With the Batman films in limbo thanks to Batman & Robin putting the franchise in the Bat-crapper, the idea was to create a TV series about the early life of Bruce Wayne.
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
The show would have focused on an 18 year old Bruce Wayne as he discovered the best way to fight crime and run a business, without a cape and a cowl.It would have also featured appearances from Harvey Dent, Selina Kyle, Jack Nappier, Harleen Quinzel and a whole Batcave full of characters from the Batman mythology.Apparently a young Clark Kent would have also turned up to bump into Bruce Wayne.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
It was decided that Batman was better off on the big-screen and so plans for an origin story pushed forward, which eventually turned into Batman Begins (2005).In the mean time the concept was re-jigged to match another DC hero and became the long running show Smallville (2001 – FOREVER!) which gave the Man of Steel something to do as he was also locked into movie limbo.
WAS THIS SUCH A GOOD THING?
Well for Bat-fans it was a long time coming before Batman Begins arrived in 2005, but it was worth the wait and was probably better than watching a show drag out a hero’s origin for years without ever showing him in costume.
Smallville also proved a huge success, which is surprising as the show centred on dragging out the hero’s origin for years without ever showing him in costume.
BUT WHAT IF?
If Bruce Wayne had gone into production then Batman Begins wouldn’t have happened.If Batman Begins hadn’t have happened then the Dark Knight (2008) wouldn’t have happened either.Without these films Christian Bale would have probably never gotten the role of John Connor in Terminator: Salvation (2009), meaning he would never have gotten angry on set with a technician.If Christian Bale had never have gotten angry on the set of Terminator: Salvation and used the F word numerous times, then he and the technician would have not been “F***ing done professionally”.
He probably wouldn’t have called him a “F***ing ass” either.