She's got a tongue like an electric eel, and
she likes the taste of a man's tonsils.
Then there's these two...
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 - 1995)
Justice League (2001-2006)
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992 - 1997)
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998)
Wow. Finally, 202 episodes. That's a lot of hours and weeks. But finally managed to get around to watching the entire series of the X-Files (all nine seasons) and the two movies. On its first run, only ever managed to watch the first five seasons in their entirety, and in all honesty, on watching the closing four seasons, have to say the first five were ultimately the best of the nine.
That's not to say the remaining four seasons were bad, they weren't, they just didn't have the story lines that made those opening seasons great. Government conspiracies, alien abductions, these episodes are what made the series interesting and entertaining from the very beginning. And kept you (the audience) glued to your seat, week in and week out as you followed Mulder and Scully on their journey.
The story lines that had been so good and so captivating, seemed to lose track around the seventh season. Quite often, Fox Mulder would go off on his own, while leaving Dana Scully behind, and vice versa. This was okay from time to time, but when the two main characters start going off on their own and leaving the other behind on a regular basis, you know the series is in trouble, for whatever reasons.
Things actually looked very promising half-way through season eight when Fox Mulder comes back into it, only to have these hopes of him returning to the series to be dashed in the opening episode of series 9. And Fox Mulder's character is nowhere to be seen.
That's not to say that the characters of John Doggett and Monica Reyes are bad, it was just difficult to start investing in two new characters, especially after following Mulder and Scully for so long and growing to like them after such a long period of time. And this may have been why the ratings plummeted so badly and the fans felt like they'd been jilted, especially in those final two episodes, that certainly seemed like a very lack luster way to tie up all the loose ends.
This is a series that had so much potential, that it should still be running today, especially with all those talented writers that they had and the talent of Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz. And everyone else that was involved in bringing this amazing series to the small screen.
But there is good news.
Everyone seems to be up for making a third movie. Which seems like a great idea, but this fan would much prefer to see Fox studios, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and co, sit down at a table and knock heads and come up with ideas for a six-part mini-series that revolves around Dana Scully's son, William.
What if Mulder and Scully learn from Gibson Praise that William is in danger and it's a race against time to save him or rescue him etc? And this is done over the course of six, one-hour-long episodes?
Get back to the roots of the original series that made it so great and bring back the conspiracy theories and government cover ups etc. What if the government or some underhanded agency has learned where William is and they want him? Now that he's a teenage boy etc. They've been keeping tabs on him and watching him grow as he learns and discovers his powers.
What if Mulder and Scully have to call on the help of Monica Reye's and John Doggett who still work for the FBI? Bring Back Walter Skinner and the Lone Gunmen.
And then consider doing a third movie or even bringing back the series.
Maybe not twenty plus episodes, but maybe start with twelve and see how it goes.
There's a rumor going around that they are casting for a new Bruce Wayne. There's also a list of actors they're considering for the role. One of them is Josh Brolin. As this is the internet, I'm not entirely sure how accurate these rumors are. But that sounds like a great choice. But that depends on the direction that Zack Snyder is planning on taking this sequel.
This would make a great way into a Justice League movie. The two main characters coming together and perhaps at first facing off against each other for whatever reasons. Then having to work together when some menacing threat appears on Earth, and this in turn leads to the formation of the Justice League. Food for thought.
Especially if another Justice League character is introduced who's trying to stop this threat when it arrives on Earth and ends up befriending The Caped Crusader and Man of Steel.
And an older Bruce Wayne/Batman could take on that father figure role that Clark Kent/Superman needs from time to time. They don't always see eye to eye, but it's good to have someone to confide in when things seem to be going wrong.
I guess it comes down to whether or not he'd want to put on the suit.
UPDATE: Ben Affleck. Interesting choice. Seems to be getting a lot of heat on the internet about this. Probably because of what happened with Daredevil (2003). That really wasn't his fault. These things happen. He's a good actor, it's not like he rolled into Hollywood and got every role under the sun. He's worked hard to get to where he is. If he bulks up, gets gritty with the role of Batman and Bruce Wayne, gets rid of the beard, what's the problem? And he's the right age. Bruce Wayne needs to be senior to Clark Kent. Experience. Again, this is the internet, so it could all be a hoax. Good luck to him. Not sure about the title: Batman vs. Superman. Seems a little silly. Hope it's just a working title.
When it was announced that Michael Keaton was going to be Batman in Tim Burton's version there was a huge uproar. Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) ended up being very successful and Michael Keaton was very good as the Caped Crusader and a brooding Bruce Wayne. Mr. Affleck will be fine. Just make sure the costume, the car and gadgets kick ass.
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