“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.”
There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne.
Color palette of The Dark Knight trilogy movie posters. Based on this.
The Dark Knight Rises script
BEST CHARACTER IN TDKR.
Nice to know there was a theater full of morons who don’t know a thing about Batman and that his name should’ve been Dick Grayson.
Wow, except no, because there’s this really neat thing and it’s called an alternate universe, which, by the way, is what the majority of fucking everything in all of comics everywhere forever even is.
Since you know so much about Batman I have no doubt you’ll recall that everything about him, including his fucking origin story, has been updated and revamped ad nauseum, yes even in the DC canon. I suppose you were also outraged that Alfred wasn’t a bumbling wannabe sleuth, and that the Ra’s al Ghul didn’t meet the love of his life (who died of a drug overdose, not some horrible death-prison) at Woodstock. Allow me to try and quell your largely unnecessary anger.
You see, the thing about movies based on comics is that nine times out of ten they are, y’know, a fan’s reinterpretation of the story. At the most basic level, that’s seriously what they are. And there’s this thing, right, and it’s called creative license. Now, we can get into the ethics of fanfiction and intellectual property and all that lovely stuff if you honestly want to, but as things currently stand, writers (yes, even the writers of adapted screenplays), have the freedom to rearrange a story in any way they fucking want to to achieve whatever effect it is they’re after. Yes, even your beloved Batman.
Now, let’s talk about why your assertion that this character’s name “should’ve been Dick Grayson” kind of irks me. Does that mean Carrie Kelly’s name should’ve been Tim Drake? Because guess what?She’s another product of an alternate universe, and also one of the most beloved Robins of all time. Furthermore, you’re implying that no one is allowed to present a version of this story (which, I repeat, has multiple CANON versions) that conflicts with the one you’re comfortable with. Which, I’m sorry, is some bullshit. I love Dick Grayson with the majority of my soul, but that doesn’t mean I think any version of Batman’s story that excludes him is in some way unacceptable. For God’s sake, people have imaginations. Some of them (I’m sorry if this hurts) like to use them. Some people like to take a story they love and say to themselves, “What if it had happened like this instead?” It doesn’t make them wrong, it makes them human. It means they’ve got a working brain. If you’ve got a problem with that, damn, stop breathing my air.
I loved this take on Robin. It was subtle and fresh and it kept true to the feel of the rest of the trilogy. You don’t have to think that, but that doesn’t mean you can go around calling those that do morons like some elitist prick.