Well, there are some news on the interned that quite disturb be. There seems to be a new TV show coming out, called “Beware of the Batman, with an interesting take on the villians. Fist I heard of it was with Alphaomegasin, who really went, as always on a rampage on this. I can quite understand that and I do recommend to watch the video. His main point is easy: Batman is defined by his iconic villians, loke the Joker or Two-Face (my personal favourite). On the other hand, there is another interesting response with a good point coming from another viewer, a video I do recommend to see, no matter if you like his point of view or not. This one basically boils down to the idea that the villians of Batman are overdone.
As a big time fan of Batman since my childhood, I thought I’d chip in with my own point fo view. Since I like to consiliate the ideas, I thought I would do it the most civil way possible.
- Yes, the villians are overdone. We have seens tons of renditions of the joker, one darker than the other. Each one has, in my point of view, and interesting take on that character, although there are other renditions of other villians, such as the penguin and other. To be honest, I never get tired of those new ways to act each character. I definetly think that Jack Nicholson’s Joker is charming, while the one from the Dark Knight is, although a bit off of what I imagine of the Joker, a totally demented and intriguing character.
- If the villians are overdone, so is Batman. Come on guys, how many years do we have to listen to this caped crusader wail on his dead parents? I really think that, if one side is overdone, so is the other. In other words I can only find to options: either you do no series at all, or you just have to include the whole package!
- Another point that drives my argument is that I love the idea of new characters or maybe those you never heard of. There is great potential in rediscovering some of them and giving them a greater importance than up to now. But I also want to see a new Joker and a new Two-Face! In other words, I think it is time for other villians to raise and shine, but not forgetting what is the real backbone of our mad knight!
Possible solution? Why simply not make the series around the new villians while making a few chapters with the old ones. Imagine a series like the original animated series (the best ever!) but instead of a ton of Joker chapters and only three unkonwn villian chapters, make it the other way around? In other words, the Joker would only appear in a few chapters. This will benefit the series on the following two ways: first, you will get the new faces out without forgetting the main cast and, most importantly and second, making the appearance of the Penguin even more special, since you won’t be seeng his face all the time!
I think it is very important to move away form the old characters, but you can not simply move away from them. I am really in for the idea of seeing the enemies only a hardcore comic fan like me may recognize, but I would still love to hear that dreaded laughter that will remind you the madness that fills Gotham every night while the dark knoght punches his theet out!
Well then, that’s my two cents this time, I will see you next week!