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Stephanie Brown Enters The Dark Knight Nolan-verse In This Batman Fan Film

Yadda, yadda, yadda – inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Batman – yadda, yadda, yadda – seeking funding for a full web series on Indiegogo. Chloe Dykstra (Nerdist’s Just Cos, Heroes of Cosplay) plays Stephanie Brown in it and that’s all I need to know.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Katie Frederick

    I’ll admit this hit my radar because it stars both Daniel Vincent Gordh and Craig Frank from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (which just got its Emmy yay!), but also featuring Stephanie Brown is a nice bonus.

  • Thomas Hayes

    That doesn’t really sound like Stephanie Brown as I recognise her, although I admit to not having read anything about her before Batgirl (2009-2011) so maybe my reference pool is too small. I do one day hope to see an actual official Warner film about Batgirl. A medium-budget Dredd-style film about Cassandra Cain, based on a somewhat loose adaptation of the comics that star her, would be great, and it would have fit in reasonably well with Nolan’s films too. I reckon it could be done, although I’m not holding my breath given that Warner cares neither for less-than-blockbuster films or female protagonists at this juncture.

  • Ham Boner

    “You’re not as dumb as you look” “What you talkin about. This suit is pimp”

  • Important Film Maker

    I’ll admit I was confused for a second and thought you meant Stephanie MEYER, which would be an interesting addition to the Bat-Family.

  • Abel Undercity

    “That’s a clown suit. That’s a costume, with a big sign on it that says “Arrest me”. You understand? You’re too loud, you’re making too much noise. Listen to me, the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – American Gangster (2007)

  • Jamie Jeans

    … so… the makers of this video took Renee Montoya’s origin and gave it to Stephanie Brown.

    So that’s two characters, who are women of colour, who have had their roles and/or origins taken from them to give to a white, blonde haired, blue eyed woman…


    Yeah, someone call me when someone makes a Cass Cain series instead.

  • Anonymous

    Of all the characters who should NOT be Nolanized…please guys, leave Steph out of this.

    (Besides, Jamie Jeans is right — name excepted, that’s totally Renee.)

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    …If someone made a nolanized cassandra cain, would anyone be able to tell the difference from the usual cain?
    Would be pretty awesome though come to think of it

  • Thomas Hayes

    That was my point when suggesting it below. If Warner wants Batman’s world to be grittier, Cassandra would fit right in. You could stick a version of her in the Nolanverse without much of a stretch, in my opinion. Her origin might need to be toned down slightly but I think it could work.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Hmm….Maybe Terantino then? He can do gritty pretty well and martial arts is his bread and butter

  • Thomas Hayes

    Maybe. Also he likes putting actual wit in his films, which is always a plus.

  • Nuuni Nuunani


    On that note, if it was for a Stephanie Brown film, I would wanna see Deltoro tackle it. He has a certain goofyness in his works that I think suits her material while still managing some badass

  • electrasteph

    This is the second time I’ve heard somebody trying to crowdsource a film based on a copyrighted work that they definitely would never get permission to make, and I wonder – why try this, and who would contribute money to it, if it’s going nowhere? Is it just to prove there’s some interest in it the concept, in hopes that DC will get the message? Because if they haven’t gotten the message from the thousands of fans communicating to them about Stephanie Brown regularly, why would this change things?

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Hmm, I can see what you’re saying but I see it from another perspective. I think Steph is a born crime fighter so it a Nolan-type world, she’d obviously be a cop.

    I can’t speak for the creators of course, but I think Gotham is allowed to have more than one female police officer. Maybe they just really wanted to use Stephanie, and perhaps have plans for her to take on her normal superhero role (with John Blake as “Robin”) if they get to continue the story.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I don’t think there’s an issue if they aren’t making a profit off of it. They’re doing it to get funding to actually produce the series so people can enjoy it.

  • electrasteph

    Sorry; I finally read the last paragraph where they noted ‘we aren’t making money.” I wonder how they can prove they’re planning to spend the entire $30,000 on the production? But what do I know. I’m not a lawyer. I suppose they’re fine.

  • Cy

    My guess? Choreography…it just didn’t seem fluid enough to be Red Hood.

  • Nick Gaston

    …the ponderous, nonstop speechifying? Or the fact that comics don’t (usually) rattle my teeth with their soundtrack’s bass?


  • Nick Gaston

    So…the right killer vigilante actually DOES do more damage to Gotham’s crime rate than a tactical nuke. Huh. Even spelled it out in the dialogue.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    we read different comics it seems 8D