.....which meant that an early 2019 release was inevitable. Whether or not this is Ben Affleck’s last time portraying the Caped Crusader remains to be seen.
The film is written and directed by Matt Reeves, produced by Zack Snyder and distributed by both Warner Bros., and D.C Entertainment.
Cast members will include Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Tobey Maguire, Jermey Irons, Hailee Steinfield, Zac Efron, Steven R. McQueen, etc.
- Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman)
- Jared Leto as Joker
- Tobey Maguire as ???
- Ty Simpkins as Young Jason Todd
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred
- Hailee Steinfield as Barbara Gordan
- Zac Efron as Dick Grayson as (Nightwing)
- Steven R. McQueen as Tim Drake (Robin)
- Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson (Deathstroke)
- Rachel Weisz as Selina Kyle (Catwoman)
- J.K Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordan
- Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
- Ben Mendelsohn as Roman Sionis (Black Mask)
- Bill Nighy as ???
- Angelina Jolie as ???
Over on the mountain side.....
.....just on the outskirts of Gotham......
......the time of day had finally changed as the reflective beaming of the suns shadow began to slowly roll and fade away from the surface as the mild tranquility of the afternoon transitioned into a beautifully cool evening breeze and a beautiful sapphire sky.
The wind was rather soothing as it brimmed past the metal texture, structure and surface of what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse. Rather convenient for someone to be doing business in the middle of nowhere, huh?
Thing is, though......that couldn’t be ANY more further from the truth.
The blowing wind sound of a crowbar smacks against the soft tissue and flesh of human skin, leaving another mark on the face of a young man.
With a black eye swollen over his left eye, barely covered with a mask over his face......and his excessive coughing......this boy was in dire straits.
The unfortunate thing about the situation was......this was NO ORDINARY boy.
This.....was the teenage Jason Todd (Ty Simpkins)
The Boy Wonder.
The second Robin......if you will.
And he was practically in the WORST condition of his life in here. His bones have been broken, his body has been shattered, his vision was all but blurry, he could barely stand up, and the blood.....
......was splattered all over the walls.
Another whack of the crowbar launches him back towards a pile of wooden boxes, as he crashes into them. Once again, he coughs excessively and without any control.
WOW. That looked like it REALLY hurt.
That voice from out of the corner of the room was nothing sort of nightmare fuel for the now vulnerable Boy Wonder was nothing short of nightmare fuel inducing. The shadow that perforated through that dark corner of this room could’ve been only ONE person.....
.....the Clown Prince Of Crime himself......
......the Joker (Jared Leto).
Jason: B-Batman? Is that you?
Joker: Batman's not coming to save you kid. He's already searched from roof to sewer for a full 365 days and.....well now......I’d say he's already given up searching.
This little announcement, if you will, made him look down I’m not only disappointment but in pure anger. Mostly because he didn’t believe him.
Joker: Oh, don't look so sad, broski. You have a place with us by our side.
Breathing heavily, Jason skewed out a mighty......
Jason: F__K YOU!!!
Joker: THAT'S THE SPIRIT! Imagine you and me together on the streets chasing down the weak and defenseless. We'd be a NEW dynamic duo. Just like Batman.....and that new boy wonder of his.
“New Boy Wonder”?
Did he.....he just say that as......a means of saying that Batman replaced him?
Jason: What?? You mean he-n-no....
Guess denial is the clincher.
Jason: H-he wouldn't do that!
He digs into his jacket pocket, unfolding it with care......before shoving it into Jason’s face.
Joker: So this isn't.....Batman with a Robin wanna-be? Or is that—Funny. Was it the ears that fooled me? Or the cape? I can't really tell the difference.
The funny thing was it wasn’t a new Robin. Joker just photoshopped the picture and edited it himself to make it look like it was somebody new.
The little bugger.
Joker: What was that??
Jason: He wouldn't do that!
Joker: I know it's hard to bare the pain. I didn't even want you to see that picture but sometimes.....you have to be cruel to be kind.
Jason cried softly but....Joker took a crowbar hitting him down on the flour
And he walked beside him holding up a camera and soon the screen became the camera view
Joker: Hiya Bats! Are you surprised? Well have I got a major surprise for you.
The recording view caught Jason on the flour beat up
Joker: Wondering why your searches proved fruitless before you recruited that new kid....he's been with ME! The entire time! Hey Jason say hi to the nice Bat.
Joker: Oh sorry for his behavior *Comes on screen* I just told him the bad news of his replacement and....he didn't take it so well....but don't worry. He's in good hands. *Holds up a brander with a "J" shape* Cause I'm gonna make sure he never forgets his initial....or....mine in fact. Hahahahahahahaha!
The recording screen caught on Jason again and he screamed as it came down on him and it went static
The camera view came back on focus and recording showing Jason covered in bruises and the "J" brand on his left cheek and his Robin suit....spray painted "Jokes on you Batman"
Then Joker came on the screen
Joker: Is this thing on?
It's rolling Puddin.
Joker: Good. Hiya Bats! It's your pal the Joker again. Only with a new twisting surprise. Jason? Have you got something to say to our dear Dark Knight?
Jason: Batman....how could you do that to me? Leave me like a used toilet paper covered in sh**?! I.....I HATE you!
Joker: That's my boy! *Faces the camera view* Did you get that Bats? The boy's no longer yours now. He's mine! Mine. Mine. To do with what I please.
Joker walked around Jason and to the camera
Joker: Say....I never really ask. The Bat what's his real name under that mask? Tell me.
Oh goody! Goody! This I have to record!
Jason: Of course sir. It's---
Joker suddenly took out his gun and shot him....
Puddin! Why'd you do that?!
Joker: I never really could stand a tattle teller Harley. You know that.
But I wanted to know who he is sweetie.
Joker: No one's ever who you think they are my dear. Why spoil the fun? That's why Bats I like to play our games alone. Harley get a shot at the boy.
The camera shook around towards Jason's supposedly dead body
Joker: This is why you should never drag your friends in this crazy game of ours. Heheheheheheheh……..Hahahahahahahahahahahaha……..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The camera view went static again till....
…..it cuts to the main title
~Title opening: Batman Under the Red Hood~
After rolling off from the static feedback of the camera feed it cuts itself over to an oversight view of Gotham city as the camera feedback finally cuts itself out....
….to the present day
March 25th 2018.
Early evening in the city of Gotham and stuff seemed to be going down exactly the way people had planned it out to be. The currently infested cesspool of crime and villainy had once of the most dramatic crime rate shortages in the history of the city's existence.....
….thanks to the Dark Knight.
Now if you were to ask where that vigilant Dark Knight was you'd find him alright....
…..just hidden in plain sight.....
…..as billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck)
In this late afternoon he had been called forth to attend a press conference and has since then been asked to offer his thoughts on the Man of Steel's revival after his death by the hands of Doomsday (Zod) (In Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice)….as well as his connection with the Caped Crusader and the rest of the Justice League
Being a calm cool and collected figure in the eyes of the public Bruce seemed to know EXACTLY what he wanted to say.
And he did.
The first question that he was immediately asked about or confronted about was.....
Reporter: Mr. Wayne what your thoughts of Superman's return?
Bruce: *Chuckles* I will be the first to admit while I was not a fan of Superman before....his selfless act for the sake of all of humanity made me see his true intentions. Ever since then it made me anxiously hopeful since a long time before my parents murder....to one day see his return.
Reporter: # 2: Why is that so?
Bruce: Well cause....there's so much of him I never really thanked him for. It's just when I had my dark time I had my own consciences cleared after knowing Superman's true nature.
Reporter # 3: But have you and your funding's been supporting Superman's affairs with the Justice League?
Bruce: Well yes. I have. It was a request of the Batman himself.
Reporters: Mr. Wayne! Mr. Wayne!
People started shouting at once then suddenly a tv was turned off...in the batcave
Alfred (Jeremy Irons): How he does it I'll never know.
He walked by the bat computer where Tim Drake (Steven R. McQueen) was playing SKYRIM on it
Tim: Yeah come at me you big black dragon!
Roars and sword clashing sounds were being made when Alfred brought him dinner
Alfred: Frankly young sir that's one way Master Bruce could put his work into.
Tim: What he slayed dragons and shouted powerfully
Alfred: Not entirely. Master Dick always took his "Gameboys" upstairs
Just a minute later an elevator came down entering the Billionaire play boy himself
The way he Gussied up his tie before shortly ripping it off him wasn't all that uncommon for Alfred. But maybe it was for Tim.
More coming soon....
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