If you’ve always dreamed of seeing live action Batman stage show, then you’re in luck. DC Comics and Warner Bros are in the early stages of development on the tentatively titled “Batman Live“. Heat Vision reports that rather then a traditional play or musical, it will be “an elaborate arena production aimed at kids and families” much in the same vein as the recent Walking with Dinosaurs show.
If you, like me, are a bit hesitant to have confidence in any sort of arena production, the news that Batman: The Animated Series writer Alan Burnett is allegedly working on the script should help to regain your faith. If his previous work is any indication, he knows how to make an accurate adaptation of a Batman comic.
However, if one considers the previous failures of superhero stage adaptations, he has a long road ahead of him yet. Take for example the many short lived attempts at a Spider-Man show, or the various cheesy arena productions of our youth (remember when everything was inexplicably on ice?). Not to mention the monstrosity that was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show.
Despite this rather dismal track record, Warner hopes to have it ready by the time Christopher Nolan releases his third Batman movie in 2012. While I’ve never been inclined to go to one of these things before, I might just have to reconsider in this case.
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