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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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We all know that Jada Pinkett Smith was cast as the character Fish Mooney in Gotham, but do we all know how? Hit the jump to check out what Jada did to snatch up the role for Mooney in Gotham! Check it out!
Fox have released the first stills from Gotham's seventh episode, "The Penguin's Umbrella". Though the future villain doesn't feature in them, we do get to see Barbara Gordon in peril, Harvey Bullock seemingly paying a visit to Wayne Manor and Fish Mooney continuing to plot...
Mashable have posted a sneak peek of the artwork that will on display at Mondo's Batman 75th Anniversary Gallery show, which takes place Oct. 24th at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. Come see artist Kevin Tong's poster for Chris Nolan's Batman Begins.
Eagle eyed fans recently spotted the Queen Consolidated logo in Gotham City's skyline, and producer Danny Cannon reveals how that came about right here. Arrow's Marc Guggenheim meanwhile clears up whether the Dollmaker being on Gotham is leading to more "crossovers" with Arrow!
Don Falcone's lieutenants are at odds, Bruce Wayne shares information about Wayne Enterprises to Alfred, Don Maroni wants to know more about his The Penguin, and Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock come across the most unusual crime scene in new clips from Gotham next episode!
The Joker made his surprise return on the final page of Batman #35 as "Endgame" kicked off, and while we still don't know how he's controlling the Justice League, the Clown Prince of Crime very much makes his presence felt on this cover for issue #36. Hit the jump to check it out...
Check it out after the jump to see the now official release date for the upcoming and fan anticipated Batman movie and news on it's director and more on it!
From Batman V Superman, all the way to their last untitled film, hit the jump to check out a break down of all twelve of DC Entertainment's newly announced films in one info-graphic!
DC overload! In addition to who will be playing The Flash on the big-screen, Warner Bros. has revealed when to expect two Justice League movies, as well as Aquaman and Green Lantern among many others
A batch of promo pics from the upcoming Halloween episode of Fox's Batman prequel series are now online, featuring a look at Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) reuniting with his Mother (Carol Kane), guest star Dan Hedaya as Detective Dix, and much more.
Check it out after the jump to see one of Marvel's star's praise the Batman prequel in a twitter exchange as he goes from the Mythos to the show's best elements.
Fox have released the first official description for Gotham's seventh episode, and the title may reveal that something iconic from the comics will be finding its way in The Penguin's hands! Meanwhile, there are big problems for Gordon as Maroni and Falcone go to war...
Tonight's episode of Gotham introduced us to a very familiar location from the Batman comic books, but next week will see Detectives Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) take on a new case when a designer street drug starts causing chaos in Gotham City. Hit the jump for the promo!
There's only a few hours to go until tonight's episode of Gotham, and in two new clips, we see Alfred Pennyworth tell Detective Jim Gordon what he knows about the plans for Arkham and Detectives Bullock and Gordon learn some crucial information about an ongoing investigation...
The actors behind the fan favorite character Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nygma talk about their roles on Gotham. Click the link for more info!
A new trailer has been released, featuring Stephen Amell, Kevin Smith, and the clueless gamer himself Conan O'Brien.
After a wave of positive reviews and strong ratings, Fox have announced today that they've ordered an additional six episodes of Gotham, giving the Batman prequel a full season one order of 22-episodes. Hit the jump for details and comments from the network...
BOOM! POW! WHAP! Among other things, The Bright Knight himself gives his opinion on the new Batman prequel TV series "Gotham."
While speaking to IGN at NYCC, Gotham executive producer Danny Canon revealed that we can expect to see hints of Tommy "Hush" Elliot in future episodes of Fox's Batman prequel series. Plus, the character of Dr. Leslie Maurin Thompkins will make her live-action debut..
Earlier today, Joel Schumacher was the guest of honor at the Hamptons Film Festival, receiving a lifetime achievement award for directing. Variety was on hand for the occasion and they took them time to ask Joel about his Batman films. Come check it out.
Check it out after the jump to see which one of DC comics' big shots got a spot on the game along Kevin Smith, Geof Johns, Conan & the DC Universe!
DC isn't always serious. More wacky characters are playable in LEGO form.
Check it out after the jump to see which character has gotten his debut confirmed in the game and hints at what possible other characters we might get!
Michael Keaton played the Caped Crusader/Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). Now the Mr. Mom actor says that he would reprise the role, but only if Tim Burton was to direct. Come share your thoughts.
With Halloween fast approaching, it sounds like the October 27th episode of Fox's Batman prequel series is set to be a creepy one. This sixth instalment guest stars the great Dan Hedaya as Detective Nix, and Christopher Baker as Raymond Earl, aka "The Goat".