Not really so much of a plan as a rumour, that suggested Clint Eastwood was to appear as Batman in a film adaptation of the graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns.
OH. WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
The Bat-timeline would have zipped forward (waaaaaaaaaaaay beyond that of Batman & Robin (1997)) where an ageing Bruce Wayne was an arthritic Batman.Think Dirty Harry in an anatomically correct rubber suit....possibly without Bat-nipples. BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN? a.)It fell by the wayside as Warner’s considered other Batman projects. b.)It was all just a made up suggestion by fans keen to see Eastwood as Batman. WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING? Batman + Clint Eastwood would have been a dream.....but let’s be honest it was never really likely and so it was probably best that it stayed as just a dream.
BUT WHAT IF?
Well if Clint had put on the suit then he would have no doubt abandoned Batman’s ‘no guns’ rule and used his MAGNUM FORCE to shoot the livin’ shit out of any two-bit punk who looked at him the wrong way.This would have made him an ENFORCER of his own special brand of justice, but the realisation that he was just a crusty old grump with a gun would have had a SUDDEN IMPACT on him.Eventually he would have been found DEAD in a POOL of his own blood after topping himself.