The Riddler from Tim Burton’s canceled film Batman Continues should appear in the recently concluded Batman ’89 comic series, but not as played by Robin Williams.
A continuation of Tim Burton’s Batman films in comic form (and in a different timeline from Joel Schumacher’s Batman sequels) is a welcome addition to the superhero genre.
While the likenesses of specific actors were used for the characters in Batman ’89, the Riddler’s appearance should not be based on the late Robin Williams if the miniseries continues.
Batman ’89 is an alternate sequel to Burton’s contentious 1992 film, continuing plot threads and storylines from the two movies and adhering more closely to their visual and narrative style than Dark knight Forever and Batman & Robin.
Sam Hamm, the screenwriter of 1989’s Batman and the original story treatment of Batman Returns, wrote the film. Batman ’89 fulfills two unrealized character plans in addition to bringing back Batman and Catwoman, both of whom use the likenesses of Michael Keaton & Michelle Pfeiffer.
When it comes to the villains, Harvey Dent (who looks a lot like Billy Dee Williams) takes on the role of Two-Face and Drake Winston (who looks a lot like Marlon Wayans) takes on the role of Robin (who was almost cast as Robin in Batman Returns).
Batman ’89’s Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones could use another rejected Burton Batman idea and cast the Riddler as the villain, but they should avoid any complicated or problematic history surrounding Robin Williams’ near-casting as the iconic villain.
During the filming of 1989’s Batman and its second sequel, Williams was offered the role of the Joker and then the Riddler, both of which he declined.
If a new version of the Riddler appears in the Batman ’89 series, Tim Burton’s frequent collaborator Robin Williams’ likeness should be used in honor of Williams.
From the beginning, Warner Bros. wanted Jack Nicholson to play the Joker in the first Batman film, but Nicholson was initially uninterested in accepting the studio’s offer.
When Warner Bros. miscast Robin Williams as The Clown Prince of Crime in an attempt to entice Nicholson, Nicholson jumped at the chance to play the role.
As a result, Williams had good reason to be angry at WB. Jim Carrey ended up taking Williams’ place as the Riddler in the third Batman film, which was later renamed Batman Forever.
Using Robin Williams’s likeness as the Riddler in a Batman: The Brave and the Bold spin-off series would be disrespectful to the late Robin Williams, who had a rocky relationship with WB.
A new Riddler should be cast using the likeness of Timothy Spall or the late Alan Rickman because of the new Barbara Gordon introduced in Batman ’89, which uses Winona Ryder as the character.
Reopening Robin Williams’ controversial treatment by using his license in Batman ’89 would be an unwise decision for the future of the show. If you read more interesting news And posts so you can visit TheActiveNews.Com.