Lately, everything seems to be coming up Batman. This year alone, we’ve got the sequel to the successful video game Batman:Arkham Asylum, a possible new first-person shooter follow-up, the start of the viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight Rises, and now a LIVE Batman stage show happening overseas.
How do we know that this film will be different/better than the 3-year mess of a show Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark has been? DC guru Geoff Johns will be penning the script, there is no music, and most importantly: no rubber nipples.
Here’s what Johns had to say about the show’s premise:
We want to bring out a whole other level to Batman by looking at Robin’s journey from a circus performer to an orphan after his parents are killed, to a superhero. Batman lost his parents, but he can cope with his pain and owns it. Then he sees this boy and it reopens all those wounds. Robin’s journey very much brings up Bruce Wayne’s journey. […] I think very much that Robin brings out a whole new level to Batman. I actually think it is more about Bruce Wayne and Batman than almost any story.
We’ve got a glimpse at the costumes and characters from the show for you after the jump, so check it out!