The September 2020 BOF Mailbag #2


ALSO READ: The Labor Day 2020 BOF Mailbag

I wanted to know that since there ain’t no Bat, do you want your cut of this money or not?

JETT SAYS: No, but I want you to do me a favor…I want you to tell all your friends about me.

Do you think THE BATMAN will have more characters that haven’t been put on film yet? That meaning in sequels as well.

JETT SAYS: Oh, for sure!

What’s up with a trade report saying the Snyder Cut is doing reshoots and Cavill saying it’s not happening? Is it just he who’s not coming back?

JETT SAYS: Honestly, I have no idea and really don’t care.  ZSJL is SO far off my radar or things I’m interested in that I simply don’t/avoid paying any attention to it.  Perhaps Henry Cavill isn’t participating if there are indeed reshoots — which will be very minimal even if they are happening.

If you are dressing up this Halloween since it’s on a Saturday what Batman suit would you wear?!

JETT SAYS: Actually, I’m going as early 1970s “Pimpin’ Elvis”…

but if I was going as Batman (again), I just might go as “Armored Batman” from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.

What do you think the comics industry will look like in five years? What major changes would you make to keep it viable overall?

JETT SAYS: In terms of DC Comics, I think the monthly titles will be cut significantly and be released 100% digitally.  I believe that they’ll still continue to print “old school” collected editions as GN’s and TPS’s, but will be limited.

JETT SAYS: I got my first look at Michael Keaton as Batman while looking through either a STARLOG or COMICS SCENE magazine at a bookstore in Central Mall in Port Arthur, sometime in late 1988 or early 1989.  It was at that moment that I realized that this movie was not going to be a remake or riff off of the 1960s BATMAN TV series starring Adam West. — which I thought it would be due to the casting of Keaton.  I thought the all-black suit was awesome and nothing like I had imagined it was going to look like.  This was the image shown in that magazine and I remember it clear as day…

Jett, do you think Director Andy Muschietti will recreate the BATMAN ’89 Anton Furst set for THE FLASH?

JETT SAYS: I think we’ll see some of BATMAN ’89 in THE FLASH, yes.

JETT SAYS: “DC. The house that Batman built. Yeah, what, Superman? Come at me, bro. I’m your Kryptonite.” – Batman in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

JETT SAYS: It’s in a safe, and undisclosed location and I’m not an ordinary citizen.

Any insight on the Henry Cavill rumors?

JETT SAYS: See one of the questions and my answer above.

Whenever Joker shows up in Matt Reeves’ trilogy, do you personally think Reeves will select a younger actor for the part like Heath Ledger (AKA mid-20’s to late-30’s) or an older actor like Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto or Joaquin Phoenix (early 40’s upward)? Moreover, which direction would you personally prefer to see Reeves go in?

JETT SAYS: I believe the actor will be younger — someone around Robert Pattinson’s age, give or take a few years — and that’s the way I’d go as well.

What do think of the WGTC piece on a possible Bale cameo in THE FLASH? Any truth to it?

JETT SAYS: I think WGTC is a horrible site that pulls shit out of their ass and posts it online and that should tell you what I think of that report.



Peter Craig is credited as the co-writer of THE BATMAN along with Matt Reeves. Earlier it was Mattson Tomlin.Can you give any details on this?. Also,do you think Matt Reeves has the trilogy planned out since he took a lot of time to write the script? 

JETT SAYS: I have no idea other than Tomlin did contribute to the script.  As far as having the entire trilogy planned in detail, I doubt it — but I’m sure he knows where he wants to go moving forward.

JETT SAYS: I think THE BATMAN and subsequent sequels will show him constantly tinkering with the suit.

Is there any truth to a possible Michael Keaton BATMAN BEYOND live-action film?

JETT SAYS: I’ve been told the plan is for Keaton to make more appearances as Bruce Wayne and/or Batman in other future DC movies, but I’m not sure they are going full-on BATMAN BEYOND.  It could be something that riffs off of that but feature a Nightwing or a Batgirl as a young protege of an aged Bruce.

JETT SAYS: Absolutely!


Big fan of your site since the pre-BATMAN BEGINS days. If Robert Pattinson’s Batman is a box office smash and Keaton’s version makes the Flash a huge success (I expect both scenarios to be the case), what do you think WB’s Batman release schedule looks like going forward? One Batman movie a year (Pattinson, Keaton in Batman Beyond, Pattison, Keaton in an extended cameo in WW, Pattinson, Batman Beyond 2, etc.) or do you think we will get more than one Batman film in a year?  Thank you.

JETT SAYS: A “Batman” film every year on the big screen is a bit much in my opinion.  Perhaps every other year or so would work.  Thanks for being with me all these years!