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Boba Rhett
09-12-2003, 01:35 AM
BIG NEWS.


HUGE.


MIND BLOWING NEWS.

CHRISTIAN BALE CAST AS BRUCE WAYNE IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES' UPCOMING BATMAN MOVIE DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN


YES YES YES YES YES!!!


*rolls in root beer kegs and snack bar*


Groovy, wheel in the dancing tables and bring me my bandana!

Sam Fisher
09-12-2003, 02:13 AM
Ummmm... whoo hoo?

legameboy
09-12-2003, 02:19 AM
YAH!!! I don't know who the heck the director or actor are but W00T!!! :)

Boba Rhett
09-12-2003, 02:31 AM
Both of you run and rent/buy Equilibrium. Now.



DO IT! :mad: :p

Sam Fisher
09-12-2003, 02:35 AM
I can't, right now I'm at the Itemshop buying everything.

C Shutt
09-12-2003, 05:53 AM
This is excellent casting. It's nice to see Warner Bros doing something right with one of their comic book properties for once.

Clemme w/Stick
09-12-2003, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by legameboy
YAH!!! I don't know who the heck the director or actor are but W00T!!! :)

I dont know that either, bua yay. Batman movies are always good. I will have to see it once it comes out on tv, or just rent it.

-Clemme

Sivy
09-12-2003, 07:48 AM
http://www.adorocinema.com/personalidades/atores/christian-bale/christian-bale.jpg

Christian Bale is the guy from amercian psycho, reign of fire and equilibrium

Chistopher Nolan is the guy who directed memento and insomnia


and both are very good choices :)

The Cheat
09-12-2003, 08:46 AM
sounds great, cant wait for the movie

ckcsaber
09-12-2003, 09:58 AM
This is it, Batman's last gamble......

I think it'll work though....

leXX
09-12-2003, 10:04 AM
Well he's certainly a much better choice than Ashton Kutcher. I had nightmares about hearing "dude, where's my batmobile?". Christian Bale is a great actor and I think he'll suit the part of Batman well.

Darth Eggplant
09-12-2003, 12:07 PM
i really like batman comics
i also really like many of the actors
and directors who were involved with
the batman movies,
BUT
even though each batman franchaise had potential
I never liked any of them, not enough to buy, rent or own them
or watch them again. I won't say bad things about batman
but i can not bring myself yet again to go see a Bat movie.
for all those excited however,
I give you a weeee!!!!! in good bat spirit.

i only really liked Mystery men as a super hero movie because baby bowler and the others rocked!

RoguePhotonic
09-12-2003, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
Both of you run and rent/buy Equilibrium. Now.



DO IT! :mad: :p

I just found out about that movie like a week ago...I downloaded it and it's great!...

Edit:

You did WHAT?!?!?!? We do not advocate that sort of thing around here! :tsk:

_Groovy:mad:

HaruGlory89
09-12-2003, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
YAH!!! I don't know who the heck the director or actor are but W00T!!! :)

Me too! w00t!!!!!

Arreat
09-13-2003, 12:03 AM
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA LEADER BAT MAN! BAT MAN! BATMAN! lol

Originally posted by leXX
Well he's certainly a much better choice than Ashton Kutcher. I had nightmares about hearing "dude, where's my batmobile?". Christian Bale is a great actor and I think he'll suit the part of Batman well.

Ahah lmao ...

Umm can anyone give me a source?

Boba Rhett
09-13-2003, 12:35 AM
Here's a Story on it (http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=16074).

Darth Groovy
09-13-2003, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Sivy B
http://www.adorocinema.com/personalidades/atores/christian-bale/christian-bale.jpg

Christian Bale is the guy from amercian psycho, reign of fire and equilibrium

Chistopher Nolan is the guy who directed memento and insomnia


and both are very good choices :)

Good choice! He also played one of the bad guys in Shaft Seems like they are genuinely trying to resurect the franchise.

*puts on "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, for Rhett's sake*
:D

obi
09-13-2003, 12:37 PM
Equilibrium was awesome. I'm just relieved they didn't cast Ashton Kutcher.

*donates a big amount of money to church*

Dath Maximus
09-13-2003, 05:40 PM
*the real batman walks in*

I think this guy will make a good movie version of me.

Because we all know who the real batman is.

Its just like how Obi13 is the real Superman.

Miko Reglia
09-13-2003, 05:46 PM
thats cool

anyone know when theyre going to start filming?

Boba Rhett
09-13-2003, 05:51 PM
Well, they want the movie out by 2005 so it must be quite soon.


What a year that will be. Episode III, Indy, Batman, what next?!

TiBo
09-14-2003, 01:24 PM
Christian bale is also going to play the werewolf teacher in Harry Potter 3. I have only seen him in "Emperor of the Sun", and he was like 10 years old in it.

Darth Groovy
09-14-2003, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by TiBo
Christian bale is also going to play the werewolf teacher in Harry Potter 3.

I love those movies. They just keep getting better with time. :)

Javva the Hutt
09-15-2003, 09:46 AM
I think Steve Guttenberg would have done well as Batman, kidding.

Good choices!! Can't Wait!!!

Kain
09-15-2003, 04:52 PM
MICHEAL KEATON!!! WHERES HE AT WHEN WE NEED BATMAN!!

Seriously...

Christian Bale SHOULD HAVE hung himself after Reign of Fire. This is going to be worse than George Clooney.

TiBo
09-15-2003, 06:02 PM
I dont think anyone could be a worse batman then george clooney.

Boba Rhett
09-15-2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by MydnightPsion
MICHEAL KEATON!!! WHERES HE AT WHEN WE NEED BATMAN!!

Seriously...

Christian Bale SHOULD HAVE hung himself after Reign of Fire. This is going to be worse than George Clooney.



WHAT are you talking about? Sure RoF wasn't a good movie but it's still only one movie. o_O And it wasn't his part that made it a bad movie, either. Have you seen any of his other work?

And just for the record, I doubt it's physically possible to be worse than George Clooney.

Darth Groovy
09-15-2003, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
And just for the record, I doubt it's physically possible to be worse than George Clooney.

Or Ben Affleck, Kevin Kostner, and Richard Dean Anderson.:o

Prime
09-16-2003, 12:03 AM
For the love of all things holy, not another Batman movie. Don't they realize that movie franchise is dead? Nothing can recover from Clooney...

Darth Groovy
09-16-2003, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by Prime
For the love of all things holy, not another Batman movie. Don't they realize that movie franchise is dead? Nothing can recover from Clooney...

I think they are trying to save it, or resurect it, depending on your point of view. I'll give them credit for at least trying.

Eldritch
09-16-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by TiBo
Christian bale is also going to play the werewolf teacher in Harry Potter 3. I have only seen him in "Emperor of the Sun", and he was like 10 years old in it.
Uh, no.

The "werewolf teacher" aka Remus Lupin has been cast for some time, since they began filming a few months ago. David Thewlis (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000667/) is playing the role.

-=DarkZero=-
09-16-2003, 03:19 AM
For some reason, I faintly remember posting a little indeication in either my iron man movie, or my ghost rider movie, of this movie being made...
And how theres going to be superman vs batman, and then a batman beyond.
^+^

Sivy
09-16-2003, 02:47 PM
yes, i agree.
george clooney could of made a good batman if it wasn't for Joel Schumacher and his camp ways.

HertogJan
09-16-2003, 03:08 PM
Pffff... Another Batman movie, after the first one things got rediculous... Catwoman... Pffft... Riddler... Pffft....

I prefer the good ol' Batman TV Series, it looked so rediculous, hahaha!!! Still it was great :)

Ah I guess it's because we're not exactly comic-geeks... err... fans over here ;)

-=DarkZero=-
09-17-2003, 02:09 AM
Lol, funny you mentioned cat women,

THEY ARE MAKING A CATWOMEN MOVIE TOO >_>

•-BLaCKouT-•
09-17-2003, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Dark Mercenary.
Lol, funny you mentioned cat women,

THEY ARE MAKING A CATWOMEN MOVIE TOO >_>
So I heard. With Halle Berry as said character isn't it?
Now there's continuity!
Batman II: Catwoman - Michelle Pfeiffer
Batman Spin-off: Catwoman - Halle Berry!!
http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/50/36/12m.jpg = http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/75/55/22m.jpg

Almost as good as:
Batman I: Harvey Dent - Billy Dee Williams (y'know, Lando?)
Batman III: Harvey Dent - Tommy Lee Jones!
http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/64/75/12m.jpg = http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/09/05/12m.jpg
You've got to admit there's a real talent at work somewhere! ;) And don't get me started on all the different Wayne/Batmen :mad: Keaton's the only one!

I also think they should have left the Batman franchise alone after Batman Returns, but we won't go into that ;)

B.

Sivy
09-17-2003, 01:32 PM
yeah funny that :o
and people say star wars lacks continuity

Prime
09-18-2003, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I think they are trying to save it, or resurect it, depending on your point of view. I'll give them credit for at least trying. I know, but I like ranting :)

Sounds Risky
09-20-2003, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
What a year that will be. Episode III, Indy, Batman, what next?!

Jurassic Park 4 with Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, AND Sir Richard Attenborough!


Go Batman and Ra Zhal Gul!

>Steed, John
09-24-2003, 05:40 PM
Interesting... it was Warner Bros. who held the licence for 'The Avengers' movie. I think, instead of making a fifth film about the Caped Cruisader, they should start planning 'The Avengers 2', bringing back Ralph Fiennes (see avatar), Uma Thurman and getting another classy villain along for the ride.

Just a thought. 'Batman' movies are always of high quality, so it should be a rather enjoyable piece in 2005. Looking forward to the release, my friends!

toms
09-25-2003, 02:49 PM
might work, but i have lost the faith.... :(

i would have payed good money to see a michelle pfieffer/tim burton catwoman movie a few years back... but this new one sounds so bad it isn't funny. Not only the terrible and completely miscast Halle Berry, but a completely new character, background and so on. Why even bother calling it catwoman?

Ghostrider is my fave superhero... but i really don't have much faith they will pull it off.

I would be excited abouth them making some of the classic batman stories into films... but considering i LOVED Knightfall and they turned Bane into a comedy flunky in B&R, and League of X Gentlemen is an amazing comic they turned into an aweful film I have no faith they will work at all.

PS/ For the best Batman ever, buy (on ebay or download) the BBC Knightfall radioplay (in surround sound). That rocked!

>Steed, John
09-25-2003, 03:25 PM
Mr. Chase Windu, have you REALLY sat down and looked at my avatar, signature and name? Asking me if I enjoyed the Avengers movie is like asking Saddam to be a good little boy and come out of hiding... pointless.

I absolutely loved 'The Avengers' back in 1998. Ralph Fiennes was amazing as John Steed (hence the name and avatar), Uma Thurman was great in the role of Mrs. Peel and Sean Connery brought scary class to a perfect villain.
The dialogue was witty, clever and imposing. The special effects, although just a storytelling tool, were fantastic. The plot was inventive, using nature as a weapon, and the action was quick, clear and well-executed. The surreal take on the Spy Genre, with the teddybears, killer mechanical wasps, quick-changing weather, walking on water and Mrs. Peel's drugged wander, achieved in creating another level to the movie which beats the predictable formats of your everyday James Bond film.

'The Avengers' is absolutely fantastic!

>Steed, John
09-26-2003, 12:10 PM
You do have a point, old chap. Each to their own, no hard feelings.

Swoosh
09-26-2003, 07:08 PM
I wish they would have Val Kilmer return as Batman. He was the best Batman in my opinion...although since this is a prequel, then Bale is a good choice.

Of course, Christopher Nolan is also an excellent choice...he will make it a great film I am sure.

Swoosh

toms
09-29-2003, 02:53 PM
val kilmer!

*stiffles laughter*

Boba Rhett
09-29-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Swoosh
I wish they would have Val Kilmer return as Batman. He was the best Batman in my opinion


:eek:


...


:eek:

>Steed, John
09-29-2003, 03:04 PM
What ever is the matter with Val Kilmer? He was much better than Micheal Keaton and George Clooney combined. 'Batman Forever' is my favourite Batman film out of the current four.

Boba Rhett
09-29-2003, 03:16 PM
Wha wha wha... WHAT?! :eek:


Is this opposite day? Kilmer and Clooney were terrible.... terrible.... Just horrible. Clooney much moreso than Kilmer but he was still gut wrenchingly bad too.

Swoosh
09-29-2003, 04:01 PM
No, Kilmer is cool. I think he played Batman very well and I was pretty horrified when they announced Clooney was to be the next Batman.

Val Kilmer is a great actor...check out Heat, The Saint, or The Salton Sea if you don't believe me...he's a great action hero I think.

Swoosh

Darth Groovy
09-29-2003, 10:00 PM
Clooney was miscast for the role. Even he admits it. Bruce Wayne/Batman is supposed to have a dark mystique about him, that of a tortured soul. Keaton captured that well. Kilmer tried, but over did it a bit. Clooney just does not have a dark anything about him. He was good playing Danny Ocean, but that's not that dark of a character. We will see what this Christian Bale guy does, but I am with Chase here, about 80-90% also depends on the director. Can you imagine anyone besides Brian Singer directing the X-Men movies at this point? Case closed.

Vestril
09-30-2003, 01:42 AM
Sorry...but Val Kilmer is a blonde...he actually did a better job than I would have expected, but I don't think anyone has captured the role quite right. Keaton was all there mentally, but he's about as intimidating as me, 5'9 150lbs :p. Christian Bale cuts a pretty intimidating figure, has established himself reasonably well as an action star (Equilibrium did it for me) and is one heck of an actor.

He has a good deal of potential, and now the Joel Schumacher *shudder* has finally been slain...maybe Batman can be all it can be:p. Seriously, you know what Schumacher said he learned from Batman & Robin? That people don't like to see Nipples on the Batman costume.

...

>Steed, John
09-30-2003, 03:43 PM
I thought the Batman costumes for the Joel Schumacher films were much better than Keaton's basic black and yellow. Although, I do agree - the nipples were very, very wrong.

Keaton was not an impressive Batman. Kilmer was. Everyone should have saved their cinema money when Clooney took over and bought a beer instead. I'm wondering if Clooney has cast a shadow over the role, meaning Bale has his work cut out. Interesting to see what the outcome is...

Boba Rhett
09-30-2003, 08:23 PM
Well if his costume does turn out like those joke clown suits Kilmer and Clooney wore I won't be going to see it.

http://www.batmannews.de/bilder/pics/Kostum/BR_WSuit.jpg

Ew. How could anyone prefer that suit? Even without the nipples. :indif:

I heard that they're looking at making the new suit out of cloth! I can only hope it's true.





http://ffmedia.ign.com/batman/multimedia/kilmer.jpg

He looks plain goofy. :o

Darth Groovy
10-01-2003, 07:13 AM
Great, now it's back to spandex and cheap gags...:rolleyes:

STTCT
10-01-2003, 07:16 AM
Val Kilmer made a fine batman.....

in my honest opinion...

Darth Groovy
10-01-2003, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
Val Kilmer made a fine batman.....

in my honest opinion...

Ok, so what do you mean by "fine"?

1. Yeah, he was fine.
2. A FINE Batman he was.
3. Damn, Val Kilmer is FINE!


:p

XERXES
10-01-2003, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett





http://ffmedia.ign.com/batman/multimedia/kilmer.jpg

He looks plain goofy. :o ...batman isnt posed to smile!

Darth Groovy
10-01-2003, 07:36 AM
Maybe he has gas.

That has to SUCK in a suit like that, it would just be.....trapped...in there.:eyeraise:

XERXES
10-01-2003, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Maybe he has gas.

That has to SUCK in a suit like that, it would just be.....trapped...in there.:eyeraise: the only exit for the gas would be the holes for his face and eyes...:eek: :eek:

Darth Groovy
10-01-2003, 08:00 AM
If that happened to you, would YOU be smiling? :eyeraise:

Sivy
10-01-2003, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
Kilmer is cool but not as Batman. Clooney COULD have been a good Batman but his performance was crapped upon by Joel Schumacher and the bad script.


i totally agree.

http://www.br-online.de/kultur-szene/thema/vampirfilm/foto/batman_klein.jpg

clooney had the right look of batman, I think it would have been a completey different story if tim burton had directed him and not Schumacher with his love of neon lights, cheese and nipples

Darth Groovy
10-01-2003, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Siv
i totally agree.

http://www.br-online.de/kultur-szene/thema/vampirfilm/foto/batman_klein.jpg

clooney had the right look of batman,

Are you kidding? Batman wears a MASK for cripe's sake.

>Steed, John
10-01-2003, 10:13 AM
Of course Batman smiles, he is only human under the mask! Besides, at the time of Kilmer's smile, the Batman/Wayne character had just dealt with romantic emotions with Chase Meridian, and had realised that Chase wanted Wayne and not Bats, hence the smile. I can't remember Kilmer smiling at any other time in the film, even to laugh at the Riddler's jokes!

toms
10-01-2003, 10:36 AM
I found everything about batman forever to be aweful. Coming after the dark, interesting burton films it just seemed hell bent on destroying everything that had been built up.

THe new suit looked soooooo camp. :D
Chase Meriden was an awful, cookie cutter love interest that finally convinced me that Nicole kidman was a terrible actress. (Kudos to her for turning her career around recently and proving me completely wrong).
Val Kilmer was SOOO wooden, and just played batman like a generic action hero... he had none of the angst or wierdness that keaton had. IMHO the cool thing about Keaton was that he was great as Bruce Wayne. As batman it doesn't matter as much as you are under a costume and mainly being stunt doubled, but I actually liked the fact that he would be an unlikely suspect to be batman.
The way Kilmer and Cloony walked around I would have thought everyone would guess they were batman.

But worst of all, they took possibly the coolest car in the history of cimema (the jet engined Batmobile from 1 & 2) and turned it into a plastic looking, green glowing toy product placement. :mad: :mad: :mad:

THe last 2 batman films were basically huge toy adverts, with lots of different toy batmobiles, batboats, batplanes, and of course loads of different coloured bat-costumes to make good toy figures.

Kilmer USED TO BE a good actor (thunderheart is one of my favorite films, heat is great), but no-one could seriously say he was good in batman or especially The Saint. Unless you define good acting as doing the worst accents of all time. ;)

Swoosh
10-01-2003, 02:56 PM
Ok, I agree that Kilmer isn't the best actor, but I felt he fit the batman role a lot better than Keaton. Why? Because Kilmer has some serious presence on the screen...something I expect Batman to have with him being such a glorified action hero.

Plus, Keaton is a small wimp in my opinion...Kilmer is a much more believeable action hero.

Now, my favorite Batman film is Batman Returns because I think the story and pacing of the movie are very good. You're right though, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin got way too commercialized...I'm sure that will be toned down for the next one...I mean hell, it's a prequel, how could batman have even more gadgets?

Swoosh

>Steed, John
10-01-2003, 05:28 PM
How could you not like the Batmobile from 'Batman Forever'? I thought it was fantastic, the way the wheels switched to drive sideways and the way it DROVE UP A WALL, for goodness sake! Alright, I will admit the armour on the Keaton Batmobile was something special, but the Kilmer car more than made-up for that.

Clooney's Batmobile was, however, quite terrible. An open-top Batmobile? Hey, why not have an open-top Stealth Bomber? And why, why on Earth did Mr. Freeze (Schwartzaneggar) drive a massive spiked dome on wheels? That car was awful, too.

If you don't buy merchandising, why let that spoil the film itself? Star Wars films have tons of merchandising, but I don't buy any of it... still love the movies. I can't remember a huge toy drive for 'Batman Forever', can you? Ah well. I guess some people have a better memory than I do. Doesn't stop me loving the film, though.

XERXES
10-01-2003, 06:20 PM
Kilmer is still awesome though...*hums Top Gun theme*:)

XERXES
10-01-2003, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
If that happened to you, would YOU be smiling? :eyeraise: well maybe it tickled him, but hasnt reached his face yet...:giveup:

toms
10-02-2003, 11:44 AM
imdb:
Batman 7.3
Batman Returns 6.4
Batman Forever 5.4
Batman & Robin 3.6

I actually saw batman & robin in spain in spanish (while not speaking much) and enjoyed it. It was soo blatant and cartoonish and overacted tat you could tell exactly what was going on even if you didn't understand the words. I was suprised it was so hated when I came back to england. Saw the english version a year or so ago though, and it is pretty terrible.
Works better in spanish. :D

plastic looking toy that looks like one bullet would break it:
http://www.javelinamx.com/Batmobile/95bm02.jpg

cool, hard looking car:
http://www.batmannews.de/bilder/pics/Batman/batmobile%202.jpg

opentop batmobiles CAN be cool:
http://www.chourave.ch/serials/comics/img2/batmobile.jpg

PS/ Avengers: 3.4 :D

STTCT
10-02-2003, 12:01 PM
Batman was smiling because he just stole all your money at the theater!!

>Steed, John
10-02-2003, 04:26 PM
You give 'The Avengers' 3.4, toms? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, old chap, but watch out. Engaging in an argument with me over 'The Avengers' would keep you occupied until you either accepted that the film was totally and utterly amazing or I have you assassinated.

The original Batmobile from the original television series is, without doubt, the worst superhero transport method I have ever seen. Even Superman's "I'm not suspended from wires, really!" flying is better than that.

MysticSpade
10-04-2003, 06:19 PM
ok guys long time no see.but on the Batman tip Christian Bale is an ok actor. I've seen American Psycho and it was a little weird. but i do have info on the Batmobile.

Specs.

1989 Chevy Astro van
Airbags all around
dual flowmaster exhaust

it's been made to resemble to old Futura batmobile with Adam West. Give me some time (about four weeks) to get a scanner for me comp YAY!!! and i'll put the pic of the van up for grabs. the pic that i have of it right now is when it was in production. now it's primered and still needs to be painted, and wired for all the gadgets. one of the guys who is building one is Joey Grato nephew to George Barris who has done all the cars of the stars that you can think of. My '89 CRX is bout to go under the knife with him workin on it and it's gonna look clean.

toms
10-06-2003, 02:24 PM
huh?

3.4 was the average opinion of 8,240 people on IMDB. THe other scores are from there too.

I actually would have given The Avengers more like a 5, so im way above average in my appreciation of it. I thought Fienes was pretty good as Steed, although i found Uma disappointing as Mrs Peel.

I also quite liked the plot about the weather, and the scenes of london under snow were quite cool.

Unfortunately they tried to mix the weird humour of the series with a generic action film set-up which just didn't work. The laid back,unruffled attitude of the leads took away from much of the action. And as for the bad guys. I love both connery and Eddie Izzard, but who on earth thought eddie could be a match for uma on the high wires? And Steed beating up his grandpa at the end was just disturbing.

Anyway, no-one can match the coolness of Patrick McKnee and Diana Rigg in the original series. THey rocked.

Sivy
11-27-2003, 09:47 AM
Michael Caine has been cast to play Bruce Wayne's trusted butler Alfred in Batman 5, with christian bale in the title role

lol, i can just see it now.

"heres your bloody soup"