Hobbit Thorin

With 2012 ticking quickly away and the clock marching on towards the no-doubt superstition-filled advent of 2013, we’ve been looking back at the best bits of 2012, compiling the best films, the most disappointing films and the best examples of people taking their clothes off throughout the year, but now it’s time to look forward to next year for a moment, and the ones beyond.

With the New Year chiming in but a few short hours, Hollywood has a chance to make some resolutions, and get its house in order a little. This one time a year opportunity provides a chance for the sins of the past to be used to inform the decisions of the future, and by God have their been some sins this year.

So here we have it, the 10 New Year’s Resolutions Hollywood must make come the strike of midnight tonight…



1. Have The Balls Not To Reboot Batman


I’ve already spoken at length about how crazy Warner Bros would be to reboot the Batman property, given how much potential there is to continue it even without the active influence of Christopher Nolan, and the sentiment remains the same even after the dust has settled on The Dark Knight Rises.

There is no need to press reset on the property – there are enough villains to furnish further films on the same thread, including the Joker who we apparently all simply expected to believe vanished into thin air, and the suggestion that Blake was to take over the mantle as Batman offers enough potential for the next film. And as much as Nolan fans were happy with his ending to Bruce Wayne’s character arc, there were enough Batman fans left disgruntled to make a fourth film in this strand a good idea.

Come to think of it, stop rebooting superhero stories full-stop. We all know the origins of the major players from the comic book world, and being endlessly fed the same material cut in a slightly different way is just demoralising.

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This article was first posted on December 31, 2012