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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 first season of GOTHAM is half way over and so here's a look ahead at villains we can expect to see in upcoming episodes of the Fox series, judging from various announcements and what we've seen in the show...
Gotham won't return until 2015 after last night's action-packed episode, but we have a cool new featurette for the series which takes a closer look at the unlikely pairing of Alfred Pennyworth and Harvey Bullock that saw the dynamic duo on the hunt for the missing Bat and Cat...
Tonight's episode of Gotham was the midseason finale, and that means the show won't return until 2015! However, a promo offers a look ahead at what's to come and includes a first look at Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins and Oswald Cobblepot as THE Penguin. Check it out!
Hit the jump to take a look Frank Miller, James Tynion IV and Jason Fabok discuss the history and legacy of The Batman, while promoting their newest book titled, Batman: A Visual History. Check it out!
Fox seem to have done a very good job of keeping this quiet, but their take on DC villain Copperhead makes his her debut on tonight's fall finale of Gotham, "Lovecraft". See some snaps of lovely South-African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt after the jump.
Arrow and The Flash Producer, Andrew Kreisberg gives the official word that we "won't be hearing" from Gotham or Metropolis on the Arrow series, as well as the Flash series anytime soon. Hit the jump to check it out!
Fox have released a second promo for the fall finale of Gotham, and it features a few additional scenes, including a very ominous and tension filled moment between Carmine Falcone, The Penguin, and Fish Mooney. Is one of these characters about to meet their maker? Check it out...
This Monday's episode of Gotham is the midseason finale, and while the majority of promotional material has put the spotlight on Bruce and Selina, this featurette teases the ongoing war between The Penguin and Fish Mooney. Be warned though, as it does contain some possible SPOILERS...
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Meet fifteen potential characters who could make appearance in the TV series.
Having a hard time waiting to get your next Batman fix? Then check out this new film featuring the Dark Knight and how his traits help inspire people to make a difference and overcome adversity.
The story of Batman and Joker is a great story of "good versus evil". Both characters represent different things, but share some shocking similarities. Click the jump to see as I acknowledge the way both characters tick and tock.
In another snippet from IGN's interview with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jennifer Lawrence professes her love for Batman; in particular Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. "If I'd seen Christian Bale driving through that mall I'd have thrown my underwear at him".
A trailer for next month's The Game Awards could potentially be hinting at a reveal of something new from Batman: Arkham Knight... or there might be too much reading into it. Either way, hit the jump to check out the 30-second clip and speculate away!
The Point of Geeks interview the director of the award-winning film, "Legend of the Knight.' Which explores the impact of Batman and how he has inspired lives.
EW have posted their full, in-depth interview with Bruno Heller (Rome, The Mentalist) and in it he's asked about the perception that many of the Gotham characters are safe because they are established in Batman canon, and this is a prequel story. His answer might surprise you!
Distinct artist Jock (Wytches) has created artwork promoting Fox's Batman-based show Gotham in the past, and has now unveiled a new advertisement set to run in upcoming DC titles. It features Oswald Cobblepot (known as the Penguin), played by Robin Lord Taylor in the series.
It was recently revealed that Jared Leto is in talks to join the cast of Suicide Squad as The Joker. In the following video, he all but confirms that talks have taken place, but doesn't seem in a rush to take on another acting gig after his recent Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club...
Five new clips have been released from the Fall finale of Gotham, and they give us a look at a tense scene between The Penguin and Falcone, lots of Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock, the young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle on the run, and more. Hit the jump to check them out...
Gotham Showrunner Bruno Heller has provided Entertainment Weekly with a few character updates for the Batman prequel series, and although Robin hasn't actually been born yet on the show's timeline, we will get to see his parents, the Graysons.
Fish and Falcone: more that meets the eye
It's no secret that everybody in Hollywood is attempting their own cinematic universe and the LEGO movies are not an exception. This time, The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had a few, interesting words to say about the 2016 Ninjago and 2017's The LEGO Batman Movie. Hit the jump and find out what.
Concept artist Romek Delimata (Guardians of the Galaxy) updated his website with more artwork he created for Chris Nolan's third and final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Come see designs for Bane's camouflage tumblers and Batman's flying vehicle.
Bad news Gothamites! Next week's instalment of the hit Fox drama will be the fall finale, but based on this promo for "LoveCraft", it's going to be a BIG episode as the Bat and the Cat team-up for the first time and go on the run from a group of assassins. Check it out...