What's on the menu?
- May 2, 2011
Him seeding the sequels doesn't necessarily mean that the sequels will have his hand in them - an example being Terminator. That addresses my meaning behind a Robin appearing.shrekfan246 said:I haven't been paying close attention to the news for The Dark Knight Rises, but last I knew Nolan had very specific methods of doing his Batman movies; He stated that as long as he was doing them Robin would never appear as a main or secondary character. I've also assumed that Nolan's Batman adaptations were always on the more "realistic" side of the comics; Namely, that he wouldn't use ..."supernatural", for lack of a better word, enemies such as Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy. Ra's al Ghul was technically "immortal" in the comics and sure, Scarecrow has the ability to make people insane but he's crafted them into "real" characters.
Besides, the last Batman movie that had those two enemies was "Batman & Robin" and while I personally like it (being something around the age of eight when I first saw it) even I admit that it was a terrible adaptation of a comic book hero. I don't doubt that if anyone could pull them off well it would be Nolan, but I can't expect he'd do that even if he did happen to continue making Batman films. The easiest way to "jump the shark" is to not let a franchise die when it should have (See: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Final Fantasy, The Simpsons, the Batman films from the 80's-90's, Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.), and that's the last thing Nolan would want to do I think.
Oh wait, this thread was about Green Lantern? Sorry.
Freeze and Ivy can easily be built into quasi-realistic entities. Freeze, for example can quite easily have liquid nitrogen at his disposal instead of a laser beam.
Poison Ivy , admittedly, will need toning down - but it's still possible to have her weapon of choice circling toxins without her supernatural abilities.
Your points about killing a franchise through saturation is true, but studios don't care as long as revenue stays above budget. I bet my life on there being future Batman films with these villains and the rest - with the spin offs as well. Regardless of whether Nolan fancies it or not.
No one cares about Green Lantern...