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Old 07-20-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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Said to feature a who’s who of iconic villains, Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie is quietly trucking along in development – and it’s a project that the actor-director will seemingly have full creative control over.

It’s still without a release date, of course, as all eyes are pointed to the release of Justice League late next year, an ensemble piece where Affleck will hold an executive producing credit. Once DC’s finest assemble on the silver screen, though, we fully expect Affleck’s spinoff of the Caped Crusader to kick into gear, and the latest speculative nugget to emerge suggests that a significant portion of the movie will take place in Arkham Asylum – Gotham City’s very own madhouse.

Citing sources close to the project, Batman-on-Film claims that Affleck’s masked vigilante will find himself housed up in Arkham, a plot that draws comparisons to acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Developed by Rocksteady, the title imagined a scenario wherein the Clown Prince of Crime had assumed control of the famous psychiatric hospital, teeing up a series of traps and riddles for Bats to solve.

There’s also the possibility that BOF is referring to the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth graphic novel by Grant Morrison. Either way, take this one with a pinch of salt for now.

Ben Affleck will next sport the cape and cowl for a small role in Suicide Squad before headlining Zack Snyder’s Justice League on November 11, 2017, followed up by the long-awaited Batman solo film soon thereafter.


This could very well end up being the best Batman film yet.

There's also a reasonable chance it could be the best CBM yet.

Either way, I'm looking forward to whatever Ben and Geoff [Johns] cook up.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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We'll see. Might be awesome. Might not.

But I'm already tired of the Arkham Asylum storyline. It wasn't that great to begin with. Can we not move on already?
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Not a game player myself so for someone like it would be cool.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Name one movie based on a video game that is good.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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The game is based on the character, not the other way around. Totally different argument.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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The game is based on the character, not the other way around. Totally different argument.
The video game is a video game and thus proceeds like a video game, feels like a video game, and moves like a video game. The "story" is very forced and often silly.

Not saying that the write screenwriter might not be able to turn it in to a good story. Anything is possible. But given that the source material on this one wasn't very good to begin with, I wouldn't be too hopeful.

If they want to adapt previous Batman storylines, there are 20 that would make much better movies than Arkham Asylum. Or better yet ... why not try to come up with a new one? I know that makes the marketing execs at WB twitch and have bad dreams, but it's worth a shot.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:39 PM
 
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They're not adapting the video game, per se. There are many stories that deal with Arkham throughout Batman's history. I've no doubt we'll get a great movie.

FWIW, all the CBMs' stories are partly adapted from comics storylines. That's a given.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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They're not adapting the video game, per se.
That is what the article suggests. But it's all rumor at this point, so who knows?


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FWIW, all the CBMs' stories are partly adapted from comics storylines. That's a given.
Sure. But that's my point. Comics are stories. A different medium than movies to be sure, but they are still stories. Video games are not. Video games keep trying to be. I'ts become very evident to me over the past 5 years that most video game designers really want to be screenwriters. But try as they might, I have yet to see a video game that makes a coherent, engaging story.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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That is what the article suggests. But it's all rumor at this point, so who knows?
The article reads "a plot that draws comparisons to" (the game), and then it mentions Grant Morrison's graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth. It's speculation.

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Sure. But that's my point. Comics are stories. A different medium than movies to be sure, but they are still stories. Video games are not. Video games keep trying to be. I'ts become very evident to me over the past 5 years that most video game designers really want to be screenwriters. But try as they might, I have yet to see a video game that makes a coherent, engaging story.
I've not played it, because I'm not a gamer, but Injustice: Gods Among Us proved to be very popular, and it did spawn a series.

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The Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book series was announced by Ed Boon on October 5, 2012, during the EB Games Expo.[SIZE=2][113][/SIZE] The series serves as a prequel detailing the events leading up to the game.[SIZE=2][113][/SIZE] The series was first written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by a number of artists, including Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo, Tom Derenick, and others.[SIZE=2][114][/SIZE] The comic was usually released digitally on a weekly schedule beginning on January 15, 2013.[SIZE=2][115][/SIZE] The series was later issued in regular comic book form, and eventually a collected edition.[SIZE=2][116][/SIZE] In December 2014, Tom Taylor announced that he would be leaving the series and left after writing Injustice: Year Three #14, with Brian Buccellato replacing him by continuing the story into Year Four.[SIZE=2][117][/SIZE]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injust...#cite_note-118
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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The article reads "a plot that draws comparisons to" (the game), and then it mentions Grant Morrison's graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth. It's speculation.
I'm not a Morrison fan, so I hope that particular speculation proves bogus.


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I've not played it, because I'm not a gamer, but Injustice: Gods Among Us proved to be very popular, and it did spawn a series.
The game is basically your player bashing other players. It's Mortal Kombat with DC super heroes. It's a fun game, but I wouldn't be too excited by any movies or comics based on it.
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