Contest: Where Could The Dark Knight Go Next?
by Alex Billington
July 20, 2008
With the entire world wrapped up in The Dark Knight this weekend, I thought it would be fun to hold a contest for fans who can't stop thinking about Batman. The Dark Knight was such an amazing follow up to Batman Begins, that I'm not sure how another sequel could even be made. However, considering it's about to break box office records, I'm sure Warner Brothers is willing to pay whatever it takes to finish this trilogy. With that in mind, I'm wondering what kind of story we might see in a third film? What villains would work? How might Batman get himself out of the predicament he is in at the end of the second film? How could anything ever surpass what Christopher Nolan just created with The Dark Knight? We've decide to host a writing contest to see who can come up with the best story for a third movie.
The rules are simple: write the best story for the sequel to The Dark Knight in 500 words. The stories will be judged by our resident comic guru and Batman fan Roman Chavez and contributing writer Andy Adair. The best stories will be published later this week and one top winner will receive the following prizes: a hardcover copy of Batman: The Killing Joke graphic novel as well as three full-size Dark Knight posters (painted wall, burning building, Bat Pod). To enter, all you need to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Dark Knight Sequel Story" and the story contained within the e-mail. Entries are due by Midnight on Tuesday, July 22nd. Please check your grammar and spelling, as those could count against your chances. Good luck and have fun!
The Riddler? Penguin? Robin? Catwoman or Batgirl? Who would Batman fight? Would he finally save Gotham City? Send in your story ideas now before it's too late! Our favorite Batman story will win!