A new "Batman" TV Series ideas?

#1 Posted by jjdajetplane223 (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Title: I would call it "WAYNE" but I think Batman would have to be in the title. Maybe something long and old school like "The Epic Adventures of Batman."

Season one: Start from the beginning. Have a couple episodes that build up with relationship with his mom and dad. I'd focus more on Martha Wayne because I feel she is a neglected character. Have the Wayne murder within three episodes. From there, show a little of Bruce growing up. Maybe exploring the city. Show the things a young Bruce would have to deal with, like being made fun of by bullies for being a rich boy. Make him an angry young boy. At the end of season one, which jumps in time, Bruce would be 17 years old and that is when he would take off to travel the world.

Season two: Have him travel the world. Show how he learned to do parkour, how he learned to be an escape artist, a martial artist, a detective (a true Henri Ducard, maybe?) and maybe how he learned to fly and drive. Show him learning mechanics and computer technology. Bruce was gone for seven years so this could be a long season or you could even stretch it to season three as long as you had a good story arc going with Bruce's travels.

Season three: either continue the training or have Bruce return to Gotham and then I would like to see a television adaptation of a fleshed out "Zero Year." Maybe different villains and what not, but have Bruce using guerrilla tactics in his war on crime. Show the bat crashing through the window for a Year One reference.

From there, you can have a Batman show for as many years as you want.

#2 Posted by Epitaph (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Im not sure how successful a show would be just detailing the life of Bruce Wayne before becoming Batman. I would love to see something like this, but the general audience probably wouldn't.

#3 Edited by War Killer (20129 posts) - - Show Bio

I could see them doing something similar to what they're doing currently in Arrow. Having the series focus mainly on Bruce after he returns to Gotham and having just begun as Batman, while having flashbacks to his years training around the world. Personally I feel that Bruce's training is something we rarely see, both in the comics and in other medias. Which really I find odd seeing as Bruce's journey to becoming The Batman, to me, is something that really defines the character and shows how dedicated he is to fighting crime.

#4 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who hates the idea of seeing Bruce go around the world training to be Batman as a TV show?

#5 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10228 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

Am I the only one who hates the idea of seeing Bruce go around the world training to be Batman as a TV show?

YES!!!!

Is the only way to do it, only if its the first season, if the show goes Smallville and stay in that, it would get ridiculous.

#6 Posted by Vitalius (1792 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like if was about Batfamily but not only Batman Alfreed, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing. But also more members.

#7 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like it woul be a perfect role for Jensen Ackles. Seriously, no one could make a better tv batman.

#8 Posted by War Killer (20129 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

Am I the only one who hates the idea of seeing Bruce go around the world training to be Batman as a TV show?

Why do you hate that idea? Batman would be nothing without that training, making it one of the core developments of his character. Not to mention that aside from a few flashbacks here and there his training is something that I feel would be very interesting to explore. Seeing Bruce before he becomes The Batman, watching him travel the world learning from various masters, all while developing the idea that would eventually transform him into one of the world's greatest superheroes, how would that not be interesting?

#9 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

Am I the only one who hates the idea of seeing Bruce go around the world training to be Batman as a TV show?

YES!!!!

Is the only way to do it, only if its the first season, if the show goes Smallville and stay in that, it would get ridiculous.

I'm cool with one season I guess, I just don't want it to be the entire show that would just be pretty boring if you ask me.

@dctv3363 said:

Am I the only one who hates the idea of seeing Bruce go around the world training to be Batman as a TV show?

Why do you hate that idea? Batman would be nothing without that training, making it one of the core developments of his character. Not to mention that aside from a few flashbacks here and there his training is something that I feel would be very interesting to explore. Seeing Bruce before he becomes The Batman, watching him travel the world learning from various masters, all while developing the idea that would eventually transform him into one of the world's greatest superheroes, how would that not be interesting?

I just have no real interest in the concept whatsoever. Like I said above it would be cool for one season, and would make for good character development. But as an entire show, that just sounds boring.

#10 Edited by jjdajetplane223 (45 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363: I think it's the common thinking that if you're going to have a Batman show, you have to show him being Batman right out of the gate. And if you want to touch upon his origin, you have to do it in flashbacks.

I think that is a huge mistake to think that. Absurd thinking, really.

#11 Edited by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@jjdajetplane223 said:

@dctv3363: I think it's the common thinking that if you're going to have a Batman show, you have to show him being Batman right out of the gate. And if you want to touch upon his origin, you have to do it in flashbacks.

I think that is a huge mistake to think that. Absurd thinking, really.

That's not how I'm thinking. I actually like the idea of the Gotham show that they're actually making. I just think seeing Batman traveling and training with a bunch of people learning to be Batman for seasons and seasons sounds boring.

EDIT: As a TV show anyway if it was a graphic novel I might consider reading it.

#12 Posted by Gordyman (603 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, Batman has been done to death.

#13 Posted by RustyRoy (11991 posts) - - Show Bio

Get the creators of Sherlock and Breaking Bad, let them do their things, maybe start from beginning i.e from year one(not the book but that won't be bad either) or do something completely different.

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