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The Batman movie franchise actually began in 1943 with serialized matinees in glorious black and white. Then, the more colorful and cornball 60's Batman TV series spawned a movie that wasted valuable theater time as well. But in modern times, Tim Burton's goth Batman (1989) truly started to see the vision--even with the choice of comedic actor Michael Keaton in the lead role, and Jack Nicholson as "The Joker". While still a bit over-the-top, the flick made enough money to get sequels started and Burton returned with villains Catwoman and The Penguin for 1992's Batman Returns. But then Warner Bros left us with Joel Schumacher and replacement Batmen Val Kilmer (Batman Forever - 1995) and George Clooney (Batman & Robin - 1997). With a "flamboyant" director at the helm, the focus became neon and nipples, and too many villains mixed in. A perverted desecration of the batsuit, complete with nipples and codpiece finally killed the franchise. After an 8-year hiatus, Warner Bros rebooted the Bat-films with 2005's Batman Begins. Director Christopher Nolan took a more serious take with Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The re-energized franchise led to the biggest comic book movie of all time (currently) with 2008's The Dark Knight. As of this writing, the franchise is secure, and several more sequels are guaranteed.

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Tonight, new logos were unveiled for Warner Bros. television and DC Comics that are inspired by their comic book-based TV shows: Arrow, Constatine, Gotham and The Flash.
A new trailer for Gotham has been released, and it features a first look at Bruce Wayne setting off on his journey to become Batman, a mention of Arkham Aylum, a possible reveal of how Oswald Cobblepot becomes known as The Penguin and much, much more...
We know there'll be a Throne Of Atlantis animated feature, and now it's been announced at SDCC that we'll also have Batman VS. Robin (to be loosely based on "Court Of Owls" apparently) and Justice League: Gods And Monsters.
In this promo for Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series, the Gotham Chronicle urges the city's inhabitants to turn to the newspaper for the justice the police force are incapable of doling out. Take a look after the jump.
Scott Snyder wraps up the Year Zero arc with a fantastic ending that wraps things up nicely, with a focus on Batman's sharp intellect and an exploration of how Bruce Wayne took the pain of his parent's death and turned it into a positive force for the good of Gotham City.
With Batman: Zero Year wrapping up this week, talk has turned to the next story for Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, recently revealed to be titled Endgame. Snyder spoke briefly about it at SDCC, along with the fact that he'd love to write Wonder Woman and Captain America!
It was recently revealed that Red Hood-centric DLC will be available as a pre-order bonus with Batman: Arkham Knight, and now Mattel have unveiled an action figure based on the video game's design.
DC Comics are set to publish a second volume of Batman: Earth One, the big-selling graphic novel from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Well, we have our first look at the penciled artwork. Check it out!
Is this the Batman movie that honors comics the most?
If you are planning on checking out Fox's new show, based on the origins of DC Comics' Batman, take a look at what Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nigma) had to say in a recent interview.
DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and FOX have debuted a new promo poster for Gotham ahead of this year's San Diego Comic-Con featuring Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as imagined by Batman: Earth One artist Gary Frank. Hit the jump to check it out!
Recently Bruno Heller sat down with sister site 'SuperHeroHype' and dropped some information about the upcoming Fox show 'Gotham'. Click the jump to check it out.
Well, it's one of several exclusives, anyway. LEGO are once again releasing five new minifigures at this week's San Diego Comic-Con, one of which representing the Dark Knight's strangest iteration in celebration of his 75th anniversary. Check it out!
As part of their SDCC 2014 marketing push, Fox's Gotham has begun a cool viral marketing campaign, complete with faux- Gotham Chronicle news website. For instance, the site just revealed that Carmine Falcone will be showing up on Gotham.
An image revealing an exclusive Red Hood DLC for GameStop has leaked, granting the wish of many fans of the series. While not much is known, more information should be revealed soon. Check it out!
We at Superherostuff.com, just got done making our first ever video ad 'The Batman Voice!' Take a gander and let us know what you think. (*Superpowers and other side effects not guaranteed)
Now commenting on the development status of his mystery DC Comics movie role, which he's already hinted is Captain Marvel, check out what Dwayne Johnson says in a new video interview.
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have pushed Gotham City and its dark knight to the limit, but this week their epic origin story, Zero Year concludes with a showdown with the Riddler! Hit the jump to check out a preview of Batman #33.
The Caped Crusader isn't going to let anyone stand in his way in his quest to bring Robin back from the dead, and if that means taking down the Justice League, well...that's exactly what he does in this first look at Batman and Robin #33. Check it out!
We've been hearing quite a bit about Gotham today, and now you can see some more new footage as Fox have just released three tv ads for their upcoming Batman prequel series. Take a look after the jump.
The various DC Entertainment television show producers have echoed the same 'verbage' from DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns that the shows will not connect to the film universe established in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But what about one another?
Bruno Heller has already revealed that Gotham will feature Hugo Strange and an early version of Arkham Asylum (you can find those quotes again here if you missed them), but it has now been revealed that a slightly older version Harvey Dent and perhaps Mr. Freeze will be joining him...
We know that several Batman villains will be appearing on Gotham, and now have another name to add to that list: the deadly, hyper intelligent and borderline psychotic Dr. Hugo Strange!
In the following interview, Bruno Heller talks more about how Gotham will introduce The Joker in the series, before going on to drop some spoilers about the pilot episode and the reason that the young Poison Ivy (a.k.a. Pamela Isly) has been given a new name. Check it out!
Why so serious? Do you want to know how USA Today got these figures of Christian Bale's Batman and Heath Ledger's Joker in LEGO form? Plus, a LEGO version of the Batmobile, aka Tumbler, from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.