Batman: 'X' Marks The Spot Act 3 (Final Act)

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Batman: 'X' Marks The Spot Act 3 (Final Act)

Postby gary2692 » Jan 27th, 2014, 9:03 pm

ACT THREE

EXT. ACE CHEMICAL BUILDING – NIGHT

ON BATMAN.

Batman glides onto the roof of the ACE Chemical building. He looks through the window and sees Deadshot packing his weapons.

ON DEADSHOT.

ON BATMAN.

Quietly, Batman opens the window, and unravels a rope down to the ground. He slides down it, trying not to make any noise. He lands in the shadows, and watches Deadshot pack.

ON DEADSHOT.

Deadshot finishes packing and stands up straight. Taking the bag with him, Deadshot disappears into the darkness where Batman can't see him.

ON BATMAN.

Batman walks out of the shadows to look for Deadshot.

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

A bullet bounces off Batman's cowl, chipping it. Deadshot taunts him.

DEADSHOT
Did that hurt, Bats? I hope it didn't, don't want to damage you, do I? Your pal, Black Mask, has hired me to kill you. Said he'll give me fifty million dollars if I killed you, and one hundred million if I brought you in alive. Plus a dollar if you're not damaged!

Batman throws a Batarang at the light on the ceiling.

ON LIGHTS.

The light switches on.

ON DEADSHOT.

The beam reveals Deadshot, standing on a boiler, in the shadows.

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

Batman runs at Deadshot, who shoots at his chest plate, knocking him off the boiler.

ON DEADSHOT.

Deadshot climbs some ladders leading up onto the walkways above the vats of chemicals.

ON BATMAN.

Batman gets up, rubbing his head. He aims his grapple up at the walkway and fires it.

ON DEADSHOT.

Deadshot runs along the walkway, his mini-semi turret on his wrists aimed in front of him. Batman jumps onto the walkway in front of him from below.

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

CLOSE IN ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
You're not going to make this easy for me, are you?

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

BATMAN
Why should I?

CLOSE IN ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
You're speaking to the world's greatest assassin!

Deadshot shoots the screws holding the walkway Batman stands on. They become loose and break out of the hinges. Before the walkway collapses, Batman sprints towards Deadshot, grabs him, grapples to the window and escapes.

ON WALKWAYS.

The walkways and catwalks all collapse into the chemicals below.

EXT. GOTHAM CITY – NIGHT

Batman lands onto a nearby rooftop and slips, letting go of Deadshot. Batman rolls across the roof.

ON DEADSHOT.

Deadshot gets up off the ground and looks at Batman lying on the floor.

DEADSHOT
You've got me as an advantage. Not so smart, are you?!

Deadshot aims his turret at Batman's head and is ready to pull the trigger.

ON BATMAN.

Quickly, Batman throws a Batarang at Deadshot's gun, knocking it off his wrist. He evades his inaccurate shot from his seconds turret and kicks him off the building.

ON DEADSHOT.

Deadshot hangs from the ledge. Batman looks down in disgust.

DEADSHOT
You think you can beat me with toys?!

Deadshot jumps off the rooftop and lands on a lower one.

DEADSHOT
Hah, so unpredictable!

Deadshot leaps from building to building.

ON BATMAN.

Batman leaps from the original rooftop and chases Deadshot.

BATMAN
You knew I'd find you Deadshot, you came predictable! You made too many mistakes! For the world's greatest assassin, you sure lost focus!

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
Shut up!

Deadshot shoots at Batman with his turret, but misses.

ON BATMAN.

Batman throws another Batarang at Deadshot, almost tripping him up. Eventually, they come to a dead-end. The wall leading up to the Casino's roof towers over Deadshot.

BATMAN
It's over! I'm taking you to Blackgate. You'll answer for your crimes!

CLOSE IN ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
No, you'll answer for your crimes!

Deadshot shoots at Batman, missing him, then leaps at him. Batman falls back, trying to hold Deadshot back.

DEADSHOT
Never have I missed a single target! Only you have made me miss!

Batman pushes Deadshot back.

ON BATMAN.

BATMAN
Why did Black Mask hire you to kill all those people?

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
That's confidential!

Deadshot throws a smoke bomb at Batman. It erupts into smoke. Coughing, Batman is repeatedly punched by Deadshot.

ON BATMAN.

Batman kneels on the floor, still coughing.

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
You may not know this but, you're going to make me millions!

Deadshot kneels next to Batman and puts his turret next to Batman's head.

DEADSHOT
I may not get the one hundred million, but fifty is enough!

ON BATMAN.

Batman performs an upper-cut and almost breaks Deadshot's jaw. He does a series of kicks and punches, until finally slamming him against the wall.

BATMAN
I'll ask you again, why did Black Mask hire you to kill all those people?!

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
Why should I tell you?
ON BATMAN.

BATMAN
Because I'm the only one who can break every bone in your body, and I'm the only one who can get you to a hospital in time.

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
Fair enough! The first target, Prescott Belmont, had been threatening to close Black Mask's bank. All the profits were going to him. His wife and family were only targeted because they knew about us.

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

BATMAN
Then why did you kill the cops and not her?

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
Because you were you there. Anyway, the final target, Edward Caine, once worked for him. But everyone knows, never to betray the Black Mask. So, he asked me to kill him.

CLOSE IN ON BATMAN.

BATMAN
What did he do?

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
He hit on Black Mask's girlfriend. Said to her that he'll never know. Good job some of his loyal servants witnessed it.

A red light flashes on Deadshot's monitor.

ON BATMAN.

Batman snatches the monitor off Deadshot's belt.

BATMAN
What is this?

ON DEADSHOT.

DEADSHOT
A pick-up!

A helicopter appears in the sky. The door slides open, revealing the Black Mask, wielding a gun, and a squad of his goons. The goons jump out of the helicopter to retrieve Deadshot, as Black Mask shoots at Batman.

ON BATMAN.

Batman dodges the bullets.

ON GOONS.

The goons help Deadshot aboard the helicopter.

BLACK MASK
Be seeing you soon, Batman!

The helicopter flies away, with Deadshot on board.

CUT BLACK.

END CREDITS.
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