Joel Schumacher

‘Batman and Robin’ Director Turns Canceled Sequel Into Comic Book

‘Batman and Robin’ Director Turns Canceled Sequel Into Comic Book

Less then 10 years after Tim Burton brought The Dark Knight to the big screen in 1989's Batman, the franchise was essentially killed off by the 1997 critical and commercial disaster Batman & Robin. It lay dormant until Christopher Nolan breathed new life into the popular character with his hugely successful Dark Knight trilogy. Joel Schumacher directed both the 1995 hit Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, and he was slated to make a third film entitled Batman: Triumphant, which was written by Mark Protosevich. But it was killed after Batman & Robin tanked. Today, Bleeding Cool reports that Joel Schumacher is revisiting the Batman franchise with a 12-issue comic book that outlines his original vision for all three films, including the one that never saw the light of day.

Joel Schumacher is writing the comic book himself, re-working the stories laid out in Batman Forever, Batman & Robin and the unmade Batman: Triumphant as one singular story. Dustin Nguyen is providing the artwork for the comic, although it isn't known if the comic is already set up at a publisher, or when it may debut.

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‘The Hive’ Lands Director Joel Schumacher

Director Joel Schumacher has signed onto helm the new thriller The Hive for Troika Pictures.

Richard D'Ovidio (13 Ghosts) is writing this suspense-thriller, which centers on a 911 operator who is forced to confront a killer from her past in order to save the life of a young girl.

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