Evolution is a unique take on the Batman mythology. It’s a pretty clever, short fan film where the villain isn’t the Joker like he appears in the nine million other caped crusader fan projects that are online. We actually have a nemesis rarely seen in live action form.
Witness how the 60’s Batman became the Dark Knight. Featuring Eric Gable portraying Batman doing authentic Ninjutsu moves. Also starring Joel Hebner as Black Mask and Mark Erman as Robin with stunt team 87Eleven playing henchmen in this slick, knockout black comedy action fest!!!
Another interesting thing is that one of the henchmen played by James Young has been a fight coordinator in the various Marvel Hollywood productions including Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy and several others.
Several of the other cast have been involved in small roles or were stunt performers on some of our favorite television shows and films. Check out the fan film’s IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532246) page to see what I mean.
Yes. The fan film is mostly one big fight. And impressive, well shot and well edited fight at that. But it also throws in a cool twist that was completely original.
Most disturbing quote from the short film is from the Black Mask when he asks, “The question is Batman. How much do you love Dick?” That gave my twelve-year-old mind a chuckle. I never really thought about how much the Dark Knights loves Dick. Perhaps we’ll never know.
So if you love yourself some Dick and want to see Batman rescue his favorite Dick then Batman: Evolution is your cup of tea, baby. I mean Dick Grayson of course. Don’t be so foolish. Get your minds out of the gutter.
They should have had a cameo from some Pussy. I mean Pussy Galore of course. You people. I can’t talk to you anymore.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017