Very few characters have managed to withstand the test of time, most fade from public memory and lose relevance as they’re ultimately replaced by exciting new characters, however Batman continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans everywhere.
For the last 76 years, Batman has proven to be an iconic character that has continued to live on through the talented writers/ artists that have been guiding the Dark Knight through the generations. They’ve all approached the material with their own distinct voice and an incredible understanding of their audience. There isn’t any doubt that they’re creating timeless art that has been an inspiration to fans, which had prompted their own original works of art inspired by the Dark Knight.
Josh & Zach of Spartan Digital understand the undeniable power of Batman, they’re lifelong fans that have been inspired to make their own mark on the legacy that is Batman.
Like most of us, they’re huge fans of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, however they believe there are still plenty of stories to be told within that world. Just because Nolan and Warner Bros said everything they wanted to say, it doesn’t mean it has to end there. They’ve decided to take on the monumental responsibility of breathing new life into Christopher Nolan’s Gotham, their fan film is going to be set in-between the events of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Most might find that to be an intimidating endeavor, however they’re taking the challenge head-on. In fact you may already be familiar with their source material, they’ve decided to re-imagine one of the greatest Batman films of all time… Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
In case you happened to miss it, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was an animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman (Kevin Conroy) is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to the lovely Andrea Beaumont (Dana Delany), who helps him recover from his need to avenge his parents’ murder — meaning that his crime-fighting days may be numbered.
The themes explored within the original Mask of the Phantasm story are going to marry beautifully with those of the established Nolanverse. Based on everything I’ve seen so far, this is definitely going to be a project worth getting behind… If you’d like to know how you can show your support, head on over to the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm fan film Kickatarter page for more details.
They want to ensure they’re delivering the Batman film that they’d want to watch, they’re wanting to deliver a movie truly for the fans. In order to accomplish such a feat, they’re needing the funds to ensure the visual effects and post production are done right… They want want the fans to be as proud of the end result as they are.
Of course Spartan Digital isn’t a stranger to creating fan films, they’re the creative force behind Red Dead Vengeance the fan film inspired by the wildly popular Videogame Red Dead Redemption.