Batman: Arkham Knight, the newest Batman game from Rocksteady is scheduled to release on October 14th, and we couldn’t be more excited. The trailer that dropped today (below) revealed Thomas Wayne (Bruce Wayne’s father)’s last will and testament for his son. Our question is this… Is Batman honoring his father’s final wishes? Let’s find out.
The trailer opens on Gotham in panic with who can only be Scarecrow narrating/announcing overtop,“Gotham… This is your only warning. Abandon the city, or I will unleash your greatest fears.” Remember Scarecrow’s words, “Abandon the city,” because they’re important.
Then, cut to a forlorn Bruce in the Batcave. In the Batsuit. No mask…
The last will and testament of the deceased, Thomas Wayne…
In the event of my death, I hereby declare that all my worldly possessions pass to my son, Bruce Wayne…
He then goes on to to tell Bruce what he wants for and from him… But does Bruce listen?
Bruce. I ask that you honor the Wayne family legacy and commit yourself to the improvement of Gotham City, its institutions, and its citizens… Please be strong. You are young but destined for great things. Make the most of your opportunities. Use them to give back to a city that has given us so much, to change the lives of millions of people…
So far so good, Batman!
Do not be frivolous with this wealth. Please do not waste it all on fast cars, and outrageous clothes, and the pursuit of a destructive lifestyle…
Fast cars? Check. Outrageous clothes? Check… Well, if it’s all in support of the first thing Dad asked (improving Gotham City and giving back)…if I’m destroying the bad in Gotham, it’s justifiable… right?
Invest in Gotham. Treat its people like family, watch over them, and use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control. My deepest regret is I will not see you grow into the good man I know you will become. And finally, my son… I ask that you never abandon this city to fate. We have lived through dark days, and no doubt there are more to come. But it is the good and great men who stand up for Gotham when others turn and run… In death, I will love you forever.
For the record, the above .gif is Batman racing into, not out of, Gotham. As his father wishes, he’s fighting the good fight and standing up for Gotham when others turn and run…albeit in fast cars and outrageous clothes.
Thomas Wayne. You would be proud of Batman.
…We mean Bruce.
RIP, Thomas Wayne.
Do you agree? Do you think Bruce’s father would approve of the way Batman spends his time and money?
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