Batman Fights Wolverine in Stylish Noir Fan Movie

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Batman Fights Wolverine in Stylish Noir Fan Movie

The mean streets of Gotham have gotten even meaner since Batman hung up the cape.

French film maker Pierre Desgranges has fused a cornucopia of influences together to create his short noir-style movie, Batman: Deliverance. These include - bizarrely enough - the exploits of the mutant berserker Wolverine, who pops up for a rather stylish Marvel vs. DC grudge match with no explanation whatsoever.

The film's plot takes some of inspiration from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, with an aging Bruce Wayne who has given up his nocturnal vigilante activities. In Deliverance, Wayne has also developed a drinking problem, and his Batman costume talks to him, taunting him that he is nothing without it. There's also the whole bit with Wolverine that I mentioned before, but unless it represents some a very fan-service-y inner struggle, Desgranges seems to have just thrown it in for fun.

Even with the mysterious addition of metal-boned Canadians, Deliverance is a wonderfully made movie, which uses light and shade to great effect. It doesn't hurt either that the tired-sounding French voiceover gives the whole thing a great sense of gravitas. If audiences ever see The Dark Knight Returns up on the big screen, we can only hope that it has as much weight as this short film.

Source: io9

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Wow. I was kind of thinking this would be wacky, but that is surprisingly awesome.

My GOD! The angst level!
It's... OVER 9,000!

Now that I think about it, Batman vs Wolverine is probably the only crossover that DC and Marvel HAVEN'T done.

I wonder who they say would win, though. Guess it depends on if Batman has a healing factor negating gadget...or a super magnet.

I really need to read The Dark Knight Returns.

Logan Westbrook:
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Y'know... I found myself scoffing a bit during the fight, thinking it was just a little too Batman-friendly. (In fairness, Marvel has always been pretty inconsistent about Wolverine's strength and overall mass, whatwith the metal skeleton and all) I was thinking, "There's no way this is how the fight would go, c'mon."

And then I was thinking, "Why am I concerned with how this fight would go? Am I 12?" And then I was thinking, "Nah, it's okay to think about it. It's pretty awesome."

And then, when the end of the fight came around, that all vanished. And I found myself thinking, "Okay. Yeah. This is exactly how this fight would go."

A good job, all around.

I thought Batman was going to teabag Wolverine after he knocked him down. Wouldn't that have made a weird scene? o_o

Well. That was... interesting.

Beautifully styled. So good to see the art put back into comic series on film!

Logan Westbrook:
If audiences ever see The Dark Knight Returns up on the big screen, we can only hope that it has as much weight as this short film.

I'm not so sure I would agree with that. I've never believed superhero movies are the best medium to deal with really complex ideas. Even the new Batman films boiled down to fairly simple ideas.

Kopikatsu:
Now that I think about it, Batman vs Wolverine is probably the only crossover that DC and Marvel HAVEN'T done.

I wonder who they say would win, though. Guess it depends on if Batman has a healing factor negating gadget...or a super magnet.

True, as far as I can remember they never pitted them against one another but they sure as hell threw them together back in the good ole Amalgam days (man the 90s were weird). You should look up The Legend of The Dark Claw.

"Legend of the Dark Claw: The adamantium-clawed nocturnal predator of New Gotham is joined by Sparrow, his spunky protégée, in his war against the feral and psychotic Hyena! By Larry Hama, Jim Balent, and Ray McCarthy.
Amalgam of: Wolverine (M) and Batman (DC)"

Picture Below VVVVVVVVV Clicky!

Isn't there already a movie about Batman fighting Wolverine?
It's called "The Prestige".

Somehow, I don't think it would take Wolverine that long to subdue Batman. That headbutt that Batman performed would probably do most of Logan's work for him.

Adamantium skull, you know...

Until the end that fight seemed to be going way too well for Batman. It seemed to forget that hiding in the shadows only helps Batman avoid being seen, and there's still super smell and super hearing for Wolverine to keep track of him.
I didn't really get the point of it either, it was well put together but as a whole I found it quite jarring. It looked and sounded like a super-serious angst fest, but featured Batman vs Wolverine for no apparent reason. For me that felt like it couldn't keep a consistent mood.

Xanthious:

Kopikatsu:
Now that I think about it, Batman vs Wolverine is probably the only crossover that DC and Marvel HAVEN'T done.

I wonder who they say would win, though. Guess it depends on if Batman has a healing factor negating gadget...or a super magnet.

True, as far as I can remember they never pitted them against one another but they sure as hell threw them together back in the good ole Amalgam days (man the 90s were weird). You should look up The Legend of The Dark Claw.

"Legend of the Dark Claw: The adamantium-clawed nocturnal predator of New Gotham is joined by Sparrow, his spunky protégée, in his war against the feral and psychotic Hyena! By Larry Hama, Jim Balent, and Ray McCarthy.
Amalgam of: Wolverine (M) and Batman (DC)"

Picture Below VVVVVVVVV Clicky!

Yeaaaa, I already knew about the Amalgam Universe. Is that still an ongoing mini-series thing or did it die out already?

I was completely into the film: great voice work, amazing visuals, absolutely perfect 'feel'... And then they brought in a totally inane fight with Wolverine. No pretense or reasoning.

Yeah; aside from the arbitrary (if not bad) fight sequence, I really rather enjoyed this. Tight, meditative, well-lit, interesting psychological aspect to Bruce Wayne...I would like to see the suit/Bruce dialogue aspect expanded in a similar vein by the same guys, maybe to a short film in its own right...
Alors, superb; encore s'il-vous plaît!

What the hell was Wolverine doing there? And I'm not talking about the Marvel/DC issue here, no, what was hi business there, where did he suddenly come from and why was he fighting Batman?

Other than that, this was a very well made, quite atmospheric short film. I really like the use of lighting. But that fight just took me out of it.

Pretty good other than having a weak looking wolverine in there. Now, if it were the Mutant leader from Dark Knight Returns, that would have been something.

ScoopMeister:
Well. That was... interesting.

Same here

There was another french batman short based on frank millers ashes to ashes, a while ago.

link:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9fnir_batman-ashes-to-ashes-hd_creation.

i prefer this one truth be told

Holy fucking shit! The photography... and the lighting... and the loose focus... and the deep existencial themes presented with no dialogue... and on top of that it's in black and white and in French! It's a fucking Batman art movie!

Obviously those fundies where right, the world has already ended. No real world could actually create something like this.

That was... actually amazing... and my God, Batman needs to be done more in film noir style.
Wonderful pathos, grim and bold in execution.

I'm astonished that they got access to the Nolan version of the suit, though.

My opinion was kind of meh on this, honestly. I dislike it when films (or anything, for that matter) gets 'artsy' to the point of incomprehension. I couldn't tell what was real or what was happening in the imagination, and the subtitles didn't help as they were tiny and often blurred into the background

Nicely written and filmed.

Bad casting, action and premise.

Not particularly great really.

Eric Rizz:
There was another french batman short based on frank millers ashes to ashes, a while ago.

link:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9fnir_batman-ashes-to-ashes-hd_creation.

i prefer this one truth be told

Wow, that one scene was fucking hard to watch.

Also, Batman in the church was fucking awesome. That scene defines Batman.

Batman V Wolverine has already been done...

It's called 'The Prestige'

Robin won.

Souplex:
Isn't there already a movie about Batman fighting Wolverine?
It's called "The Prestige".

I just Tee hee'd at that.

OT: This short was meh.

That was a pretty terrible and unoriginal Batman adaptation. And they film itself was uninspiried and dripping in heavy noir cliche's.

I mean c'mon! Not only did they use shots from the Dark Knight, his suit, weapons, and Batmobile were of the same design. This was just a super angsty and bad omage to Nolan's films.

Also, why was Wolverine there?

This short was stupid, but this:

Xanthious:

"Legend of the Dark Claw: The adamantium-clawed nocturnal predator of New Gotham is joined by Sparrow, his spunky protégée, in his war against the feral and psychotic Hyena! By Larry Hama, Jim Balent, and Ray McCarthy.
Amalgam of: Wolverine (M) and Batman (DC)"

Picture Below VVVVVVVVV Clicky!

HOLY WIN BATMAN! Seriously, Wolverine was friggin ripped in half by The Hulk and he survived, and Batman just can't be bested. So this monstrosity must be unbeatable!

Kopikatsu:
Yeaaaa, I already knew about the Amalgam Universe. Is that still an ongoing mini-series thing or did it die out already?

Amalgam didn't last but a few years. I think it went under officially sometime around 98'.

still waiting for someone to do fan film about this guy
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Just from what I could read/see.

Bruce Wayne is tired of being Batman and has decided to quit. He lives with a alcohol problem and people suspect that he is involved in criminal activities. Seeing a couple being threatened with a knife by a mugger, Batman (Bruce) comes up with a plan. After stopping the mugger, Batman shoots the couple with a handgun infront of their child (Logan/Wolverine). As time goes by, Wolverine (Logan) grows up and wants revenge. Evidently it appears that this is what Batman has been planning all along as when Wolverine kills and unmasks him, Batman is smiling. It could be assumed that Batman purposely set the events in motion to create a new hero to replace himself as he was tired of being Batman or couldn't live with himself for some reason. That would explain why he makes a reference to himself 'Becoming the bat' and such through his own incident of seeing his parent's die.

wonderful, beautiful and more engrossing than any recent Batman movie (bring on the hate)
If this were a full length movie I'd pay to see it!

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