Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
The Borgified Corpse wrote:
Look at it this way. Dark Knight Returns & Tim Burton's 1st Batman movie are the only 2 times I can recall Batman using guns.
Batman's code of rejecting guns and refusing to kill has been around for a very, very long time, but was nevertheless an addition to the Batman mythos rather than part of the original design of the character. In the very early comics Batman did sometimes use guns and was willing to kill:
Because he's the hero Gotham doesn't deserve, but the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he deserves it. Because he's not our hero. He's a violent guardian, a watchful executioner. A death knight.
You know what? They should have gun-toting Batman in the next movie, not the actual Batman but as an AMERICA'S MOST WANTED t.v. recreation of what the authorities believe happened to the people Dent actually killed. They could use lines from those early comics. Even funnier, cast someone known as the recreation Batman, even a former Batman actor like Clooney or Kilmer...