Batman Begins: In a recent interview with Cinescape, scribe David Goyer talked about why he took on writing the next Batman film...

"My whole life, all I wanted to do was write a Batman movie, says Goyer. It was excruciating for me because here I was being offered to work with an amazing director, but time-wise there was no way I could do it. But his agent called back and said, You have to do it. By negotiating to only do a first draft, with Nolan rewriting and revising from there, Goyer got his dream and the result is a Batman movie the writer thinks fans are going to eat up. Its the most faithful to the comic books and it certainly darker than the Schumacher films, admits Goyer It treats the story seriously and its also quite romantic. We were determined to create a new classic and we treated the subject matter seriously."

Goyer on the villians...

"We weren't sure what villains we wanted to use, but we knew it should be villains that hadnt been used in the films, says Goyer. At the same time we didnt want to make any up. If you look at the rogues gallery, the ones that hadnt been used were Scarecrow and Ras Al Ghul. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring those characters in. We knew we were going to do an original story, but if we do this right, we can then reintroduce the rogues gallery the audience has met before in the movies, but in a new way".
Brian B.