Batman prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice. Isn't anyone going to stop him?!
By Front Page Films
EXT. ABANDONED HIGHWAY
BATMAN is at the CORE in the TRUCK, attaching THE BAT.
GORDON and CATWOMAN look on.
What're you doing?
The Core explodes in two minutes. I
can fly it out over the bay...
Batman heads to THE BAT.
You could've gone anywhere. But you
came back here.
So did you.
They kiss. Batman jumps into the Bat.
Shouldn't people know the hero who
A hero can be anyone, even a man
doing something as simple as
putting a coat around a young boy's
shoulders to let him know the world
The CANOPY CLOSES. Music rises. Gordon realizes the truth.
Suddenly, the CANOPY QUICKLY OPENS. The music cuts.
A boy whose parents were murdered
before his very eyes.
You know, that thing is going blow
Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Shouldn't you be
I may or may not very boy.
Yeah, I get it.
GORDON / BATMAN
You're Bruce Wayne. / I'm Bruce
Shhhh. It's not who I am underneath
But what you do that defines you.
But what I do that defines me.
Catwoman runs into the scene.
He hasn't left yet?
Wow...look at the time...
A CU of the CORE TIMER counting down.
You should really be heading out,
like, right now...
Okay. Fine. Goodbye Gotham. My fair
city. My home...my legacy.
The canopy lowers, music rises. Right before it closes, it
pops up quickly, the music cuts.
I forgot to mention, there's no
Oh my God, are you serious?
So I'm going to be sacrificing
myself for Gotham...pretty heroic
for a masked vigilante.
I never cared who you were.
And you were right.
A pause. Batman stares into the distance.
Oh, right. I forgot to give you the
clean slate, Selena.
No, you gave it to me already so
you can go.
The Clean Slate, the ultimate tool
for a master thief with a record.
Yeah I know what it is...
The Clean Slate...type in a name
and date of birth and within a
couple hours that person ceases to
exist in any database...
We know what it is!
Okay...Off I go...to save
The canopy closes and immediately opens again, revealing
Forgot to do my stretches.
You're going to die! You don't need
Oh! Right. Okay, Bye.
The canopy closes and opens again.
Oh, also, don't read from a Tale of
Two Cities at my funeral...I hate
Fine, just go.
The canopy starts to close, then is stops and Batman sticks
his head out of the opening.
And tell Alfred to suck it.
The canopy moves up and down, as if it's broken.
How does this thing even work?
We're all going to die.
Oh, I got it. I'm out.
The canopy closes. The engines fire up.
Two birds with one stone, am I
The canopy opens again.
You know when I was speaking about
that boy's world ending, I was
speaking metaphorically. In this
instance, the world would actually
end. Well, not the entire world,
gotham's world...my world.
What has to happen for you to leave
Well, I felt our kiss was rushed...
So another would be pretty cool.
Since I'm going to be dead and all.
Right now, I'm regretting kissing
you the first time.
I'm so sorry.
...fine. I guess we're both
suckers. Well, mostly me.
Catwoman STEPS UP to Batman, kissing him tenderly. CUT WIDE
to reveal Batman grabbing her breast.
Are you fucking kidding me right
You aren't a bat, you're a pig.
Okay, I'm ready. Ready to fly the
bomb to the bay, where it won't
hurt a single soul...
GORDON pulls HIS GUN on Batman.
Get out! Out!
Alright. You are a hero,
-My hero. Gotham's hero.
And Cats, you're my BFF.
BATMAN tries to fist bump Catwoman... awkwardly...
(pointing the fist to Gordon)
(pulling back the hammer)
The canopy closes.
BATMAN flies away in the Bat and the Core EXPLODES over the
bay. GORDON watches.
GORDON AND CATWOMAN
Oh please be dead. Please oh please
oh please be dead.
BATMAN appears between Catwoman and Gordon shoulders.
I feel like we should hug.
You're under arrest.
Catwoman walks off in a huff.