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“MY THOUGHTS ON.. THE DCEU: IS IT DESTINED TO FAIL?!”

Greetings, ladies and gentelnerds and welcome. 
Today I wish to discuss a question that was brought to me by a friend on twitter (@marvelzombiek) Back when i asked for ideas for my 200th blog. (clearly i saved it for a later blog and i think it comes at a good time too.) 

He asked, “Is The DCEU Doomed To Fail?” and I’ve been contemplating on that for awhile now. At first, i would have said, ‘No.’ But.. I’m not so sure about that now.

 A lot has happened, so allow me a moment to go down some details.

BVS: Dawn Of Justice: 

Was supposed to be the official kick-off of the Warner Bros. Pictures DC centered “Cinematic Universe” (I honestly hate the ‘Extended Universe’ Tag) after the successful, but criticly scrutinized ‘MAN OF STEEL’. Things didnt go according to plan. In, what looked like, an attempt to play catch up with Marvel Studios. WB shoveled in so much plot into a dull plotted movie. It was embarrassing to watch as a fan. They hoped to set up an entire universe with 1 single film. Big mistake. The film was about 2 and a half hours long and they shoved about 3 movies worth of material in to it. (for further thoughts on BvS, check out these past blogs,  https://themarvelincblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/what-went-wrong-with-batman-v-supermandawn-of-justice/  and https://themarvelincblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/how-dcwb-should-have-set-up-the-dcecu/

SUICIDE SQUAD: 

An improvment over BvS and a big risk for WB.  But still lacked a cohesive plot and suffered from poor editing. Although a much more financial success. But still got rammed up the ass without vasiline by the critics and most fans. 
THE FLASH: 

Is having the absouloute worst luck. The film has lost 3 directors. 2 screenwriters. Is currently on a full page 1 rewrite of the script and has no director at all. Its amazing the shit this project is going through.
NOW: 

Wonder Woman is still dropping in June of this year followed by 

Justice League in November. Those two films are probably WB’s last grasp at making this Movie Universe have continued life. I hope and Pray, WW is going to be awesome. I cant be anymore excited. Justice League.. Is yet another Zack Snyder directed film.. Fingers crossed is all i have to say about that.
Furthermore.. As I am putting this article together.. So much more has come to light from WB and the DCEU. 

BATFLECK:

Has decided not to direct the upcoming Solo batman film. One that he himself has co-written and is executive producing. Its also being reported that He is looking to negotiate out of his contract with WB and no longer be the Bat. So lets see What happens with that.
SUICIDE SQUAD 2: 

WB is looking for a director for the sequal, now that David Ayer has decided to turn his attention to 

Gotham City Sirens (IF that even still happens) On that short list of Directors they are courting, Mel Gibson is one of those people.. (More on that in a later blog.)
Look. It is not DC’s fault. It’s Warner Bros. Fault. For soooo many years.. Decades even. They have sat on the thier DC property as if it was nothing but a small cash cow that they can dip into every couple of years or so, once in a blue moon. Superman and Batman being their get rich quick guys. “Put 40-50 mil into this movie. Get 200+ back in return.” They dont give a flying fuck about anything else..

Until they saw the potential of Billions these “Comic Book Movies” could make, once Marvel studios started doing their thing. 

WB executive: “Hey Disney’s making billions over these picture book movies. Lets buy the rights to some of these things and do the same.”

WB lower executive: “Hey, we own a bunch of these things already!”

“WB Executive: “Since when?!”

WB lower exec: “the 1960’s” 

WB Exce: “Really? Well then.. Get to it! Just do what they’re doing” 

It’s sad really. Warner Bros. Is a fantastic film company. They crank out awesome movies, every year.. But they care about money. They care about awards. They care about profit. If it makes them money, and gets them Oscars and increases revenues.. To hell with everything else. WB’s doesnt care about building a universe. Or what it takes to do that. 

The mistakes they’ve made have been because everything they have done thus far has been in reaction to something else.

Marvel phase 1- Man of Steel

Marvel phase 2- BvS

Guatdians of the galaxy- Suicide Squad

Fans loved Wonder Woman in BvS- make a WW movie.

Fans liked Harley Quinn- give her a stand alone movie.

Batman was awesome in BvS- Push back certain release dates and work in a Batman movie.

All reactionary. They didnt plan any of this ahead of time. Cause they dont really care. As long, as it makes money. 

WB despreatly needs to find the right people to run this show.. And make DC Studios a reality. Do what disney does. “Oh, you need x amount of money for this? Ok. Have fun!” and let DC do what it CAN do best. 

Dont be like Marvel. Marvel has always been known for interconnectivity with its stories for many years. Its what they do best. DC.. Has always been about character and Story. Not universe’s and connectivity. It was always about the stories that made their books stand out from Marvel.

Thats what thier movies needed to do. Have their franchises establish themseleves and then later, if the story was right.. Bring them all together. 

That opportunity has gone and passed. As much as i would like them to just go back to the drawing board.. Its probably too late.. 

“Is the DCEU doomed to fail?”..

Maybe.. Maybe not. Its gonna be a hard road ahead for us fans.. But in order for The DCEU to survive and be successful.. WB needs to.. Backs The Fuck Off!! And find someone or a group of people that can set it all together before its too late.

Look, thats all i got folks.. I hope things work out. But thats my answer. I cant say its doomed or destined to fail.. But as long as WB is involved.. It just might Need to, in order for something to change for the better.

Let me know what you folks think. Until next time folks.. Peace out!

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” ‘JAY AND SILENT BOB’ Set To Return To The Big Screen!”


Earlier today, or earlier this afternoon Depending on what time zone your in. Mr. Kevin Smith announced on his social media accounts (In this case, His Instagram, @thatkevinsmith )
JAY and SILENT BOB are returning to the big screen in a sequal to “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back” Here is the announcement in his own words..

All I can say to this is… SNOOOTCH!!! 

It is a damn shame that Smith lost one of his leads for Clerks 3, and an even bigger shame Netflix hasn’t picked up The Mallrats Series! However, the fact that we are getting a long over-do sequal to ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ 

The premise that Smith has layed for the film, sounds like classic Kev Smith! I cant wait to see what crazy fucked up fun and misadventures these guys are gonna have. 

Smith himself has grown as a director since his foray into the, how can i say?.. Totally fucked up Genre with ‘TUSK’ and the absouloute joy that was ‘YOGAHOSERS’ Smith has indeed evolved. His current time spent on the small screen with Flash and Supergirl (respectively) has also increased his skills with a larger cast and more deeper and heartfelt storytelling. 

Jay and Silent Bob have been away from the Big Screen for far too long. It will be interesting to see how Smith will age up the characters. It has been.. 16, 17 years since ‘Strike Back’, and another 11 years since ‘Clerks 2’. Fat Kev Smith ain’t so Fat no more. And Jay.. Well.. He’s got a kid now.. So, thats new. I cant wait to see where these guys are now.. Are they still hanging out in front of the quick stop? (probably. Most likely.) But it would still be funny as hell to see them still there. Or to just see some kind of difference would be cool too. Does Shannon Elizabeth’s ‘Justice’ Finally get out of prison?! Does she and Jay start a family? Does Bob finally get HIS moment!? Does he find that special Silent Barbra?! 

So many questions! I cant wait. I am so happy and hyped with this news! 

(SIDE NOTE: Why the Fuck isnt TUSK available on Netflix!?! and why the FUCK hasnt Netflix jumped on the MALLRATS series!?! The Dumb Fucks!) 

So, until next time folks. Peace Out!

“DC/WB’S ‘THE FLASH’ Movie Hits Another Speed Bump!”

WB recently announced that ‘The Flash’ Movie is headed for a Page One Script Re-Write. Just Months before they were scheduled to start filming for a 2018 release. That means, anything that they had before when they first announced the Flash Movie a few years ago, is now garbage! 

Which leaves me, and many others in my position to wonder..

WHAT THE SERIOUS FUCK WB!?!

Do they not know what the fuck they are doing?! 

First, they give us the most bull shitiest cameo in BVS: Dawn Of Justice 

Then the first director and screenwriter steps away due to Creative Differences. 

They bring in another screenwriter to fix up the script.

SDCC comes around and they announce their new director and they are full speed ahead with The Flash. Everything is a Go!

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES! Forces new Flash Director to depart from project..

*SIGH* 

Now.. Months before everything is to go before cameras. They announce they are going for a Page One rewrite of the whole damn script! 

For fucks sake.. 

Give Greg Berlanti and his people The Flash

He makes Gold on the small screen on a weekly basis. He KNOWS the character and the world. Make this a trial run with the Flash, and if it pays off.. Partner him with Geoff Johns and let them run the whole shebang! 

Its so damn simple! 

And on a real quick side note: I really like Ezra Miller. I cant wait for his Flash in Justice League, 

I just find the whole.. Jokey, jokey aspect of Barry Allen. I didnt grow up with Allen. Wally West was my Flash growing up. He was the jokester of the team and was a lot more of the loosy goosey kind of guy. I don’t know Barry Allen to be that kind of guy. But, it is what it is. And I still cant wait for it.

DC/WB is a mess right now.. I’ll address that in a future blog. However, I really hope they get Flash up on his feet as soon as possible.  

What do you folks think about this mess? Share your thoughts and comments below. 

So, until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“DC/WB’S ‘THE FLASH’ LEAVES ANOTHER DIRECTOR IN THE DUST!”

Reported yesterday, by my number one movie news source, Collider News (on youtube) 
DC/WB’s DCEU film version of ‘THE FLASH’ starring Ezra Miller, has parted ways with yet another Director. 

‘DOPE’ Director Rick Famuyiwa and WB have parted ways due to, “Creative Differences” 
(Why is it always Creative Differences?)

Not much else has been reported on the matter. But this is the second director to leave over said differences with the studio. Screenwriter..

BREAKING NEWS: As I write and researched this article, Famuyiwa released the following statement earlier today. (LA Time Zone My best guess) 

“When I was approached by Warner Bros. and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day. I was also excited to work with Ezra Miller, who is a phenomenal young actor. I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humor and heart. While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical and multicultural point of view. I wish Warner Bros., DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.” 

Wow.. 

Quickly, as i was stating before. This makes for the second director to drop out of the film, with Screenwriter of the movie, Seth Graham-Smith 

Being the first to drop out due to ‘Creative Differences’ with WB and the DCEU. Although, it is assumed that his screenplay will still be attached to the project at the moment. Unless announced otherwise. 

Going back to Rick Famuyiwa’s statement. One begs the question.. “What is it that DC/WB is looking for?!” Many were excited at the announcement of Famuyiwa’s involvment with the project, due to his acclaimed work on “Dope” (which i have not yet seen) Many sources stating that Famuyiwa’s style of directing and love of the source material would mpst likely help make a great film. 

Now we will literally have to wait and see. Because moat likely, this news would force WB to push the film back in production to a later date. 

Lets just hope they can find the best director possible to make a great film. Fingers crossed. 

Once more new drops, i’ll try to bring it to you on time.

So, until next time folks… Peace Out!

“WHO SHOULD BE WB/DC’s ‘KEVIN FEIGE'”

Hey there, ladies and gentelnerds. Welcome back. Today I wanna discuss something that really piqued my interest the moment I heard it..

Not too long ago, I was watching “NERDIST NEWS with Jessica Chobot” and she was discussing the topic of who should really be DC/WB’s DCECU ‘Kevin Feige’ (Check out the video below)

A person(s) who knows how to steer a number of productions and tell a cohesive story, AND can put the right talent behind the right project!

ZACK SNYDER.. Is not that man!

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David S. Goyer?..

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FUCK NO!! JUST. NO!!

And Chris Nolan says he’s Done with the Superhero Genre.. (Until they back up that Money Truck in to his driveway) So he’s pretty much out of the question..

SO! Who should WB/DC Chairman/Executive Kevin Tsujihara image

Choose to be his ‘Kevin Feige’?!

Possibly, Someone(s) Who have history with the company?..image

Perhaps, Someone(s) Who Know the material?..image

Maybe, Someone(s) Who have been in the business long enough to know how to organize a story, and know how to properly use Talent!?..

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Or Perhaps, Someone(s) Who are genuinely TALENTED!?.. image

HMMM.. Who!?.. Who! should be overlooking The DCECU?!.. WHO!!!??

HEY! How about THESE GUYS!? image

BRUCE TIMM and PAUL DINI! If you doubt these guys have what it takes to make the DCECU Phenomenal.. Just hold on a sec while I unzip this bag and…

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WAM! BAM! THANK YOU MAME!

Timm and Dini KNOW DC, Inside and out! These shows are just to name a few. This is not including the work they’ve done on the Animated Films, The Games, The Shorts, Hell! Even the comics! They should get the Job based off of their work On JUSTICE LEAGUE/JL UNLIMITED alone! They know how these characters work. They know how they think, how they feel. They know everything about these characters.. The only people that could know more are the people who write the comics!

I’m not saying Timm and Dini can do it on their own. That’s the beauty about these guys.. They know how to work with a team! With Geoff Johns and many others working to make the DCECU, Timm and Dini would be the right Captains to Guide the ship. And Captains are just as good as the crew they have.

SO, GET OFF YOUR ASS! Mr. Tsugihara! And Get Bruce Timm and Paul Dini into those Executive Chairs and watch how they make Magic!

Heres that video I promised.. From NERDIST NEWS! Check it out, and let me know what you Folks think!

So, Until Next Time Folks… Peace Out!

“HOW DC/WB SHOULD HAVE SET UP THE DCECU!”

Hey there ladies and gentelnerds! I’ve been thinking.. I know, nothing good ever comes from that.. BUT, hear me out!

I’m gonna tell you, AND the big wigs over at DC/WB..

“HOW THEY SHOULD HAVE SET UP THE DCECU!” (AKA: DC Extended Cinematic Universe)

You must be thinking.. “Who the fuck are you to tell them how to run thier shit?!” Well, to put it simply, “I’M A SMARTASS!” 😁👍

THIS! Is how the DCECU is currently set up as of right now..👇

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And so far we are ONE movie in, (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and the SECOND soon approaches in the form of SUICIDE SQUAD!

But as I sit here, gazing upon this glorious assortment of Nerdgasms to be.. I can’t help but think.. “Yyyeeaahhh.. I can do better!” So here’s how it should have gone.. FIRST- We had “MAN OF STEEL”

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Which was a very good and decent first step into this new universe.. Which should have been followed by “MAN OF STEEL 2 (Tag line: Man Of Tomorrow?!) Which should have featured a lot of the ‘plot’ elements that was in BVS. IE: the Senate Stuff. The aftermath of MOS and the destruction of Metropolis. The constant questioning of what Superman means to the very structure of our lives. And you know what.. I would keep Eisenbergs LEX LUTHOR, I kinda liked it a little. In the hands of a better screenplay and MUCH better director then Zack Snyder. (Yes! One and done for mister Snyder in my fantasy!) I am certain that version of Lex Would have worked better. Have Lex create BIZZARO which would be our feature Villain. BUT! Have him be a perfect clone at first.. Then, his genetic structure starts to break down and so to does the creatures sanity. Resulting in our beloved grey skinned version of the character. Before that, Have Lex somehow entrap our hero. Perhaps secretly creating a problem off world that would result in SUPERMAN’s disappearance for a short time. Allowing Clone Superman to ruin his name in the public eye. Giving Superman that moment of “SEE! I am the good guy!” As he defeats Bizzaro, without causing such widespread damage and in font of the world. Giving people a reason to love him and build a monument in his honor. (Here’s the part where we start planting some seeds for the future) It’s not revealed that Lex was behind the whole thing.. In the privacy of his main office, he receives a message from.. (Wait for it..) Granny Goodness! (side note- Granny Goodness should be played by an old man in drag playing an actual woman) “We gave you the tools to remove the Kryptonian from the picture.. The Master will not be pleased.” “The best laid plans take time, my dear ‘Granny’ In due time.. In due Time.” (Now either this or this next idea, can be swapped as the after credits scene) We see Batman, in his BatCave, reviewing on multiple screens, the Zod fight, the Bizzaro fight, and Superman being rewarded by the President.. Says nothing, but sits back in his chair and ponders.

Leading to..

BATMAN SOLO FILM!

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Again. Taking SOME, and I do mean some. Things from BvS. (Except the whole killing shit.. Non of that!) While Batman deals with a particular problem in Gotham. How does he cope with being a hero in a world with a Superman. Some criminals opting not to really fear a man in a bat suit, when there’s a Guy who flies and takes down buildings barehanded. “Who’s afraid of the big bad bat?” Forcing Batman to go a little hardcore. Leaving Alfred concerned.. “Don’t fall down a path from which there is no return Master Bruce.” While dealing with the main villain of the film.. (I would like someone like a BLACK MASK or maybe even THE COURT OF OWLS, which could bridge out in to a trilogy storyline) things go a little sideways and someone dies. Accidentally, of course. Causing past Partner Dick Grayson to stop by and try and help Bruce find his way back. With various mentions to other heroes and characters helping up broaden the Batman World. Dick finds that Brice has been obsessing with Superman saying, “You don’t need to be like him Bruce, your way has always worked and always will!” “But what if it isn’t enough, Dick? What If I need to be.. More.. The world.. Is changing.. There are.. Others!” (Here we get our Cameo Montage from BvS. Aquaman, Flash, a brief glimpse of John Stewart and perhaps a file labeled J’ohn J’ones, OR another brief glimpse at a Billy Baxton?!) “Superman.. Is NOT the only ‘Threat’ out there.” Batman says. The Solo Batman Movie wouldn’t necessarily need a direct tie in to any other movie.. But maybe..

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THIS.. Is where DC can establish itself as a More unique Universe from Marvel. Not every movie needs to have a single thread to tie them altogether. They can have their stand alone franchises that exist within a larger universe. Like Netflix shows, but on the big screen. SUICIDE SQUAD could be the first of many in this style of Universe building! Lets take a step back from all that and have some du with a group of villains on a suicide mission to save the world. And if theyare serious about this kind of universe building, they can follow up SS with a stand alone DEATHSTROKE film!

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THEN we get back to the main universe with..

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We NEED to do a live action retelling of the animated film.. “SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: The Return Of Black Adam” only that it would be mostly a Shazam centered movie. Bringing in Superman toward the end of the first act or the middle of the Second. Billy gets his powers from the wizard Shazam because he is aware that Black Adam is soon to return. (Here’s where you can play with time just a little) The Superman we get can be the superman after the events of MoS 2. But we will get glimpses of Billy around the time of MoS1. He gets his powers and has fun with it. Putting him under Batman’s radar in the solo Bat film. This new hero also gets Supermans attention, looking to help guide the new kid. Enter Black Adam! And the rest is laid out in the animated movie. Superman discovers he’s vulnerable to Magic, and so on and so forth.. (After credits scene.. Perhaps, Lex and Granny discuss the Arrival of Shazam. But Granny stresses that Superman is the main concern… “We now Know that Magic is his weakness!” Says Granny, “I am no magician ‘Granny’ But I am looking into something more.. Tangable.. And we get out first look at Kryptonite)

We follow that with..

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That’s Right! THE FLASH! We all know the story, But.. In this movie we will also explore the aspect of Time Travel! And we won’t have to wait 22 (albeit beautiful) episodes to get to that. Which would play a key plot point in future movies! (That’s a Key Word right there, Movies!)

AQUAMAN would follow Flash,

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THEN.. FINALLY! We get a REAL..image

BATMAN v. SUPERMAN (fuck the dawn of shit!) A real, straight forward, Batman meets Superman, Movie! And I don’t mean meet three times and then fight. We look at the real meat of these two Goliath’s. Two ideologies. Two very different views on the world and how they deal with it! Yes, we get Kryptonite. Yes, we get a uniting threat. Yes we get Wonder Woman! But! No one dies, (I’m looking at you superman!) No one gives a shit about MARTHA! And it will all make sense! By the end.. Machinations are discovered and Batman realizes, that precautions have to be put into rotation.

Follow that with..

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I would still keep it in a time period like WW1. Have her battle Aries as he plots to use Earth as the ultimate battle ground for the downfall of the gods. Have him say something like.. “And as I rise to the throne of Olympus, The old gods will fall.. Making way for the Rule of the NEW GODS!” (See what I did there) Aries is in with Apokolips and Darksied. Bang! In the aftermath, a Mother Box is uncovered. The Government gets their hands on it. Which in present day, Lex gets ahold of it and them Dr. Stone (Cyborgs dad) gets his hands on it. And maybe we can get a… TEEN TITANS movie..

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Lex Is the villain. Cyborg is created, the Mother Box is explained in a little more detail. Granny Goodness and her Furies could be the final boss type battle.

THEN, just before the big show..

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Now, The GLC movie can be interchanged with the TT movie, when it comes to release date. But I would have these two back to back. GLC can be used very much like Guardians Of The Galaxy was used for Marvel. But could also take place on earth and in space.

FINALLY!

(at this point I’m going to make a very weird proposal.. Bare with me, and save your foul language toward my intelligence for the comments section..)

JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE

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I would play Part one, as part two.  Literally pick up in the middle of a story. Shit has hit the fan! Things went horribly wrong at some point and towards the end.. DARKSIED has won the final battle, and We send Flash back in time to set things Right. In between the two parts of JL, we can fit in a TRINITY FILM!

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To set up the JUSTICE LEAGUE:PART TWO! Here’s the tricky part. Flash has been effecting things throughout the Main Films timeline. And how he does it has to be done.. Not like a pie in the face obvious way.. But in a smart way, that makes viewers go.. “OHH!! Holy Shit that was bold!” And they have to realize it towards the final arc of the lead up films.. And JL 2 would be the big climactic formation of the JUSTICE LEAGUE we know and love!

This whole movie slate would have to pick up directly after MAN OF STEEL, and not two or three years later. So it may seem like a lot in a small timeframe. But my slate would be from, 2013-2019/20. That mean’s that my slate would start right away. And i would make Roughly Two or Three films a year. (I’m WB! I can do that!)

SO! That’s what I got! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Comment below. Subscribe and or follow the Blog. Hit me up on Twitter and Instagram. @Sgsonny70 and @Marvel_Inc2099.

So, until next time folks… Peace Out!

“WHY ‘BATMAN:YEAR ONE’ SHOULD BE A TV SERIES!”

Greetings Ladies and Gentelnerds! Thanks for Dropping by.

As you can no doubt tell from the title of today’s article. I want to discuss why I think “BATMAN:YEAR ONE” Should be a live action television series. But before I start, I’m sure many of you are probably saying, “Theres already a Batman tv show! It’s called ‘GOTHAM’ dickhead!”

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As somewhat true that may be… Can it really be considered a “Batman Show” When it seems more like “The Bat-Vilains Show”! But,  in all honesty, I have not seen anything from Season 2! (I’m waiting for it to hit Netflix so I can binge it!) So take any type of criticism I have towards the show, with a grain of salt.

From What I Have seen from Sason Two, based off of social media. The show seems to be doing better. But all I see is Villain after Villain, making their debuts long before Batman is out of his teens! Which makes it seem like, Batman is beating on Bad guys that are 50 or 60 years old! Idk but isn’t that elderly abuse?! But I shall refrain from any further criticism of the show until I watch it for myself.

SO! Not too long ago, whilst My fellow Bat-Fan and Favorite podcaster/Director, Kevin Smith was on hiatus from his podcasts (He was filming an Episode of THE FLASH) I was in desperate need of my SMOD fix of Either “Smodcast”,  “Hollywood Babble-On” or “Fatman On Batman” since there were no new episodes.. I journeyed into the archives of my most favorite of the SMODCO podcast..

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And I listened to the GOLD! That was Episodes 51 and 52! In Which Kevin is joined by Batman Great- Paul Dini and, with the inspiration from the Batman:Arkham Origins trailer, The two legends concoct the greatest Batman tv series ever!! I highly recommend you folks give it a listen. You’ll literally hear what a Nerdgasm sounds like! As I was listening. I also remembered how much Kevin Smith loves and praises Greg Berlanti! The man behind such hits as

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Just to name a few. So, this got me to thinking.. Why not give Greg Berlanti a crack at giving us a Live Action. Honest to goodness. Batman Show!? And Why not make it.. “BATMAN: YEAR ONE”!?

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For those of you who don’t know.. “BATMAN:YEAR ONE” was a four part miniseries written by the great Frank Miller chronicling the first year of Both Batman and Jim Gordon’s life in Gotham City. What was groundbreaking at the time this series was published. It was the first time the early life of Batman’s crime fighting career and back story was fully fleshed out in the comics. Before that, it was, Billionaire  Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered when he was a kid. He got old, dressed like a bat and called himself Batman and fought crime, the end. Miller decided to take that and flesh it out even more, and gave it its dark undertones and deep philosophical meanings that Most comic and movie writers are still using to this day.

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This Book  is PRIME for a serialized  interpretation of the story. It literally starts on January 4th and like two pages later its February 20th.. Thats like a month and a half of story filler waiting to be filled! The start of the book is both men coming in to Gotham at the same time. Bruce is returning after spending time overseas. They could explain all that in flashbacks alla ‘Arrow-Ike’ flashbacks. His time with the League of Assassins and training all over the world in the skills he needs to give out justice! Gordon is coming in to Gotham from Chicago. A dark past he’s leaving behind. That can also be explored through flashbacks. The very popular thing now is to have a pre existing relationship between Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon. So they could rewrite it so that Gordon used to live in Gotham before leaving to Chicago and meeting his wife. Making for an interesting relationship between the two.

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The parallels  that can be drawn between these two men could be the driving force of this show. How they defer in ideology, how they deal with certain situations and how they ultimately have to be against each other and then Work with each other.

They side characters, such as Detective Flass, Commissioner Loeb, Sahra Essen, Alfred, Falcone, Catwoman,  would make for great drama and must see TV! Providing of course the Cast they get. We don’t need a big name to be Batman, in order to sell us Batman! Look at Tom Welling.. A no name young actor tasked to give us a young Clark Kent before he becomes Superman! And for a whole generation.. He will always be their Superman. And he did one hell of a job! It shouldn’t be hard to find someone to be a young, 20 something Bruce Wayne!

Are they worried about the Costume? For fucks sake.. We’ve seen worse costumes on TV before! It shouldn’t be to difficult for them to pull this off.. If they can make costumes like The Flash, The Atom, Green Arrow and Firestorm, HELL I’ll even throw in Reverse Flash! If they can make those work.. A guy in a Cape and Cowl shouldn’t be to hard!

If I were CW/WB/DC I would give Greg Berlanti the go ahead on a Batman show and tell him to make it like “BATMAN:YEAR ONE”. If it gets picked up for more seasons.. Guess what? They can still use YEAR ONE! The story is so well structured in itself.. They could get two or three seasons worth of story telling out of just the first two issues!

This is probably note strongest argument for something to happen.. But it really is so simple.. It’s right there in front of them. And as an added bonus.. Season 5 or 6 could be THE LONG HALLOWEEN storyline! (Just saying.. It fits perfectly!)

Thats all I got for this post! Hope you folks like and/or agree/disagree. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the matter. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Could YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN be good groundwork for a Batman Television series?! PLEASE LET ME KNOW I. THE COMMENTS SECTION, OR HIT ME UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Please follow and or subscribe to the blog.. Thank You!

So, Until Next Time Folks… Peace Out!