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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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Over the decades Batman has had some truly iconic and memorable moments, arguably more than any other comic book character. Hit the jump for a brief look at The Weekly Planet team's favourite Batman moments and be sure to share your own in the comments below.
In what may be a sign of things to come for Gotham, the villain has been revealed for the third episode of the upcoming series and it's a fairly obscure DC Comics character who seemingly shares only a name with his comic book counterpart. Who are we talking about? Find out here...
Batman: The Complete Television Series will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD with all new special features, and figures on November 11th, 2014. Hit the jump to check out an all new trailer for its release. Check it out!
A new poster has been released for Gotham featuring Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) watching over the city which will one day be home to the Batman. Meanwhile, a new character image features everyone from Catwoman to The Penguin...
When Damian Wayne perished in 2013, many of us wondered when someone would take up the Robin mantle again. Well, this December, the epic Robin Rises storyline comes to a conclusion, promising that someone will be in the red, green and yellow duds... but who?
With no Batman to watch his back, Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon suffered a nasty looking head injury on the set of upcoming Fox series Gotham when a fight scene got a little too real! He's ok thankfully, but hit the jump for details and some pretty bloody photos posted to Instagram by the actor...
"All the king's horses and all the king's men can never put Humphrey Dumpler back together again." Hit the jump for stills and the description of tonight's episode of the Toonami series...
Donal Logue's hot-headed Detective Harvey Bullock is the latest Gotham character to get his own promo. Also, Logue, Geoff Johns, and Producer Bruno Heller all share their commentary on what will be this long-time Batman character's first live-action portrayal. Come check it out!
Entertainment Weekly have gotten an exclusive look at new images of the Oscar nominated Carol Kane as 'Gertrude Kapelput' who is the mother of Oswald Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin.
A brand new promo for Fox's upcoming Batman-prequel series, Gotham, has been released, this time putting the focus on main protagonist Detective James Gordon. The promo also features commentary from Ben McKenzie, producer Bruno Heller, and Geoff Johns.
We still have a while until the release of Rocksteady's latest and final game in the 'Arkham' series, but Funko has revealed their latest round of Pop! vinyl figures, which are based on the original game, Batman: Arkham Asylum. Check out the Caped Crusader and crew after the jump!
It appears as if we won't have to wait long until getting to know the young Selina Kyle (and future Catwoman) a little better in Gotham as a synopsis and full cast list have been released for the second episode which will also be called "Selina Kyle". Hit the jump for details!
It remains to be seen if Fox's Batman prequel series is a hit with fans, but it's certainly won over critics, as the show was named "Most Promising" by the Television Critics Association. We also have a new banner featuring some of the burgeoning villains of Gotham.
This latest vid for the upcoming Batman prequel series features quite a bit of new of footage of Jada Pinkett Smith as a character created just for the show: gang boss/nightclub owner Fish Mooney. There's also some soundbites from the actress herself.
This week TWP team break down The Rock's new roll for DC, a new Ra's al Ghul for Arrow, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron plus more! Also we explore the most memorable Batman moments of all time. Hit the jump to support the show!
Relive the life of Batman in this 75th anniversary tribute which highlights the iconic moments of the Dark Knight.
Bruce Wayne is forced to resort to some "extreme" measures to continue his crime-fighting crusade five years in the future - but what has he done, and why? Hit the jump to check out a preview of Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes and Aco's Batman: Futures End one-shot.
Fox's Batman prequel series will be with us in just two weeks, and in anticipation of the première, TV Guide have released four new behind-the-scenes featurettes which contain quite a bit of new footage of the various heroes and villains of Gotham City.
It was expected that after Batman: Arkham Knight's initial delay, it would be available sometime in January 2015. Well, now Rocksteady has finally revealed the new release date for its final installment and it looks like we'll all have to wait a little longer than January to be the Bat once again.
New set images for the Gotham Series on Fox reveal Ben McKenzie's Detective James Gordon in a bloody mess. Check it out!
While in a photo-shoot Jada Pinkett Smith who will play Fish Mooney in Gotham, discusses how she felt playing the villain, also she tells us what to expect, since Batman will not show his face in the series. Hit the jump to check it out!
A familiar face returns in tonight's episode of BEWARE THE BATMAN. Hit the jump for pics/description...
FOX has dropped a new promo video for GOTHAM that focuses on everyone's favorite flightless bird, Penguin. GOTHAM star Robin Lord Taylor, and others, give us an insight into the kind of character Oswald Cobblepot will be. Take the jump to check out the video!
A new banner for Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham has been released featuring a ton of adjectives describing how great the series is going to be. Come check it out! The series, which stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, premieres September 22.
With FOX's highly anticipated DC Comics series, GOTHAM, set to premiere in just a matter of weeks. A new TV spot to keep the buzz going has been dropped and gets you ready for what's to come. Take the jump to check it out!