DC Comics and parent company Warner Bros. seem to be putting together a touring live show starring everyone's favorite Caped Crusader. According to Heat Vision, Alan Burnett ("Batman: mask of the Phantasm," "Green Lantern: First Flight") has been hired to plot and script a villain-stocked "Batman Live" stage show aimed at families and kids.

The tentatively-titled show is reportedly not intended for broadway like the pretentious and seemingly doomed Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, it's also not a musical and will probably have a lot more action than, say, "Sesame Street Live."

One of the most interesting bits of information inferred by HV's report is that the show's loosely scheduled to coincide with a third Christopher Nolan-helmed Batman feature film near 2012. Whether that's speculation or a hint at the franchise's actual time line is for the suits to say for sure, but it's worth considering as long as you don't think the world will come to an end that year.

It'd be nice to see a live show in the vein of Cartoon Network's "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," but honestly anything will be better than what many of us grew up on...

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