Hush is unarguably one of the Batman’s best storylines. I have an idea how it can turn into a successful trilogy.
Batman Hush unarguably is one of the best graphic novels about Batman. The story puts Batman and Bruce Wayne both in a situation like no other and gets him face to face with a foe he never met and who knows Batman truly. The story is truly cinematic and with proper storytelling it can become a very good trilogy
Hush ties into Batman’s back story and takes instances from The killing Joke, Death in the Family and some other storylines and plots. The movie even can tie into Justice League movie or a World’s finest movie because Superman is in it.
Now how it can turn into a trilogy is..
Hush Part 1: Story can introduce Dick Grayson who is already became Nightwing and currently Batman is working with Barbara Gordon.Jason Todd died years ago by the hands of Joker can be explained in flashback. Here both Death in the Family and Killing Joke can be mixed with some other Joker story like No Man’s Land or Arkham Asylum. During some point in the movie Joker shoots Barbara and paralyses her. By the hands of Joker.
Throughout the movie we can see appearances by a man covered in Band-Aids wearing a trenchcoat as if he is controlling things behind the scene.
Catwoman and Huntress are already active in Gotham city and Batman could share some kind of on and off relationship with Catwoman while huntress is on with her own vendetta in a very little screen time. Movie can also introduce Talia as Bruce’s love interest who leaves him in the end after knowing his disguise or somehow if Ra’s al Gul comes into the scene with small flashbacks in Bruce’s past with his parents and Tommy. In the end of the movie Barbara takes mantle of Oracle and Tim Drake is introduced to Bruce Wayne who finally figures out his identity.
Hush Part 2: The basic Hush story can be established here. Batman chasing Killer croc and falling into the ally and introducing Tommy Elliot. He finally finding out a conspiracy behind everything that. Superman/ Clark can have a cameo leading to the battle they had in Metropolis. ( At this point how Talia is working at Luthorcorp can be explained in a Superman movie.) During every event the same mysterious hooded figure is seen
Tommy Elliot is killed during a robbery. Nightwing and Darke can play minor roles here as per the series. In the End of the movie Batman confesses his love and identity to Selena.
Hush Part 3: The 2nd half of Hush can take place here tied in with some other storyline. For me it is Under the Red Hood. Edward Nigma’s role can be established during 1st or 2nd movie with a minor role. Jason Todd coming back as Red Hood thanks to Ra’s Al Ghul and him being pissed off at The Riddler because he used his Lazarus Pitt. In the end part of the movie Hush comes into the scene and getting into a major fight scene. Later Batman and Catwoman kinda break up until things become clear between them.
For me Batman Hush is one of the most interesting Batman Storyline ever written. The Dark Knight Returns is good but is already somehow came out as The Dark Knight Rises ripoff. Hush is great, its dark and its brutal. Takes a look in Bruce’s past and some untold stories along with it. What do you think?