> > > they were rumours after all...
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> > > http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/index.cgi?column=litg&article=2932
> > >
> > > Oh and Dead Batman/Todd Batman/God Bruce Wayne? So not happening. You can still expect a status-challenging new scenario, still expect Alex Ross covers and designs, still expect some intricately complex yet instantly entertaining Morrisonia, just, expect something else. Did Internet reaction affect this? Not one jot it seems. All decisions are taking place at a much higher level, and Warner Bros. have made their feelings known.
> > Actually, this make sit sound more like they were actual plans that the higher-ups at TW scotched as soon as they had "trickled up" the management chain.
> Good point, should have caught that. (That'll teach me to post late at night)
The thing is, I can grasp why Morrison might have plotted things that way. He set up the idea that humanity is the heir to the Fourth World and the New Gods in both his JLA run (Protex: "Creatures that were supposed to be gods ended up being mere humans."/Metron: "You are the forerunners."/Humanity becoming supoerhumans during the Mageddon conflict.) and Seven Soldiers (The New Gods create the god-hero Aurakles/Shilo Norman apparently becomes a full-fledged god.).
Who beter to be the first human to ascend to New Godhood than the ultimate human, Batman? And for Morrison, Batman is very much the peak of human potential and will, not just an obsessive who trains a lot.
All that said, overall you lose Batman...even if you revert him to human, having been an outrifght god and all that sort of scotches the whole "ultimate human" idea by resolving or finishing it as a concept. And some future writer would invariably be tempted to have the transformation recur or have stupid aftereffects. No wonder it was squelched.
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