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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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Hit the jump to see thirty-two behind-the-scenes images from interrogation scene from Christopher Nolan's masterpiece, The Dark Knight. The legendary scene is a master class in acting by Christian Bale (Batman) and Oscar-winner Heath Ledger (The Joker).
Enemies unite in tonight's episode of BEWARE THE BATMAN. Hit the jump for the episode description and episode stills...
David Mazouz, who portrays Bruce Wayne in Gotham, talks about what it's like to step into the role of Bruce Wayne, along with what's it like to work alongside Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon). Take the jump to check it out!
Rocksteady unveiled some exciting new footage from Batman: Arkham Knight at Gamescom, with a massive description of the demo now online - and it sounds extremely positive. Hit the jump to check it out, plus five new hi-res shots from the game.
Lau (Chin Han) the Chinese crime lord in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was last seen wearing a straitjacket sitting on top of a pile of the mafia's money while The Joker (Heath Ledger) sets it ablaze. Hit the jump to see an image of his body burning.
TT Games are going all out on the third instalment of the LEGO Batman franchise - subtitled Beyond Gotham - debuting new shots of plenty of fan favourite characters. Hit the jump to check them out, including Sinestro, Grayson, Doomsday, Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd and more!
The Killer of Superman is revealed as a new character for the anticipated next installment of the Lego Batman Franchise, LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM, also more is teased check it out after the jump
DC Entertainment's YouTube page just put out two new Batman: Assault on Arkham clips that features the Suicide Squad Brawl and Batman use his detective skills to crack down the Squads plans. Hit the jump to check it out!
The Suicide Squad storms into Arkahm Asylum in hopes to complete Amanda Waller's mission, because they know if they don't, that's their head...Literally! Hit the jump to check out this new clip for Batman: Assault on Arkham!
Check out the latest DC All Access which focuses on Fox's new pre-Batman tv show, Gotham. Plus, updates on recent New 52 additions, Gotham by Midnight and Justice League United.
What are you snickering about, Joker? TT Games is teasing the return of a feature coming back for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham! What could this feature possibly be, you ask? Well, let's just say that "Joker" might not be the Joker. Hit the jump for the details.
Who's the better marksman, Deadshot (Neal McDonough) or Captain Boomerang (Greg Ellis)? Find out in this new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham, available on dvd and blu-ray today.
One Joker fan ranks his top five portrayals of the character. Who's #1? Hit the jump to find out!
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation's latest DC Comics adaptation - this time based on the Arkhman series of video games - goes on sale tomorrow, but after the jump you'll find another new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham focusing on Harley Quinn!
The writers behind DC's digital series Batman Beyond 2.0 talk about the shocking twist that was revealed in the latest chapter Twenty Eight, as well as what to expect later on. Hit the jump and read what they have to say.
On DC entertainment's YouTube account, Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock) teased the arrival of the Gotham cast on DC All Access. So hit the jump to get a nine second tease of the full episode. Check it out!
This article is my opinion of who should be the next Joker and take on Batfleck in a possible solo Batman film.
A new screenshot has been released for Batman: Arkham Knight, and in it we see the titular villain's army battling it out with the Batmobile. Big mistake! There's also a pretty cool nod to the legendary Neal Adams, so hit the jump to check it out...
Teasing that Justice League is coming sooner than we think, Warner bros' president has commented on Batman v Superman's new date and its previous which would have taken on Captain America 3.
We knew that the iconic location would play a role in season one of Gotham, but now a New York hospital has been transformed into Arkham Asylum, the place you have to imagine that many of Batman's future villains will be spending some time during the course of the series.
The latest installment in the series of LEGO Batman games, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has just announced a new character joining the lineup: Beast Boy! Check it out after the jump.
In this 30 second featurette for GOTHAM, star Donald Louge(Harvey Bullock) gives us an insight on the character of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Take the jump to check out what he has to say.
John Alvin is responsible for painting movie posters for over 130 films, including Tim Burton's Batman and Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. Here, we have the exclusive premiere of one of his Batman Forever sketches from Titan Books' The Art of John Alvin. Check it out!
"Where's my money?" In this new TV spot for GOTHAM, we get a look at Jada Pinkett-Smith's character, Fish Mooney, and just how ruthless she is! Take the jump to check it out!