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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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The latest trailer for Gotham showed us not only that GOTHAM moved timeslots but apparently it's also moving to Tuesdays as well...
Fox have released two new character focused featurettes for Gotham with one focusing on 12 year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and his unflappable butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and the another putting the spotlight on the future Catwoman, Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova).
The second episode of Gotham just aired, and Fox have released the promo for the third instalment of the popular and well-received new series. "The Balloonman" features a villain - an early Professor Pyg?! - who is killing people in a pretty horrifying fashion, and you can get a look at the episode here!
After a generally positive reaction to the pilot of Fox's Batman prequel series, the second episode has just finished up. Click on to find out what I thought, and to let us know what you made of it. There will be some SPOILERS in this review.
After Watching the recently leaked Batman Arkham Knight Footage from Gamecon, we get to see more of the Arkham Knight and for what he sounds like.
A lengthy new trailer for Gotham features plenty of footage from upcoming episodes, including a first look at Victor Zsasz going after Jim Gordon! We also see some bad guys who look a lot like Scarecrow and Professor Pyg, not to mention plenty of other revealing footage!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the musical group known as "The Piano Guys" perform a piano and cello rendition of the theme music from Adam West's Batman series, Tim Burton's Batman movies, and TDK Trilogy. Come on and listen!
A new clip from tomorrow night's episode of Gotham - titled "Selina Kyle" - features our first look at Carol Kane in action as Oswald Cobblepot's deranged mother! From the sound of it, these two have a very..."close" relationship. Hit the jump to check it out!
Bah-da-bum-bah-bah! Batman is lovin' it! I wouldn't be surprised if this is a covert CIA mission to make all of China as fat as us Americans. McDonald's in Hong Kong will be offering a new Batman Diner Double Beef burger. Hit the jump to come check it out.
As networks continue to downplay next-day ratings due to the added numbers which come as a result of DVR performances, it should come as no surprise to learn that Gotham's debut was even more impressive than originally expected. Hit the jump for further details and the latest numbers...
The season concludes tonight! Descriptions and stills for the final episodes, featuring the likes of Two-Face, Deathstroke, Man-Bat, Anarky, Killer Croc, The Outsiders, The Manhunters and more, all after the jump...
Having watched the series premiere of Gotham this past week, I have a few gripes with the show and wish to express them whilst also sharing ideas for how the show can improve on these areas!
Gotham's street kids are being abducted, and in this new clip from Monday's highly anticipated second episode of Gotham, the young Detective Jim Gordon confronts crime queen Fish Mooney as he believes that she may know something about it. Hit the jump to check it out!
Gotham has so many options and so little time to convey them to an already rowdy and opinionated audience. Hit the jump to read some of my suggestions and questions about what can give this series a larger edge in keeping its already strong audience.
My Ultimate Take on a Fully Fleshed out reboot of a Multifilm Batman Saga!
Some of these you will have seen, but I consider myself a massive fan of this trilogy and I hadn't come across quite a few of 'em. In anticipation of Interstellar, here are a batch of great pics from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises.
Following the successful debut of Gotham earlier this week, Fox have released nine brand new behind-the-scenes images from the pilot episode featuring a great look at how it was made with the focus on characters like Jim Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Alfred Pennyworth, Selina Kyle and more!
Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Greg Capullo (Spawn) will kick off their biggest and, hopefully, best Batman storyline next month, as the first chapter of 'Endgame' has the Dark Knight clash with none other than the Justice League! Check out Capullo's cover after the jump.
It looks like the fourth episode of Gotham will reveal the origins of Arkham Asylum as the first official synopsis and title have now been released! Based on the story details revealed here, things are about to get even more difficult for the young Detective James Gordon. Check it out!
Vulture produced "Batman's Parents Dying: The Supercut" video, which is a compilation of animated and live-action scenes involving the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Check it out!
Gotham has premiered its pilot episode and reviews are everywhere for the first outing of this anticipated series. Instead of a review i'm going to be doing a breakdown of the series one episode at a time. Hit the jump for more!
Last night's Gotham premiere was met with much praise and next week the ride continues. Two new sneak peeks from episode 2 have been released featuring one with Selina Kyle as she tries to find Jim Gordon and one with Cobblepot as he makes some new friends... sort of. Come check it out!
The latest episode of DC All Access puts the spotlight on Gotham's supporting characters and plans to bring Supergirl to CBS. On the comics front, we have news won the upcoming Booster Gold one-shot and Wednesday's Sinestro: Futures End #1. Check it out!
Fox's Batman prequel series debuted last night to strong ratings, and a pretty good critical response. I'm generally not a huge fan of superhero/comic book based tv, so could this younger rabble of Bat-characters do enough to get me on board? Find out after the jump.
The ratings are in and GOTHAM premiered strong. If you haven't watched the pilot yet, here's a SPOILER-FREE review of 5 things you might like and dislike about it.