Cyber Batman sunk my battleship

03Aug08

More Batman-related news. Apparently IMDB might have been hacked. Haha, yeah, remember how The Dark Knight stole the top slot on IMDB.com’s Top 250 Movies list? Bat-fans rejoiced. But according to /Film on Thursday, it came to people’s attention that something was a little off—because TDK was both #1 on the Top 250 chart and #1 of the Bottom 100. Hehe.

On another note, Neil Gaiman recently announced that he is writing a two-part Batman story called “What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” (a reference to the awesome Alan Moore’s Superman issue, “Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel?”). Andy Kubert will be doing the artwork for the comics, which will both be over-sized issues. The first is set for January. I’m excited. Find out more over at Pulp Secret.

(Speaking of Pulp Secret, last night I had a dream I met Alex, Justin, and Pete from “The Stack” in a Best Buy, haha!)

John and I have a bet going on. Okay, well, it’s not a bet, really. John says he’ll give up fast food and pop for a year—which would probably add years to his life span—if The Dark Knight beats The Titanic‘s top box office record. TDK has been the #1 movie for a third straight week, taking in another $43.8 million according to Batman-On-Film today—and giving it a rough total of $394.9 million. $100 million more and it’ll be the #2 domestic movie of all-time. /Film boasted this about TDK:

In just 13 days, The Dark Knight has taken in over $342.6 million domestically, and another $128.3 million internationally. The film is already in the top 15 films of all time, and is adding millions more each day. But will Batman be able to top Titanic‘s $600.7 million record?

If TDK pwns The Titanic, apparently I’m supposed to wear this miserable excuse for an outfit for a year. Yeah, sure. I’ll get right on that.

Anyway … quit with the rumors! Meet reality, Batman 3 hopefuls. I’ve said numerous times—and I’ve cited at least one of those two stories linked to in that article before—that if Christopher Nolan does a third film (fingers crossed!), a strong villain with a fresh face is the way they should—and chances are would—go.

Meanwhile, us Bat-fans would like to see Ms. Selina Kyle in the next movie according to the poll on BOF’s main pagesomehow. Selina/Catwoman could offer a much more complex and interesting relationship with Bruce/Batman than what we saw with love interest Rachel Dawes; it fits the “mob to freaks” theme that similarly played out in the comics. And if anyone can pull it off, it’s Nolan. Look what that brilliant director did with Scarecrow, for crap’s sake! I Believe in Christopher Nolan. 😉

How about you? Want to see the Cat in the next film?

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2 Responses to “Cyber Batman sunk my battleship”

  1. 1 John

    I do want to see Selina Kyle in a Nolan film for the very reasons you mentioned; given what happens between Bruce and Rachel, and then to Rachel, in The Dark Knight, I think it’s time to liven up the boy’s love life.

    If they do Selina like they did in The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, where she’s the illegitimate daughter of Carmine Falcone and infiltrates high society where she meets Bruce Wayne and tussles with Batman as Catwoman, I think it could be great. I also think that what she brings out of Bruce would be appropriate to where he was left at the end of The Dark Knight.

    Since she’s not really a villain, the movie would need … a villain.

    I still think The Riddler could work as a master strategist who sends Batman through a series of clever, twisted mind games.

    My pick? Casey Affleck. Combine his confidence from Gone Baby Gone with his creepiness in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and you’ve got one formidable opponent.

    And no green jackets with purple question marks, please. 🙂

    As for Selina … my original choice was always Maggie Gyllenhaal, but …

    So …

    Rachel Weisz?

  2. 2 John

    P.S. You’re going to look so cute in that giant velvet ravioli.


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