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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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As well as featuring new gameplay footage, this live-action trailer for the amazing looking Batman: Arkham Knight delivers a pretty inspiring message. Do you have what it takes to "Be The Batman"? The answer might surprise you. Hit the jump to check it out!
Why The Joker, tattoos and all could be the best on screen Joker ever
This Joker fan film explores one of the most famous Batman story lines of all time. It's insanely dark and twisted, and makes the inner geek in all of us giggle with joy.
The Comic Book Show gives you your weekly fix of comic book news, reviews, previews, and discussion. Hosts Jen, Matt, Wes, and Lucas welcome Roger Craig Smith, the voice of Batman and Captain America, and make him put his characters in a battle to the death.
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We are a little over a month away from the release of Batman: Arkham Knight and a 4th edition of the game has been revealed titled "The Serious Edition". The "Serious Edition" comes with one of the most acclaimed Batman stories of all time and a DLC skin for not that much more. Click to check it out.
Batman and the original Robin, Dick Grayson aka Nightwing crack some skulls in this new, dual play video from Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight. Be the Batman on 06.23.15.
Fans have been loving the recent line of action figures based on Batman: Arkham Knight, and following on from the first series' success, four more have been announced. Take a look at the Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman and Commissioner Gordon figures after the jump!
When she was introduced, Morena Baccarin was a welcome addition to the cast of Gotham, and it looks like next season will feature even more of the good doctor as Fox recently announced that Baccarin has been promoted to a series regular. Come check it out!
We're set to see a good amount of the Dark Knight's allies in Rocksteady's final Batman: Arkham game, including the fan-favourite Nightwing. Check out a great new image of Dick Grayson suited up in his black and blue duds after the jump.
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is the new animated feature from DC but is it worth sitting down with and watching? How does it stand up against other features? Just hit the jump for a spoiler free review!
A storm is brewing in Gotham and it’s raining evil Cyber Animals! When the city is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by an animal-inspired villain squad known as the Animilitia – comprised of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat – Batman must swing into action to investigate.
The Mother Flickers take this time to review ALL of the Batman films within 2 minutes...check it out!
The Comic Book Show gives you your weekly fix of comic book news, reviews, previews, and discussion. Hosts Jen, Matt, Wes, Michael, and Lucas welcome Daredevil actor Peter Shinkoda and pit his Netflix character, Nobu, against the TMNT's Splinter.
GOTHAM Season 1 saw the appearance of several possible characters that may potentially become the Joker in the future and we may find out which character will take the cake in the show's upcoming season...
In the first instalment of their new 'Arkham Insider' series, Rocksteady takes us inside their studios and breaks down the most recent gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, where they discuss the new Dual Play mechanic, narrative elements and more.
The newest featurette for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Knight has been officially released! This new video takes us behind-the-scenes and reveals the full voice cast for the game. Hit the jump to check it out!
Rocksteady recently revealed that Batman: Arkham Knight will be accompanied with a prequel DLC that lets gamers play as Batgirl. But with Barbara Gordon in a wheelchair, who is underneath the cowl?
Due to Jada Pinkett Smith's announcement that her contract has expired, most of us thought we had seen the last of Fish Mooney in the recent GOTHAM Season 1 finale but it seems that may no longer be the case...
Why older nerds have problems with reboots, how Mission:Impossible is a good test case, and why franchise shifts matter to all fans, no matter the age
Following on from this week's reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight's Dual Play mechanic (which will allow players to switch between characters during combat), three stunning shots from the game have been released, featuring the Dynamic Duo, Catwoman and some of Batman's new tech.
Rocksteady has now unveiled a long list of downloadable content for Batman: Arkham Knight, which will be available via the game's Season Pass. Take a look after the jump, including new missions for Batman and his allies, Batmobile tracks, and our first look at the playable Batgirl!
In this sneak peek from the Gotham season finale, "All Happy Families Are Alike", Fish Mooney makes her dramatic return to the city, much to the surprise of Gordon, Bullock and Penguin. We also have a new promo which hints that a destiny will be fulfilled in the closing moments...
We've seen the Batman suit but was obscured by a watermark. Here's the Dark Knight in his full glory.
This week The Weekly Planet team are all about what makes the Star Wars original trilogy great. Plus, we get into details on Jared Leto's new Joker appearance, Furious 8, Rogue One, Fantastic Four and more! Hit the jump to support the show.