A LIVE-ACTION BATMAN TV SERIES?

Several sources are reporting today that Warner Brothers is considering launching a new live-action Batman TV show after director Christopher Nolan completes his Bat-trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises in Summer 2012. Since this information came from “an unnamed source”, chances are it’s 100% pure bullshit, but you never can tell.

Personally, I think a new Batman TV show would be a great idea, if it was executed properly, had a good creative team behind it, a showrunner with a background in doing superhero adaptations the right way, and a decent-sized budget.  Imagine how awesome a dark, gritty Batman series presented in a Walking Dead style could be. It would be a terrific showcase for the dozens of villains in Batman’s rogue’s gallery (including some we’ve never seen on screen before, like The Ventriloquist, Harley Quinn, or the Black Mask). An hour-long, multi episode series would also do wonders to expand on Batman/Bruce Wayne’s character and relationships.

There is a red flag here, however, as the report stated the series would be “aimed at young audiences”. Which of course, instantly conjurs up nightmarish visions of a 21 year-old Bruce Wayne hanging out at Gotham City coffee houses pining over a young Selina Kyle. The last thing the world needs is another emo teen shit-fest like Smallville to clog up the airwaves for several unwelcome years.  

Link: Ain’t It Cool? News

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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