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AI like that. The idea of making Batman the only "set" character.

I thought about how I would approach this and I'm kind of getting giddy thinking about my take.

I would totally be down for a Batman draft. In thinking about draft slots, you could give the option of drafting a particular storyline  - DKR, Gotham Central, No Man's Land, etc.

Let's do it.

I'm loving this.

You wanna get nuts?



Let's get nuts.

Would there be a specific time period for this draft? Modern? Retro? I have a whole lineup of ways to do this.

My wife and I were talking about this when we were discussing how you would do a SHINING draft. I think what you'd do is that the first round - and only the first round - would be a flag-planting/concept round.



So, round one (or the first half of the day if you're doing two-a-days, which I think works well for slots rounds), if you wanted to do a retro draft with deceased actors a la Batman '66 or that Orson Welles stunt, you'd draft "RETRO: 40s," or if you wanted to do a specific property you'd draft like THE LONG HALLOWEEN or GOTHAM CENTRAL. Hell, you could even put animation on there. And once you've grabbed your concept, you can build from there.



Now, granted, you'd have to play your hand early, but it's one way to think about.



Going back, here's what we were thinking for 10 rounds:



1. Batman


2. Director


3. Ally


4. Villain


5. Love Interest


6. Concept (potentially)


7-10. Free

That sounds like a pretty awesome set-up. And for those who are just doing meat-and-potatoes/not following a specific storyline or going retro, they can get an extra free spot - the one thing to avoid is hamstringing anyone who's not an avid comics reader.

Not sure about that, if you're the only one who picks 40s Batman, it's a pretty boring draft. I think the draft needs a defined time period or the competition is gone.

We could also stick to the standard rule of living talent, but there's nothing stopping someone from doing a modern retro Bat-venture!

A^ id rather it goes that way. Worked fine in the Bond draft with some going campy and others serious.
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^ id rather it goes that way. Worked fine in the Bond draft with some going campy and others serious.

Yeah, I guess that would work better for the competition - everyone's got to be taking from the same pool. Otherwise it just becomes a straight 'recast" thread without any real overlap.

Do it.  I already have my Batman picked out.



Oh yes.

A[quote name="Judas Booth" url="/community/t/147438/ideas-for-future-drafts/780#post_4240310"]Do it.  I already have my Batman picked out.

Oh yes.
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I do too... sort of.
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I do too... sort of.


No 'sort of' for me.  I latched onto a few actors back when we were doing the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK draft that I put in my back pocket for later usage.  One of them would be an amazing Batman, and a lot of the other 'spares' can fill in the other gaps in the cast perfectly.  Shit, I'm ready to draft right now.

AWell, I think doing a traditional line up (Bruce, Alfred, Gordon, etc.) would be boring so...

I think I have the concept for my draft, and I'm diggin' it. Let's do this.

I've got some ideas kicking around in my head. This is sounding kind of exciting.

I'm looking forward to drafting my Batman cast comprised entirely of actual species of bats.

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Catwoman?

My draft will be made up of designated hitters from the American League of MLB.

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I'm looking forward to drafting my Batman cast comprised entirely of actual species of bats.



It'll made a fine addition to the Reservoir Dogs you did with cartoon dogs.

Ha ha! No one will see my draft composed entirely of World War I British army-men coming!



Wait. Drat.

Nobody will see my 'Victor Mature as Batman, James Cagney as Joker' film either.

Ditto my silent Fledermausmann starring Conrad Veidt, with Brigitte Helm as Catwoman and F.W. Murnau directing.




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Ha ha! No one will see my draft composed entirely of World War I British army-men coming!



Wait. Drat.


Sounds like a cunning plan.



Curses, Pither, you dastardly fiend! You've revealed my casting for...oh, let's say....the Riddler!



:goestobroodinundergroundcave:



EDIT: So, are we definitely set on Batman post-Paxton Knockout?

I have several concepts I've bounced around. A couple adaptations, one that could be my own "reboot."



I will say though, I had a killer concept for a Tony Scott-directed, Quentin Tarantino-scripted Daredevil with Val Kilmer (who turns down Batman for this) and James Gandolfini (who, in a perfect world, would have BEEN the Kingpin from the get-go) from 1994. Jon Peters produces, wanting to get back in the superhero game badly after what happened with Batman and the Michael Jackson project (Superman Lives never comes close to fruition here).



All I remember was that it was R-rated, and QT's flourishes include a fight scene set to the theme from Black Caesar.

A[quote name="Dent6084" url="/community/t/147438/ideas-for-future-drafts/780#post_4240594"]EDIT: So, are we definitely set on Batman post-Paxton Knockout?
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Sounds like a plan. We might want to tighten up the rules on this one a bit more.

I am interested in seeing how my current take would hold up in a draft. I might also go completely off the rails and cast Bat-Mite on day one.

No reason why we have to wait for the Paxton knockout to conclude.  They aren't mutually exclusive.

I'm not sure what rules need tightening beyond the usual casting draft rules (performers have to be living, etc).  I'd say the only written in stone role is that you have to cast a Batman.  Other than that, you can be adapting an existing story, doing your own thing, whatever.

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No reason why we have to wait for the Paxton knockout to conclude.  They aren't mutually exclusive.


Fair enough. Do we have someone to run it? I could almost certainly take a stab at setting up everything and running the drafts next week, but is that enough time for everyone to prepare? I would probably need someone to help set up brackets the week after, since my schedule is potentially dicey that week.

At the moment, my schedule is actually fairly light.  If nobody else wants to run it, I can do so.



Not sure if we've got enough notice to start this up next Monday.  We might want to wait until the following Monday (the 13th) to actually kick things off.

I'll also throw my hat in the ring as a potential runner of this thing if someone tells me what we've decided.  Though, for me, earlier in March would be better.

Yeah, in terms of participating, starting either next week or the week after is fine, though I'd like to run a draft at some point down the line.