Check Out A Cool Unused Poster For Tim Burton's BATMAN (1989)

Check Out A Cool Unused Poster For Tim Burton's BATMAN (1989)

The official one-sheet for Burton's Batman has become pretty iconic, but this alternate one that was being considered by the studio around the time of the movie's release would have done just fine too. Take a look at it after the jump.

Website Daybees ran an article featuring unused and alternative posters for lots of big movies, and in among them was this little gem below. Check out that odd tagline though!

Makes the movie sound more like Judge Dredd than Batman. Anyway, this was the only real CBM related poster but click the link below to see some for the likes of A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Pulp Fiction and more.

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Jollem - 5/22/2013, 4:06 PM
right on. looks just like video game cover art from around that time :)
Dynamo - 5/22/2013, 4:09 PM
That tagline has nothing to do with the movie, but it's cool none-the-less.
Supes17 - 5/22/2013, 4:11 PM
The tagline fits better with the Nolan series
GuardianAngel - 5/22/2013, 4:19 PM
I don't get all the love for the official poster. It's just a cropped image of the logo.

airbeyonder18 - 5/22/2013, 4:19 PM
I like this. I like this alot. Feels very comic book-esque.
Durf - 5/22/2013, 4:22 PM
Nice, that looks pretty cool.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/22/2013, 4:24 PM
Hmmm, not bad. Looks cool. ;)
Parkerluckpersonified - 5/22/2013, 4:29 PM
I struggle to believe this is genuine due to the ridiculous tagline. Kewl art though. Love those films
DEATHbyEXILE - 5/22/2013, 4:31 PM
KnobGoblin - 5/22/2013, 4:33 PM
That tagline is very "THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS," I just wish the actual movie was too.
TheFox - 5/22/2013, 4:36 PM
I love how that tagline makes absolutely NO GODDAMN SENSE in the context of the movie. It's like the person who wrote it was only familiar with Batman through The Dark Knight Returns (which may well have been the case...).

Asterisk - 5/22/2013, 4:39 PM
In the not too distant future...

Next Sunday, A.D.!
113 - 5/22/2013, 4:40 PM
The 4th best Batman movie after Nolan's trilogy.
maryboo - 5/22/2013, 4:41 PM
Would have been better for Batman Returns.
exe - 5/22/2013, 4:42 PM
Too cartoony but good. Also, that's not Keaton. The guy didn't even bother to put on some mass.
killerkooljames - 5/22/2013, 4:48 PM
Cool poster, but this is like old news.
MJPETTY7 - 5/22/2013, 4:49 PM
Oh very cool!
AsianVersionOfET - 5/22/2013, 4:50 PM
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/22/2013, 4:50 PM
The 3rd best Batman movie

Batman 89
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Sackman and Throbbin
SpectacularJoSh - 5/22/2013, 4:51 PM
What's with the metal letters? I liked both Batman movies by Burton...but the man is a joke.
Optimus83 - 5/22/2013, 4:55 PM
Cool Poster. ...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/22/2013, 4:57 PM
NeoBaggins - 5/22/2013, 4:59 PM
He will, return? I thought that was the sequel.

Anyway, I need to get this game for my....

Cass808 - 5/22/2013, 5:02 PM
It looks pretty dated, although back then may have looked cooler.

@TheBaroness89 I would actually agree with pretty much all of that except for switching the top two around. Of course if we include animated films then things might change a bit as well.
phoenixforce9 - 5/22/2013, 5:11 PM
LOVED THE BURTON BATMAN FILMS! Well because of this scene!
TheBoss117 - 5/22/2013, 5:18 PM
@GuardianAngel.... I still love the Batman89 movie poster. Tho it's more of a nostalgia thing for me.

I was kid back then living in NY and I still remember walking around Mahattan with my friends seeing that poster EVERYWHERE. All in the subways, on buildings and buses, and just being super excited to see that movie waaaay back then.

....aaaah yes, the good ol' days
Ancar - 5/22/2013, 5:20 PM
That looks like a pulp fiction cover art - and only.
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/22/2013, 5:22 PM
If we include animated movies the list drastically changes
Batman Beyond Return of the Joker is better than half that list at the very least then you still have Year One, Dark Knight Returns, World's Finest, Mask of the Phantasm and Public Enemies to throw in the mix. Really don't care for Sub Zero.
TheBoss117 - 5/22/2013, 5:24 PM

Keaton was/is my favorite Batman, while I like Bale as Bruce Wayne

Kilmer and Clooney?... ugh....their not even on the same radar
marvel72 - 5/22/2013, 5:28 PM
classic comic book movie,not the best batman movie but miles better than that camp tv shit,batman forever,batman & robin.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 5/22/2013, 5:55 PM
@ Asterisk:

WarnerBrother - 5/22/2013, 6:02 PM
Batman Begins
Batman 89
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
every other Batman tv show,cartoon other then Batman and Robin

Batman Forever gets a lot of crap because it gets lumped in with Batman and

Sure it had bat nips and Schumacher was letting his rainbow flag fly, but Val Kilmer's Batman is in my opinion the closest to the comic book source material in his capabilities if not in tone.

Was it over the top? sure, but so is the comic book Batman who can hang against super humans.

Kilmer's Batman is the only movie version I could see existing along side a Superman,Green Lantern or other Justice Leaguer.

Look at his take down of Two Faces goons at the start of the movie.That is Batman.

He isn't getting his ass kicked like Keaton did in his films. He isn't using gear Fox made for him like Bale.Kilmer's Batman showed a lot more resourcefulness then the other live action versions when he escaped Two Face's and The Riddler's death

He also showed more detective skills then anybody else solving The Riddler's challenges.

Kilmer's Batman made his own tech. You can see that when its revealed he was working on a new Bat suit. His Batman has a real Batmobile, not a military vehicle with a black paint job. His Bat plane's ejection seat worked and turned into a bad ass submarine. That is the comic book Batman.

Best of all,Kilmer's Batman didn't run around with machine guns like Keaton and Bale and never killed in cold blood.That's a lot more like the comic book Batman's no kill policy then anything Nolan or Burton depicted.

Face it the next Batman will be a lot closer to Kilmer's version in terms of skills,tech and vehicles then the Bale or Keaton versions.
WarnerBrother - 5/22/2013, 6:06 PM
I also got to ad Kilmer's Batman didn't have a cancer voice. Nuff said.
WarnerBrother - 5/22/2013, 6:09 PM
Its the tone of Batman forever that is the reason I rate it below the Nolan films and Batman 89 even though I feel the Kilmer Batman is the best depiction of the actual abilities of Batman.
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/22/2013, 6:10 PM
^^ I had no issue with Kilmer or Carrey- didn't like Two Face or Tom Cruise's ex. Robin didn't annoy me until Batman and Robin.
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/22/2013, 6:12 PM
Agreed- Batman in a JL film better look and act like he can hang with super powered beings and hold his own against somebody like Solomon Grundy or the Royal Flush gang. Nolan's Batman was not created to live in a universe with a Killer Croc or Clayface.
SuperPickle - 5/22/2013, 6:17 PM
In the publicity campaign preceding the release of Batman '89, they got a LOT of ad space that featured nothing but the logo. A lot of people I knew at the time said it looked like a mouth. Lol. I could see their point, especially with the addition of the extra "points" near the "tail"
SuperPickle - 5/22/2013, 6:18 PM
Wait. My bad. The extra points were on the costume, not the official logo.
longbowhunter - 5/22/2013, 6:28 PM
Tag line is nonsense but I like the image. A mix of Art Deco and industrial.
WarnerBrother - 5/22/2013, 6:29 PM
You know what? After further reflection I would place Batman Forever above TDKR
based on the fact that Nolan's Batman acted in a manner totally inconsistant with his comic book origins.

Batman quit on Gotham for 8 fricking years? Not Batman. Batman running off into retirement with Selena? B.S.

Worst of all, the comic book Batman trained as an escape artist and would never be stuck in a hole in the ground for 3 months broken back or not while Gotham tore itself apart.
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