In the months leading up to the announcement of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman picture, the internet was buzzing with news that one of the villains in the film would be The Riddler. In fact, Warner Bros. did want The Riddler in the movie and for him to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Of course now we know that didn’t happen. The Dark Knight Rises picks up eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, so what happened to Gotham and Batman in that time? Batman: Puppet Master wants to answer that question, but the crew needs a bit of help.
Batman: Puppet Master is a fan film inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. It takes place after The Dark Knight, a manhunt for Batman is unsuccessful and the Gotham PD brings in a FBI agent, Edward Nigma (aka The Riddler), to help catch him. Edward Nigma has never failed to catch a criminal before, but this case holds greater interest for him: he wants unmask Batman.
In this project you’ll see Nolan-inspired takes on several classic Batman villains such as The Riddler, Victor Zsaz and The Ventriloquist/Scarface. Below you can watch a pitch of the project as well as an animatic that will give a hint of the film’s tone.
This seems like a very cool project and would love to see it finished, but In order for that to happen, the filmmakers need to raise $8000 by 6:22 PM EDT next Wednesday, June 13th! So far they have 22 backers and have raised a total of $1,006. In the video, you heard a few of the very cool incentives you can get for donating, including some Batarangs, the Scarface puppet and the bat suit used in the film. You can also get your name in the credits as a producer! Check out the official page for more info.