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The Batman - Teaser trailer

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  1. [18]
    Qis
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    Aw no, it's dark and violent.. I was really hoping they'd dash him up a bit and play up a different angle, I thought they were going for a charismatic take with casting youngish Pattinson. Maybe...

    Aw no, it's dark and violent.. I was really hoping they'd dash him up a bit and play up a different angle, I thought they were going for a charismatic take with casting youngish Pattinson. Maybe Michael Keaton will get to do jokes..

    4 votes
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      tomf
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      Honestly, I'd absolutely LOVE for Michael Keaton to take up Batman again. A Batman that is older and less agile, having to rely heavily on his mind instead of the muscle like most of the Batmans...

      Honestly, I'd absolutely LOVE for Michael Keaton to take up Batman again. A Batman that is older and less agile, having to rely heavily on his mind instead of the muscle like most of the Batmans since.

      3 votes
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        krg
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        Well, he could definitely play Old Man Bruce in a rendition of Batman Beyond that NEEDS to get made. It could be a continuance of the Burton Batmanverse and hit the sweet-spot between comic...

        Well, he could definitely play Old Man Bruce in a rendition of Batman Beyond that NEEDS to get made. It could be a continuance of the Burton Batmanverse and hit the sweet-spot between comic goofiness and gritty realism that Burton did so well. I really don't give a damn about superhero movies, but I'd watch the hell outta that.

        3 votes
        1. tomf
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          heck yes! this would be PERFECT. We're in the same boat re: superhero movies. It feels like today there were four or so new Batman/Gotham properties announced or teased. It's a bit excessive.

          heck yes! this would be PERFECT. We're in the same boat re: superhero movies. It feels like today there were four or so new Batman/Gotham properties announced or teased. It's a bit excessive.

          1 vote
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        Qis
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        He's signed on to appear in The Flash, as is Ben Affleck. Those might just be cameos but the reporting I have seen said that Keaton is set to have a "significant" part.

        He's signed on to appear in The Flash, as is Ben Affleck. Those might just be cameos but the reporting I have seen said that Keaton is set to have a "significant" part.

        1 vote
        1. tomf
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          yeah, I saw that last night. That'll be so nice. Keaton is one of my favorites. I never really considered it, but when I think of movie-Batman, I think of Tim Burton and Keaton together.

          yeah, I saw that last night. That'll be so nice. Keaton is one of my favorites. I never really considered it, but when I think of movie-Batman, I think of Tim Burton and Keaton together.

          1 vote
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        ThatFanficGuy
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        From a high-budget film? Probably. BUT There's no clause saying fan films can't be made out of those ideas. I'm sure there's a well-equipped crew that's looking for something like that to handle....

        From a high-budget film? Probably.

        BUT

        There's no clause saying fan films can't be made out of those ideas. I'm sure there's a well-equipped crew that's looking for something like that to handle.

        I'd also like to see a more hipster-y Batman. I have a photograph by someone on deviantART way back when, that has a rather hipster-looking young-ish thin bearded guy smoking a cigar in front of a Batsignal. I figure that could be interesting to explore. Dunno how or in what direction, but the image was striking to me.

        1 vote
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          1. ThatFanficGuy
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            Worst case scenario? You could do something like John Wick: it blends the 60s and modern really well.

            Worst case scenario? You could do something like John Wick: it blends the 60s and modern really well.

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      Eric_the_Cerise
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      In this vein, I'm really surprised no one has yet tried a remake in the style of the original Adam West TV series, which was light-hearted comic fun for the kids, with a healthy dose of political...

      In this vein, I'm really surprised no one has yet tried a remake in the style of the original Adam West TV series, which was light-hearted comic fun for the kids, with a healthy dose of political satire mixed in for the grups. It seems like a formula that would do well today.

      1 vote
      1. Qis
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        They did a couple of Batman '66 animated specials which I thought were alright. I wouldn't like a live-action remake to be very topical, but anything delightfully weird would be totally welcome in...

        They did a couple of Batman '66 animated specials which I thought were alright. I wouldn't like a live-action remake to be very topical, but anything delightfully weird would be totally welcome in my book

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      ThatFanficGuy
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      I'm guessing you were hoping more Iron Man 1 Tony Stark-ish?

      I'm guessing you were hoping more Iron Man 1 Tony Stark-ish?

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        Qis
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        I just figured the point of having multiple concurrent batmen on the calendar meant they would try to differentiate the tone. Pattinson's done a lot of interesting character work and I had guessed...

        I just figured the point of having multiple concurrent batmen on the calendar meant they would try to differentiate the tone. Pattinson's done a lot of interesting character work and I had guessed that hiring him was a gesture toward wider audiences while one of the others could carry the torch for the crowd who wants to see people get punched to death in visceral combat in the name of a grim ideal like vengeance.. the teaser image with the batmobile in the yellow streetlamp reminded me of a noir, I wondered if batman might get to solve a mystery or something.

        4 votes
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          AugustusFerdinand
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          The main antagonist is clearly The Riddler, so...

          I wondered if batman might get to solve a mystery or something.

          The main antagonist is clearly The Riddler, so...

          3 votes
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            1. ThatFanficGuy
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              Oh dear Christ, it didn't even cross my mind that that was a nod! Good catch!

              Oh dear Christ, it didn't even cross my mind that that was a nod! Good catch!

              1 vote
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          ThatFanficGuy
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          Little though we know about the film proper, it does appear there's light mystery in the film. Granted, it so far seemed to be meshed between violence and dramatic scenery, but maybe?

          I wondered if batman might get to solve a mystery or something.

          Little though we know about the film proper, it does appear there's light mystery in the film. Granted, it so far seemed to be meshed between violence and dramatic scenery, but maybe?

          2 votes
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            Qis
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            Yeah, there's nothing in the trailer that precludes the movie having a decent plot, I'm sure it'll be fine. I've never actually watched a Batman movie I didn't like - though I skipped the Affleck...

            Yeah, there's nothing in the trailer that precludes the movie having a decent plot, I'm sure it'll be fine. I've never actually watched a Batman movie I didn't like - though I skipped the Affleck ones. Ironman 1 is a good time but Tony Stark is a very flippant character - I was thinking more like a serious and debonair, well-coiffed/cowled sort of Bruce, Private Eye By Night? This guy just seems angsty so far.

            1. ThatFanficGuy
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              Comic-book Tony Stark is pretty much that. I was disappointed that they made him RDJ's version. It paid off eventually, starting with Iron Man 3, but I'm looking forward to seeing a serious Stark....

              Comic-book Tony Stark is pretty much that. I was disappointed that they made him RDJ's version. It paid off eventually, starting with Iron Man 3, but I'm looking forward to seeing a serious Stark.

              At least RDJ put thought into it and gave depth to Stark. You can see that his flippant façade is just that: underneath he's clearly struggling.

    5. nothis
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      DC doing jokes never ends well...

      DC doing jokes never ends well...

  2. ThatFanficGuy
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    You can see a lot of Nolan's trilogy influence in this. They also seem to have taken some things from the Arkham series of games. The fact that his armor was able to withstand a close-range 9mm...

    You can see a lot of Nolan's trilogy influence in this.

    They also seem to have taken some things from the Arkham series of games.

    The fact that his armor was able to withstand a close-range 9mm while being thin and light is more of a classic take on things, but it feels modern, perhaps thanks to the design. That's what Affleck's armor was like, with the rest of the bulk coming from his body.

    3 votes
  3. [7]
    mrbig
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    This may not bother many people but I freaking hate the voice acting in the other Batman's. When in disguise, Bruce Wayne speaks one octave lower than normal like teenagers trying to sound cool....

    This may not bother many people but I freaking hate the voice acting in the other Batman's. When in disguise, Bruce Wayne speaks one octave lower than normal like teenagers trying to sound cool. If you want Batman to sound cool, just give him a freaking voice modulator. That's an entirely reasonable piece of equipment for a multibillionaire that already went to the trouble of wearing a mask to hide his identity.

    It doesn't look like the character is using a voice modulator. Pattinson speaks more normally, not even close to the unnatural growling of its predecessors.

    And since we're talking dreams here, my Batman dream is an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller himself.

    3 votes
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      MonkeyPants
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      I always thought that was the voice modulator.

      I always thought that was the voice modulator.

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      1. ThatFanficGuy
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        It was in Snyder's rendition of the character. You can see Alfred testing it out in a brief scene. Otherwise, it's usually either Bruce's natural low-tone voice full of confidence, or the actor...

        It was in Snyder's rendition of the character. You can see Alfred testing it out in a brief scene.

        Otherwise, it's usually either Bruce's natural low-tone voice full of confidence, or the actor trying hard to imitate that comic-book-y manner.

        2 votes
      2. mrbig
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        You can clearly see Christian Bale extending their lips and making contrived expressions to manually alter his voice.

        You can clearly see Christian Bale extending their lips and making contrived expressions to manually alter his voice.

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      Qis
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      I don't know if you're into campy/wacky stuff but Adam West in Batman '66 has the same peppy boy scout voice in and out of costume. It's actually an excellent series with consistent production...

      I don't know if you're into campy/wacky stuff but Adam West in Batman '66 has the same peppy boy scout voice in and out of costume. It's actually an excellent series with consistent production value and tone.

      2 votes
      1. mrbig
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        I like campy Batman. He can do whatever voice he wants. Contemporary Batman is usually not campy. And they could keep the voice, I don’t care. Just give him a voice modulator so he doesn’t pout...

        I like campy Batman. He can do whatever voice he wants. Contemporary Batman is usually not campy.

        And they could keep the voice, I don’t care. Just give him a voice modulator so he doesn’t pout like Renee Zellwegger.

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      1. TheJorro
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        The worst part about Bale is that is was also very nasal. The gravelly voice would have worked if it didn't sound like he had a cold the whole time.

        The worst part about Bale is that is was also very nasal. The gravelly voice would have worked if it didn't sound like he had a cold the whole time.

        1 vote
  4. suspended
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    Excellent teaser!

    Excellent teaser!

    2 votes
  5. [7]
    krg
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    This looks a lot cornier than I thought it would. Definitely deflated much of the anticipation I had for this movie.

    This looks a lot cornier than I thought it would. Definitely deflated much of the anticipation I had for this movie.

    2 votes
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      Staross
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      Be like me, I have zero expectations for yet another superhero movie, so I'm never disappointed ! I feel like Hollywood is stuck in some kind of purgatory where they have to do the same mediocre...

      Be like me, I have zero expectations for yet another superhero movie, so I'm never disappointed !

      I feel like Hollywood is stuck in some kind of purgatory where they have to do the same mediocre movie again and again.

      4 votes
      1. [3]
        ThatFanficGuy
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        What other films follow the pattern?

        What other films follow the pattern?

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          bilbodwyer
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          Star Wars? At this stage it feels mostly like any property that The Mouse has its paws all over.

          Star Wars? At this stage it feels mostly like any property that The Mouse has its paws all over.

          2 votes
          1. Qis
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            The mouse does not have paws; he wears fingered gloves. There are of course many new and creative films being made, but the conglomerated studios do feel especially bogged down at this stage, agreed.

            The mouse does not have paws; he wears fingered gloves.

            There are of course many new and creative films being made, but the conglomerated studios do feel especially bogged down at this stage, agreed.

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      AugustusFerdinand
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      How so?

      This looks a lot cornier than I thought it would.

      How so?

      1. krg
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        This is just a trailer, but... seems to be taking itself way too seriously without having the style to really back it up. Almost looks like a fan mock-up of a David Fincher take on Batman.

        This is just a trailer, but...

        seems to be taking itself way too seriously without having the style to really back it up. Almost looks like a fan mock-up of a David Fincher take on Batman.