One of the worst things about Daniel Craig’s Bond is the character seems to hate being himself. Always brooding and drinking to numb the pain. That shit feels played out. Sean Connery Batman is what we need these days.
They ruined him after Avengers. Now he’s all moody and depressed about being Iron Man.
He worked for that era. The post Gulf War era where everyone was down on imperial powers and there was this mood of somber reflection and guilt. Bond took down Britain and what they had become, and fans wanted that.
Today’s era of course it Trump, Metoo and anti Billionaires. Now Bruce Wayne doesn’t look like a hero, he looks like an asshole hiding in his cave wasting hundreds of millions on silly toys to beat up the poor and desperate. You can’t have a real life grounded Batman. He needs to be the kind of billionaire we’d like. Elon Musk without the creepy bullshit.
Look at what Millar did with Edison Crane. He got it exactly right. He’s basically Batman without the trappings that hold the character back. Once again Hollywood need to steal from Mark as he understands character better than anyone in the industry.
Mark would call in and offer his opinion on the phone for a couple of hours, but you have dozens of full time people who had their own ideas. Mostly the producers and directors. Most creative types don’t just work on what someone else says, they want to do their own thing, so it stands to reason why they’d not use much of Mark.
Just seems odd to hiring him for something and not use his ideas when clearly he has his thumb on the pulse of how this stuff should work. I’m really starting to think that is his real gift and writing is secondary to that.
Truely the Batman we need. Looking for truth in shady politics as the Penguin rises through the political ladder aided by henchmen that need batman to break out the bat-gizmos but ultimately rely on his smarts.