Let me just say, before I get started, that this move, if it’s true, makes absolutely no sense on multiple levels.
Is Megan Fox hot? Yes, of course (even with the freaky toe-thumbs). Would she look ridiculously hot slinking around dirty Gotham City rooftops in a skintight leather outfit with a bullwhip? Naturally. Is she a good fit for the Christopher Nolan franchise? Good God, no.
Look, it’s not exactly news that Fox isn’t exactly the next Meryl Streep, so I’m not going to waste your time having you read a post that incessantly bashes her. But the truth is that she’s a pretty weak actress, at least at this point in her career, and putting her up against people with actual talent, like Christian Bale and Gary Oldman, is only going to make her performance seem even poorer by comparison.
Then there’s the Maggie Gyllenhaal situation. What I mean by that, is that when Aaron Eckhart and Gyllenhall signed on for the Batman franchise, they both signed on for two movies. After watching “The Dark Knight”, I was convinced that Nolan was planning to have Gyllenhaal come back as Catwoman in the final film. Does this mean that he’s planning a different role for Gyllenhaal? Or is she getting the boot in an attempt to get the final Bat-film some sexy star power?
And does it even need another “big name”? DK was one of the biggest films of the decade – arguably the best film of the decade – and you want to screw up your chemistry by adding an actress with one of the sharpest love/hate demarcations in all of fandom?
Having said all that…I don’t think this is gonna happen. Too many people are against it, for one; granted, the news just broke, but if this guy and this fellow nerd here are any indication, I don’t think Warner Bros. would take any chances with their certain cash cow.
**UPDATE** Apparently Warner Bros. has completely shot down all rumors that Fox will be in Batman 3, saying that there isn’t even a script. Probably for the best…
So I went by the comic book shop this Wednesday, and saw a line outside the door. I haven’t been to a comic shop in a while, as I am a painfully broke young man, but there was a comic that hell or highwater, I was going to purchase. At least, that was what I thought until I saw that line. Suddenly a clerk came up and asked me if I was there to get what everyone else was getting: Amazing Spider-Man #583 (now in its third printing), which guest-stars President-Elect Barack Obama. Shaking my head, I walked into the store and purchased the real milestone issue that had amazingly been overlooked in all the Barack-mania. Final Crisis #6. The issue where Bruce Wayne dies.
Now, a lot of you might not have heard about the “Batman R.I.P.” storyline that has been developing over the last few years, or just believed that with the incredible success of “The Dark Knight”, that DC wouldn’t dream of tampering with arguably the #1 comic book franchise right now. I could try to explain the entire plot of “R.I.P.”, but I don’t feel like the headache (yeah, it’s actually that convoluted), or the crazy way that Batman finally bites it, but The Daily P.O.P. took a shot, so here’s a link to that. Oh, and a picture of the aforementioned death. Yeah.
Before anybody gets started, as a comic-book geek, I am fully aware that not only is death never final in comic books, that a backdoor is fully available for the eventual return of Bruce Wayne, due to his…unique death by Omega Sanction (Wiki it). But that’s not the point. The point is that this whole thing was botched from the jump. Scheduling errors, the fact that R.I.P. ended in the Batman comics but his death was in Final Crisis, the method of writing that constantly made people feel that they missed an issue somewhere – its just been a complete mess, especially when you contrast it against Marvel’s almost universally-acclaimed handling of the assassination of Captain America. So what do you guys think. Did you like it, hate it, felt indifference towards it or what?