DCU’s Batman Could Be Far Superior to Even Christopher Nolan’s Iconic Trilogy By Avoiding 1 Detail

The Joker may cause the demise of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

DCU’s Batman Could Be Far Superior to Even Christopher Nolan’s Iconic Trilogy By Avoiding 1 Detail


  • Bruce Wayne's son and the fourth Robin, Damian Wayne, will be part of the upcoming movie Batman: The Brave and The Bold.
  • The character will be making his debut on the big screen as part of the first movie in James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Universe.
  • With rumors also suggesting a potential appearance for The Joker, the movie might be better off avoiding the same.
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Batman: The Brave and The Bold has caused a stir of anticipation among fans for many different reasons. Not only because this is the first Batman movie in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe, but also because it features a character that has been absent from the live-action universe for far too long, Damian Wayne, the fourth Robin and the son of Bruce Wayne himself. With all of the new things that this franchise is trying, specifically in the context of this film, there could be one risk that this film could take.

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Heath Ledger as Joker and Christian Bale as Batman in a still from a scene in Batman Begins (2008)
Heath Ledger as Joker and Christian Bale as Batman from Batman Begins (2008)

One that could make it even more successful than the masterpiece that was Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Though many fans are hoping that a certain unhinged clown makes an appearance in this film, The Joker may be the last thing that this movie need


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Robert Pattinson’s Batman Made a Big Mistake

Batman is a character that can perhaps be called the personification of being multifaceted. Having distinct characteristics, a huge array of villains, as well as a huge number of allies that many have nicknamed the ‘Batfamily’, it is safe to say that this is a character that is interesting and entertaining from any angle. Despite this, a question that arises is, why do a majority of live-action Batman films feel the same?

Damian Wayne as Robin
Damian Wayne as Robin

One of the biggest reasons for this could be the repetition of some specific aspects of this character. One that many may agree on is the repetition of showcasing the origin story of Bruce Wayne into Batman. Recognizing this, DC Studios chose to leave this aspect out of Robert Pattinson’s version of the film, giving it a fresh feeling. This wasn’t only because of the absence of his parents’ death, but also the featuring of a lesser-seen antagonist, The Riddler. Though this helped, the film ended up making a very big mistake for this character’s future by introducing a character that is, perhaps, even more repetitive than this storyline, The Joker.

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How Can Batman: The Brave and The Bold Avoid This?

Batman: The Brave and The Bold will introduce a very new aspect for DC’s films, the introduction of Damian Wayne, the fourth Robin and the son of Bruce Wayne. With this, it would almost be a tragedy for DC to bring about the Joker as a villain for this film. This is a character who is known for stealing the screen from any other character, drawing attention to himself and all his uniqueness. While this is what brings charm to this character and makes him as good a villain as he is, it is important to note that this may not be what the film needs.

Suicide Squad Isekai
The Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad Isekai

In a film about a father and a son fighting crime together, having the screen stolen by the Joker would be truly unfortunate. On top of this, the fact that this character is making an appearance in several projects at the time, with Suicide Squad Isekai having just released another trailer that features the clown, as well as Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker getting a sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, that is set to release next year, making this character feature in yet another project can oversaturate him for the audiences.

Mark Hamill voiced the character of Joker in the DCAU.
Hamill’s Joker and Kevin Conroy’s Batman

James Gunn has a reputation for bringing lesser-known characters from the comics, like The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad, as bring them to the forefront in the most iconic way possible. It would be perfect if he did the same with this film, paying attention to lesser-known Batman villains.

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Written by Ananya Godboley

A poet and art enthusiast, Ananya Godboley is a striving academic who is pursuing a career in Criminal Psychology, currently doing an undergrad degree in Psychology. Passionate about History, Philosophy and Literature, she loves to learn about new and interesting subjects. A writer for Fandomwire with over 700 published articles, she adores all things superhero and Taylor Swift.