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Batman is a fictional comic-book superhero created by artist Bob Kane who first appeared in DC Comics in 1939.

Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist from Gotham City whos parents were killed by gangsters lead by The Joker, Batmans arch enemy.

Bruce Wayne inherited his parent's huge fortune and then channeled all his money and effort into creating Batman to combat the, still at large, Joker and his unsavory gang of cronies. Unlike most other Super Heroes Batman has no special power's he is simply a human being with very hi-tech crime fighting equipment and knowledge. Maybe the human element is what has given Batman such a lasting appeal and in future films and graphic novels the weaknesses of such a human super hero have been fully examined.

In the late 1960s Batman appeared in his own television series with side kick Robin. The 1986 Frank Miller graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns re-launched the media's interest in the character and Tim Burton's 1989 motion picture was a huge success.



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The premiere of 'The Lego Batman Movie' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017

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Batman and Asia Monet Ray
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Batman and Chris Mckay
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Affleck And Cavill Drew On The Psychology Of Batman V Superman


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After starring in the 2006 critical bomb Daredevil, Ben Affleck declared, "I've inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero!" But here he is back in a costume as the Dark Knight for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder and actor Henry Cavill's followup to 2013's Man of Steel.

Batman V Superman visits a darker side to both characters

So what drew Affleck back to the genre? "I thought the script and the themes it evokes were special," he says of Batman v Superman. "I liked the character. And I wanted to be in one of these movies that works!"

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Abbi Snee - New York premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Batman, Ashley Gerasimovich, Superman and Justice

Christina Wren - New York premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Sunday 20th March 2016

Batman, Christina Wren, Superman and Justice
Batman, Christina Wren, Superman and Justice
Batman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Superman and Justice
Batman, Abbi Snee, Superman and Justice
Batman, Abbi Snee, Superman and Justice
Batman, Brandon Spink, Superman and Justice

Rosario Dawson Will Voice Batgirl In ‘The Lego Batman Movie’


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The Lego Batman Movie has found its Batgirl! Rosario Dawson will be voicing Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon, who later fights crime under the pseudonym Batgirl.

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson at Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala in October 2015.

Read More: Michael Cera Reuniting With His Arrested Development Co-Star, Will Arnett, In Lego Batman.

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Paul Reubens Cast As Penguin's Father In 'Gotham' Season Two


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Paul Reubens has been cast as Penguin’s father in an upcoming episode of ‘Gotham’s’ second season. The 63 year old, who is best known for his character Pee-wee Herman, will have a recurring role in the new season, which began airing last month on Fox.

Paul ReubensPaul Reubens has been cast as Penguin’s father in ‘Gotham’.

The news was revealed during the show’s New York Comic Con panel on Sunday afternoon, by actor Robin Lord Taylor who plays Penguin (a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot on the series). An excited Taylor told the audience, “So we’re all familiar with Oswald’s mother, the fabulous, fabulous Carol Kane.”

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‘Watchmen’ Series In The Works? Zack Snyder Reportedly In Talks With HBO To Develop TV Series Based On Comics


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Zack Snyder is reportedly in talks with HBO to develop a Watchmen television series. The director has previously turned his hand to adapting the comic book series, written and drawn by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, in the 2009 film of the same name. Talks have reportedly taken place between Snyder and HBO about the possibility of adapting the series but nothing has been confirmed as yet.

Zack SnyderZack Snyder at the premiere of 300: Rise of an Empire in Los Angeles, March 2014.

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Jason Momoa Claims No One Will Be Laughing At Aquaman After ‘Batman V. Superman’


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Jason Momoa claims nobody will be laughing after seeing him play Aquaman in the upcoming film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Momoa was at a fan expo in Canada over the weekend when he was asked how he feels about Aquaman being the constant butt of superhero jokes. His response implies we’re not going to see a ‘fish man’ but something very different and much deadlier.

Jason MomoaJason Momoa and his wife, Lisa Bonet, at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max in May 2015.

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Mark Hamill Reprising His Voice Role As The Joker In ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’


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Mark Hamill is reprising his role as the voice of the Joker in the upcoming animated film adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke. Hamill voiced the Joker, and a number of other small roles, in Batman: The Animated Series from 1992 to 1994 and The New Batman Adventures from 1997-1999. He also provided the voice for the Joker in the Batman: Arkham video game series.

Mark HamillMark Hamill at the U.K. premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy in July 2014.

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Michael Cera Reuniting With His ‘Arrested Development’ Co-Star, Will Arnett, In ‘Lego Batman’


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Michael Cera will reunite with his Arrested Development co-star, Will Arnett, for the upcoming Lego Batman movie. Arnett voices Batman and Cera has signed on to voice his side-kick, Robin. The news was confirmed on Thursday (16th July).

Michael CeraMichael Cera at a photocall for This Is Our Youth in New York in August 2014.

Read More: Michael Cera Does 'Dejected Teen' Really Well in This is Our Youth.

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Zack Synder Shares Real 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Trailer After Pirated Version Leaks Online


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Director Zack Synder did not despair when the exclusive trailer of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked online on Thursday. The grainy footage, shot on a mobile phone camera, immediately went viral and certainly did not do justice to the true version.

Batman - First LookBen Affleck as Batman in Batman v. Superman.

Read More: Leaked Batman vs. Superman Trailer Generates Extra Publicity.

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How Netflix Nabbed The Rights To Batman Prequel 'Gotham'


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Streaming service Netflix has pulled off a major coup by landing the rights to 'Gotham' - the Batman prequel series yet to air its first season on Fox. In a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, the streaming service will get exclusive on demand rights for the highly anticipated series, from fall 2015.

Gotham'Gotham' starring Ben McKenzie [L] is headed to Netflix

"Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. "The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love."

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'Gotham' To Be Shown On Channel 5 In The UK


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Channel 5 has acquired the right to broadcast the forthcoming drama series ‘Gotham’ in the UK.Billed as a prequel to story of Batman, the series will begin screening in the US on September 22nd, although no definite date has been confirmed for transmission in the UK as yet.

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Ben McKenzie plays James Gordon in 'Gotham', which will be shown on Channel 5 in the UK

Katie Keenan, Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, said “’Gotham’ is a thrilling drama built on iconic characters that fascinate. Channel 5 is delighted to become the home of such a powerful, bold and visually stunning show.”

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A vigilante dressed as Batman has handed a wanted person into Bradford police. The caped crusader entered Trafalgar House Police Station in the early hours of 25th February and left the man at the front desk, before disappearing off into the night. The unlucky suspect will appear before Bradford magistrates on Friday (08Mar13) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Monday 4th March 2013

Batman and Bradford Police
Batman and Bradford Police
Batman and Bradford Police

Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin - Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi, dressed as Batman and Robin, Wednesday 31st October 2012 arrive at Rihanna's Halloween party held at Greystones Manor in West Hollywood

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Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin
Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin
Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin
Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin
Paris Hilton, River Viiperi, Batman and Robin
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