Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
Movies MOBILE
Byrne Robotics | Movies Page of 6 Next >>
Topic: Keaton Potentially Dons The Cowl... Post Reply | Post New Topic
Author
Message
Trevor Smith
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 21 September 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 3176
Posted: 24 June 2020 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

...again. Per several news outlets, a story I thought
HAD to be a joke when I first started hearing it:

LINK
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 121686
Posted: 24 June 2020 at 7:12pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Pause for a moment to remember fandom exploding in apoplectic horror when his casting was originally announced.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Trevor Smith
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 21 September 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 3176
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 3:34am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I mean I just don't see how it's *not* played for
laughs, just one long wink at the audience and callbacks
to 30 years ago, but I guess it's not fair to judge
before it's even confirmed to be happening, let alone
actually seen.
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 121686
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 5:48am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

When the fans started writhing in agony over Keaton's casting, Don Thompson, in THE BUYER'S GUIDE, dismissed all such concerns with towering contempt. Batman/Bruce Wayne had been drawn by so many artists over the decades, who could say what he "really" looked like.

Sure, I said, there had been stylistic differences between, say, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino and Neal Adams, but NONE had ever drawn Bruce as a short, skinny guy with thinning curly hair, buck teeth and no chin.

(Keaton seemed a fairly typical example of "Last Guy I Worked With" casting. Burton had just worked with him on BEETLEJUICE. Same principle gave us Ian McKellan as Magneto.)

Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Penn
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 12 April 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 11088
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 7:51am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

(Unless I'm wrong, Neal Adams was the first to render
Magneto without his helmet. Looked nothing remotely like
Ian McKellan.)
Back to Top profile | search
 
Joe Zhang
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 12394
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I dunno. Is nostalgia for the 1989 Batman even a thing?
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 121686
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 8:13am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

(Unless I'm wrong, Neal Adams was the first to render Magneto without his helmet. Looked nothing remotely like Ian McKellan.)

ēēē

For reasons beyond my comprehension the Holocaust-survivor baggage was brought into the movie. Now, that barely worked in the comics, forty years after the fact, but at least there Magneto had been de-aged, so he didnít have to be old to have been an adult with children in the camps.

Singer made him a child when incarcerated, but that still left a lot of years between the liberation and the first X-Movie. Hence, Magneto becomes an old guy.

(Some fans already thought he was old. White hair. Iíve argued with fans who insisted Storm was also old, same reason.)

Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Penn
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 12 April 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 11088
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

(Quicksilver also old!?)
Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 121686
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Oddly, I have not once heard Quicksilver called old. Perhaps being Wandaís twin forced fans to accept the white hair as something other than an age marker.

(My motherís hair went white when she was 18.)

Back to Top profile | search
 
Shaun Barry
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 08 December 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 6546
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 10 post reply


"I dunno. Is nostalgia for the 1989 Batman even a thing?"

Is this a serious question?  Were there not kids in the movie theaters in 1989?



Back to Top profile | search
 
Rodrigo castellanos
Byrne Robotics Member


Joined: 03 July 2012
Location: Uruguay
Posts: 608
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 4:29pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Is this a serious question?  Were there not kids in the movie theaters in 1989?

I was a kid, just getting into comics and was crazy about the film and the hype machine that surrounded it. Had the comic version (great Ordway pencils!), the Batman movie action figure, the Batmobile and everything and rented it on video I'd say +20 times.

Strangely, as an adult I hardly revisit it and don't feel very "nostalgic" about it. Can't really explain why.
Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 121686
Posted: 25 June 2020 at 4:32pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

(Itís not Batman.)
Back to Top profile | search
 

Page of 6 Next >>
  Post Reply | Post New Topic |

Forum Jump

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login

You are currently viewing the MOBILE version of the site.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SITE