Christopher Nolan's new Batman Begins ostensibly exists because Tim Burton's conception of the Batworld left out one crucial question: How the hell does Bruce Wayne transform from just another millionaire orphan, into a bat-masked superhero? Good, fine ... three more days and the question'll be answered. But don't all great characters deserve origin stories? That's what John Patterson wonders. How about The Sorrows of Young Hannibal Lecter? Or, for that matter, Travis Bickle Begins, where "we'd get to see the white picket-fence version of him, before Vietnam and the porn did his mind in." Who else should get the backstory treatment? I liked the idea of that James Bond prequel Orlando Bloom was attached to, although I'd like to see an even more original origin story - 007 at Age Seven, perhaps?
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