Once upon a time we almost had a Batman video game that would have been based around the 2012 Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight Rises that eventually became something else.
According to game journalist Liam Robertson, Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham games were not the only Batman video games that Warner Bros. had in the works at the start of the decade. Apparently, after Warner Bros. bought developer Monolith Productions, the company, at one point, had been tasked with making a game based around the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
The game was said to be a big open-world game with some former developers comparing the doomed Dark Knight Rises video game 2018’s Spider-Man video game. After some time in preproduction, however, the Dark Knight Rises game was shut down. Apparently, this was due to the studio being unable to get Christopher Nolan’s approval for The Dark Knight Rises video game. The reason why Christopher Nolan did not sign off on this game, however, changes depending on who you ask.
Despite not being able to work on their open-world Batman game, Monolith Productions would eventually use the experience to develop their own Lord of the Rings game. This concept would eventually evolve into the highly successful game, Middle Earth: Shadow of War which would go on to win numerous Game of the Year awards. It’s interesting how these things sometimes work out.
You can Liam Robertson’s full video on the canceled Dark Knight Rises game below:
What do you all make fo this story? Would you rather have seen Monolith Productions create a video game based around Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises? Was Christopher Nolan right in taking little interest in the game? Was Shadow of Mordor a better result? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week’s episode, concept art for Titans’ Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman’s iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.