Batman sure is getting awfully cocky now that he’s gone toe-to-toe with the great and powerful Superman and stood his ground. Feeling like he’s ready to take on all comers, what other iconic movie characters should Gotham’s Dark Knight trade blows with in his next big movie?
M. Enois Duarte
I think one of the best showdowns would be Batman v. Deadpool! Imagine the awesomeness and hilarity that would ensue when the Merc with a Mouth goes mano-a-mano against the Caped Crusader! I can already imagine Wade Wilson ripping into Bruce Wayne’s getup. The Dark Knight’s fancy toys and weaponry might give him a slight edge, but in the end, the Bat would show his frustration and anger once he realizes that every cut, beat-down, chop or slash would only make the wisecracking mercenary run off his mouth some more and spew out even more smart-alecky sardonic remarks. The fight would one of the funniest and most awesome to behold on the cinema screen, and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy opening weekend tickets!
I’d like to see Batman go up against John Wick. I don’t know how we’d get that fight started. Perhaps Lex Luthor could kill Wick’s new dog and blame it on Batman. Then, all-out urban warfare! I actually think this would be a pretty even fight. Maybe the nod goes to Batman because he walks around in armor, but Wick would put up a fantastic, exhaustive fight. Plus, he wouldn’t miss like all those other people who’ve tried to shoot at Batman.
Batman vs. The World Crime League… because I’ve been waiting 30 years for Buckaroo Banzai to take care of them, and he’s obviously not all that concerned.
I’d like to see Ben Affleck’s Batman take on Bruce Willis’ John McClane. Think about it: Both are older, fed-up, take-no-prisoners types. Their personalities wouldn’t blend in the slightest. Batman’s fighting style is trained, fast clean and perfect, but McClane knows no boundaries. The guy isn’t afraid to blow stuff up, hit below the belt and throw sucker punches. If Affleck plays Bruce Wayne as seriously as he did in ‘Batman v. Superman,’ the mouthy McClane could add some welcome levity to the project. Who would win? Batman? McClane? It doesn’t matter because, either way, the audience would win.
No matter how derivative it may seem, I’d be excited to watch a Batman vs. Batman movie. Evil Batman, Owlman, Nolan Batman (Christian Bale), Snyder Batman (Ben Affleck)… what I’m looking for is two distinctly different Batman types really going at it with their varied gadgets and combat training. Heck, I’d love for Jeremy Irons’ Alfred to get destroyed by the Alfred from TV’s ‘Gotham’. All the movie needs is some alternate timeline hijinx, which the newest movie seems poised to do anyway.
If you ask me, Batman needs to get knocked down a peg or two. Of all the nearly-godlike and invulnerable superheroes in the DC Comics pantheon, how can we possibly take it seriously that the one guy who doesn’t even have any superpowers is somehow the most powerful of all?
Batman is often called the World’s Greatest Detective. (How many nicknames does he need, anyway?) I say we pit him in a battle of wits against the world’s greatest secret agent – one Mr. Bond, James Bond. Both characters are known for their abundance of clever gadgets and are backed by seemingly endless reserves of money. So that they’re physically matched, Bond will have to be the buff Daniel Craig version, of course. All in all, I’d say this seems like a pretty fair and pretty exciting fight.
The plot: Having finally defeated all of his famous foes and purged all crime from the city of Gotham, Bruce Wayne has nothing left to do and… well, he goes a little batty. He lets the power go to his head and eventually becomes exactly the sort of criminal mastermind he used to fight. When one of Evil Batman’s nefarious schemes crosses international lines, England’s MI-6 sends Bond to investigate. After all, by this point, the guy has plenty of experience handling megalomaniacal billionaire supervillains.
Coming soon to a theater near you: Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in ‘Batfall’.
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