Looks like the caped crusader will become the first DC superhero with his own traveling stage show. The good news? It’s not a musical.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are creating an arena performance, tentatively named Batman Live – a made for families extravaganza, set to hit the road sometime in 2011 or 2012.
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Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) is penning the script and while most details, including which villains we’ll see, have yet to be announced, the project will be a collaboration with the same companies behind Walking With Dinosaurs and the Mamma Mia! tours.
A touring live stunt show seems like a good remedy for the now sore subject of superhero stage shows after the catastrophe-prone musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark failed to raise the $50 million dollars to fund the mega show, which was supposed to debut in February. It has since lost its two notable stars Alan Cumming, set to play the Green Goblin and Evan Rachel Wood, who signed on to play Mary Jane Watson. (DC: 1, Marvel: 0?)
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Though Batman Live should set out sometime in the next two years, it could be later rather than sooner, in order to coordinate with Christopher Nolan’s next Batman film, no doubt to capitalize on the hype.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]