Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Why A Horror Version of Batman Would Work

A Horror version of Batman. Don't think about it -- do it.

In this post by Bloody Disgusting, I learned that in a chat with director James Wan and Heroic Hollywood, Wan revealed that directing a Horror version of Batman would be a potential fantasy of his.

“In the past like most people I loved the idea of directing Batman, but a horror version of Batman,” Wan told Heroic Hollywood, when they asked if he’d like to direct any other DC movies. “That would be a potential fantasy of mine, but I feel like he’s been done quite a fair bit. But, I do love the idea of doing an outright scary Batman. I feel like that’d be really cool.”

Now this isn't a bad idea at all. In fact, if you play the DC games like Injustice 2 and Arkham City, you'd see how Batman is basically already inside of a horror villain universe. And Batman himself is a horror hero; he's all about striking fear in villains. He is dressed like a bat and he operates in a dark, cold cave! And he watches the city of Gotham like a gargoyle.

What makes the world of Batman even more horror-esque, of course, is the villains. Let's have a look.

The Riddler in the game Arkham City is basically Jigsaw from the Jigsaw franchise. He sets up elaborate traps that will result in death if Batman cannot correctly answer riddles or solve conundrums.

The Scarecrow - If you didn't know, Robert Englund voices the Scarecrow in the Injustice 2 video game. This pairing goes together so good. If James Wan really wants to direct a horror version of Batman, cast Robert Englund Dr. Johnathan Crane aka The Scarecrow immediately. The Scarecrow is arguably the most horror-esque villain in Gotham City.

Two Face - Harvey Dent aka Two Face is basically Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He is a man with literally two sides that are extremely different than each other. Other than looking grotesque on one side, the struggle between the split personalities of Harvey Dent and Two Face make the villain a spontaneous ticking time bomb ready to cause chaos.

The Joker - A man who fell into a vat of chemicals resulting in a change of appearance. A permanent smile, dark humorous jokes, a lust for murder, dressed like a clown, and has a chemical that makes people die laughing. How Horror is that? Very.

Okay, you get the idea now, right? Well, let's do a quick rundown of some more villains:

Professor Pyg

Victor Zsasz


Killer Croc

You all get it now. Batman is basically a horror hero. James Wan, Warner Bros, think about it...please.

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