That’s it! It’s time to make a ridiculous statement that I will in no means follow through on.
I, Peter, hereby swear that if during a films production I read a quote from a writer/director/producer that they want to do something like Dark Knight, that I will not see that movie.
Ok, I won’t follow that but come on.
It’s getting to the point that people throw around Nolan’s Batman films as if they are a business model. Nolan’s Batman worked because it was Batman. It’s dark and it’s real. Burton’s Batman worked because it was dark but had a cartoony vibe to it. They are both two styles of Batman. People loved them because they fit the character.
Now it’s writer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) is joining the Batman team. He had this to say in a recent interview
“I think that these kinds of movies have evolved a lot since then. You know, THE DARK KNIGHT was a major, major corner-turning moment in the way that genre and superhero stories could be told. Really grounded in reality. Really grounded in really cool things. That’s what I’d like to do without sacrificing the fantasy element.”
Guess what he is talking about! Have a guess? Well, you are probably wrong because it’s a
A VAN FUCKING HELSING REBOOT!
Van Helsing was a doctor in the original Bram Stoker Dracula novel. Hugh Jackman’s film didn’t work because he wasn’t some cloak wearing superman, not because it wasn’t real enough. They just got the character wrong.
Tom Cruise is set to play Van Helsing. This movie will fail! FAIL. No one wants this. I don’t care how “real” it feels. Make a movie that works for the main character.
Stop making everyone Batman when they are not Batman.