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Old June 2 2012, 09:01 AM   #16
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

From what I hear, she'll be showing up in Batman Incorporated before the end of it all.
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Old June 2 2012, 11:56 AM   #17
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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In actually liked Chris Donnell's take on Robin in Batman Forever...
Okay, I can't read any further and still take this seriously.
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Old June 2 2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

I don't read the comics but I like the look of Robin from the Arkham City game, I know it not the original Dick Grayson one.
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Old June 2 2012, 12:36 PM   #19
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I would like to see Robin in a future Batman film. Though I wouldn't mind skipping Dick Grayson and going to Jason Todd. Also I wouldn't mind seeing Stephanie or Damien. I like Dick and Tim, but the prickly relationship Batman seemed to have with Jason, Stephanie, and now Damien could offer more dramatic fireworks. I know he has also had strained relations with Dick over the years, but that has played out over decades whereas his personality clashes with my preferred Robins were more immediate.

Plus if they went to Jason we could get a movie version of Death in the Family which I think could be awesome.
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Old June 2 2012, 12:45 PM   #20
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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In actually liked Chris Donnell's take on Robin in Batman Forever...
Okay, I can't read any further and still take this seriously.
To be fair, he (both O'Donnell and the character) were ok-ish in Forever. It wasn't untill Batman and Robin that both become absolutely horrible.
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Old June 2 2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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I agree with those saying "Like Dick Grayson, not sure about Robin in a movie." Maybe just skip to Nightwing with, yes, more of a partner approach? Especially if DC does a "multiple superhero" thing like Marvel's doing.
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^That's been my thought in this regard too. If they want to keep to a more realistic approach just jump right to one of the post-Robin identies, Red Robin, Nightwing, or Red Hood.
Personally, I would love to see them do a movie with the Stephanie Brown. I don't know the character myself, but I think it would be interesting to see the mass public's reaction to a girl Robin.
Does the general public know about the identities other than Robin?

These movies, while sticking pretty well to the source material, are seemingly geared towards a non-comic-reading audience.
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Old June 2 2012, 01:32 PM   #22
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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In actually liked Chris Donnell's take on Robin in Batman Forever...
Okay, I can't read any further and still take this seriously.

I guess we all have our own tastes don't we? I liked his portrayal of Robin in the movie. We don't have a lot of live action versions of Robin to choose from.
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Old June 2 2012, 02:08 PM   #23
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I liked his portrayal of Robin in the movie. We don't have a lot of live action versions of Robin to choose from.
Same here, and I was a big TV Robin fan, too.


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Old June 2 2012, 03:45 PM   #24
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I would have loved to have seen Robin in a Nolan movie, and I don't think he would have needed much, if any tweaks either. The rogues gallery characters and Batman himself were hardly altered and they worked. Bring in a young Dick Grayson as Robin, costume and all.
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Old June 2 2012, 03:50 PM   #25
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Kestrel wrote: View Post
I agree with those saying "Like Dick Grayson, not sure about Robin in a movie." Maybe just skip to Nightwing with, yes, more of a partner approach? Especially if DC does a "multiple superhero" thing like Marvel's doing.
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^That's been my thought in this regard too. If they want to keep to a more realistic approach just jump right to one of the post-Robin identies, Red Robin, Nightwing, or Red Hood.
Personally, I would love to see them do a movie with the Stephanie Brown. I don't know the character myself, but I think it would be interesting to see the mass public's reaction to a girl Robin.
Does the general public know about the identities other than Robin?

These movies, while sticking pretty well to the source material, are seemingly geared towards a non-comic-reading audience.
Not really. Before I started reading comics in just the last 5 years or so, I didn't even know there had been more than one Robin.
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Old June 2 2012, 04:18 PM   #26
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

And as a comic reader up till the mid-90's, I'm aware of Nightwing, but that's about it.

The more time goes on, the more they come up with. Look at all the Hulks.
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Old June 2 2012, 04:31 PM   #27
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Re: Robin in a Batman movie

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Gojira wrote: View Post
In actually liked Chris Donnell's take on Robin in Batman Forever...
Okay, I can't read any further and still take this seriously.
To be fair, he (both O'Donnell and the character) were ok-ish in Forever. It wasn't untill Batman and Robin that both become absolutely horrible.
The problem was more Schumacher's cartoonish style and the over the top villains. The Robin dynamic worked for the most part. If they would have stuck with the Tim Burton styling, it actually might have worked.

That being, I said, it would be very difficult to work Robin into a Nolan type Batman
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Old June 2 2012, 04:55 PM   #28
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That being, I said, it would be very difficult to work Robin into a Nolan type Batman
We already got a man who fights crime dressed up as a bat, an immortal who wants to cook Gotham's water with a microwave device, a mischievous clown, and a guy who runs around town with half his face burnt off. I think a young wannabe sidekick can work.
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Old June 2 2012, 05:02 PM   #29
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Personally I think Dick Grayson is the only Robin that actually works in a Nolanesque semi-realistic Batworld.

I can suspend my disbelief and suppose that Bruce Wayne spent a few years in a ninja camp and can now beat up anyone. I can't suspend my disbelief and suppose that a teenager could have anywhere near enough ability and training to achieve survivability.

UNLESS that teen had been trained as circus performer since infancy. Now we are talking about someone who at the age of 16 has abilities that the average person isn't equipped to deal with. That doesn't make him the world's greatest fighter, but it makes him unique enough to have an actual skillset that has a purpose.

In terms of plot, don't use the name Robin and don't use a costume. Have Grayson and Batman working in parallel looking into the same matter (obviously something about who ever decided to commit mass murder at the circus..) Bring them together for the final act. Make the story play out so that Grayson is going to be "Robin" with or without Batman, which removes the ethical question. I also don't see anything wrong with 16-18 as an age range, Bruce is at least pushing 30 by this point.
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