For everyone who grew up on Batman: The Animated Series, for those who’ve read the comics and graphic novels, and for all those wondering what the F$&! is going on with the Live-Action DC Universe… please read…
My name is Pops, but I don’t want that to be the focus. My name means nothing. I am simply a Batman fan. I want this to be a FAN effort. I do not want the focus on me, but on the work. I have for some time now have had a pilot script, series bible, treatment and pitch. I won’t bad mouth others, but twice now over the years I have had a couple agents show interest and lost interest for one of two reasons. They wanted to change the things that make Batman BATMAN, or they wanted to sell to a network for MORE money but wouldn’t be able to stay true to the essence of Batman and his world. I have been preparing and planning this for half of my life. I will NOT give in now for the sake of money. I have been doing this BECAUSE of the destruction of character, and interference of studios, which is why us die hard fans aren’t even recognizing these beloved characters “interpretations” on screen. Only true fans will understand what I mean when I say this… the era of BOB KANE’s Batman is over! We need to usher in BILL FINGER’s vision. The true creator. Not for the fame and money, but for the character and story.
We the fans can get the series we deserve. Only a couple of networks can do Batman properly. We need to build the HYPE to the point that we GET the attention of these networks and simply make it bad business for them to refuse our voice. Word of mouth will win this battle!
My goal has been simple…to get in the room to pitch the series as it should be. Now I know these are just words… which doesn’t amount to anything if they can’t be backed up. All of my work is copywritten with the WGA (so no one can steal the work). I have encountered setback after setback taking the “traditional” route. I know as fans we can get this done untraditionally. As Batman would’ve. Now I’m not claiming to be Batman, but I do need an Alfred (the fans). And from there we need a Gordon (the network). Remember, Alfred helped the functions of the Batman. But Gordon gave the domain in which to work. Once I see a following building I would happily send copies of the pilot script so the fans themselves can be the judge, jury, and executioner of this plan. Think of a Batman series where the art department has open submissions. Meaning you could send in character, vehicle, location designs, and be given credit if that design is chosen for the forthcoming season.
A definitive Batman narrative on television would be the deepest examination of the human condition. Staying true to character and mythology. Not coasting on popularity.
Do this for the fans and for Bill Finger… tell your friends about me