from cash) to create and be involved in a movie. What do you assume are Reeves, Pattinson, and others motivations to pursue THE BATMAN?

JETT SAYS: Properly, for Warner Bros., that answer is straightforward: Batman is their #1 IP and arguably the preferred comedian guide superhero of all time.  So making extra Batman films despite the BATMAN v SUPERMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE debacle was a no brainer.

So far as Matt Reeves’ motivations, he’s a lifelong Batman fan and I’m positive with the ability to write and direct a Batman film is a dream come true.

Finally, relating to why Robert Pattinson would sign on to play Batman, hell, it’s friggin’ BATMAN!

What did you considered The Boys? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag

— Maurício Fagundes (@maufagundes47) July 27, 2019

JETT SAYS: I didn’t have a clue about it until you requested me this query. So I appeared into it…