Why do people say John Blake became Nightwing/Robin when he

#1 Posted by comicdude23 (11400 posts) - - Show Bio

actually became Batman. C'mon guys, it's obvious. His name was Robin but it was a reference, the symbol was Batman. It's only logical and pretty obvious that he was the next Batman.

#2 Posted by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio

....................................... woah, nice idea

#3 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

There might've been a chance he created his own mantle afterwards so he wouldn't be stepping into shoes he might not be able to fill... I mean, how much training or skills did he have by the end of that movie for him to pass off as Batman?

#4 Posted by Billy Batson (58271 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe, who knows.
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#5 Posted by comicdude23 (11400 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a Nolan movie, he won't become Robin or Nightwing. Nolan has this said over 1000000 times.

#6 Posted by Alexander505 (2175 posts) - - Show Bio

Blake is not Robin. Blake is the new Batman of the Gotham City.

#7 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, never really thought of it that way... :P

#8 Posted by CrimsonCake (2682 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm thinking that he may modify the costume a bit.

#9 Posted by Lvenger (21066 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are we speculating about something we're never going to see?

#10 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dracade102 said:

There might've been a chance he created his own mantle afterwards so he wouldn't be stepping into shoes he might not be able to fill... I mean, how much training or skills did he have by the end of that movie for him to pass off as Batman?

In reality, how much training time did Bruce have in the 1st one to be Batman.

#11 Posted by danhimself (22693 posts) - - Show Bio

he didn't become either....he found the cave and that was it, the movie ended....saying he became Batman is speculation and saying he became Robin is speculation...if you say that he did either of them you're both wrong and right

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34361 posts) - - Show Bio

He didn't become ether, the film ended

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#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

He didn't become Robin but he may be the next Batman.

#14 Posted by Vortex13 (12264 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

@Dracade102 said:

There might've been a chance he created his own mantle afterwards so he wouldn't be stepping into shoes he might not be able to fill... I mean, how much training or skills did he have by the end of that movie for him to pass off as Batman?

In reality, how much training time did Bruce have in the 1st one to be Batman.

Um, years. He wasn't only trained by the league of shadows he had prior training obviously because he had skill enough to fight off five other prisoners. He seemed to have spent a fair amount of time with Ra's too because he had built a strong friendship with him, which to me takes awhile.

#15 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

It seriously confounds and disturbs me that people legitimately think he'd become anything other than Batman.

#16 Posted by k4tzm4n (51181 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, there's actually some kind of debate surrounding this? It was abundantly clear he was going to replace Wayne as Batman.

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#17 Posted by comicdude23 (11400 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

Wait, there's actually some kind of debate surrounding this? It was abundantly clear he was going to replace Wayne as Batman.

Exactly. Though his days as Batman would end on his first day.

#18 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vortex13 said:

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

@Dracade102 said:

There might've been a chance he created his own mantle afterwards so he wouldn't be stepping into shoes he might not be able to fill... I mean, how much training or skills did he have by the end of that movie for him to pass off as Batman?

In reality, how much training time did Bruce have in the 1st one to be Batman.

Um, years. He wasn't only trained by the league of shadows he had prior training obviously because he had skill enough to fight off five other prisoners. He seemed to have spent a fair amount of time with Ra's too because he had built a strong friendship with him, which to me takes awhile.

Personally I just wasn't as wowed by the league of shadows as others are. From watching the 3 movies, I believe Lucius Fox was more important than any League of Shadows training. As long as Blake has him, I don't see why his GothamPD training wouldn't suffice.

#19 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

LET ME DREAM!!

#20 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

He didnt "become" Robin/the Sidekick, he "was" Robin/the Sidekick throughout the movie. The ending is pointed towards the idea of him "becoming" Batman. The symbolism of Blake literally "Rising" at the end (get it? Batman Rises) is unavoidable.

#21 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

He should make his own persona and call himself Nightwing.

Oh, wait...

#22 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

i think people should just erase that blasphemous attempt at a nod to nightwing and robin fans from there minds

#23 Posted by LuigiBat (225 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vortex13 said:

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

@Dracade102 said:

There might've been a chance he created his own mantle afterwards so he wouldn't be stepping into shoes he might not be able to fill... I mean, how much training or skills did he have by the end of that movie for him to pass off as Batman?

In reality, how much training time did Bruce have in the 1st one to be Batman.

Um, years. He wasn't only trained by the league of shadows he had prior training obviously because he had skill enough to fight off five other prisoners. He seemed to have spent a fair amount of time with Ra's too because he had built a strong friendship with him, which to me takes awhile.

It is said in the film that after Joe Chill was murdered Bruce disappeared for 7 years. I think some people assume that Bruce spent these 7 years with the League of Shadows in training, but to me this doesn't seem at all realistic. I'd wager he spent 3-4 years with the League with the other years spent randomly globe-trotting and picking up random skills (I also think he probably took part in some forms of martial arts training when growing up after his parent's deaths, no doubt Alfred would've thought it a good way to channel Bruce's anger), anything more than 3-4 years seems a little too much as far as I'm concerned.

Also, Nolan left it up to the audience's imagination to figure out what might've happened next. He pretty much says that Blake will be the next Batman, it's up to us to discern how he gets trained. I imagine that Blake would get help from Fox in his training, with Lucius developing some kind of augmented reality training system to help hone Blake's skills.

#24 Posted by batarin3 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he would play a better Robin then Batman. For some weird reason personally I can not see him has the next Batman , he is lacking in all the characteristics Batman has that makes him Batman. Then again i didn't really care for Christian Bale acting as Batman in all three films , simply because i didn't like the way he changed his voice when he was the Batman verse when he was Bruce Wayne. In all if the do a reboot as you claim they are , I would like to see a all new cast , Director , writer , and just everything should be new. They should follow the comic books too , I bet the movie would turn out way better.

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