Tomorrow I’ll be making an announcement regarding what I have in store to coincide with King Richard Week.
Let’s just say I’m interpreting King Richard in a different way, and if you remember Operation Armitage from last year, you’ll have a clue as to what’s coming :)
In the meantime, let me tackle something that’s been floating around in the past few weeks.
Is he or isn’t he?
Of course Richard knows, but he’s not telling, but then he never does.
Hmmmm, secrecy is a prerequisite for any successful superhero…
My sister asked how I feel about Armibat and I’m giving this idea two thumbs up (do bats have thumbs?), but then I’m so starved fo anything new from RA.
On top of that, I wouldn’t mind Richard clad in black rubber getting tangled up in my hair, but that’s a whole different story, and one best left for RA Confessions.
As the Armibat rumours ripple across our fandom, I especially liked Seba’s take on the issue.
I starting forming thoughts in his comments, then decided that it warranted a further analysis.
Pot Kettle Black!
It’s all fine and dandy for Gizzy and Thorin to laugh at Armibat, but let’s delve
not much deeper into the stories of these three characters.
There are multiple similarities:
They all went through a trauma in their childhood/youth that shaped their life
They are all outsiders trying to fit in
They are on a mission and stop at nothing to achieve their goals
They all wear outfits that make great Halloween costumes
When we break things down though, Batman doesn’t look all that silly in his pointy-eared mask.
For one, he runs a successful business, albeit inherited, but still he didn’t let a dragon who sounds oddly like Sherlock Holmes take it away.
He doesn’t have to suck up to a demented sheriff to gather his fortune.
Let’s just say, Batman is laughing all the way to the bank.
On top of that, he has a secret lair which includes a Playboy Mansion style waterfall.
Beat that Shorty and Grumpy!
That’s prime real-estate, and there no huffing and puffing dragon parked there.
And the voice.
Oh, Batman’s voice!
Imagine Richard doing the “I’m Batman” line!
Batman also wins hands down in the accessories department!
Beardy and Gayliner can sheaf their toothpick swords…
You add Bat to any word and Batman’s got it!
Batman utility belt? Yup!
Cave, blaster, girl? Check, check, check!
Hell, he’s even got Robin and who wouldn’t want a brightly dressed and pantyhose clad boy for a sidekick!
All I’m saying is that Gizzy and Thorin need to wipe those smirks of their cute cartoon faces as they choke on the batmobile’s dust.
On a serious note, do I think Armibat is going to happen?
Well, no news on new RA film projects would make sense if he’s already tied down for Batman (just had a vision of RA in the Batman costume literally tied down, another one for RA Confessions me thinks…).
On the other hand, all the mentions of RA playing the part are of the “Hey, wouldn’t he make a great Batman” variety, so that’s hardly hard-hitting journalism.
I’m gonna call this particular rumour BS.
And then I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’m made to eat my words wrapped up in a sexy Armibat sandwich :)
And here’s one of my favourite Big Bang Theory moments featuring Howard as Batman.