Batman Legend: my movie scripts based on Stan Lee's Batman.
A late extra 90th birthday present to Stan Lee!

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Batman Legend: Wings of the Night

Wayne Williams is 17 years old.  His police officer father has been shot and killed.  That was a year ago.  Now, he lives alone with his mother, Martha Williams.  Both are struggling terribly without his father.  Wayne stopped going to school in order to work to make ends meet around the house.  Having fallen so far behind in school, he is afraid that there will never be any future for him.

Wayne works at a convenience store, still getting low hours and low pay after one year of work.  One day, notorious gangster Handz Horgum is shopping in the store.  An enemy car drives by and shoots the place up with guns.  Handz runs away, leaving his girlfriend, Shellie, whom Wayne grabs by the wrist to pull away to safety.  He has saved her life.  But her boyfriend, Handz, is furious.  Wayne is punished with Handz' demonstration of his strength: Handz squeezes Wayne's hands, nearly crippling him, but stops when Shellie demands him to.

Handz later robs that convenience store.  His men act as if Wayne was responsible for the robbery.  They leave the gun in his hand and let him take the fall for armed robbery.  Wayne is arrested, and sent to prison.  He speaks with his attorney, Phillip Matthews.  Wayne can't afford an attorney.  Matthews is a public defender.  He is also terrible at his job.  He tries to make a case of Wayne's innocence, but all the witnesses from the store believe Wayne was guilty.  He is found guilty, and sent to prison.

Wayne's mother deteriorates while Wayne is in prison.  Korgo is the big, strong man of the prison.  He beats Wayne in a fight.  Here in prison, Wayne truly has it bad.  His cellmate, Frederick Grant, convinces him to put his time in prison to good use.  Study.  Read the Bible.  Learn to play chess.  Do push-ups.  Sit-ups.  Wayne builds himself up, every day, for many months.  Over the course of one year, he has built himself up tremendously.  Finally, he overcomes the local prison bully, Korgo, breaking the man's winning streak.

Later, a riot breaks out in the prison when the cell doors are all opened by an escaping convict.  Everyone runs through the prison, and, in a rush of excitement, the people decide to kill the warden.  Wayne, reminded of what happened to his father, intervenes, taking on everyone around him, fighting them all to save the warden.  Tear gas is employed, taking down the entire crowd of rioters.  But the warden makes a request that one man be treated less hostile.  Wayne.  He was actually fighting everyone to save the warden.  He will be granted a pardon.

Wayne is on TV for his phenomenal news story.  On TV, Wayne announces that he is coming after Handz Horgum, and he will not stop until the gangster is down.  Handz laughs, but really he has developed a personal obsession and hatred of Wayne Williams, the same kid he had framed for robbery years earlier.

Korgo escapes prison.  But his winning streak is broken.  He is no longer the big man on campus.  He is no longer anything.  He must find and kill Wayne Williams.  Korgo begins to work for Handz.

Wayne is out of prison.  He can't land any jobs.  He gets involved in street fighting for money.  People pay money to watch two people fight, but run when the police show up.  Wayne is good at fighting.  He quickly raises a lot of money.  But this can't last forever.  He must move on to take down Handz.

Wayne was assigned to a sewing machine in the prison workshop.  So he buys black cloth from a fabric store.  Talking to his new friend, a small bat named Batty, Wayne sews a human-sized bat costume.  At first, it is just a black costume with many imperfections.  He remakes the costume again and again to look authentically like his pet bat.  He is the Bat-Man.  As the Bat-Man, he continues to do the street-fighting, raising money, paying for a room in a motel.  Once he raises enough money, he can go on to the next phase of his plan.

Frederick Grant, the cellmate, is the man Wayne Williams goes to visit.  They devise a plan to spend Wayne's money wisely.  The costume becomes realistic looking, like a human-sized bat, with only the area around the mouth revealed.  They load the costume with technology to simulate a bat's powers: night vision lenses, tech-amplified sense of hearing, ability to hang up-side down with foot gear, hang-gliders incorporated into the wings, and radar to sense nearby objects and in the dark.  Finally, Kevlar makes the costume bulletproof, except with a direct shot.

Frederick Grant comes to live in Wayne Williams' mansion.  A secret floor houses all the Batman equipment.  Nobody must know that the two are the same.

Steamroller, a wrestler whose winning streak was broken by Batman, joins Handz Horgum.  He wants revenge on the Bat-Man.

Still wanting to track down Handz, Batman intimidates his thugs by appearing like a bat, striking in the dark, kidnapping criminals and terrorizing them for a short time.  Batman saves some guy whose wallet was stolen, a man who turns out to be a police detective.  The police detective later collects all the photos he can of Batman from all available newspapers and magazines.  Detective Robert James is obsessed with finding out who Batman really is.

Wayne Williams had recently saved the warden's life.  Seeing this story, detective Robert James goes to Wayne's door and questions him.  Wayne denies having any connection to Batman.  Robert James swears that this isn't over, and he will find out what the connection is.  Wayne begins to panic.

Grant comes up with a new idea.  He creates a red phone.  This phone is almost completely unbreakable.  The pieces were all separated, dipped into liquid metal, and made to be much more durable, before being reconnected.  This red phone is wireless, has one big black button, and connects directly to a private cell phone owned by Wayne Williams.  Thus, the two can talk over the phone, and communicate.  Batman urges Robert James to stop investigating his identity.  It would put his mission in jeopardy.  In time, they become friends, even though it is against the law.

With the help of detective Robert James, Batman tracks down criminals working for Handz, and finally learns the location of the villain's enormous hideout.  Batman takes on Steamroller, Korgo, and finally, Handz himself.  Handz falls to his death off his own mansion.  Shellie, his girlfriend, is devastated without him.  So Wayne Williams offers her a new life in his mansion.

Handz is dead.  The mission is over.  But the mission to fight crime goes on.  Batman stands watch over his city, Washington, D.C.  Ready to protect.

Batman Legend: the Curse of Fear

Ever since the death of Handz Horgum, Wayne Williams has lived a life of a downward spiral.  Now isolated and alone, he lives only to dispense revenge against those who have wronged him.  Seeing his deterioration, Frederick Grant urges him to calm down, but Wayne continues to lose control when dealing with criminals.  Frederick Grant gets fed up and leaves him.  Living alone, Wayne Williams eventually quits being Batman.

Marbas stalks the streets of Washington, D.C.  Named after a demon in the Bible, Marbas dresses in all black, with a charcoal-black face and very long, curving horns on his head.  Underneath, he is a gray-haired old man.  As costumed villain Marbas, he exploits people's personal fears.

Marbas blows up a hole in the mental asylum where he had been kept.  Grant comes back to Wayne, explaining that Marbas is someone he knew years ago, and now he must be stopped.

Chinese girl Robin, expert martial artist, fights Batman, yet he senses that there is more to the girl than an enemy.  He learns that she is being manipulated, and he leads her to join his side as his helper, not his enemy.

Together, Batman and his new helper, Robin, fight Marbas and Nocteria.

Batman Legend: Call of the Bat

A man is running from the Batman.  He finds escape in a hot-air balloon, but suddenly the Batman pierces a hole in the balloon, sending it on a crash course to the ocean.  The man thrashes for survival in the ocean, only to find two giant bats flying up from under the surface of the water.  It was a nightmare.  A criminal has had a Batman nightmare again.

A former cosmetics designer has found a way to deliberately engineer poison lipstick, perfume loaded with seven times the usual level of pheromones, and hairspray loaded with a deadly paralysis agent.  Lipstick, perfume, and hairspray are the three weapons of Phera, whose kiss is that of death.

Batman and Robin fight side-by-side, but meet a man named the Black Icicle, who claims to be the third vigilante in D.C.  Though Batman fights crime, and that's a great idea, he is too soft to see that criminals should be killed, according to the Black Icicle, who fights criminals with a homemade weapon that fires snowballs with much strength and speed.

Batman argues with the Black Icicle that petty thugs should not be killed, but should instead be intimidated and shown right from wrong.  The Black Icicle argues that Batman is obsolete, and the two fight.  In the fight, Batman falls off a roof, hitting his bare head on a dumpster, suffering an injury, and developing amnesia.  He has lost memory of many years of his life, including his entire Batman career.

Mr. Andrew tries to manipulate Batman to attack innocents when hearing a trigger phrase.

Batman and Robin must reluctantly accept the help of the Black Icicle to deal with Phera, Mr. Andrew, and Carniv.

Batman Legend: Legacy's End

The 4th script would be a "wrap up everything and conclude the story" script.  Wayne Williams learns that he has gotten Shellie pregnant, with a son he will eventually name Guinness.

We flash back to Wayne Williams, at age 17, first getting the job that he was shown working at in the Batman comic.  He met a friend, Tyson.  He was pretty good at rapping on the spot, without writing anything down.  They became friends.  But Tyson was much more deeply set in the criminal path than Wayne.  Trouble followed.  They could no longer be friends after a while, and they parted ways.

Over the years, so much happened to Wayne!  Being framed for armed robbery.  Being sent to prison.  The riot.  Becoming Batman.  Fighting Marbas.  Nocteria.  Robin.  The Black Icicle.  Now where is Tyson?  Putting on his mantle as the Class Clown, a man with short but wild hair going in all directions, wearing face makeup in white, red, and blue, with a clown nose that honks when squeezed.  He and his cohorts are about to rob a bank.  They all have names and ways of being dressed up.  Rainbow, for instance, is wearing a rainbow wig of hair.  Queen of Hearts is dressed like the playing card.  The bank robbery does not go as planned, and Class Clown's friends all run away, leaving him behind after he fell.  Angrily, he shoots his own friends with his gun, then makes his getaway and lives solo forevermore as Class Clown.

His old friend is back in his life with a video-tape left at Wayne Williams' door, labeled "PLAY ME!"  Class Clown explains his point of view to Wayne Williams, knowing who the man is, knowing his secret identity, and being very willing to share it with the public if he chooses to.

Robin is kidnapped by Class Clown, and held hostage on a rooftop.  Batman arrives in time to see Class Clown and Robin at the edge of the rooftop.  He cannot reach her in time.  Class Clown tells Batman "Go get her!" as he pushes her to her death.  Batman jumps after her, but learns that she has already hit a dumpster and gone unconscious.  He rushes to get her to the ER.  She dies on the operating table.  The doctors use electropaddles, and bring her back.  Still, Wayne is haunted by knowing that Class Clown, who delivered the video right to his doorstep, knows where he lives.

Now Batman is going completely insane as he tracks down the clown.  Class Clown, by killing someone while dressed as Batman, has thrown yet another wrench into Batman's life, making Batman appear guilty of murder.  Now he must deal with not only Class Clown, but the insanity around the entire city as the law moves to apprehend Batman.

I never quite finished this script.

Batman Begins came out, and at first I was like, nooo!  What about Stan Lee's Batman?

It will never happen within Stan Lee's lifetime, was my fear.

Well, now why don't I just put it up on the Internet for free.  I mean, why the Hell not.

The real focus point was to conclude the story, as Wayne learns that he has gotten Shellie pregnant, and he should become a father instead of remaining a miserable, angry vigilante.  After so many years, has he not done enough?  So he quits being Batman, and leaves Robin - now calling herself Nightwing - to fight crime without him.

The Sun rises over Washington, D.C.  The Batman exists no more.  Wayne and Shellie's baby is born.  It's a boy!  They will name him: Guinness.  Now, Wayne has put the Batman part of his life behind him.

Batman Legend: Son of the Bat.

20 years later, Wayne Williams' son, Guinness Williams, takes over the mantle.  Thus, the Batman Beyond story of this saga.  Basically Batman Legend Beyond.


And Stan Lee's Robin in the second movie.

And new entry the Black Icicle, like Mr. Freeze, in the third movie.  I'm just saying!

4 and 5 I guess can just stay as a summary / outline.

Happy birthday to Stan Lee, such a giant source of inspiration.