.....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.
He holds up a brander with a "J" shape in the most methodical way imaginable.
Joker: Cause I'm gonna make sure he never forgets his initial....or....mine in fact. Ha-ha!
The screen caught on recording as Jason desperately tries to squggile away to no avail. As the lights blew out from above again, nothing but Jason’s bloodcurdling scream could be heard as the sizzling from the brand puffed smoke out to the screen.....
.....causing it to cut to static.
The camera view came back into focus just HOURS later and was recording once more. This time it showed Jason still in that chair, covered in bruises with the "J" brand implanted on his left cheek and his Robin suit....spray-painted with “Jokes on you, Batman".
(Now you know where that Easter egg in BvS came from.)
Then Joker came on the screen
Joker: Is this thing on?
It's rolling, Puddin
Joker: Hiya Bats! It's your pal Joker again. Sort to keep you waiting, but I had a new twisting surprise for you. Jason? Have you got something to say to our dear Dark Knight?
Turning the camera over to Jason, with the “J” mark still imbedded and branded deep into his cheek, nothing but pure rage and anger was hollowed out and in him. Nothing could take all this pain away from him now.
Jason: Batman.....how could you do that to me? Leave me like a used toilet paper covered in sh**?! I.....I—WHY?! HOW COULD 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 asked, but......The Bat.
Jason painstakingly looks up to him.
Joker: Who is he really under that mask? C’mon. You tell your uncle Joker.
Oh goody! Goody! This I have to record!
Jason: Of—Of course. 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 was, sweetie.
Joker: No one's ever who you think they are my dear. Why spoil the fun? That's why Bats and 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: You see what I mean, Bats. THIS is why you should never drag your friends in this crazy game of ours. Heheheheheheheh……..Hahahahahahahahahahahaha……..
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 one 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 asshole 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 Steels recent revival......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 are your thoughts about Superman’s return?
Bruce: *chuckles* I will be the first to admit, while I was not a fan of Superman beforehand......his selfless act for the sake of humanity’s cause made me see his true intentions. Ever since then, it had made me anxiously hopeful that I would one day see his return.
Reporter #2: Why is that so?
Bruce: Simply because.....there's so much that I never really thanked him for. It's just in that dark time I had my consciousness 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.
And you know what’s funny? The first thing he said as soon as he fully entered the cave was.....
Bruce: How I do it......I really don’t know.
Tim: *snickers* That’s what he said.
Yeah, billionaire playboys can have fun every once in a while. They have their off-days. But this playboy spends his off-days very differently than most.
Almost immediately, he whips his direction immediately to the Bat-Computer and like a world class record breaking hacker, he scourges through the databanks of the system before it shows a full landscape map of the entire city of Gotham.
Even inside of the Batcave, the man is ALL business.
Bruce: Catch any of the feedback from the news lately?
Tim: Oh.....umm, yeah. Yeah. There’s ONE interesting thing that I picked up, though.
He jumps into another seat and quickly starts typing as well until the typical normal Gotham news broadcast appeared over the screen, audio file only.
Alfred: It was captured mere moments after you had finished your interviews. I’d recommend you listen closely.
He does, with his hand centered over his chin, anticipating what would come next.
And what he heard......didn’t really make his job any easier.
This is Vicki Vale, currently going live at the confines of the Belle Reve Penitentiary where we have confirmed to have another breakout. Prior to Bruce Wayne’s interview in the city a few moments ago, the Clown Prince Of Crime himself, The Joker is now another in the long list of inmates who have escaped from Belle Reve. He had currently been unlisted in this center with no possibility in ever being released, but the criminal mastermind—
Bruce immediately shuts the audio feedback off and just slams his fist down on the table.
The Joker was HIS responsibility. Not only was he responsible for putting him away almost EVERY single time but HE created him, unintentionally, might I add. So any little thing that he does......would be considered Bruce’s fault as well......which pretty much means he has to fix that fault rather quickly.
Bruce: Son Of a—
- clears throat*
Almost immediately, all three of them (Bruce, Alfred and Tim) turn back behind them to come face to face with this redhead girl with glasses on confined to a wheelchair.
Long story short: it was Barbara Gordon (Hailee Steinfield)
Bruce: Heh. Barbara.
Barbara: Quick question: do I ever go flouncing around in here and start messing with your stuff?
Tim: Hey, I didn't touch anything.
Barbara: I didn't mean you, Tim.
Bruce: Have you isolated the match track records on Joker's position?
Barbra: It's encrypted right now it could take time to crack. But I think you should know Joker's not the only problem.
Tim: Can't be worse than that clown.
Barbra: For all our sakes I hope not. *Opens a security feedback* last night there was a brake in at city hall. A group of red and black mercenaries broke into city hall. A group of red and black mercenaries and stole some data drive from the office safe.
Bruce: Heh luckily the Mayor was on vacation that day or re-election would come early
Barbra: He had a lot more valuables. And all they took was a data drive.
Bruce: Mercenaries in Gotham aren't in for money Barbra However....I know someone who has more knowledge with them than anyone. She was once hired to steal for another group of mercenaries five years ago.
Barbra: Oh god. Bruce please tell me you're not talking about that....that....that thief.
Tim: Wait why am I the only one who's the only clueless guy in this room?
Bruce: *Sighs* I basically have a...."Friend" who....steals from the rich and gives to the needy....."Basically"
Tim: Robin Hood?
Bruce: No. Her....name's Selina Kyle.
Barbra: I KNEW IT! What is it about that woman that makes her instantly the most important person in your world?!
Bruce: Selina's not the goal Barbra. If she has experience with mercenaries especially cracking a safe untraceable she may know more of these guys than us. Plus she made a brake in at city hall one time. If they got the codes from her.....
Barbra: She may know who's leading them. *Sighs* Ok Bruce I guess you need to go find her but PLEASE stay focus. DON'T let HER get in the way again
Bruce: Since when was the last time I did that?
Barbra: Do I have to count back to last year?
Alfred: Or before that?
More coming soon....
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