Last month director Matt Reeves said he would be turning in the first draft of his script for The Batman. The word out of DC Films was that Reeves was aiming for after Labor Day to turn in his script draft. Now word has come down that Matt Reeves has turned in his script for The Batman not too long ago.
Now with the script on the desk for Warner Bros. executives, casting news might be coming…
Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman’s been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn’t sure how much of a difference he’s…
Art: Dexter Soy, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Colors: Veronica Gandini, Rain Beredo, Madpencil Studio
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Red Hood has gone too far. After Red Hood murdered The Penguin on National TV, Batman takes it upon himself to bring his former protege to justice; meanwhile, the Outlaws fortress looses control and is plummeting towards the earth, threatening the safety of the citizens of Gotham City. Will Bizarro and Artemis right the show and save Gotham? Will Jason Todd survey his encounter with The Batman?
Another good outing by Scott Lobdell and crew in creating a book that drags the reader in. I really loved Red Hood’s encounter with Batman, but especially the way Lobdell portrayed Batman, not as a “father figure” for Jason Todd but as a remorseless vigilante who’s come to bring in an “evil-doer” by any means necessary. The reader almost feels bad for Jason Todd as Batman beats him bloody and has only one mission, to bring Jason Todd to “justice” for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot. The feeling of family between Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro and the now open romance between Jason Todd and the Amazon is a nice break in-between Bat-Beatings and the return of Arsenal during the conclusion is a very nice touch too.
Bizarro really slows the story down for me. I understand that he is needed and helps Jason stay “human” and shows unconditional love by having compassion for the backwards Superman but a lot of times, at least for me, the character really feels out of placed almost in the way. Issue #24 leaves the reader dying for the interaction between Batman and Red Hood but this issue left the excitement a bit flat.
Another good book writer by Scott Lobdell with great artwork by Dexter Soy. The action started awesome and heavy between Batman and Red Hood but the ending seemed a bit flat. Despite its flaws, Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 did a good job and left a major door open for next months edition.
It was said that the villain in Birds of Prey would be someone we’ve never seen before on the big screen. Well they were right! It has been released from The Wrap that Black Mask will be the villain in the film. Birds of Prey will also feature Black Canary, Renee Montoya, young Cassandra Cain, and Harley Quinn.
The Penguin was reportedly the villain in an aearlier version of the script, but that…
Batman is not short of villains, by any means, when it comes to saving Gotham City. Recently, James Robinson was given the task of writing an arc of Detective Comics, and when choosing a villain, he chooses his favorite, Harvey “Two-Face” Dent. Robinson is aware that the “twists and turns” of Two-Face have been explored before, so he is looking to write the character from a different angle; an angle which includes adding Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and a different version of Firefly to the mix.
Before the start of his run with Detective Comics on September 12th with issue #988, he spoke about his approach to Two-Face and why he is excited to write the character again.
“I’ve written a lot of Batman. People forget that I’ve written a lot of Legends of Dark Knight and I wrote Batman: Face the Face, which was a Two-Face story that I did right after One Year Later. He’s (Two-Face) my favorite DC character, so I’m going to always want to involve Two-Face in some capacity if I can, if I can, it’s the right idea and the right story.”
Robinson explained the beginning of his love for both Batman and Two-Face:
“Every since when I was a kid, finding a second-had 100 page Batman comic that was all three of the Two-Face stories. People forget that, where the Joker and Catwoman and the Penguin were Batman villains that began in the 1940s and appeared throughout the entire run of the comic, Two-Face was done in three 10-page stories. Then he was cured at the end of it. Harvey Dent had a happy ending with his girlfriend.”
When asked about his pitch to write Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, Robinson added:
“I was talking to my editor, Chris Conroy, who’s fantastic, by the way. He’s one of the best editors that I’ve had. And I told him that I wanted to write Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum a little bit. He was like, those guys are so dumb. And I was like, no, no, no, I remember Brian Azzarello making them really cool and creepy. I want to do something like that. And he was like, oh, OK, yeah, yeah, yeah. So there’s a little bit of them in it.”
In closing, Robinson spoke to the fans and told them what to expect in his arc for the upcoming run in Detective Comics:
“It’s an action packed, visually-dynamic mystery involving Two-Face, the Fireflies, and a little bit of Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. And we’ll get into the whole dichotomy of the schism of Two-Face and Harvey Dent. I know that stuff has been mined and used by a lot of writers, but it’s always fun to have a go at doing that.”
So there you have it, multiple Fireflies, some Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, and an amazing take on Two-Face from one of the greatest writers inside DC Comics.