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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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As part of their SDCC 2014 marketing push, Fox's Gotham has begun a cool viral marketing campaign, complete with faux- Gotham Chronicle news website. For instance, the site just revealed that Carmine Falcone will be showing up on Gotham.
We at Superherostuff.com, just got done making our first ever video ad 'The Batman Voice!' Take a gander and let us know what you think. (*Superpowers and other side affects not guaranteed)
Now commenting on the development status of his mystery DC Comics movie role, which he's already hinted is Captain Marvel, check out what Dwayne Johnson says in a new video interview.
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have pushed Gotham City and its dark knight to the limit, but this week their epic origin story, Zero Year concludes with a showdown with the Riddler! Hit the jump to check out a preview of Batman #33.
The Caped Crusader isn't going to let anyone stand in his way in his quest to bring Robin back from the dead, and if that means taking down the Justice League, well...that's exactly what he does in this first look at Batman and Robin #33. Check it out!
We've been hearing quite a bit about Gotham today, and now you can see some more new footage as Fox have just released three tv ads for their upcoming Batman prequel series. Take a look after the jump.
The various DC Entertainment television show producers have echoed the same 'verbage' from DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns that the shows will not connect to the film universe established in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But what about one another?
Bruno Heller has already revealed that Gotham will feature Hugo Strange and an early version of Arkham Asylum (you can find those quotes again here if you missed them), but it has now been revealed that a slightly older version Harvey Dent and perhaps Mr. Freeze will be joining him...
We know that several Batman villains will be appearing on Gotham, and now have another name to add to that list: the deadly, hyper intelligent and borderline psychotic Dr. Hugo Strange!
In the following interview, Bruno Heller talks more about how Gotham will introduce The Joker in the series, before going on to drop some spoilers about the pilot episode and the reason that the young Poison Ivy (a.k.a. Pamela Isly) has been given a new name. Check it out!
Why so serious? Do you want to know how USA Today got these figures of Christian Bale's Batman and Heath Ledger's Joker in LEGO form? Plus, a LEGO version of the Batmobile, aka Tumbler, from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.
We didn't get any casting news at Fox's panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, but we do have a lot of new details about the series, including everything listed in the headline above and a whole lot more! "Gordon is the guy that creates Batman," says Bruno Heller...
Conceptual illustrator, Tully Summers ("MIB 3"), has updated his website with Bane and Catwoman concept art from Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Also, lots of designs for the Green Lantern Corps from Martin Campbell's film.
That's the very question Man-At-Arms try to answer in their latest production as they combine Batman's batarangs into a gauntlet very reminiscent of Wolverine's claws. The bad guys in Gotham would be going to the morgue instead of Arkham.
Artist Michael Hobson worked in the film industry creating concept art for movie posters, and now 30 of his designs for Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin (1997) are up for sale on EBay. See designs with Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Batman and Robin.
Warner Bros. have unveiled the bags which will be available at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and as well as a new logo for The Flash, we also get to see fresh images from Constantine, Gotham, iZombie and more. Hit the jump to check them out!
Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner walked into a Detroit Kid City where a private birthday was being held and asked if their 2 year old could partake in the Superhero fun.
Taken from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, a new batch of stills from Gotham see the young Detective Jim Gordon in action, a behind-the-scenes shot of Fish Mooney and shots of Wayne Manor, the future Penguin and Bruce Wayne's reliable butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Fox have given TV Line a new Gotham featurette that includes commentary from Jada Pinkett Smith as well as new footage with Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (future Catwoman). Plus, a new "Villains" television spot.
Despite some of the rumored line-up of DC Films saying otherwise, I'm sure there will be a Batman solo film in the future. This is my idea for the first of these solo films. Loosely based off of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, and my imagination, this idea will (hopefully) blow your mind. So without further ado, I give you ARKHAM!!!
"Truth of the Mask", the latest fan film from Broad Strokes Prodcutions, the same awesome people that brought you the "Riddle of the Mask". "Truht of the Mask" explores the repercusions of Huntress' failed test and reveal to The Riddler of Batman's true identity. Check it out and enjoy!!
Batwing visits Arkham Asylum to find out who is the source to a breakout plan, Meanwhile over the Pacific Ocean Red Robin and his crew try to get answers as well. So Hit the jump to get your first look at Batman Eternal #15!
THR have just debuted this new 45-second trailer for Fox's Batman prequel series, which features Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) narrating his walk to a familiar looking crime scene, while the various Gotham City villains-to-be look on. Take a look after the jump.
"Riddle me this: When is a door not a door?" DC's latest animated feature will be with us very soon, but if you're the impatient type you can see the opening scene featuring Edward Nigma attempt to stump Amanda Waller with a series of riddles after the jump.
Now this is interesting. Although much has been made of actor Jon Beavers' appearance as a stand-up comedian in the pilot of Fox's Batman prequel series, it seems that was just one of many possible Jokers that'll be introduced as the series progresses.