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Reliving the defining moments of one of the most iconic figures in fiction, the Batman, celebrating 75+ years in DC Comics! New CBR article!๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽฌ โฌ‡๏ธ

https://www.cbr.com/joker-origin-movie-working-title-revealed/
Good afternoon Gothamites and I hope youโ€™re all having a terrific Tuesday! On this day (June 19) in #Batman history, #TimBurtonโ€™s 1989 film โ€œBatmanโ€ had its premier in Westwood, CA (hit theaters everywhere June 23rd)! While creators such as Dennis O'Neil and Marshall Rogers made #theBatman and his characters darker than their 1960s Silver Age image in the 1970s, it was undeniable that the
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Good afternoon gothamites and i hope you’re all having a terrific tuesday! on this day (june 19) in #batman history, #timburton’s 1989 film “batman” had its premier in westwood, ca (hit theaters everywhere june 23rd)! while creators such as dennis o'neil and marshall rogers made #thebatman and his characters darker than their 1960s silver age image in the 1970s, it was undeniable that the "batman" television series from 1966 to 1968 shaped the idea of the #capedcrusader outside of comics well into the modern age of the mid 1980s. the emergence of frank miller's 'batman: the dark knight returns' and alan moore's 'batman: the killing joke' was the transition for the #darkknight to gain the 'dark' back in his title, making comic books much more appealing to an adult audience. now all the mythos needed was this comic book batman to be on the big screen. in 1988 director tim burton's newest film project was green-lit and in the summer of 1989 burton's 'batman' was released. millionaire #brucewayne (#michaelkeaton) is gotham city's dark vigilante the batman, bringing justice to the wrong-doers of his home, those like the mugger who struck down his parents in front of his eyes when he was a child. when crime boss #jacknapier (#jacknicholson) becomes deformed at axis chemicals, he called himself the #joker and takes over the criminal underground, terrorizing gothamites alike. it is up to batman to stop #thejoker all the while protecting his love interest and photo-journalist #vickivale (#kimbasinger). set in an art deco, pulp fiction styled world, burton's batman issued in the modern caped crusader to fans all over the world. not only was 'batman' a commercial success bringing in over $400 million in box office sales, but it also created the modern design of hollywood film marketing. happy 29th anniversary to “batman” for being a pioneer within jumpstarting the superhero film genre. thanks for following and we will have more #historyofthebatman soon, so stay tuned!โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽฌ #batmobile #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmanfans #batfans #instabatman #batmemberberries
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Evening Gothamites! ๐ŸƒLINKED IN THE BIO๐ŸŽฌ and in my ๐Ÿฆ‡INSTAGRAM STORY๐Ÿฆ‡ is my latest article for Comic Book Resources giving information about the current production of Todd Phillipsโ€™ Joker Origin Story film! Learn about the production dates and who is attached to this movie that is under a separate banner than the DC Extended Universe (Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League, etc.). What are your thoughts on the working film title? Do you want to see Todd Phillipsโ€™ Joker film rumored to star Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime? Thanks for following and weโ€™ll have more History of the Batman soon, so stay tuned! [Article: https://www.cbr.com/joker-origin-movie-working-title-revealed/, art from Batman 613 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair presented]โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽฌ #TheBatman #Batman #HistoryoftheBatman #CapedCrusader #TheDarkKnight #DarkKnight #BruceWayne #TheJoker #Joker #DCComics #BatmanArt #ComicArt #ComicBooks #Comics #BatmanFans #BatFans #InstaBatman
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Evening gothamites! ๐Ÿƒlinked in the bio๐ŸŽฌ and in my ๐Ÿฆ‡instagram story๐Ÿฆ‡ is my latest article for comic book resources giving information about the current production of todd phillips’ joker origin story film! learn about the production dates and who is attached to this movie that is under a separate banner than the dc extended universe (batman v superman, suicide squad, justice league, etc.). what are your thoughts on the working film title? do you want to see todd phillips’ joker film rumored to star joaquin phoenix as the clown prince of crime? thanks for following and we’ll have more history of the batman soon, so stay tuned! [article: https://www.cbr.com/joker-origin-movie-working-title-revealed/, art from batman 613 by jim lee, scott williams and alex sinclair presented]โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽฌ #thebatman #batman #historyofthebatman #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #thejoker #joker #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmanfans #batfans #instabatman
1,880 31 17 hours ago
Created by #KelleyPuckett, #DamionScott and #AlexMaleev, #CassandraCain debuted during the 1999 saga '#Batman: #NoMansLand' in Batman (Vol 1) 567 as the new #Batgirl. The daughter of #LadyShiva and #DavidCain, although she cannot speak and has limited communication though gestures, she was raised to be one of the world's deadliest assassins, trained by both her parents and martial artists such as #BronzeTiger. One of the most powerful members of the #BatmanFamily, Cain received her own publication as Batgirl in 2000, which was the first time that persona had her own book. Despite her not being able to speak, Cain relied on other's body language, something that frustrated some, including #Oracle (Barbara Gordon). Nevertheless, Cain proved to be a vital team mate on several missions with Oracle. After she gave up the Batgirl mantle, she became #BlackBat as part of #BatmanInc in 2010 and #Orphan in #TheNew52 and in #DCRebirth today. In our new session โ€œThe Silent Wonder: A History of Cassandra Cainโ€, we will highlight major story arcs of this dynamic figure through the last 20+ years learning more about one of the strongest and versatile heroines in the DC Universe. Stay tuned for our first post here on #HistoryoftheBatman! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‡[#AndyClarke cover to Batgirl (Vol 2) 1, presented; Sources: bit.ly/1w1DYfH] #TheBatman #CapedCrusader #DarkKnight #ComicBooks #Comics #InstaBatman
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Created by #kelleypuckett, #damionscott and #alexmaleev, #cassandracain debuted during the 1999 saga '#batman: #nomansland' in batman (vol 1) 567 as the new #batgirl. the daughter of #ladyshiva and #davidcain, although she cannot speak and has limited communication though gestures, she was raised to be one of the world's deadliest assassins, trained by both her parents and martial artists such as #bronzetiger. one of the most powerful members of the #batmanfamily, cain received her own publication as batgirl in 2000, which was the first time that persona had her own book. despite her not being able to speak, cain relied on other's body language, something that frustrated some, including #oracle (barbara gordon). nevertheless, cain proved to be a vital team mate on several missions with oracle. after she gave up the batgirl mantle, she became #blackbat as part of #batmaninc in 2010 and #orphan in #thenew52 and in #dcrebirth today. in our new session “the silent wonder: a history of cassandra cain”, we will highlight major story arcs of this dynamic figure through the last 20+ years learning more about one of the strongest and versatile heroines in the dc universe. stay tuned for our first post here on #historyofthebatman! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‡[#andyclarke cover to batgirl (vol 2) 1, presented; sources: bit.ly/1w1dyfh] #thebatman #capedcrusader #darkknight #comicbooks #comics #instabatman
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Good afternoon Gothamites and I hope youโ€™re all having a magnificent Monday! Today weโ€™ll begin a brand new session so stay tuned and thanks for following History of the Batman! [Art by @PhilChoArt]โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #TheBatman #Batman #HistoryoftheBatman #CapedCrusader #TheDarkKnight #DarkKnight #BruceWayne #DickGrayson #Robin #Nightwing #JasonTodd #RedHood #TimDrake #RedRobin #PhilCho #DCComics #BatmanArt #ComicArt #ComicBooks #Comics #BatmanFans #BatFans #InstaBatman
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Good afternoon gothamites and i hope you’re all having a magnificent monday! today we’ll begin a brand new session so stay tuned and thanks for following history of the batman! [art by @philchoart]โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #thebatman #batman #historyofthebatman #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #dickgrayson #robin #nightwing #jasontodd #redhood #timdrake #redrobin #philcho #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmanfans #batfans #instabatman
2,179 10 20 hours ago
Good Knight Gothamites! I hope everyone enjoyed our Fatherโ€™s Day session! Tomorrow weโ€™ll start a brand new history series celebrating the Caped Crusader! Be sure to become a Gothamite and follow here on Instagram and also on Twitter (HistoftheBatman), Facebook and subscribe to my YouTube channel (linked in the bio!), any and all support is forever appreciated! As always, have a great night and we will have more History of the Batman tomorrow. Remember Gothamites, itโ€™s all about #Peace, #Love and #Batman! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #TheBatman #CapedCrusader #TheDarkKnight #DarkKnight #BruceWayne #BatmanTheAnimatedSeries #BatmanBeyond #TheBraveandtheBold #DCAU #Animation #DCComics #BatmanFans #BatFans #InstaBatman #HistoryoftheBatman #PeaceLoveandBatman
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Good knight gothamites! i hope everyone enjoyed our father’s day session! tomorrow we’ll start a brand new history series celebrating the caped crusader! be sure to become a gothamite and follow here on instagram and also on twitter (histofthebatman), facebook and subscribe to my youtube channel (linked in the bio!), any and all support is forever appreciated! as always, have a great night and we will have more history of the batman tomorrow. remember gothamites, it’s all about #peace, #love and #batman! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #thebatman #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #batmantheanimatedseries #batmanbeyond #thebraveandthebold #dcau #animation #dccomics #batmanfans #batfans #instabatman #historyofthebatman #peaceloveandbatman
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Evening Gothamites! Letโ€™s round out #FathersDay with some #Batmemberberries: Check out this memorable trailer for the 2015 finale video game #Batman #ArkhamKnight titled โ€œFather to Sonโ€ where #ThomasWayne, #BruceWayneโ€™s father, reads his last will and testament. Do you think Bruce is fulfilling his fatherโ€™s wishes being #theBatman? Thanks for following and weโ€™ll have more #HistoryoftheBatman soon, so stay tuned! #HappyFathersDay! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽฎ #CapedCrusader #TheDarkKnight #DarkKnight #BruceWayne #BatmanArkham #Batmobile #DCComics #BatmanArt #ComicArt #ComicBooks #Comics #BatmanFans #BatFans #InstaBatman
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Evening gothamites! let’s round out #fathersday with some #batmemberberries: check out this memorable trailer for the 2015 finale video game #batman #arkhamknight titled “father to son” where #thomaswayne, #brucewayne’s father, reads his last will and testament. do you think bruce is fulfilling his father’s wishes being #thebatman? thanks for following and we’ll have more #historyofthebatman soon, so stay tuned! #happyfathersday! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽฎ #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #batmanarkham #batmobile #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmanfans #batfans #instabatman
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Afternoon Gothamites and I hope youโ€™re having a #HappyFathersDay! While it is a must to celebrate both #ThomasWayne and #AlfredPennyworth today, we cannot forget #BruceWayne and his relationship with his biological son, #DamianWayne. The child of Bruce and #TaliaalGhul and the grandson of #RasalGhul, Damian debuted in Mike W. Barr's 1987's graphic novel '#Batman #SonoftheDemon', only returning in #GrantMorrison and #AndyKubert's 2006 arc '#BatmanandSon', first appearing in Batman 655. Damian's origin story changed from Bruce and Talia's marriage, consensual consummation of that marriage and Talia's pregnancy and birth (unknown to Bruce) of Damian to Talia having non consensual sex with Batman, her becoming pregnant and giving birth to Damian, raising him herself and his grandfather training Damian under the #LeagueofAssassins. Talia introduces Bruce to Damian, his self righteous, violent and defensive son, all part of the reason that Morrison wanted to kill off the character after issue 666 in 2007, showcasing Damian Wayne as Batman in a seemingly possible hellish Gotham City. Yet Damian's abrasive personality and confronting other Batman Family members, like the current Robin Tim Drake, illustrated a well reception with readers. This led to Damian becoming the new Robin after the events of Batman R.I.P. and Batman #BattlefortheCowl, working alongside the new Batman in Bruce's absence, Dick Grayson. Once #TheNew52 began and Bruce Wayne returns to don the cape and cowl, the Batman goes down a dark path when Talia orders the Heretic to kill Damian in #BatmanInc. issue 8 in February 2013. With a desire for vengeance, #TheBatman mourned and risked his life to bring back his son in the arcs 'Requiem', and Damian is resurrected with super powers for a period of time (Robin Rises: Alpha, 2014) then returns to normal (#BatmanandRobin 14, 2015 #PatrickGleason cover presented). From Damian becoming Robin in The New 52 to his role in the Teen Titans in #DCRebirth, Bruce continually tries to teach his son the right way to protect the innocent in their crusade and their relationship evolves stronger and stronger with each story.โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #HistoryoftheBatman #DCComics #Comics
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Afternoon gothamites and i hope you’re having a #happyfathersday! while it is a must to celebrate both #thomaswayne and #alfredpennyworth today, we cannot forget #brucewayne and his relationship with his biological son, #damianwayne. the child of bruce and #taliaalghul and the grandson of #rasalghul, damian debuted in mike w. barr's 1987's graphic novel '#batman #sonofthedemon', only returning in #grantmorrison and #andykubert's 2006 arc '#batmanandson', first appearing in batman 655. damian's origin story changed from bruce and talia's marriage, consensual consummation of that marriage and talia's pregnancy and birth (unknown to bruce) of damian to talia having non consensual s*x with batman, her becoming pregnant and giving birth to damian, raising him herself and his grandfather training damian under the #leagueofassassins. talia introduces bruce to damian, his self righteous, violent and defensive son, all part of the reason that morrison wanted to k**l off the character after issue 666 in 2007, showcasing damian wayne as batman in a seemingly possible hellish gotham city. yet damian's abrasive personality and confronting other batman family members, like the current robin tim drake, illustrated a well reception with readers. this led to damian becoming the new robin after the events of batman r.i.p. and batman #battleforthecowl, working alongside the new batman in bruce's absence, d**k grayson. once #thenew52 began and bruce wayne returns to don the cape and cowl, the batman goes down a dark path when talia orders the heretic to k**l damian in #batmaninc. issue 8 in february 2013. with a desire for vengeance, #thebatman mourned and risked his life to bring back his son in the arcs 'requiem', and damian is resurrected with super powers for a period of time (robin rises: alpha, 2014) then returns to normal (#batmanandrobin 14, 2015 #patrickgleason cover presented). from damian becoming robin in the new 52 to his role in the teen titans in #dcrebirth, bruce continually tries to teach his son the right way to protect the innocent in their crusade and their relationship evolves stronger and stronger with each story.โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #historyofthebatman #dccomics #comics
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Afternoon Gothamites! For #FathersDay, #ThomasWayne is celebrated but we cannot forget #BruceWayne's father figure that aided him into becoming the man and hero he is today. Created by #BillFinger, #BobKane and #JerryRobinson, #AlfredPennyworth is Bruce Wayne's dedicated butler, assistant, best friend and father figure. In Pre-Crisis continuity, instead of Pennyworth he was #AlfredBeagle, an over-weight clean shaven World War I field medic who by his father's last request wanted to be Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson's (#Robin) butler. Eventually Beagle discovered the Batcave housing a wounded #Batman. Beagles medic and intelligence skills were an asset, making him an automatic family member. After William Austin's role in #theBatman Black and White Serial, Beagle was changed to Alfred Pennyworth in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 83 (January 1944), returning from a health resort slimmed down with a thin mustache. #Alfred was killed in 1964โ€™s #DetectiveComics 328 and years later was revived in 1966โ€™s Detective 356 by scientist Brandon Crawford. In Post-Crisis continuity, Alfred was part of the Wayne family since Bruce was young, being his legal guardian after Thomas and #MarthaWayne's death. After this event, he has a large part of being there when Bruce makes a vow to avenge his parent's death. Alfred is there even through the hardest times of Bruce's life, such as his back-breaking experience with the villain Bane and his apparent death against Darkseid. This particular loss of his
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Afternoon gothamites! for #fathersday, #thomaswayne is celebrated but we cannot forget #brucewayne's father figure that aided him into becoming the man and hero he is today. created by #billfinger, #bobkane and #jerryrobinson, #alfredpennyworth is bruce wayne's dedicated butler, assistant, best friend and father figure. in pre-crisis continuity, instead of pennyworth he was #alfredbeagle, an over-weight clean shaven world war i field medic who by his father's last request wanted to be bruce wayne and d**k grayson's (#robin) butler. eventually beagle discovered the batcave housing a wounded #batman. beagles medic and intelligence skills were an asset, making him an automatic family member. after william austin's role in #thebatman black and white serial, beagle was changed to alfred pennyworth in detective comics (vol 1) 83 (january 1944), returning from a health resort slimmed down with a thin mustache. #alfred was killed in 1964’s #detectivecomics 328 and years later was revived in 1966’s detective 356 by scientist brandon crawford. in post-crisis continuity, alfred was part of the wayne family since bruce was young, being his legal guardian after thomas and #marthawayne's death. after this event, he has a large part of being there when bruce makes a vow to avenge his parent's death. alfred is there even through the hardest times of bruce's life, such as his back-breaking experience with the villain bane and his apparent death against darkseid. this particular loss of his "son" can be seen in judd winick's batman 687 from august 2009, part of the batman r.i.p series after the death of bruce wayne. continuing to be at his side in the new 52 and comics / media today, we commemorate both thomas wayne and alfred pennyworth for father's day, raising bruce wayne the man and batman the hero. [cover art by #brianbolland, batman #gothamknights 42; sources: bit.ly/1tkzxoc, bit.ly/15bbsec] โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #historyofthebatman #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #fathersday #father #dad #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #happyfathersday
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Created by #BobKane and #BillFinger and first appearing in 1939โ€™s #DetectiveComics 33, #ThomasWayne was a successful surgeon, the husband of socialite #MarthaWayne and the father of #BruceWayne. In mainstream continuity, one night, Martha, Thomas and young Bruce were walking home from a night out at the movies. A mugger known as #JoeChill leapt from the shadows of Park Row and assaulted them, demanding money. Thomas tried to fight back, but the mugger shot him directly in the chest, killing him. He then turned his gun on Martha and viciously ended her life as well. Bruce Wayne stared on in horror, and from then on made a promise to stop all injustice in Gotham, and would transform through years of training into the persona of #theBatman. Although there have been several figures implicated in these murders including the Court of Owls, Thomas Wayne's role in his son's future vigilante career is expanded upon in
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Created by #bobkane and #billfinger and first appearing in 1939’s #detectivecomics 33, #thomaswayne was a successful surgeon, the husband of socialite #marthawayne and the father of #brucewayne. in mainstream continuity, one night, martha, thomas and young bruce were walking home from a night out at the movies. a mugger known as #joechill leapt from the shadows of park row and assaulted them, demanding money. thomas tried to fight back, but the mugger shot him directly in the chest, killing him. he then turned his gun on martha and viciously ended her life as well. bruce wayne stared on in horror, and from then on made a promise to stop all injustice in gotham, and would transform through years of training into the persona of #thebatman. although there have been several figures implicated in these murders including the court of owls, thomas wayne's role in his son's future vigilante career is expanded upon in "the first #batman" from 1956’s detective comics 235. dr. wayne attacks and defeats hoodlums while dressed like a "bat-man" for a masquerade ball. thomas wayne's actions result in crime boss lew moxon being imprisoned. ten years later, moxon orders joe chill to m****r dr. wayne. when batman realizes moxon ordered his parents killed, bruce wears his father's and confronts moxon in order to frighten him. thomas wayne is seldom shown outside of bruce wayne and #alfredpennyworth's memories of him, and often through bruce's dreams and nightmares, such as the long halloween appearing in many alternate dc universes. most notable is #flashpoint (#timsale cover art to batman 22 presented), where thomas wayne, rather than bruce, appears as batman; thomas becomes a crime-fighting vigilante after joe chill kills bruce in front of him and martha. this #fathersday we celebrate dr. thomas wayne for his contributions in his life and death to bruce wayne and our hero the batman. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡ #historyofthebatman #dccomics #batmanart #comicbooks #comics #happyfathersday
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Good afternoon Gothamites and #HappyFathersDay! Today weโ€™ll briefly highlight the father figures within the #Batman mythology! Until then, please enjoy this now fan favorite piece called
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Good afternoon gothamites and #happyfathersday! today we’ll briefly highlight the father figures within the #batman mythology! until then, please enjoy this now fan favorite piece called "batdad" by illustrator #andryrajoelina @andryshango! swipe to see the #justiceleague families series and visit @andryshango's websites at elshangowuzhere.blogspot.com/ and andry-shango.deviantart.com for more of their awesome art! i hope all the #fathers in your life are having a special day and we’ll have more #historyofthebatman soon, so stay tuned and thanks for following! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽจ #thebatman #capedcrusader #thedarkknight #darkknight #brucewayne #fathersday #father #dad #robin #batgirl #aquaman #aqualad #greenarrow #superman #superboy #supergirl #greenlantern #theflash #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #instabatman
4,633 35 2 days ago
Evening Gothamites! On this day (June 16) in Batman history, two live action #Batman films had its world premiered and debuted in theaters in the U.S.! One we celebrated in our last post was Joel Schumacherโ€™s 1995 film โ€œBatman Foreverโ€. The other is the 1992 film
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Evening gothamites! on this day (june 16) in batman history, two live action #batman films had its world premiered and debuted in theaters in the u.s.! one we celebrated in our last post was joel schumacher’s 1995 film “batman forever”. the other is the 1992 film "#batmanreturns" which premiered 26 years ago at the chinese theater in los angeles, ca (it hit u.s. theaters june 19)! the commercial success of #timburton's 1989 film 'batman' spawned a sequel live action movie in 1992. #michaelkeaton's #brucewayne / batman reprises his role in "batman returns", going up against the corrupt business tycoon #maxshreck (#christopherwalken) who joins #oswaldcobblepot aka the #penguin (#dannydevito) in order to take over gotham city and defeat the #darkknight. but when shreck's ex-assistant #selinakyle (#michellepfeiffer) transforms into the seductive #catwoman, batman has to also combat his romantic feelings for the femme fatale. known for its dramatics from the set design to the costumes, "batman returns" was darker than its predecessor, the gothic tone courtesy of batman co-creator bob kane as creative consultant, calling back to his character's origin from 1939. tim burton's 1992 sequel film "batman returns" was a blockbuster success. however, due to the dark tones of the film, it was not accepted by parents of young children and some sponsorship was turned down in terms of toys and merchandising. warner bros. then turned to producer and director joel schumacher to continue the batman franchise with a lighter theme. both movies are important to this part of the #capedcrusader’s big screen mythos. thanks for following and we’ll have more #historyofthebatman soon, so stay tuned! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽฌ ๐ŸŽ‰#thebatman #penguin #batmobile #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmemberberries
2,045 28 2 days ago
Afternoon Gothamites! On this day (June 16) in #Batman history, #JoelSchumacher's 1995 film
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Afternoon gothamites! on this day (june 16) in #batman history, #joelschumacher's 1995 film "#batmanforever" hit theaters in the u.s.! steering away from tim burton's gothic tone in 1989 and 1992's batman films, "batman forever" starred a new #brucewayne / batman, #valkilmer, following the #capedcrusader as he deals with the trauma of the death of his parents at a young age by reaching out to psychiatrist #chasemeridian (#nicolekidman). as he builds up this new romance, batman encounters both the scarred district attorney #harveydent who has transformed into #twoface (#tommyleejones) and a fired wayne enterprises creator #edwardnygma bent on revenge, calling himself the humorous inquisitor #theriddler (#jimcarrey). taking inspiration from golden and silver age batman comics of creators such as d**k sprang, schumacher's visual adaptation was warmer and more appealing to a wider audience and even had a musical score to match by composer elliot goldenthal. happy 23rd anniversary to "batman forever", a piece of the #darkknight’s long and unique history on the big screen. thanks for following and we'll have more #historyofthebatman soon! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽฌ #robin #chrisodonnell #warnerbros #dccomics #batmanart #comicart #comicbooks #comics #batmemberberries
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