Saturday, 23 April 2011
Batman: Year One Movie News, plus JL: Doom!
It appears that the next comic being adapted into the DC Universe line of movies will be an version of Frank Miller's classic 'Batman: Year One'. A comic that established a lot of the current tone of the character, as well as starting as a basis for the Christopher Nolan movies. It was written before Frank descended into self-parody though, so you don't have to worry about that.
The movie will feature Ben McKenzie is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as Captain James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff is Detective Sarah Essen (Gordon's love interest) and Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
Looks like it could be neat, and who am I to say no to more Batman and Catwoman cartoons?
The next DC Universe movie, to be released some time in Spring 2012, will be 'Justice League: Doom', which will be based loosely upon the JLA storyline 'Tower of Babel'. That storyline involved the supervillain Ra's al Ghul stealing Batman's plans for taking down the rest of the JLA in the event that they go rogue due to being brainwashed, mindcontrolled, impersonated by White Martians etc.
A lot of people seemed to think, both the comics and in real life, that Batman was a dick for coming up with plans to "neutralise" his superfriends in horrifically painful but unlethal ways. But considering they had a storyline later in the DCU where Superman was mindcontrolled into nearly killing Batman and Wonder Woman... yeah, suddenly not so dumb.