We’re never going to accomplish anything if you don’t trust me.
I know you hate this movie. You have a deep and abiding love for Batman, and this movie takes a big ol’ dump on what you love. I get that. The thing is, you’re wrong to hate Batman & Robin. Sure, the dialogue’s full of annoying puns, the villains’ acting is hammy, and the lighting is garish and ugly. But there are good things going on in this movie — positive, enriching things that were meant to perpetuate Batman — not just as a franchise, but as a character.
I’m asking you to trust me now. Take my hand. We can do this if we work together.
So it turns out this whole time DC just couldn’t find their Wonder Woman because they were Waiting For Gadot
Using The Phantom in this project might be stretching the definition of a “superhero movie” somewhat. At first blush, the Ghost Who Walks is an adventure hero in the vein of Flash Gordon or Zorro — more like the prototypical masked pulp heroes we haven’t seen in a while. They don’t have any powers like flight or strength.
But this film incorporates a magical component that elevates the narrative to a more superheroic plane. And, if you accept The Phantom's place in this project, you'll find that this film pushes forward the identity issues that the genre struggles with in the mid-1990s.