Batman

Batman 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 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Explains Why He Wants To Make A NIGHTWING Movie THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Explains Why He Wants To Make A NIGHTWING Movie
We've all been wondering for a while now when Nightwing would make his big screen live-action debut, but the director of his solo movie has now shed some light on what's so "fascinating" about Dick Grayson... - JoshWilding
6 Wild THE BATMAN Story Predictions You Can Take To The Bank 6 Wild THE BATMAN Story Predictions You Can Take To The Bank
The Batman is finally beginning to take shape, so we thought now would be a perfect time to sift through all the rumours and theories out there to come up with six big predictions for the movie... - JoshWilding
Ben Affleck Confirms That He's Still THE BATMAN With A New Image Welcoming Matt Reeves As Director Ben Affleck Confirms That He's Still THE BATMAN With A New Image Welcoming Matt Reeves As Director
Amid speculation that Ben Affleck may not be returning to play The Dark Knight in the next solo Batman movie, the actor has now taken to social media to silence the rumors for good! Take a look... - RorMachine
NIGHTWING Film In The Works At Warner Bros. From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Chris McKay NIGHTWING Film In The Works At Warner Bros. From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Director Chris McKay
Well, this came out of nowhere! Following the news that Matt Reeves is now officially on board The Batman, it's being reported that Warner Bros. also has a Nightwing movie in the works. Check it out... - RorMachine
Warner Bros. Officially Announces That Matt Reeves Will Direct THE BATMAN In Place Of Ben Affleck Warner Bros. Officially Announces That Matt Reeves Will Direct THE BATMAN In Place Of Ben Affleck
Despite reports that negotiations between Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves had broken down, the studio has now confirmed that the War for the Planet of The Apes director will indeed helm The Batman... - RorMachine
EDITORIAL: Is It Time To Just Give Up On THE BATMAN Once And For All? EDITORIAL: Is It Time To Just Give Up On THE BATMAN Once And For All?
The Batman has been plagued by issues for months now, and following the loss of yet another director, we examine whether it's time to just give up on the highly anticipated movie once and for all... - JoshWilding
THE BATMAN Director Search Continues As Talks Break Down With Matt Reeves THE BATMAN Director Search Continues As Talks Break Down With Matt Reeves
Well, it sounds like The Batman is without a director again as it's being reported that War for the Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves has ended negotiations with Warner Bros. Come take a look! - KingPatel
BillMurray Presents... Danny Boyle's THE BATMAN Pitch BillMurray Presents... Danny Boyle's THE BATMAN Pitch
Whether you love or hate it, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was certainly a controversial film. However, Ben Affleck's portrayal of the Caped Crusader garnered praise. Here's my idea for his solo film... - BillMurray
It's Jared Leto Joker vs Heath Ledger Joker In This Hilariously Awesome Ismahawk Fan Video It's Jared Leto Joker vs Heath Ledger Joker In This Hilariously Awesome Ismahawk Fan Video
The latest Minute Match-Ups from Ismahawk pits 2 different cinematic versions of Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime in an epic fight to the death. Will Jared Leto's Joker prevail over the Heath Ledger rendition? - MarkJulian
Honest Trailer For BATMAN BEGINS Compares The Dark Knight To Adam West's Caped Crusader Honest Trailer For BATMAN BEGINS Compares The Dark Knight To Adam West's Caped Crusader
The Screen Junkies team has finally taken a crack at Batman Begins but how does the movie many consider the hero's best origin story fare in this Honest Trailer? Not well thanks to his murderous actions! - JoshWilding
Read The Hottest Rumours On The Latest Disasters In The Comic Book Movie Industry Read The Hottest Rumours On The Latest Disasters In The Comic Book Movie Industry
Do you want the truth behind the rumours on your favourite comic book movie films currently in the pipeline. You'll find them all right here! - BeyondtheFuture
RUMOR: After First Stepping Away As Director, Ben Affleck Now Wants Out Of Playing THE BATMAN RUMOR: After First Stepping Away As Director, Ben Affleck Now Wants Out Of Playing THE BATMAN
We're going to be taking this one with a massive pinch of salt, but rumor has it that Ben Affleck wants to leave the role of Batman behind him after recently stepping away as director on the next film... - RorMachine
Arguably The Best Scene From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Has Been Officially Released Arguably The Best Scene From THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Has Been Officially Released
The LEGO Batman Movie kicked off with Will Arnett's Caped Crusader breaking into song, and Warner Bros. Thailand has unexpectedly released the entire sequence online. Hit the jump to check it out... - JoshWilding
While Matt Reeves Is WB's First Choice For THE BATMAN, Two More Directors Wait In The Wings While Matt Reeves Is WB's First Choice For THE BATMAN, Two More Directors Wait In The Wings
Matt Reeves has an offer and is in talks to officially sign up to direct Ben Affleck's Batman movie. However, WB has two other directors they'll turn to if the deal falls through - Ridley Scott and... - MarkJulian
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE REVIEW (BEST BATMAN MOVIE IN FIVE YEARS) THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE REVIEW (BEST BATMAN MOVIE IN FIVE YEARS)
The creative team behind 2014's The Lego Movie are back at it with The Lego Batman movie. Even though early trailers weren't the best, WB animation has knocked this bad boy out of the park. - sonofsamadams