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Batman & Superman: Justice [Fanedit]

Batman and Superman Justice

 

 

DC’s Rebirth was a near perfect example of what happens when a comic company, in this case DC, actually benefits from reconstruction rather than deconstruction. A lesson Marvel Comics have even learned lately, hence the spirited resurgence in their own comics.

Naturally, Rebrith didn’t last, the reconstruction didn’t last, and thus we’re left with more  dispiriting titles where pain, isolation, detatchment and lonliless appears to eat away at the heart of every hero. If all titles are the same, what little point is there investing in variety?

In this, the second of my two Batman v Superman edits (the other, Superman: Dawn of Justice, can be found here), I intend to honour Rebirth by going back into the movie and taking out any attempt at a fight between god and man. Here, Bruce is wary of Clark, but is willing to give him a chance, he is not easily fooled by Lex’s manipulations, not even when you think he’s about to. Thanks to a handy online voice distorter, I worked out a way for Bruce to become aware of Lex’s plan without having to drag Clark and Bruce into a fight.

Clark also doesn’t decree that Bruce might have to die. He’s Superman, he’s not going to consider the worst case scenario, he’s going to use his common sense and appeal to Bruce’s humanitarian side despite how he might personally feel about him.

No Doomsday, no fight, no arrest for Lex (because everyone who could connect to him is dead, all we have is justice dealt with by the world’s finest acting in tandem. Hopeful, and heroic.

As for what the other sequel hook is, well, I hate to be of those edits that leaves out the Knightmare sequence like every other edit does, so it’s used here as motivation for him to go all “Tower of Babel”

Running Time: 1 hr 44 mins

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Batman and Robin-A Different Lens [Fanedit]

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After reading the reviews for Batman and Robin De-Assified, I’ve long been curious as to whether or not a full length Batman & Robin edit could be salvaged from the original source. I fired up the DVDs and sought the answer myself.
I believe it was Akiva Goldsman that said it best in the documentary/retrospective for the movie, “there are different lenses with which to see the world”, and likened Batman and Robin to one of the more traditional silver age stories where good overcame evil and there was a modest and wholesome message as well as a true feel of family.
This is not a hard edit by any means, I’ve left the third act completely intact, but I’ve scaled back the more farcical aspects of the Batman and Robin arguing, the trust issues are more prominent than the bickering over Ivy, and both fights dovetail into one another with organic ease. No, there’s no bat-credit card, no there’s no Robin being thrown into a vat of goo either. No “Mr. Frosty” singalong, there is an attempt to scaling back Freeze’s ice puns etc.
We also open the movie with Batman and Robin already in pursuit of Freeze, avoiding the dreadful museum clash
Lastly, there’s an amusing  post-credit scene I added

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Justice League-Doomsday Clock Samples (Fanedit)

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At the moment, these test samples (all but one) do not represent the final product and are just for fun.

Here are video samples

Alternate Barry recruitment (will be in finalised edit)

password: flash

Martha/Lois Conversation Post-Titles (may or may not be final)

password: martha

 

Luthor and Deathstroke Meeting Inserted Into Movie

Password: luthor

 

“Farm Ending”

 

password: farm

MORE SAMPLES COMING SOON

Batman Beyond-Everything Tips (Fanfiction)

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BATMAN BEYOND:

EVERYTHING TIPS

WRITTEN BY ZARIUS

NOTE: This contains spoilers for BATMAN AND HARLEY


Commissioner Barbara Gordon was waiting patiently for a phone call; she didn’t have much time for a call of any other kind.

But, sure enough, there he was, his colossal Batmobile hovering outside, its pilot perched atop it in an upright position, arms folded.

“She’s picked them up. Thought you’d like to know” the pilot said.

”Bruce keeping track of police bail out records McGuiness…or you?” said Barbara.

”I figure I’d finally get some practice in that regard, Bruce is still a little shaky from what the boss of those twin clowns put him through” Terry McGuiness, the Batman of this future time, replied.

“Well it’s good to know my sources still come from those close to my chest, even if they seek to tug a little bit at my heart in a more wrenching manner”

“I’m not here to argue…we just patched the family up” Terry replied

“Some of the family maybe…but that’s why you came isn’t it? To learn a bit more about the missing members…the pieces of the puzzle”

“Those twins grandmother was Harley Quinzel…you told me she went off the grid when The Joker died the first time. Fell off a building. Body wasn’t recovered. You lied” Terry revealed.

“Harley posed no threat without The Joker” Barbara insisted, taking a sip of her coffee.

“Her next kin proved just as volatile in place of her when he did show up again” Terry continued.

“Kids are a handful…Bruce should know by now. I never will”

“That a personal choice or something else happen?” Terry asked, doing exactly what Barbara had feared and taking shots where he could. He couldn’t help his impulsiveness; he had gone through a harrowing experience that had left a man close to him in a bad way.

Barbara put down her coffee and stood up, greeting Terry at the window and giving him her usual manner of composed ferociousness. Not raising a voice, but making sure her disappointment in him could be felt with each utterance of a collected word.

“Kid, if there’s one overriding emotion in this world, its guilt. Guilt can pull you away from so many people. So can insecurity. The closer you get, the scar tissue can be seen, you have to set boundaries for yourself eventually, make sure you take the time to enjoy a relationship, and don’t let it stray too far from your work. I know that’s hard to find in your line of duty, but find the balance…you’ve got plenty of guilt, so make sure you have plenty of love to go with it, and try to spread it around”.

“Are you married to your husband, or your job?” asked Terry.

Barbara felt the sting of the accusation, but chose to ignore it.

“You want to know why I lied. Because a little piece is what you and Bruce deserve, a little glimmer of a clear path down your journey into night. Besides, it was the best I could do for someone close to me”

“Who’s that?” Terry replied.

“That’d be me” said a voice from behind her. Barbara turned around; Terry looked on in shock as he recognized him.

“No way, is that…” Terry responded at the older man leaning within the frame of the doorway to Barbera’s office.

“So that’s Bruce’s new toy…he doesn’t look half chewed yet” the man replied.

“I told you to stay out the record” Barbara replied.

“Since when do I listen to the bats in my belfry Commissioner?” the man replied.

“Dick Grayson” Terry said in recognition, “I thought you were stationed in Bludhaven”

“I commute now and then, me and my wife like to check in on family…and I have more than one to take care of”

“Bruce and you parted on bad terms, I know that much” Terry said.

“Twice on bad terms, and yeah, the last sting’s kind of lingered in all that time, but what happened to him shook Barbara up, and anything that concerns her will always concern me”

“What does your wife have to say about that?” Terry replied, putting his deduction skills to visible use.

Barbara was fully prepared to end the conversation here and there, but the egos of both men were in lockstep. Neither would budge from their engagement in banter.

“My wife’s got her own cares in the world. Poisonous ones, but other cares. She understands”

“Does Sam?” Terry asked of Barbra. She stayed silent.

Terry began to clamber back into the Batmobile, giving the pair of them a glance.

“Guilt and love can’t be balanced this way. Eventually, everything tips. You know what it’s called then? Justice”

The Batmobile dashed off, becoming one with the night as it blended seamlessly into it.

The phone rang. Barbara looked over at Dick, Dick nodded, she picked it up.

“Sam…Hi, listen, I…have to work late tonight. Yeah, it’s the shift…it can be a dick” she replied, before hanging up.

“Come with me to the hospital, we can tell Bruce…” she began, Dick cut her off.

“He’ll flip if we tell him, and you shouldn’t let his kid pull at you like that. He’s got a lot of growing to do himself” Dick replied

“He tends to raise the blackest curtains Dick, he’s the best of us, what he’s done with Bruce is miraculous, I wish you’d let me show you” Barbara pleaded.

“Harley told me she was heading home in an hour after she and the grandkids spent some time with Ivy. She doesn’t see her half as much as we see each other”

“Funny isn’t it? How it all started between you two…her on the outs with The Joker, you wanting a little nugget of information, her just wanting a nugget off you…”

“She was having one of her on days…went back to Joker when she turned her inner light off, didn’t tell him about the bun she’d cooked in the oven just before they got back together…had to keep pretty quiet about that when I moved me and Stephanie to Bludhaven”

“You patched her up after that horrible night with Tim…Bruce was livid, but you knew without that clown’s influence, the light inside of her would come on again”

“It pays in more ways than one to have a lunatic with a lightswitch” Dick joked.

Barbara kissed him on the lips, wrapping her arms around him. After the embrace, they stared, out at the calm and still evening outside, holding their hands tightly together.

“Do you think everyone in this city comes to know some kind of justice in the end?” She asked.

“There’s other cares in this world Babs. As for Justice…that’s up to God”

“That’s not what Bruce calls himself in his sleep” joked Barbra.

“There’s a comforting thought” replied Dick.

 

Superman-Dawn of Justice (Draft 1)

Superman Dawn of Justice

 

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There’s been a lot of discussion over what the best course of action to take with this particular film. My idea, in addition to trying to get through it as quickly as possible, was to try and make it more about Clark and his journey, while finding time to give some breathing room for Bruce only when the plot requires him to be there to advance the duel.  Ideally, I wouldn’t have it in there at all, but it makes for a pretty short movie, if you can still call it a “movie”, it was almost “DeAssified” in length actually.
So far, my current draft clocks in at 1 hour, 49 minutes.
Here’s the cut-list so far
-Film opens with Clark speaking to his father in the Arctic
-Kryptonite discovery moved to after the hearings and before Lex’s introduction
-“Devils come from the sky” monolouge cut
-Media montage of Superman’s deeds cut
-Both of Bruce’s nightmares have been cut
-Outside of giving Bruce back the flash drive, Diana does not appear for the rest of the movie. Hers is just a guest role
-“Granny’s Peach tea” sequence cut
-“Marrthhhaaa” lines cut. Bruce now relents as he flashes back to his parents.
-Martha rescue cut entirely
-Superman’s death cut. Doomsday is defeated when nuked. Man of Steel footage is used to show Clark being replenished by the sun.
-Diana viewing the Metahumans repurposed to Bruce viewing the Metahumans in addition to Diana’s photograph
-Clark speaks to his mother and rescues flooded villagers at the end.

 

Superman-Dawn of Justice Sneek Peeks

Spent the last day or so editing the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman in the hopes of reining in some of it, try to make it more Clark’s movie for at least the first half an hour, before focusing on Bruce. Also I’ve minimised Diana’s role in events considerably.

Here are just a few samples of what to expect when I’m done