Joss Whedon has revealed his favourite scene from the Batman pitch that never came to fruition. Speaking with GQ, Whedon described the pivotal moment when Bruce Wayne became the caped crusader. It was a scene where Bruce tries to protect a girl from being bullied in an alley, just like the one his parents were murdered in.
“And he’s like this tiny 12-year-old who’s about to get the shit kicked out of him. And then it cuts to Wayne Manor, and Alfred is running like something terrible has happened, and he finds Bruce, and he’s back from the fight, and he’s completely fine. And Bruce is like, ‘I stopped them. I can stop them.’ That was the moment for me. When he goes ‘Oh, wait a minute; I can actually do something about this.’ The moment he gets that purpose, instead of just sort of being overwhelmed by the grief of his parents’ death.”
The gig was eventually given to Christopher Nolan, a version that Whedon loves, but we can’t help wanting to see what Whedon’s Batman would have been like.