Batman Movies

Batman Movies Batman (1989) - Batman Returns - Batman Forever - Batman & Robin - Batman Begins - The Dark Knight - Batman 3
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 full-length version of Bruce Timm's Batman: Strange Days has now been released online by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, and you can check out what happens when The Dark Knight confronts the villainous Dr. Hugo Strange in his mysterious layer right here!
As much as I loved the Dark Knight, I got to say, that animated movie “Under the Red Hood” was amazing, and so I think that the last movie in the Dark Knight trilogy should have been little more like that then TDKR.
Son of Batman, the latest animated feature from Warner Bros. and DC Comics (based on the "Batman and Son" story by Grant Morrison) will premiere at WonderCon on April 18th, 2014, and a new clip and batch of hi-res stills have today been released along with that announcement. Check it out!
I analyse the final installment in Nolan's Batman trilogy that seems to get an awful lot of hate for meaningless plot holes and not containing enough Batman. Hit the jump for my review/ analysis...
In honor of Batman's 75th Birthday, an excellent compilation of behind-the-scenes photos from the various different Batman films released over the years has hit the web. Check it out after the jump.
Thought that Fox had already cast enough iconic Batman characters for their Gotham pilot? Well, think again, as the latest addition to the cast is Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, the man who later becomes The Riddler. What is his role in the series? Hit the jump for further details!
I look back on one of the most praised comic-book movies in the genre and give my thoughts on it's background, merits, faults, and how it holds up in today's world of films and its impact on other franchises...
All this news about the forthcoming GOTHAM show gives me another chance to muse on the possibilities of Batman on television.
The screenwriter behind King Kong (1976), Flash Gordon (1980) and co-creator of the 1966 Batman television series, has died.
We've seen a lot of parodies of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Some might even say we've been "treated" to far, far too many. However, in this writer's humble opinion, BaneCat might just be the best effort yet. Hit the jump to check it out!
The next Gotham character reveal in the series finally gives us our first (official) glimpse of the Fox tv show's main character: Ben McKenzie as the young Detective James Gordon. No, he's still not sporting a tash -- boycott!? Take a look after the jump.
Let's kick some Ice! Some new concept art has hit for what is known by some to be the worst comic book film of all time...Batman and Robin. The concept art features a jetpack for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze, as well as some other cool gadgets, Botanical Gardens, and more!
Anne Hathaway's role as 'Catwoman' in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises got mixed reviews from fans, but it seems the actress would be up for reprising the role in Zack Snyder's Batman/Superman film, or even the possibility of a solo movie. Hit the Jump!
Jada Pinkett-Smith is best known as Will Smith's wife and the mother of Jaden and Willow Smith, but she's about whip her red-tipped hair back and forth for Fox's new television series, Gotham. Get your first look at her as night club owner, 'Fish Mooney.'
We all know the Dark Knight Trilogy. Some hate it, some love it. But we all have a strong opinion on it. It seems to be one of the most highly debated CBM trilogies out there. Well, BatmanHeisenberg is here to throw more coal into the fire with his analogy of TDKT! Hit the jump for more!
The Arrested Development actor's "Batman" was easily a highlight of The LEGO movie, and in the following video interview he's asked if that character might be the focus of the sequel. He also comments on that first official TMNT still, and how he got involved with the project.
In the most recent edition of their Batman Arkham Knight coverage, Game Informer caught up with the composer of the game, Nick Arundel, and talked about the approach he took to composing the the Arkham finale. Hit the Jump for more!
Fox has released a new official image from their upcoming comic book-based television series, Gotham. This time we have Robin Lord Taylor ("Accepted") as Oswald Cobblepot (aka the Penguin).
The latest episode of DC All Access is here, bringing with it a new clip from DC's next animated feature, Son of Batman, as well as an interview with the man behind the mask, Jason O' Mara. Also, writer Charles Soule talks about what's coming up in Swamp Thing and much more after the jump!
Pistol Shrimps has produced and posted another video that inserts Batman into classic films, such as A Few Good Men, The Breakfast Club, Spartacus. Come check it out.
We've seen Harvey Bullock and a young Selina Kyle, and now the latest official character image to be released from Fox's upcoming Gotham series is British actor Sean Pertwee as Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Check it out!
Hit the jump for a fun, light hearted read about why I like the despised Batman film.
Batman's armor should do fine against cats, but how will it hold up against sharks? Artist Jeff Victor has redesigned Batman's notorious villains: Two-Face, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Bane, Harley Quinn, Clayface, Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze as sharks.
Over the years we've seen many on screen incarnations of the Batsuit, some terrific, some not so and some even nippled. But with the BVS looming what have been the best and worst designs as of so far? Hit the jump to find out and be sure to share your own thoughts!
We all know Batman will be debuting a sleek new look to coincide with the style of the Batmobile in Batman Arkham Knight, but in why the change? Game Informer recently caught up with the creative team over at Rocksteady to find out more. Hit the jump for more!