The DCEU that could have been.
After listening to the latest episode of “Fatman on Batman”, Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s podcast that preforms out of “The Scum and Villainy Cantina” in downtown L.A., I have got to say my mind is blown.
For those unfamiliar with the podcast, let me digress. Fatman on Batman started in 2012 with Smith interviewing key creators, fans and talents behind the Batman character in a series of podcasts. Through the years it has morphed, with one re-occurring guest, Bernardin, taking on a co-pilot role on the show. The show continued to grow as it is now recorded in front of a live studio audience in a pop up bar turned permanent establishment, The Scum and Villainy Cantina
The show now begins with Bernardin reading Smith the “nerd news” and then them discussing said news. At the end of the show they open up the mic to a Q&A experience, where patrons of the bar can ask the hosts questions. On the latest episode a member of the audience asked a question so good it has been rattling in my brain ever since.
“If they were able to convince Christian Bale to play Batman in “BvS” and basically redcon it so that he (Batman) would come out of retirement because of Superman, do you think the whole DCEU would be better?”
Both gentlemen more or less agreed that Bale would have helped, but ultimately the story would have needed another look over, but with this perfect 20/20 hindsight, imagine how much better that would have worked.
Adam, who asked the question, had a great idea to have BvS open similarly, with Zod and Superman duking it out and destroying stuff, but instead of having Bruce there running around the dilapidating city, have it be Morgan Freeman as Luscious Fox calling Bale and saying “we really need you back”
From there you kick out Joseph Gordon Levit as the Batman, who becomes scorned that his hard work up until then is disregarded, and heads over to Bludhaven to start up a new gig, and have Bale go up again Cavill. Finish the movie similarly with the addition of Wonder Woman and now you have backdoored your way into a Justice League and Nightwing movie right away.
The studio would have had time to build the DC Universe off the back of the Nolanverse and avoid having it feel so rushed. Of course once again this is said with 20/20 vision, and a Monday morning quarterback can right any movie better, so I am far from saying “I could have done better” but think about how awesome this would have been.
What do you think though? Would this plan have blown up in the studios face? Or do you think it would have brought credit to the DCEU? Let us know in the comment section down below or tweet it out to us @ComicBookRumors.