I’m just as excited as everyone else about the new Batman movie. I can’t see it Friday because I’m lazy, Saturday because there’s an ANIMAL ATTACKING HUMANS MOVIE MARATHON, but I’ll for sure see it first thing Sunday morning. Hurray. But here’s the deal: the Joker? There are so many crazy villains to choose from and they have to choose the Joker to face for the four hundreth time?
Yeah yeah yeah. Heath Ledger is dead. How dare you deface his last role! etc.
All I’m saying is the reason Batman Begins was so rad was because they experimented with different villains, namely – my second favorite villain – Scarecrow. Using a villain that has already been done – and been done right – just seems a little boring to me.
So why not bring back a villain that has barely been done?
Poison Ivy has long been my favorite villain. Which makes absolutely no sense. When I was a kid I was always a big fan of male super-heroes, or girls who resembled male super-heroes. I spent my time pretending I was Bravestar and, for a month, the Tin Man. Rainbow Bright made an appearance…
…but none were so important to me as Batman, Robin, and Poison Ivy.
I’d like to pretend that the reason I liked her so much was because she was an environmentalist and a man-hater, but I think I just liked her because she had cool looking green eyes. I also liked her outfit because it reminded me of Peter Pan, another androgynous fictional character I loved.
The role has been attempted by Uma Thurman, but we all remember what a disaster that movie was. I say give Nicole Kidman another shot. She’s got the height and the legs and her previous Batman adventure was so incredibly lame I can’t even believe it. She’s cool. Because for every Days of Thunder there’s a Dogville. And a Dark Knight 2?
So, anyway, Poison Ivy is cool, but I never wanted to dress up as her. I hate tights.
This post was a part of Big Mike’s Movie Blog Batman blogathon: