New Batman Begins Movie

Friday, July 30, 2004 8:02 PM
Wow, I just watched the trailer for the new movie, Batman Begins. It's quite impressive and back to the original Tim Burton look. Do you think that with the up and coming 2005 Batman craze, will we also see a slew of new Batman themed objects/rides in the SF parks? *** Edited 7/31/2004 12:03:11 AM UTC by one sided soldier***
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Friday, July 30, 2004 9:00 PM

one sided soldier said:
It's quite impressive and back to the original Tim Burton look

I heard that Tim Burton wasn't doing this one, I know he's working on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake right now. *** Edited 7/31/2004 1:00:30 AM UTC by MetroJim***

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Friday, July 30, 2004 9:01 PM
Eh, you never know. I'm sure that there will be some advertising of some kind at the parks. I doubt that they will ever try to specifically theme rides in conjunction with a film the way they did with The Chiller and Mr. Freeze coasters to the Batman & Robin film in 97. Not only were the coasters not able to run for the majority of the season but the film was a flop and effectively killed the Batman franchise until next year. Probably not the kind of stellar cross promotion that the chain thought that they were going to get throughout the summer. At least we still got some great coasters out of the deal and will be remembered longer than the crappy film on which they were based.
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Friday, July 30, 2004 9:37 PM
I personally don't think there will be a slew of new batman related coasters. There might be one, but I kind of doubt it(been wrong before, though). What I think we'll see, however, is some of the batman scenery possibly updated, maybe. Batman is one of the only superhero's that SFI has not only the rights to the comic side of it, but the movie side of it as well(or at least they used to), so who knows.
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Friday, July 30, 2004 11:28 PM
I thought Warner Brothers and DC comics shared percentages of the rights to both?

MetroJim,
Tim Burton did not direct this. But I feel that Tim set the feel of what a Batman movie should look like, which this new Chris Nolan version depicts.

(on a side note... the new Tim Burton version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is going to be VERY Nightmare Before Christmas style! Nothing like the original)

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Friday, July 30, 2004 11:50 PM
Doubt it, but we might see a new Six Flags Cool Coasters set out of it.
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