Alex Kurtzman Recalls Failed Batman Pitch

Alex Kurtzman Recalls Failed Batman Pitch Dark Knight News

Alex Kurtzman’s name isn’t quite household, but his work surely is. He and his career-long partner Robert Orci were responsible for co-writing the scripts to Transformers and Star Trek, two massively successful films that launched/re-launched two huge cinematic franchises.

Recently, Kurtzman revealed a time not too long ago when he and Orci were pitching a Batman movie. In an interview with THR, he spoke about his worst experience pitching, and the name Batman came up. Check out what he said below:

We went in for Batman before Christopher Nolan, not realizing that they wanted to shift to that [darker] tone. Halfway through the meeting, after three or four weeks of planning, the executive stopped us: “Did nobody tell you that we’re not going in that direction at all?” We just said, “Thank you for your time. We should probably stop here.” (Laughs.)

Just to put this in perspective, the latest Batman movie to have been released at the time was 1997’s Batman & Robin. So naturally, the next Batman movie to be made was definitely in need of a tonal shift.

What do you think? Based on Kurtzman’s work, how do you think his Batman movie would have gone? Let us know in the comments below, Bat-fans!

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Tyler Harris

Tyler is an actor by day, hermit by night, and musician by requirement. An avid reader and collector, Tyler has had a love for comics since his first exposure to them in the form of Batman: Knightfall as a child. Since that day, most all of his time and money have been split between his three loves: acting, comic books, and lasagna.