Joined July 23rd, 2012
His wife said she forgave him. The only condition was that he would never be part of a movie that Ms. Stewart was part of. It was big of his wife really where she could have taken him to the cleaners. As for the studio, it was probably a money decision influenced by product quality. What I mean is it was probably easier to buy out her contract and avoid a lousy film revolving around her while maintaining a quality director and a better male lead actor and character. If all the movie loses is Kristen they are lucky. She can be replaced, it's happened in better movies, i.e. The Dark Knight with Katie being replaced by Maggie, clearly a better choice. Maybe they will just recast her. What's Missy Peregrym doing these days? In the end I don't think the studio cares to much about the affair if they are carrying on with the show.
Hmm...I think that this movie was exactly what it was meant to be, a closing point for this incarnation of the Batman. Why? This Batman lives in an unpopulated DC universe. By this I mean there is the Batman, who is governed by real world physics and repercussions for his actions, for example the broken ass body he has. He doesn't have super powers, he's not indestructible, he's not invincible and he wears down with age. Money will only get you so far, and in this story he even loses that, the money. His armory is gone, he has no funds, his body was broken, he needed out and so when the opportunity arose he took it. There are also only Batman's foes, which have very toned down abilities of his comic book counterparts. Once again an example of this is Bane, though he was very tough, didn't run on venom like he does in the comic. Once again this is the writers trying to keep it real, or as real as a Batman movie can be. An unpopulated DC universe? By this I mean, as hinted in the previous rant, there only seems to be Batman and his immediate character base, nothing else. There is no Superman, Wonderwoman, or Martian Manhunter. No JLA to swoop in and help save the day so to speak. This makes it hard for the studio to justify a JLA movie or the like without ending this incarnation of Batman and reboot/restarting with a more DC wide friendly setting. After, if these characters did exist in Nolan's Bat-verse don't you think Superman would have shown up about 3 seconds after Bane said there's a bomb and make it so there's no bomb? It had to end like this. As for JGL's role, hinting at a new Batman, Nightwing or Robin, it was inevitable. I do agree it was not well written in, but it had to happen. For as much as its Nolan's Bat-verse it still is Batman and in most, if not all versions of the Batman, there is a line of followers who take up the mantle. Who knows what he'll become, only that he'll carry on the legacy. Bottom line is that this incarnation had to end so we could have a more DC wide friendly Batman who will fit into a new DC movie verse which will probably parallel what Marvel has done. These are just some thoughts.