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The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The New Batman by kinjamin The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The New Batman by kinjamin
First off, I have no problem with the fact John Blake (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an amalgamated version of all the Robins. It makes sense. If Tim Drake is someone's favorite, for example, then they can see the qualities they like in Tim in Blake. Same goes for Dick or Jason. Maybe not Damian. Ha.. or Stephanie or Carrie for that matter.

But in my extended head movies, I have the various versions of the Robins and, to me, only Dick has dibs on inheriting the Batman name upon the immediate resignation (or faked death) of Bruce. So I chose to reconcile all of that.

I also noted a lot of people are in debate as to whether he should be Nightwing or Batman. It kind of doesn't make sense for him to change the name of the mantle.. but I didn't see anything wrong with adding in Nightwing elements WHILE he was proving himself worthy (hence the suit)

There was a whole lot more backstory planned for this piece but I couldn't fit it all into one page. I wanted to get more than a mention of Lucius in there, but couldn't squeeze it in. Also wanted to mention that Robin was interacting with the orphanage just upstairs from his headquarters. In any case, it is a 'to be continued' into the next character study of my extended Nolanverse story.

Also, have to give credit where credit is due.. I was heavily influenced by the stunning CG render of Batman Beyond by Mark Vick - [link] -- when I first saw it, I thought holy crap.. someone HAS to make a movie out of this design.

P.S. Loosely used the wifey as reference for Shiva
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Kmon13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome origin.... 
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AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
If only... :)
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strongcactus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
With this you made me like this character.
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abiyasha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Awesome!!
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seancarlson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This is an icredible and awesome idea of how - if they do and I certainly hope - they could continue with a modern and continuation of the movies.
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M0N5T3RS Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I've just come across your pages and I have to say I love all this stuff you've done to carry on the Nolan Batman world. All the art work and the amount of detail put in to all the characters back stories. I particularly like the Batgirl and the new Two-Face.
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MiniriFpomsiyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It goes perfectly withe a photo manipulated poster I made of him as the "Winged Knight" aka Nightwing. Check it out and see what you think!

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rex3030 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
i thought he would become robin
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MStarDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good conception. It would definitely catch my interest if made into the next batman.
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nothinatalljustme Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
So, does he not have a cape?
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