I didn't start watching PBS' Sherlock until recently, but now it's one of the best shows I've ever seen! Benedict Cumberbatch encompasses the idiosyncrasies that makes Sherlock one of the most interesting characters in literature. One of the creators of Batman, Bill Finger, said he based Bruce Wayne off the greatest detective the world has ever seen (read).
In less than two weeks -- Batman v Superman will hit theaters -- and everyone will be talking -- when will the solo Batman movie be coming out? Honestly, I am all ready curious on when they're going to announce his solo movie -- probably after BvS is a huge success. Check out what co-creator Bill Finger had to say about the caped crusader:
Robin was an outgrowth of a conversation I had with Bob. As I said, Batman was a combination of [Douglas] Fairbanks and Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had his Watson. The thing that bothered me was that Batman didn't have anyone to talk to, and it got a little tiresome always having him thinking. I found that as I went along Batman needed a Watson to talk to. That's how Robin came to be. Bob called me over and said he was going to put a boy in the strip to identify with Batman. I thought it was a great idea.
Ben Affleck has all ready let it slip that Under The Red Hood is a prime candidate for an adaptation. This would be a perfect adaptation to incorporate elements of the hit show and make Batman even more --- well, he's already everyone's favorite DC hero, but this could possibly take him to the next level! I am sure most of you have all ready thought this in your head -- duh, he's obviously like Sherlock -- but let's take a look on how DC could incorporate the hit show Sherlock into Batman!
The Joker or The Riddler = Moriarty
The Clown Prince of Crime is Batman's arch-nemesis and that's the way we like it! He should always be shrouded in mystery and we never need to know the full extent of his plans. In Sherlock -- Andrew Scott played Moriarty -- and he was absolutely terrifying in almost every aspect of the show. (I know after the Christmas Special things got a little confusing, but he's most certainly dead in the show.)
Logic dictates that The Joker will be in Arkham, if DC wants to do a faithful adaptation of the Red Hood. If DC really wants to make a psychological thriller than they need to show the least amount of The Joker as possible.
With the upcoming Suicide Squad on the horizon, we get to see our first glimpse on how truly insane this version of the Joker will be! With Geoff Johns involve with the DCEU; we could maybe have The Riddler be portrayed like Moriarty and I am fine with that decision also! (I'm not sure how it will work if they're doing an Under The Red Hood?)
Catwoman or Talia Al Ghul = Irene Adler
If you look back at The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle betrayed Batman by luring him into a trap set by Bane. This pretty much keeps up with the stories of old --- and yes I am aware that Talia was also used in The Dark Knight Rises. Every hero must come with a love interest and with someone as interesting as Batman: that special lady must be equally as interesting. Sadly, I don't see Batman hooking up with Harley Quinn in this DC Universe. We need to always be wondering if she's working with The Joker/Riddler, or does she even love him --- DC needs to make his love interest as much as of an enigma as Bruce Wayne.
Jim Gordon or Ellen Yindel = Inspector Lestrade
This one is pretty simple, Batman needs someone on the inside of GCPD. (Theory Time!) I believe that that Ellen Yindel will be Gotham's Commissioner and Luthor's evil-plan will kill her--- this will be one of the incidents that will pit Batman vs. Superman in the upcoming movie by framing The Dark Knight. Gordon has been retired for some time and this will explain why he's not in the upcoming movie.
Alfred Pennyworth = Mycroft Holmes
I love how condescending Mycroft is to his younger brother on the show. From the recent TV spots, Alfred seems to be acting in a similar manner to Master Wayne. In the show, when Sherlock needs some intel; he turns to his brother in British Intelligence. That sounds familiar to the rumors of Alfred's history in the upcoming skirmish between Bats and Supes.
Robin = Watson
I am curious how many of you watch Elementary on CBS? I watch it every week: due to Joan and Sherlock's different type of relationship from the PBS' version. This is how I see an older Batman working with a young Carrie Kelley. First he mentors her, then she grows into an amazing detective. I'm not sure how they would portray this, but it would be a different dynamic to see.
From the way things looks, Nightwing will all likely be a hero in Bludhaven; or he might be undercover in the Suicide Squad. Either way, he's already a hero and I'm not sure if it'll work to have that relationship with such an awesome hero already in play.
But Sherlock isn't really like Watson's mentor in PBS' version -- so this could possibly happen. The bottom line is the DCEU's version of Batman needs a Robin -- so we can actually have a faithful comic adaptation.
Barbra Gordon = Molly Hooper
Molly Hooper is one of Sherlock's closest confidant -- I mean as close as someone possibly can be with Mr. Holmes. She assists most matters that Sherlock cannot figure out in science, or he just uses Molly for her lab. The similarities between her and Babs -- they both help out our heroes, when they need it the most. Barbra as Oracle, assists Batman in the digital world; and Molly is there to help Sherlock with almost anything.
The main difference is the attraction that Molly has for Sherlock -- and Barbra has more of a thing for Dick. Supposedly, Jena Malone's part has been cut from the theatrical version and that truly blows. But I understand there's a time limit and we want the best version of the movie.
It's always fun to compare two of your favorite things; and it's even more awesome when it actually makes sense. I could have went into further detail comparing the Rogues of the two heroes, but I think you smell the blood sausage that I'm cookin'. We're living in a time when it's awesome to be a fan and I'm glad that I'm part of that experience with you.
Batman v Superman hit theaters on March 25th in the United States!