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(The Hollywood Reporter)   More reshuffling of the deck chairs on the S.S. Hollywood: Dr. House to be replaced by Batman on "Robocop." No, not that Batman, the other Batman. No, not him...The OTHER one. No, the - Y'know what? Forget it   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 57
    More: Asinine, S.S. Hollywood, RoboCop, Batman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Columbia Pictures  
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2012-08-29 08:20:25 PM
And Robocop is doing the voice of Batman in The Dark Knight Returns.
 
2012-08-29 08:33:52 PM
Gaaah. I hate they idea they're doing a remake, but they're stuffing too many awesome actors into it to resist. The script must be okay, I mean all these people aren't just there for a paycheck are they?
 
2012-08-29 08:36:35 PM
I'm glad Hugh bowed out. I don't want to like this and he would have made it difficult.
 
2012-08-29 08:39:57 PM
FTFA: Keaton joins Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson in the film.

This is either going to be really good or really bad. Either way, I'm probably going to watch it.
 
2012-08-29 08:42:41 PM
I was sad when Laurie left. This is great news. Please, take my money.

Keaton was great in The Other Guys.
 
2012-08-29 08:43:18 PM
Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.
 
2012-08-29 08:43:27 PM
The director says it has been absolute torture, the worst filming experience he has ever had. He says the movie is fine, the script is good, but for every ten things he wants to do, nine of them are rejected.

HitFix says the script is shiat.Link
 
2012-08-29 08:45:14 PM

InmanRoshi: Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.



Hey look, everybody! It's that guy!
 
2012-08-29 08:46:25 PM

taxandspend: Wasn't Hugh playing Robocop and Keaton is playing the CEO of the company that built him?


That's Grandrobocop.
 
2012-08-29 08:49:04 PM
Doesn't look to be shaping up as an exact remake. More like an homage. Still, I trust all the actors in the cast. Sure it's bubblegum and it's for money, but those guys are incapable of sucking. Also, Robocop. We've seen how bad a Robocop movie can get, and we still watched it.
 
2012-08-29 08:52:32 PM

Herr Kommissar Krunch: InmanRoshi: Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.


Hey look, everybody! It's that guy!


I know. An adult! They're increasinly rare these days.
 
2012-08-29 08:53:55 PM

InmanRoshi: Herr Kommissar Krunch: InmanRoshi: Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.


Hey look, everybody! It's that guy!

I know. An adult! They're increasinly rare these days.


You're just pissed that they won't greenlight RoboJules et RoboJim.
 
2012-08-29 08:56:41 PM
THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.
 
2012-08-29 08:56:48 PM

Mugato: And Robocop is doing the voice of Batman in The Dark Knight Returns.


WORLDS COLLIDING!!!!
 
2012-08-29 08:59:46 PM
Good. Now Hugh Laurie can get to a much more well-suited part.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-29 09:02:54 PM

Nem Wan: Gaaah. I hate they idea they're doing a remake, but they're stuffing too many awesome actors into it to resist. The script must be okay, I mean all these people aren't just there for a paycheck are they?


I'm not as upset with the idea. I'll grant you that the original is iconic. But the comedy aspects were too damn stupid and the movie was really weakened by them. The problem wasn't as bad in Robocop as it was in Starship Troopers, but it was the same problem.

Action movies can have funny moments to be sure, but having silly parody type jokes (the SUX 6000, or "I'd buy that for a dollar" repeated over and over, or the ED209 throwing a temper tantrum at the bottom of the stairs) made taking seriously the film's setting and vision of the future impracticable at best.
 
2012-08-29 09:08:53 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-29 09:12:26 PM
Why does Hollywood keep remaking good movies? Take movies that sucked and remake those into something good.
 
2012-08-29 09:29:08 PM

MoronLessOff: THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.


No, you're thinking of Kevin Conroy
 
2012-08-29 09:31:30 PM

MrEricSir: Why does Hollywood keep remaking good movies? Take movies that sucked and remake those into something good.


MrEricSir: Why does Hollywood keep remaking good movies? Take movies that sucked and remake those into something good.


MrEricSir: Why does Hollywood keep remaking good movies? Take movies that sucked and remake those into something good.

 
2012-08-29 09:35:47 PM

InmanRoshi: Herr Kommissar Krunch: InmanRoshi: Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.


Hey look, everybody! It's that guy!

I know. An adult! They're increasinly rare these days.


The act of not allowing yourself to enjoy a movie because it might be fun does not make you an adult, it makes you an arsehole. Lighten up a little bit and enjoy life. Lars von Trier isn't going to take away your depressed indie hipster card just because you actually had a good time while you watched a movie.
 
2012-08-29 09:35:51 PM
I'd rent that for a dollar.
 
2012-08-29 09:37:48 PM

ArkAngel: Good. Now Hugh Laurie can get to a much more well-suited part.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x324]


For some strange reason, I really want Tom Selleck as Doctor Strange.
 
2012-08-29 10:04:38 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: MoronLessOff: THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.

No, you're thinking of Kevin Conroy


This!

When comparing which movie actor did Batman the best, subconsciously Kevin Conroy is the one you're comparing them to and judging them by if you grew up in the 90s or otherwise watched the Dini Batman series and its spin-offs.

Even now, even with two other animated Batman voice actors doing two whole Batman series since him, I do believe that it's still true that Kevin Conroy has portrayed Batman for more actual screen time, more lines of dialogue, than all other actors, whether big or small screen or animated voice, combined!
 
2012-08-29 10:08:31 PM

COMALite J: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: MoronLessOff: THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.
No, you're thinking of Kevin Conroy
This!
When comparing which movie actor did Batman the best, subconsciously Kevin Conroy is the one you're comparing them to and judging them by if you grew up in the 90s or otherwise watched the Dini Batman series and its spin-offs.
Even now, even with two other animated Batman voice actors doing two whole Batman series since him, I do believe that it's still true that Kevin Conroy has portrayed Batman for more actual screen time, more lines of dialogue, than all other actors, whether big or small screen or animated voice, combined!


Get off my lawn, you damn kids. For me, animated Batman will always be Olan Soule.
upload.wikimedia.orgimages2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-29 10:09:13 PM
Keaton was the good Batman. This should be okay.

news.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-08-29 10:16:39 PM

velvet_fog: Keaton was the good Batman. This should be okay.

[news.bbc.co.uk image 300x245]


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-29 10:21:20 PM
Because he's the Old Man that Detroit deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
 
2012-08-29 10:36:18 PM
Dammit, if Laurie would've signed on, we could've hoped for a cameo from Stephen Fry.
 
2012-08-29 10:45:44 PM
Michael Keaton is awesome.

Exhibit A: Multiplicity
 
2012-08-29 10:53:11 PM

Car_Ramrod: Michael Keaton is awesome.

Exhibit A: Multiplicity


Oh yeah, forgot he was in that.

www.trailershut.com
 
2012-08-29 10:56:16 PM

Cosmoboy: Car_Ramrod: Michael Keaton is awesome.

Exhibit A: Multiplicity

Oh yeah, forgot he was in that.

[www.trailershut.com image 360x450]


The implants really show in that picture...
 
2012-08-29 11:11:45 PM
Adam West is getting back into movies?
 
2012-08-29 11:15:00 PM
Good for him. I hear he needs money to send his kid to NYU to become a DJ, and explore his bisexuality.
 
2012-08-29 11:42:27 PM
smartassradio.com

/Roboblob?
 
2012-08-29 11:44:13 PM

peterthx: Cosmoboy: Car_Ramrod: Michael Keaton is awesome.

Exhibit A: Multiplicity

Oh yeah, forgot he was in that.

[www.trailershut.com image 360x450]

The implants really show in that picture...


That's why it's such a good picture.
 
2012-08-30 12:09:07 AM
I'm hoping for a Kurtwood Smith cameo.
 
2012-08-30 12:24:01 AM

HopScotchNSoda: COMALite J: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: MoronLessOff: THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.
No, you're thinking of Kevin Conroy
This!
When comparing which movie actor did Batman the best, subconsciously Kevin Conroy is the one you're comparing them to and judging them by if you grew up in the 90s or otherwise watched the Dini Batman series and its spin-offs.
Even now, even with two other animated Batman voice actors doing two whole Batman series since him, I do believe that it's still true that Kevin Conroy has portrayed Batman for more actual screen time, more lines of dialogue, than all other actors, whether big or small screen or animated voice, combined!

Get off my lawn, you damn kids. For me, animated Batman will always be Olan Soule.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 160x187][images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x318]


Oh, I'm a fan of Olan myself, and watched the Super Friends and even its predecessor Filmation The Batman / Superman Hour avidly as a child, and caught his appearance as Batman on the pilot of Sesame Street. But, the Filmation series were nowhere near as well done as the many series with Kevin Conroy, and he did Batman far more than Olan did:

1992−1995:
Batman (TV series, 85 episodes)

1993:
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (theatrical release movie)

1996:
The Batman / Superman Movie: World's Finest (TV movie)

1997−1999:
The New Batman Adventures (TV series, 24 episodes)

1998−1999:
Superman (TV series) (guest role as Batman and/or Bruce Wayne in two episodes)

1998:
Batman: SubZero (video)

1999:
Batman Beyond: The Movie (TV movie)

1999−2001:
Batman Beyond (TV series, 48 episodes)

2000:
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (video)

2001:
Batman: Vengeance (game)
The Zeta Project (TV series) (guest appearance as future Bruce Wayne in the episode "Shadows")

2001−2006:
Justice League / Justice League Unlimited (TV series, 55 episodes)

2002−2004:
Static Shock! (TV series) (as Batman / Bruce in four episodes, one of which was a two-parter)

2003:
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (video)
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (game)

2005:
The Complete Robin Storyboard Sequence (video short)

2008:
Batman: Gotham Knight (video)

2009:
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (video)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (game) (also voiced Thomas Wayne as well as Bruce / Batman)

2010:
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (video)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV series) (guest voice as Batman of Zur-En-Arrh in the episode "The Super-Batman of Planet X!" ― also the Phantom Stranger in "Chill of the Night" [Batman origin episode])

2011:
Batman: Arkham City (game) (portrayed Hush as well as Batman / Bruce Wayne)
DC Universe Online (game)

2012:
Harley Quinn's Revenge (game)
Justice League: Doom (video)

That's a 21-year span, with him actively portraying Batman in all of those years except 2007. Four TV series featuring Batman / Bruce as a major character voiced by him (five if you count JL & JLU as two series) for a total of 212 episodes, plus seven guest appearances on three other spin-off series set in the same continuity, plus another guest appearance in a different continuity, for a total of 220.

That's just the ½-hour animated episodes. Add in a theatrical release movie, two made-for-TV movies, and six direct-to-video movies, for a total of nine full-length movies. Plus six video games.

Olan Soule (R.I.P.), on the other hand:

1968−1969:
The Batman / Superman Hour (TV series, 17 episodes)

1969:
Sesame Street (TV series) (guest role as Batman in the pilot)

1972:
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV series) (guest role as Batman in two episodes)

1973:
Super Friends (TV series, 16 episodes)

1977:
The All-New Super Friends Hour (TV series, 6 episodes)

1978:
Challenge of the Super Friends (TV series, 16 episodes)

1979:
The World's Greatest SuperFriends (TV series, 1 episode [?])

1980−1983:
Super Friends (TV series, 22 episodes)

Adam West portrayed Batman in the later two Super Friends series: Legends of the Super Friends and Super Friends: Galactic Guardians. Olan did portray Professor Martin Stein (one of Firestorm's two alter-egos) in both of those series, but we're talking about Batman actors.

So, that's a 16-year span, with him actively portraying Batman in only 11 of those years. Five TV series featuring Batman / Bruce as a major character voiced by him (matching or passing Kevin depending on how you count JL/JLU, but they're nowhere near as long-running) for a total of 78 episodes, plus two guest appearances in one other TV series perhaps set in the same continuity (The New Scooby-Doo Movies) for a total of 80, plus a guest appearance in the Sesame Street pilot. No movies, no video games.

I still think you can safely add in all other Batman actors (with the possible exception of Lewis Wilson and Robert Lowrey in the old 1940s serials, as I don't know how long those were), including Adam West (live 1960s and 1970s Batman series, the 1960 Batman movie, as well as Legends of the Super Friends and Super Friends; Galactic Guardians, plus cameos as Batman on later series and shorts), as well as all subsequent animated series and movie actors, and it would still not equal Kevin Conroy's total time as the Caped Crusader.

Though, Young Justice ain't over yet, and there will probably be more Batman series, so Kevin's record may be beaten by the combined forces of the other actors, if not by any one actor any time soon.
 
2012-08-30 12:36:06 AM
UPGRADE!
 
2012-08-30 12:47:58 AM
If they want to do a remake of a Peter Weller movie.
Of Unknown Origin could wouldn't suffer from an update
Wasn't a blockbuster, but it was a trip

Change the Weller char from a yuppie to a hipster
 
2012-08-30 01:05:17 AM

Badgers: [smartassradio.com image 500x403]

/Roboblob?


Ha... seriously though. He's awesome. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was great... hell, if I was as rich as him, I'd be just as big.
 
2012-08-30 03:22:03 AM

COMALite J: HopScotchNSoda: COMALite J: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: MoronLessOff: THE Batman subby. Keaton is THE Batman.
No, you're thinking of Kevin Conroy
This!
When comparing which movie actor did Batman the best, subconsciously Kevin Conroy is the one you're comparing them to and judging them by if you grew up in the 90s or otherwise watched the Dini Batman series and its spin-offs.
Even now, even with two other animated Batman voice actors doing two whole Batman series since him, I do believe that it's still true that Kevin Conroy has portrayed Batman for more actual screen time, more lines of dialogue, than all other actors, whether big or small screen or animated voice, combined! etc etc


Not arguing, but you didn't specifically mention Adam West's Batman in the two Legends of the Super-Heroes live action specials. It doesn't change your assertion one bit, but for the sake of completion...

Also, in the week following 9/11, Conroy worked in a soup kitchen feeding first responders. When those guys can go through a situation like that smiling because Batman is making the food, they get to decide who Batman is.
 
mhd
2012-08-30 03:30:18 AM

zato_ichi: Good for him. I hear he needs money to send his kid to NYU to become a DJ, and explore his bisexuality.


Well, first he has to pay for his ma's thyroid search.
 
2012-08-30 03:34:42 AM
Look, there's a very good chance that this will be a piece of crap, but imagine someone described to you the premise of the original Robocop before principle filming had begun. On paper, it would sound like a weak rehash of the Six Million Dollar Man. None of the style and humor would be there, the simultaneous celebration and satire of gratuitous action movies.

From what I've heard of the script, if played straight, it will be a complete waste of time. If like the original, it's played tongue-in-cheek, it could be an awesome satire of celebrity culture, consumerism, focus groups and Hollywood remakes. Much of what the original satirized has already come to pass, and we have a whole new culture to reflect upon.

/It occurs to me that right now, someone is trying to get The Six Million Billion Dollar Man movie green lit.
 
2012-08-30 04:16:13 AM

mhd: zato_ichi: Good for him. I hear he needs money to send his kid to NYU to become a DJ, and explore his bisexuality.

Well, first he has to pay for his ma's thyroid search.


And her tear duct surgery.

I made a RoboCop movie. Just once.
/Love Johnny Dangerously

Been re-watching Extras so obligatory, I loved Samuel L.Jackson in the Matrix
 
2012-08-30 06:12:28 AM

Researcher: Badgers: [smartassradio.com image 500x403]

/Roboblob?

Ha... seriously though. He's awesome. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was great... hell, if I was as rich as him, I'd be just as big.


Yeah, what's wrong with being a large mammal?
 
2012-08-30 06:26:48 AM
This Batman?

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu
 
2012-08-30 06:44:03 AM

HopScotchNSoda: I'm not as upset with the idea. I'll grant you that the original is iconic. But the comedy aspects were too damn stupid and the movie was really weakened by them.


You know the movie is a satire, right?

I mean, that's why it actually got very good reviews and isn't remembered as just another generic 80's action movie. You seem to have missed the point of the film.
 
2012-08-30 07:22:13 AM

InmanRoshi: Hollywood made $4.27 billion in ticket sales this summer in just North America alone by making virtually nothing but explosion porn involving some sort of cultural touchstones, subby. They aren't doing it because the ship is going down, they're doing it because it's highly effective at removing semi-literates from their money.


Except for The Avengers. To say that about The Avengers would be blasphemy

"Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for...or the irreverence towards...holy...things"
Wikipedia
 
2012-08-30 07:58:58 AM
I'd be interested in his take on "I'm very disappointed in you, Dick", assuming a similar scene is in the remake.
 
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