HBO Max Should Make A Batman: Arkham Asylum Series

Superheroes batman-arkham-asylum-artwork-video-games-batman-wallpaper

There have been reports circling the Internet that there are talks being had behind closed doors of a Batman: Arkham Knight series for HBO Max starring Ben Affleck.

This report first came from Geekosity, and it would be very cool if it happened.

However, I’ve been thinking about it, and if they were to adapt one of Rocksteady’s video games into a series, it should be Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Let me explain why.

Why should HBO Max make a Batman: Arkham Asylum series?

Batman-Arkham-Asylum-Rocksteady

Credit: Rocksteady

Read more: Arkham Knight Series In The Works With Ben Affleck?

OK, so one of the first reasons why I believe a Batman: Arkham Asylum series would make an awful lot of sense for HBO Max is because of the setting.

The whole video game takes place in one location: Arkham Asylum.

This makes for a very tight and gripping story, first of all.

However, there’s also another benefit to having a series set in one location: it saves on costs.

Rocksteady’s Arkham video games are legendary, however, I do believe that the first game was the best.

It has the best and most gripping story, and it also shows Batman in full detective mode, which is something we haven’t really seen in the live-action versions of the character.

We’re probably about to see this with Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman movie.

I’m pretty sure Robert Pattinson’s Batman is going to be solving a mystery in that movie.

It sounds like the story is slightly inspired by Jeph Loeb’s Batman: The Long Halloween graphic novel, which is great news is true.

An Arkham Asylum series would be scary and creepy, which is what we need right now

Batman-arkham-asylum-ben-affleck-hbo-max

Credit: Rocksteady

Read more: Rocksteady Pitched A Superman Game After Making Batman: Arkham Knight But WB Said No

OK, back to Arkham Asylum.

So, so far we have, it would serve for a tighter story, its use of one location would help to cut costs, and we’d get to see Batman be the world’s greatest detective.

There’s also the fact that a Batman: Arkham Asylum series would be scary and creepy, which is what we need from Batman right now.

Ben Affleck would be the perfect actor to play Batman in an Arkham Asylum series.

He’s slightly older and has the acting chops to pull it off.

And, the story could allow for HBO Max to bring in Jared Leto as the Joker, and possibly Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

I truly believe the game’s story would serve those actors perfectly.

Just imagine a whole series in which Ben Affleck’s Batman is having to stop Jared Leto’s Joker’s evil plan inside Arkham Asylum.

Then there would be all the other DC Comics villains who would be trapped inside Arkham with Ben Affleck’s Batman.

Batman wouldn’t be trapped inside Arkham with them, they would be trapped inside with him.

We already know Ben Affleck can do the Arkham Asylum-esque fight sequences

Batman-Ben-Affleck-Knightmare-Sequence-Justice-League-Zack-Snyder-DC-Comics

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Read more: Warner Bros. Montreal’s Next Batman Game Rumoured To Be A Reboot

Finally, there’s the fact that we’ve already seen Ben Affleck’s Batman perform the same sorts of moves that Batman does in the Rocksteady video game.

I can imagine another brilliant scene in which Ben Affleck’s Batman has to ghost a bunch of bad guys inside Arkham.

That Batman fight sequence in Batman V Superman was inspired by the Rocksteady video games, and it shows.

They could easily do something similar – perhaps just a bit more stealthy – in a potential Arkham Asylum series.

It just all fits so perfectly – almost too perfectly.

So, there you have it.

These are the reasons why I think HBO Max should look into adapting Batman: Arkham Asylum into a series starring Ben Affleck and Jared Leto.

What do you make of this feature?

Would you like to see Ben Affleck star in a Batman: Arkham Asylum series on HBO Max?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcasts, Small Screen Stories and Small Screen Film Club wherever you get your podcasts!



There are no comments

Add yours

Have your say...

18 Shares
Share18
Tweet
Reddit
Email