Dark Knight Legacy is an Indiegogo fan film that takes place after The Dark Knight Rises. The trailer, embedded below, features several characters from the Batman comics and movies — Nightwing (TDKR’s John Blake), Red Hood (identity unknown), Stephanie Brown (Spoiler), Oswald Cobblebot (Penguin), and Lynx (from the Robin comics). For a fan film, the trailer is pretty good. I was especially impressed by the costumes.
Dark Knight Legacy’s goal is $30,000 with a stretch goal of $90,000. Rewards include a digital download of the movie ($15), your face drawn in the style of one of the characters on a comic-book cover ($150), and a Red Hood replica mask ($5,000).
Here’s an excerpt from the Indiegogo pitch:
Dark Knight Legacy follows “Robin” John Blake’s heroic journey to protect the symbol of Batman from the lethal, relentless attacks of a masked vigilante known only as the Red Hood.
A completely fan funded series, Dark Knight Legacy is a series by fans for fans. Every penny will be put towards creating an epic masterpiece that explores the world left behind in The Dark Knight Rises.
While I enjoyed the trailer, I’m split about Dark Knight Legacy. Nightwing is my favorite comic-book character and Red Hood is up there too. As a fanboy, I hate seeing “‘Robin’ John Blake” as Nightwing. Nightwing is Dick Grayson (the first Robin) to me and always will be. Since Christopher Nolan’s movies didn’t have any Robins, I’m curious to see how the writers of Dark Knight Legacy will handle Red Hood. While the character started as one of the Joker’s aliases, in recent years Red Hood has been (awesomely) redefined by Jason Todd (the second Robin). And yes, I realize these issues are very fanboy specific.
All that said, I’d like to see Dark Knight Legacy get funded. The trailer is a great tease and shows potential. I also hope the producers see fit to have a flashback sequence featuring Bane’s nutritional advice and rapping.
Kindly check out the trailer below and let me know what you think of Dark Knight Legacy.