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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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This batch of stills from the upcoming third episode of Gotham: Rise Of The Villains see Bruce Wayne seemingly having some fun participating in a magic trick... but is something much more sinister going on? The pics also feature, Gordon, Alfred, and Selina Kyle. Take a look... - RorMachine
Next week, the blockbuster follow-up to DC's chart-topping weekly series Batman Eternal kicks off, with Grayson, Red Hood and Red Robin in action, and a brand new mystery involving the original Dynamic Duo waiting to be uncovered... check out a preview after the jump! - staypuffed
In the comics, Dr. Leslie/Lee Thompkins (Morena Baccarin) becomes one of Batman's closest allies, and in this new sneak peek from the next episode of Gotham young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) makes her acquaintance for the first time and seems a little smitten. Have a look... - RorMachine
The Comic Couch crew present a double-bill of comic book television goodness, with JamesMan, JillyMcBeam and MrBlackjack offering their verdicts on this week's season opener of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, and the second episode of Fox's Gotham Season 2. - staypuffed
Another week, another batch of Dark Knight III variants, with legendary talent - Jim Lee, Brian Bolland, Gabriele Dell'Otto, Darwyn Cooke, Tony Daniel and Neal Adams - unveiling their take on Frank Miller's iconic interpretation of Batman. Check them out after the jump! - staypuffed
Is Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) really The Joker? There's no doubt that's what the Gotham showrunners want us to believe, as he continues to give a pretty good take on the Clown Prince of Crime in this sneak peek from next week's installment, "The Last Laugh". Take a look... - RorMachine
Last year, Wayne Manor was transformed into a makeshift Arkham Asylum, but now that Alfred is restoring the place to its original glory, it's time for Bruce to make his way back. Though thanks to the events of Endgame, this isn't the Bruce we remember... take a look after the jump! - staypuffed
In tonight's episode of Gotham, Jerome went full on Heath Ledger Joker and not everyone made it out alive! After the jump, you'll find a first look at what's to come in next week's instalment - "The Last Laugh" - as The Maniax continue to cause chaos in the city... - JoshWilding
I know you're all probably having your Batman themed parties as we speak, but take the time to check out this awesome video that highlights the top 10 Batman stories you’ve probably never read! What made the list, and what didn’t? Hit the jump to check it out! - NightWatcher
Today is Batman Day, so what better time to find out which live-action incarnation of the Caped Crusader you reckon was the best of all time. One thing's for sure: Ben Affleck is going to have his work cut out! Click on to vote, and let us know your reasons in the usual place... - RorMachine
For those of you who didn't know, today is Batman Day! What I want to know is - What's your favorite Batman moment(s)? Is it from a comic? A film? An animated series? Regardless of what it is, hit the jump to share your thoughts with the CBM Community! - NightWatcher
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We've already seen a number of covers for the first issue of Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello & Andy Kubert's Dark Knight III: The Master Race, and you can check out new variants from Tim Sale, Mike Allred, Kenneth Rocafort, Ivan Reis & Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau after the jump. - staypuffed
Yet another relatively obscure villain from the comic books is on their way to Gotham, and this time it's the colourful madman known as Flamingo! It sounds like he'll be just as nuts when he clashes with Jim Gordon in the Batman prequel, so read on for further details... - JoshWilding
As we are yet to experience and see more shows and films based on DC and Marvel Comics in 2016 and 2017, there are major priorities that we need to agree on that also need be accomplished so that we can also make it through this era of irritating setbacks of lies, twists, selfishness, and unreasonability and we need to make sure that the people developing these films and shows do not make any proplems so please read the article to find out what we need the people of Marvel Studios and Warner Bros need to do and make sure happens. - PredatorRIsing
Is Gotham about to go all 50 Shades Of Grey on us with an "unconventional" love triangle? It seems there's definitely going to be some sparks between the female half of the new brother/sister team, Tabitha Galavan, and Gordon's psychotic ex Barbara Kean, at least... - RorMachine
Fox's polarising Batman series Gotham kicked off its second season this week, and the Comic Couch team are here to offer their verdict on 'Damned If You Do...' Join JamesMan and MrBlackjack as they traverse through the "ham and cheese" of superhero shows... - staypuffed
Fox has released four promotional stills from next week's episode of Gotham giving us a small peek at what's to come as the freshly reinstated Jim Gordon does his best to reel in the 'Maniax' before they tear the city of Gotham down to the ground. Come check it out! - KingPatel
After being pushed back from the PC, Rocksteady Studios give some information about the PC version status of this game. - SebsCso54
Sefton Hill, game director from the latest Batman game, gave some updates on twitter about the next Batman skin for the Batman: Arkham Knight. - SebsCso54
"You ain't seen nothing yet!" - After the events of last night's premiere, Fox has released a relatively graphic new "red band" trailer for their superhero prequel series Gotham giving us our first look at Barbara, Jerome, & The Maniax wreaking havoc on the streets of Gotham. Check it out! - KingPatel
Gotham has so far been a little hit and miss when it comes to portraying the early years of the men and women who will one day become foes of The Batman, but things look set to take an exciting turn as Bruno Heller has now confirmed that The Court of Owls are coming... - JoshWilding
Set after the main story mission of Batman: Arkham Knight, Nightwing (Scott Porter) takes center stage in the September DLC update. Can he stop the Penguin (Nolan North) from breaking out of the GCPD? Plus, find out what other DLC will be released after Nightwing's adventure. - MarkJulian
Game of Thrones won big at the Emmys this past Sunday, and while Gotham was never in the running for Best Drama, the stunning Morena Baccarin certainly stole the show on the red carpet in a plunging red dress. Hit the jump to check out the photos... - JoshWilding
Tonight's season two premiere of Gotham ended with a huge Batman tease, but next week's installment looks set to be all about the man who will one day call himself The Joker. Hit the jump for a first look at "Knock, Knock" as the city continues to be plunged into chaos... - JoshWilding