anonymity wrote:I would really like the next Batman film to be a classic "whodunit" detective story. I want to see "The World's Greatest Detective" in action. There should be a number of characters to act as suspects. Not necessarily all of these but possibly the likes of Hush, Riddler, Calendar Man, Hugo, Zsasz, Falcone crime family, Penguin. Even Alfred and Bruce should be suspects in a murder case Gordon is trying to unravel.
I'd go for something like this but also build up Batman as a menace, via making the narrative follow the point of view of one of the villains (preferably Riddler or Hugo Strange). As Batman does his crusading detective, the villain protagonist tries to work out who he is and how to best him. This perspective will not only strengthen Batman's intimidation but also make him more imposing, helping to make his Justice League role (if it ever comes to fruition) and standing alongside more powerful characters more believable.
I can definitely see this happening. Blake being a heckuva Detective has been established and already set up in TDKR anyways.
I can definitely see the "reboot" with JGL in the lead as Batman/Nightwing going after another deductive genius like the Riddler in the film. I can see Penguin showing up and being a side informant/mob boss/villain type who is an arms dealer who owns the Iceberg Lounge/Club as well. I can also see a Joker copycat villain like Harley Quinn show up in the reboot. Maybe even bring in Hush or bring back the Joker with another actor as Joker who has escaped from Arkham?
It'll be interesting to see JGL transform his body in the next couple of years and become a bit more cut and physically imposing. He has the room to get bigger thats for sure.
The budget for the "reboot" with JGL in the lead will not be as high as Nolans Bat films however, which would be a smart move on WB's part.
I don't see JGL's Batman/Nightwing working alone however, he will need allies. I wonder if Oldmans Gordon, and Freemans Lucious will be around? Will Hathways Selina/Catwoman be around also?
So many possibilities.