Welcome to the first BOF Mailbag of June 2019. And a belated Pleased Fathers Day to all my fellow Dads!
Thanks for all of the questions and make sure to maintain those cards and letters coming.
Plenty of questions about Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN, so let’s get to ’em! – Invoice “Jett” Ramey
What kind of schedule do you assume it’ll be until we begin hearing extra specific casting details for the rest of the forged (I.e. Catwoman, Alfred, Gordon, primary villains)? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag
— Jonathan Brady (@virgiltheart1) June 16, 2019
JETT SAYS: I’m hearing that further casting is imminent.
Do you see THE BATMAN happening over a couple of months like THE LONG HALLOWEEN or making it shorter and happening over a couple of days?
JETT SAYS: Nicely, we’ve had a Batman film that passed off over the course a number of months/a yr and that was the final solo one, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, so going that route isn’t one thing new. With that stated, I’d haven’t any drawback if THE BATMAN did happen over, say, a yr ala TLH.
I think we’re getting some type of mystery that Batman is making an attempt to unravel and it’s going to steer him to question a number of Batman villains. In that case, it will in all probability work better if the narrative takes over somewhat little bit of time, not, like, in someday/night time.
Hey there Jett! What would you favor? The brand new go well with being inspired by the first comic e-book appearances, or all black with the yellow oval like the ones within the 80s/90s? (I consider it might occur in the event that they needed to money in on the nostalgia factor, but then again, Matt Reeves in all probability needs to do something distinctive following his personal vision.)
JETT SAYS: I’d love to see a Bat-suit based mostly on those early 1939 appearances of The Bat-Man in the comics, however modernized, if you will. The yellow oval returning to the film go well with can be cool too. And sure, I agree that Matt Reeves will go together with one thing recent and new by which we haven’t actually seen on movie yet.
And the cowl/cape/boots/gloves/and so on. MUST keep black! No blue Batman, please.
Your fancast of the rumoured villains to seem in the film? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag
— Kyle Parry (@KyleParry1985) June 16, 2019
JETT SAYS: Man, I’m not good a fan-casting to be trustworthy, however I can undoubtedly see Andy Serkis as The Penguin.
Does the potential of half a dozen members of Batman’s rogues’ gallery appearing in Matt Reeves’ movie fear you or do you assume it might work inside the context of a whodunnit that wants a number of suspects?
JETT SAYS: Alex, it doesn’t worry me in the least — even if they’re greater than 6 villains in THE BATMAN. A lot of the villain roles in THE BATMAN are minor ones when it comes to how much screentime they’ll get, so all’s good.
Needless to say BATMAN BEGINS included 6 villains — the pretend Ra’s Al Ghul, the actual Ra’s Al Ghul, The Scarecrow, Mr. Zsazz, Joe Chill, and Carmine Falcone — and didn’t really feel overstuffed.
I maintain listening to a rumor about Macaulay Culkin enjoying Joker. What’s your two cents on that and do you assume Mr. J. will make a cameo in the upcoming movie? Cheers! #BatmanOnFilmMailbag
— Paul Alan Dixon (@PaulAlanDixon) June 16, 2019
JETT SAYS: Nothing I’ve seen (casting calls) or heard means that The Joker can be in THE BATMAN. With Todd Phillips’ JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix coming out later this yr and Jared Leto’s version of the character kinda/sorta still present (in the periphery) in any DC film that includes Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn (BIRDS OF PREY, for example), I don’t assume it’s time to introduce yet one more live-action movie Joker simply but.
I do assume that if Reeves certainly plans on a trilogy, then The Joker should present up in one of the 3 movies — I just don’t assume it’ll be in THE BATMAN.
So far as Macaulay Culkin as The Joker, I feel this nothing however a BS rumor based mostly on nothing but the fact that he’s actually a very skinny and bizarre cat. To me, it reeks of the identical type of fan nonsense when Crispen Glover was “rumored” to be within the mix to play The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT.
When will Condiment King, Kite-Man and another D-list villains seem in a Batman film? They could possibly be used in TV information reviews and never truly proven preventing with Batman.
JETT SAYS: Look, I’ve a delicate spot in my heart for the foolish Batman villains that have appeared in the comics over the course of Batman’s 80-year historical past, clearly (i.e. Crazy Quilt). However some of these — like Condiment King — merely cannot be utilized in a live-action movie that’s meant to be critical.
That being stated, I’m positive some of these types of members from Batman’s rogues’ gallery might be tailored for a critical, live-action Batman film and never come off as being nothing greater than a goof.
Why didn’t Reeve casted someone who seem like Affleck trigger Patterson don’t and he’s playin a prequel?
If Reeves’ new Batman works, do you assume Warner Bros./DC wipe the slate clean and use this rendition [of Batman] for any potential “DCEU/shared universe” films WAY down the road?
JETT SAYS: I doubt it — and I don’t say that as someone who isn’t a fan of Batman mixing it up with superpowered beings or the shared cinematic universe thing.
From what I know and have heard, WB isn’t bullshitting once they say they’re much less targeted on the shared DC universe on movie deal and easily interested by making good, solo, standalone films based mostly on DC characters.
They tried, issues didn’t work out all that nicely (and we know all the reasons, however let’s not rehash all that BS again), and they are achieved.
If THE BATMAN is actually the beginning of a brand new Batman on film trilogy, it’s going to be a minimum of a decade from now before it’s completed.
Think about that for a second.
It’ll doubtless be 2029 — TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-NINE! — when THE BATMAN three (or no matter it’ll be referred to as) bows.
So, I don’t see a 43-year-old Robert Pattinson — who just spend a decade of his life enjoying Batman — persevering with on in a new Justice League film.
Plus, even it such a movie is WAY down the line, you’d have to start out constructing in the direction of that NOW.
Can we not simply take pleasure in all DC on film endeavors going ahead within the post-BvS/JL world and not worry about making an attempt to make all of it “join?”
Good day Jett. I have been considering of the way the new Batman movies could possibly differentiate themselves from the earlier incarnations and considered an concept. What if Four-5 villains have been launched in the first movie and some of them play a task in additional than 1 movie? Perhaps someone (The Joker?) can have a task in all 3 films — assuming it’s a trilogy. We’ve all the time had new villain(s) in subsequent Batman films for the Burton/Schumacher/Nolan films and this may be something new. What do you assume, can it work? (by way of e-mail)
JETT SAYS: Hamad, I dig what you’re suggesting right here sir.
While I don’t assume The Joker will probably be in THE BATMAN (see above), the “seeds” of him already present can definitely be planted in film one.
In fact, I’d point out that The Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) kinda performed that “connective tissue” position in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY — but admittedly, in cameos in TDK and RISES.
But yeah, I’m with you man, good concept!
Do you assume we’ll see Bruce dwelling in Wayne Manor in The Batman moderately than a lakehouse or penthouse in the city?#BatmanOnFilmMailbag
— Robin’s Nest (@HarlowC) June 16, 2019
JETT SAYS: I’m pretty positive that Bruce Wayne and Alfred will probably be inhabiting Wayne Manor in THE BATMAN with The Batcave present underneath and that’s ALL we’ll see within the movie.
Also, in concept, he’s in all probability received a penthouse in downtown Gotham with a mini-Batcave in there somewhere.
And I’m fairly positive that Bruce Wayne owns a lake house related to yet one more mini-Batcave as a result of, properly, he’s Batman, to hell with that BvS/JL nonsense.
@BATMANONFILM Hey Jett, I keep in mind before Begins you’d get questions asking if Keaton would return. Both Bale and Affleck have had followers want them to return again. For those who needed to rank them, which Batman do you assume followers have had the hardest time letting go of? #BatmanOnFilmMailbag
— James Armstrong (@Jamzarm) June 16, 2019
JETT SAYS: James, unquestionably it’s Michael Keaton. Even as we speak you’ve got followers wanting MK to play the aged Bruce Wayne in a BATMAN BEYOND film. What ironic concerning the love for Keaton’s Batman is that his casting was virtually universally bashed by fans back when it was announced in 1988!
With Bale, it’s totally different because his Batman story ended with THE DARK KNIGHT RISES together with his Bruce Wayne driving off into the sundown (or Italy) dwelling fortunately ever after with Selina Kyle.
So far as Affleck, whereas he had his supporters (which once more is ironic as a result of how his casting triggered a fanboy meltdown when announced back in 2013), his Batman wasn’t beloved like Keaton and Bale and was not accepted general by the audience.
Whereas each Bale and Keaton’s places in Batman history is strong, Affleck’s will barely register and, I consider, will end up a blip on the Batman on film display.
Do you assume it’s potential Reeves and WB will chorus from confirming who the “principal villain” is since it’s purported to be a detective story?
JETT SAYS: Absolutely and I hope that’s the case.
What do you assume the probabilities are more films just like the JOKER are made — assuming it’s successful? If someone came with, for instance, a artistic and distinctive one-off take on BATMAN BEYOND, do you assume WB can be prepared to make it throughout time Reeves has Batman locked down (presumably over next decade for a trilogy)?
JETT SAYS: I do know that Warner Bros. needs to do extra of those one-off DC films like JOKER, so the extra successful it’s, the extra doubtless that it’ll occur.
As far as a BATMAN BEYOND film operating concurrently with Reeves’ THE BATMAN collection, I don’t see that taking place as BEYOND wouldn’t be a one-off as they’d need more than a single film, in all probability a franchise.
Invoice, The Joker and Robin weren’t mentioned for the first movie. Do you assume they’ll be within the 2nd one?
JETT SAYS: As I stated on the last BOF Vlog, both Robin and The Joker are essential to the Batman mythos and historical past and I feel they should be included sooner or later for a Batman film collection (or trilogy of flicks) to be thought-about “definitive.” So sure, I feel we’ll see each characters sooner or later in Reeves’ trilogy.
Wouldn’t it be a good suggestion for Reeves to do his whole trilogy with out The Joker?
JETT SAYS: See the earlier question/reply.
This one is comic associated, Have you ever heard something on whether or not Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have began work to complete quantity 3 of BATMAN: EARTH ONE or whether it’s on the again burner?
JETT SAYS: I haven’t heard something about that one in quite some time, to be trustworthy. I know they started it and I assume it’ll be launched sooner or later. When that really happens, I do not know. Heck, DOOMSDAY CLOCK hasn’t been released on-schedule, so take that for what you will.