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Beyond THE DARK KNIGHT - Fun Poster Art for Future Batman Films

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As you all know, The Dark Knight Rises will be Christopher Nolan's last Batman film, but Warner Bros. has made it clear that the franchise will not die. They already plan to reboot the series, and there's a possibility we will see a whole new Batman movie by 2014. It will be interesting to see who the studio brings on to reboot Batman again. I just don't think it will live up to Nolan's vision. 

The LA Times have put together a few cool pieces of fun poster art showing us what several different Batman reboots by different directors would look like. For example, the poster above imagines a Batman film called Batman: Mad City, directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and starring Michael Fasbender (X-Men: First Class) as Batman. Each poster also comes with a concept description.

Matthew Vaughn’s “Batman: Mad City”: Maybe the future of Gotham is in the past? That approach worked in a big way for Fox’s Marvel mutant franchise, which was losing its mojo before “X-Men: First Class” found a retro energy that managed to channel both Jack Kennedy and Jack Kirby. How great would it be to see “First Class” director Matthew Vaughn and star Michael Fassbender jump over to the DC Universe to give us a Bruce Wayne of the “Mad Men” era that might sync up nicely with Darwyn Cooke’s vintage vision of the caped crusader in comics?

Next up Dude, Where's my Batmobile from Todd Phillips (The Hangover) staring Bradley Cooper and Ashton Kutcher.

Todd Phillips’ “Dude, Where’s My Batmobile?”: After the grimmer-than-grim Nolan films, maybe we could all use a laugh. When Batman (Bradley Cooper) goes on vacation, his housesitter, Billy “Matches” Malone (Ashton Kutcher) decides to smoke up and take the ultimate joyride at the wheel of the Batmobile — but what happens when the villains of Gotham City mistakenly think the affable pothead is the real caped crusader? With Dwayne Johnson as Killer Croc, Zach Galifianakis as the Penguin, Emma Stone as Barbara Gordon and Elisha Cuthbert as Harley Quinn.

Finally we have Alfred Pennyworth, the Life Nocturnal, directed by Wes Anderson, starring Anderson's usual suspects.

Wes Anderson’s “Alfred Pennyworth, the Life Nocturnal”: Hey Gotham City, why so serious? Bill Murray stars in this quirky, existential Wes Anderson film about the aging manservant who keeps an eye on the demons and delusions of a billionaire recluse named Bruce Wayne (Luke Wilson) who likes to wear a cape and pretend he is a masked vigilante. The film also stars as Danny Glover as Jim Gordon, Gweneth Paltrow as Selina Kyle, Jason Schwartzman as Dick Grayson and Owen Wilson as Harvey Dent. Gene Hackman makes a cameo appearance as the ghost of Thomas Wayne.

This is only three of 15 fake poster that will be released. We'll post some more as they are released, so stay tuned! What do you think about these?

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