BATMAN: ARKHAM SUBURBS

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                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (grimly)

                It started in the Asylum

 

EXT. PRISON GATE - NIGHT

 

A rusted gate swings freely in the wind.

 

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                                        NARRATOR (V.O)

                            (grimly)

                And spread throughout the City

 

EXT. ARKHAM CITY - NIGHT

 

Rioters throng in the middle of the sidewalk,

 

FADE TO:

 

BLACK

 

                                            NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (grimly)

                Now, the Dark Knight must rise...

 

EXT. ROOFTOP - NIGHT

 

BATMAN crouches in the shadows, glaring.

 

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BLACK

 

                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (continued)

                to face his greatest challenge yet...

 

EXT. ROOFTOP - NIGHT

 

BATMAN clenches his fist.

 

FADE TO:

 

BLACK

 

                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (intensely)

                Arkham Suburbs.

 

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EXT. ROOFTOP - NIGHT

 

BATMAN emerges from the shadows, menacingly. He is shrouded in his customary cape and cowl.

 

SFX: Orchestra Hit

 

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                                        JOKER (O.S.)

                            (maniacally)

                Death! Destruction! Pain!

 

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INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

 

TWO FACE appears to be holding someone off-screen by the collar. He appears to strike them repeatedly. THE SCARECROW sits on the couch looking puzzled. THE JOKER is crouched tensely.

 

PULL BACK TO: TWO FACE is pantomiming what appears to be a savage beating.

 

                                        THE JOKER

                            (uncertainly)

                War?

 

                                        TWO FACE

                            (impatiently)

                War? Seriously? It was Citizen Kane! Come on!

 

 THE PENGUIN enters the room, interrupting TWO FACE'S outburst.

 

                                        PENGUIN

                            (aloofly)

                 Greetings, gentlemen. I come bearing hors d'oeuvres.

 

THE PENGUIN holds up a bag of Chex Mix haughtily.

 

                                        THE JOKER

                            (cheerfully)

                All right! Now we can get this party kicking'!

 

BATMAN jumps out from behind a recliner.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                My thoughts exactly!

 

BATMAN kicks THE JOKER, sending him flying.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                No parties after eleven.

 

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                                        BATMAN

                            (intensely)

                House association rules.

 

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                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (grimly)

                In a place of tranquility,,,

 

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EXT. FRONT PORCH - NIGHT

 

The front porch is adorned with an ornate wreath. Potted plants line either side of the doorway.

 

SFX: The Doorbell rings.

 

                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (continued)

                Evil will rise.

 

POISON IVY opens the door from inside. She is dressed in gardening clothes, and holds a potted plant.

 

BATMAN glares at her from the threshold.

                                        

                                            BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                Sprinklers can only be run on alternate Mondays.

 

BATMAN punches POISON IVY, knocking her to the ground.

 

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                                        NARRATOR (V.O.)

                            (grimly)

And one man will stand in defense of Homeowners Association sub clauses 19-A through 41-B as outlined in the tenant lease charter.

 

 

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EXT. STREET - NIGHT

 

TWO FACE and THE PENGUIN are power walking in tandem. They are dressed in jogging shorts and headbands.

 

BATMAN jumps out from behind a tree as they pass, and begins swiftly power walking after them.

 

THE PENGUIN and TWO FACE look back, with concern and attempt to escape by power walking more swiftly.

 

BATMAN jumps forward and tackles TWO FACE.

 

FADE TO:

 

BLACK

 

EXT. BACK YARD - NIGHT

MR. FREEZE is grilling Bratwurst over an open-flame grill. He wears an apron reading "If you can't take the heat, get out of the freezer."

 

BATMAN peeks out from behind a bush.

 

BATMAN draws a Batarang.

 

BATMAN hurls the Batarang forcefully.

 

The Batargang spins through the air.

 

The Batarang hits MR. FREEZE in the the helmet, and bounces off ineffectively.

 

MR. FREEZE turns dramatically, searching for the perpetrator.

 

BATMAN ducks behind the bush stealthily.

 

MR. FREEZE waves the Batarang in the air furiously.

 

                                        MR. FREEZE.

                            (angrily)

That's the last time, you throw your toys in my yard, you damn kids! You're not getting this one back!

 

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INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT

 

THE RIDDLER sits in a recliner with his feet propped up. He twirls a pencil in his finger as he examines a newspaper.

 

                                        RIDDLER

                            (absently)

                Riddle me this, riddle me that, where can I get a free newspaper at?

 

BATMAN rises from the shadows behind THE RIDDLER stealthily.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                From Mrs. Hendrickson's front porch?

 

THE RIDDLER turns to face BATMAN, surprised.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                You just couldn't stay away from the crosswords, could you, Riddler?

 

BATMAN grabs THE RIDDLER by the collar and lifts him out of the chair.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

You might have gotten away with it, too, if you hadn't left all of those clues... those dirty, filthy clues...

 

BATMAN punches THE RIDDLER

 

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 BLACK

 

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EXT. FRONT LAWN - NIGHT

 

The JOKER is hanging Christmas lights from a tree. COMMISSIONER GORDON is gagged and tied to a candy cane pole. A large bomb tied up with ribbon and a bow is ticking down in his lap.

 

BATMAN emerges from the shadows.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                I wont let you get away with this, Joker.

 

THE JOKER pulls out a knife and turns to face BATMAN.

 

                                        JOKER

                            (menacingly)

                Is that fact.

 

BATMAN glares at THE JOKER

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (intensely)

No Christmas Lights until December 16th! Association Rules! You know that!

 

                                        JOKER

                            (laughing)

                All right, Bats! You got me! Whatever you say!

 

THE JOKER bends down and severs the Christmas light cord with his knife.

 

The Christmas lights wink out.

 

                                        BATMAN

                            (gruffly)

                That's Better.

 

BATMAN walks away.

 

COMMISSIONER GORDON mumbles trying to gain BATMAN'S ATTENTION.as THE JOKER dances about, stringing garland around him.

 

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