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Seriously, Court of Owls is a good story but so far from a classic. I think they should adapt the classics like Killing Joke, No Man's Land (maybe a 2 part movie, like Dark Knight Returns), Venom, Ten Nights of the Beast (this story needs adaptation, KGBeast is so underrated and not popular), Batman: The Cult (that would be awesome, a movie about breakin the dark knight's mind), Lonely Place of Dying (it would be awesome to see Tim introducted and grayson getting some attention), Knightfall or The Long Halloween. But my favorite would be Lonely Place of Dying (even when I voted for Ten Nights, didn't saw Lonely Place at first).
Honestly, I'd love to see all of these get animated. But, I'd like to mention one that I think would be truly awesome, and it would also be a cool way to have a Batgirl movie at the same time: Thrillkiller. I'm having a lot of fun imagining how that world and the characters would look in animation.
The Long Halloween/ Dark Victory. As cool as Knightfall would be, they've already touched on a bunch of it in Dark Knight Rises. As much as that awful movie took away from that franchise, you had the breaking of the Bat, the origin of Bane, Bane taking over the city, Batman defeating him, and the emergence of Robin (it was Tim Drake in the book). I hated how that movie ruined the awesome trilogy that started with Batman Begins and the Dark Knight (in my top 5 favorite movies ever) and then DK Rises had to come and sh*t on the parade. I don't think I'll ever forgive Christopher Nolan. Sorry, thinking anything about that movie brings up some bad juju with me and makes me rant about it.
Just a couple i want to say
A Lonely Place of Dying - the story that makes batman out to be wack job that needs some loser kid to make sure he dosnt kill anyone... ya no thank you
Battle for the Cowl - Bruce is the only Batman so no to this and the other Dick Batman stories
Court of Owls - it does have its flaws but its high action series so its great for animation than you add part when Batman is drugged and battered would be vey cool to see in animation so it gets my vote
Kiling Joke - i understand why peole voted for this but for animation it just dosnt work their really isnt any action the story is just to short
I'm sure this will an unpopular opinion, but not only am I not that huge a fan of The Killing Joke, I don't think it would work as an animated feature either. It's not very long, and not much actually happens.
I voted The Black Mirror, because 1. it was my first Batman story I ever read, and 2. I think it would be incredible to see Dick as Batman. But I don't think that WB would go for a Dick-as-Batman story.
Other stories I think would be cool to see: Knightfall, Hush, Court of Owls, The Long Halloween.
The Long Halloween / Dark Victory, Batman Incorporated, Gotham by Gaslight, Zero Year, Hush, Knightfall, No Man's Land and Court/Night of Owls. But if I had to chose and I do because I can't pick multiple answers in this pole (unfortunately) I would have to go with the first Batman arc of the New 52 Court of Owls, this might be the best Batman story I have ever read and it needs the DC Animated treatment now please make it happen.
That was a difficult choice. There are so many good ones. The Killing Joke, Knightfall (my pick), Battle for the Cowl, Batman Reborn. Unfortunately, I haven't read some of them, though No Man's Land is on my list next. Got the whole story, just haven't read it yet.
The Dark Knight Rises was a very, very loose adaptation of Knightfall (mostly just Bane coming to Gotham and breaking Bruce). I would love to see a faithful adaptation.