Batman vs. Batman

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Broccoli, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Broccoli

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    Okay, this is funny. Variety has an article up that reports the mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing WB for royalties over TDK for using the name Batman in the film w/o permission. I particularly love this quote:

     
  2. RoJoHen

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    How does that even make sense?
     
  3. nx1701g

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    Next they'll file suit over Batman Air Force Base being listed in the sites of Skynet infiltration in Terminator 3...
     
  4. ancient

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    Uh....so they never heard of Batman - the comic character - until now? Impossible, this is nonsense.

    btw, I wish I lived in Batman. :wtf: :lol:
     
  5. Mike Farley

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    Well, Batman the character, has been around for almost 70 years and in that time Batman, the city, has never made a peep. Warner should claim that they abandoned the copyright and try to make the city legally change its name. Or at least not refer to itself as Batman on maps. Kinda like how even though the DC SHAZAM-Captain Marvel pre-dates the Marvel Comics version by like 30 years, DC cannot publish a comic named Captain Marvel.

    Also in breaking news: The Springfields of 4 states band together to sue The Simpsons.
     
  6. Ben Sisko3

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    Next, every batman in the armed services sues the Bob Kane estate...
     
  7. Small White Car

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    Boy, you didn't mention the best part!

    I don't know about you, but this makes the movie even MORE AWESOME in my mind.

    Did Iron Man make people freak'n kill themselves when it came out? No, because that movie was not nearly as mind-blowingly awesome as TDK was!
     
  8. ancient

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    Wait wait wait. Putting aside the whole 'Batman name' thing, which is utterly impossible, they are blaiming the movie for suicides? Couldn't they technically blame any violent movie for that sort of thing? Sounds like attention grabbing to me.
     
  9. Small White Car

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    First off, I don't know what's so impossible about it.

    And secondly, you didn't read it all. They're not blaming the violence in the movie. They're blaming the SUCCESS of the movie. That's right, people killed themselves because the movie was so amazing they couldn't handle it! That kind of thing doesn't happen just every day, you know.
     
  10. ancient

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    Well, yeah obviously.
     
  11. Small White Car

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    Well, there is that one town, Harrypottersburg in Austria...

    Best to not ask what happened there! :eek:
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    That should be a movie poster quote. :rommie:
     
  13. FalTorPan

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    Based on the claim, I think it's fair to say that the mayor could also file a suit on similar grounds for Jackass.
     
  14. Agent Richard07

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    The mayor is suing because he needs money. This is both funny and stupid.
     
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  16. Kaijufan

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    If I were the WB lawyers I would hold them up in the court battle for years (assuming the judge doesn't throw it out on the first day), bankrupting the town. I guess I'm just mean spirited.
     
  17. Good Will Riker

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    This is about as funny as the time I heard that Bill Murray was up for the role of Batman...as well as "ER's" George Clooney.
     
  18. JNG

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    Really?


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    ...REALLY?!?
     
  19. nx1701g

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    I seem to recall in Australia a woman was threatening to sue WB over the violence in the film and the effect that it had on her young son (he was so traumatized by the film she said she needed to get him a psychiatrist).
     
  20. Small White Car

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    I'd see it! :techman:


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