Shocking news about THE BATMAN sequel!

They’re making one! “During Warner Bros. Big CinemaCon presentation, it was announced that The Batman would be getting a sequel and that director Matt Reeves and actor Robert Pattinson would be returning to bring this sequel to fans.” I know, I know: who would ever have thought that a movie that’s grossed $760 million worldwide (and it would have been more, except that THE BATMAN’s streaming now) might get a sequel greenlit?

…Well, yes, everybody. But apparently you have to confirm this stuff nowadays. Personally, I blame Netflix, and its weird renewal algorithm. Lots of shows that you’d think would get renewed, don’t.

Nick Cage wants to be in THE BATMAN sequel.

And you will not be surprised at his desired role:

I like… oh, here’s something, I’ve been thinking about this, because we have this new, Robert Pattinson as the Batman, which I haven’t seen it yet, but I think he would be terrific, the villain that Vincent Price played on the ’60s show, Egghead. I think I want to have a go at Egghead. I think I could make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know over at Warner Bros. I’m down for Egghead.”

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How much Batman is too much Batman?

Call me a heretic, but four hours of Batman might indeed be too much Batman.

The runtime for the highly anticipated The Batman film was recently revealed, with the film set to be nearly three hours in length. According to a recent report, an earlier cut of the film was even longer.

In a new edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision newsletter, it was reported that some test screenings for The Batman showed off an early, four-hour cut of the film. 

At least, in theaters. I might sit still for a four hour THE BATMAN movie on DVD. It will depend on how much I like the theatrical version.

The ‘Bats is Bats’ THE BATMAN trailer.

For the record: a crazy Batman is fine. Not least because there’s been damn few depictions of Batman where he wasn’t more or less insane. This one is no worse that his predecessors, really. Although I suspect that the last movie he and his parents saw was probably THE CROW, and that’s just fine with me.

Via GeekTyrant.

Finally figured out what’s been bothering me about the latest Batman designs.

And it’s always the same thing:

You can’t see the dang symbol in the dark. As Frank Miller’s Batman once famously pointed out, he wears a big target on his chest because he can’t armor his head. (I even think they referenced that here.)

Moe Lane

PS: As I have noted before, I am tentatively down for Violent Goth Batman. It’s a legitimate take on the character. Annnnnd… dammit, they’re still not doing a animated version of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM. What, DC doesn’t like money?