"Batman Versus Robin" News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest Administrator Moderator Reporter

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    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the 2015 line-up of DC Universe Animated Original Movies at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. Revealed Friday, July 25th, 2014, the studio said the animated film Batman Versus Robin will hit digital on April 7, 2015 and home video on April 14, 2015.

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    I'm all for a Nightwing-centric movie.
     
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    Same here especially after seeing how he fought in Young Justice with those escrima sticks. So far he's only had minor roles in Under the Red Hood and Son of Batman (both of which focused on other Robins).
     
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    I always thought Beware the Batman should've done something with the Court of Owls. It just seemed like a good place to adapt it.

    I just hope this movie captures the creepy atmosphere of the original and loses all the stupidity involving Lincoln March.
     
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    He's getting a lot of screen time, though.

    Funny you mention that, before it was revealed, I was thinking the Court of Owls were going to be behind the Argus Club and be Gotham's League of Assassins cell.

    I think they've gotten pretty good at keeping the good stuff and swiping out... the other stuff.
     
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    If this really is based on Court of Owls, then they've got to have a scene based on Batman #5. Or at least include this moment.

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    I'd be all for a Court of Owls adaption, especially if it means we get to see more of the Bat-Family, thought "Batman Versus Robin" is a weird title for an adaption :sweat:.
     
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    [MENTION=41607]Frontier[/MENTION], yeah. I hope they slowly expand on the Bat-Family in this continuity.

    And thank you very much for doing so!
     
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    Despite the unusual title, this sounds like it could be a lot of fun. The Court Of Owls was one of Snyder's better stories and if it puts the spotlight on Dick Grayson... then I'm all for it.
     
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    Wasn't Court of Owl originally going to be a Dick Grayson Batman story?
     
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    That would make sense, what does it matter now? This is in the new DCAU, where Dick is just Nightwing.
     
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    I had never actually read about that but considering Synder was working with Dick as Batman before the reboot and some of the important plot elements of Court of Owls that relate to Dick, I could see it being likely.
     
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    I've heard a lot of good things about Court of Owls, so this should be good!
     
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    I'm not happy to see a new animated film Batman! I wish more Batgirl Year One or Batman/Wonder Woman: hiketeia or Batman/Green Lantern: The Lords of Luck.

    Luckily there are 2 Justice League in 2015! :D
     
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    In past cons, they've stressed they'll be using more and more original storylines (Assault on Arkham being an original story in the Arkham series, Throne of Atlantis based on Throne of Atlantis but adds in Aquaman's origin story and discovering he's Atlantean). I suspect Batman Versus Robin will follow that precedent - loosely pinching from The Court of Owls and Night of Owls. In terms of Robin - if they're talking about Damian - the only thing I can find is how he stopped a group of Talons from taking out a major general. Or are they setting up the Court for a later movie - as Dragonpiece said they were 'featured'. The title and storyline it shares title with had Damian being controlled by Talia because of his device on his spine then Deathstroke and the Joker (sigh) is in the mix. Or some pinching from all three even... hmm.
     
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    Yup, Court of Owls was meant to be a Dick!Bats story. Not only because Snyder was writing the character and the fact that the story heavily revolves around Dick's character, but the Gates of Gotham story written by Kyle Higgins (writer of New 52 Nightwing #1-29, #0, Annual #1) was written with help from Snyder, and served as a prologue for The Court of Owls story.

    I could see the movie taking elements from Batman VS. Robin, Gates of Gotham, The Court of Owls, and Night of the Owls. Something like Gates of Gotham, where Dick as Batman and Damian as Robin have to uncover the mysteries behind Gotham's past (change the Architect's role to a Talon, maybe William Cobb, Dick's ancestor/great-grandfather?). At some point, Dick is being controlled by the Talons and Court somehow and Damian saves him (so flipped version of Batman VS. Robin). And just borrow specific events and such from the Owls stories.
     
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