The other day, cutie patootie Seth from Defamer was discussing the marketing problem that Warner Bros is now facing with the new Batman movie. The current crop of ads are all centered around Heath Ledger’s Joker character, of course, which might be construed by some as now being in bad taste or capitalizing on a tragedy, etc etc. He ended with a joke, saying he hopes director Christopher Nolan “doesn’t, in a moment of grief-induced panic, cave to the studio’s suggestions that he write in an 11th-hour Robin, then roll out a far less ominous second-phase campaign built entirely around re-shoots featuring Zac Efron in the iconic red, green, and yellow costume.”
And the thought of THAT just sent my mind REELING, as you can well IMAGINE. Especially as I have THIS PICTURE of Zac as my screensaver. Just the idea of my little baby in that FABULOUS outfit makes me moist! So even though the idea was thrown out there in jest, the good folks at Warner Bros might do well to seriously consider the idea for THE NEXT Batman movie. I’m just sayin.
– James St James