Fact: A road-worthy edition of the Batmobile featured in Batman Begins is up for sale for $1 million (£625,000). The version of the Tumbler, driven by Christian Bale's character in the 2005 movie, is being sold through luxury website Jamesedition.com.
Fact: Producers for the Batman prequel Tv series have cast the roles for villain Penguin and butler Alfred Pennyworth. Robin Lord Taylor will play Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin, and Sean Pertwee will star as Pennyworth.
Fact: The new big screen Lone Ranger is in talks to take on another masked hero - Armie Hammer has been linked to Batman. The Social Network star is on Warner Bros. executives' radar to play the Caped Crusader in the Justice League movie, according to Moviehole.net.
Quote: "It's serial numbered and your name is watermarked (on) each copy... and the pages are red, so you can't photocopy them... They do the same thing with Harry Potter, yet everyone's read the books." Gary Oldman on the efforts taken to keep the Batman and Harry Potter scripts from leaking.
Fact: A copy of Batman's comic debut sold for $492,937 (£329,000) at an auction in Texas on Thursday (18Nov10). Robert Irwin, 84, purchased the comic book in 1939 for 10 cents when he was aged 13.
Fact: Batman superfans can now buy a replica of the Batmobile made from the original moulds from Batman Begins. Only 500 of the keepsakes have been made. Each one will cost $2,000 (GBP1,330).
Quote: "Time marches on. You still want to look good, but there's a line between looking like yourself and like a character from a Batman movie." Actress Lisa Kudrow, 46, is afraid of anti-ageing treatments with dramatic results.
Fact: Batman stars Burt Ward and Adam West have reteamed for an upcoming episode of cartoon series Spongebob Squarepants - to voice animated heroes Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy. The TV partners will voice the younger heroes in a flashback sequence; Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway will portray the pair as aged sidekicks.
Quote: "I want to see Catwoman. I have (a casting) idea, but it's just an idea and I'm going to keep it to myself." The Dark Knight star Morgan Freeman wants to see the feline villain resurrected for the next Batman film.
Quote: "My little guy, Finn, who is three... he's just adamant that's not me. I can't convince him that it's actually me. I actually have the costume. It's, like, in this crate. I could rock his world." CHRIS O'DONNELL considers making his son's year by proving he's ROBIN in his favourite film, Batman & ROBIN.
Fact: A Texas Batman fan has put an exact replica of Adam West's Batmobile up for auction online. Fred Grout fashioned a rear fire-spitting jet and red bat hubcaps on the frame of a 1970 Lincoln Continental but has so far refused a bid of $30,152 (£18,845) on eBay.com.
Quote: "I had a great time when I was young and still feel youthful. But I've no desire still to look as if in my 20s. I don't want to look in the mirror and see The Joker from Batman staring back." Kim Cattrall prefers to look natural rather than undergo any plastic surgery.
Quote: "There was one night we looked up and the clouds were glistening and I swear to God, it was like the Batman signal was being beamed into the sky. I pointed this out to Christian and he said, 'Excuse me, Miss, but I'm going to have to leave for a second.'" Christian Bale is happy to joke about his BATMAN alter-ego, according to his TERMINATOR SALVATION co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.
Quote: "I'm thinking I could be the next Catwoman." Rapper LIL' KIM dreams of romancing Batman on the big screen.
Quote: "I've always had a thing for Catwoman. Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry in tight leather pants, with the boots - I'm pretty good with either one." Denis Leary revels his fascination with the actresses who've played the feline Batman villain.
Fact: Irish actor Cillian Murphy is reteaming with his Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for new movie INCEPTION. Leonardo Dicaprio has already been signed up for the sci-fi film; he will be joined by Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page when shooting begins this summer (09).
Quote: "I'd absolutely love to go into movies. GOSSIP GIRL is a very good platform for everyone on the show. If I could play anyone it'd probably be Batman." Chace Crawford wants to step into Christian Bale's role.
Fact: A far-reaching new Conde Nast study has determined James Bond has generated almost $14 billion (GBP7.6 billion) from books, movies and video games since his 1953 debut. The figure makes 007 one of the most lucrative fictional characters in history, ahead of both Harry Potter and Batman.
Quote: "I would spend hours training with actual guns to prepare me for this stuff. It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit." Actor ARMIE HAMMER hopes all the work he put in to play Batman in the stalled JUSTICE LEAGUE MORTAL pays off.
Quote: "I mean, if you break The Dark Knight down, it's vigilantism. You're talking about a guy who takes the law into his own hands and (uses) extraordinary means to control crime in the city." Aaron Eckhart believes Batman is a misunderstood character.
Quote: "I've heard Angelina Jolie really wants to do CATWOMAN; I think that's a fantastic idea. I'll be a happy audience member this time." THE DARK KNIGHT star Aaron Eckhart wants to see Jolie as the feline Batman villain.
Quote: "I would love to see who fills the car with petrol. And I would love to know who cleans the pools of nut-sack sweat from the Bat Suit. Does Alfred (Batman's butler) have little towels?" Oddball filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro ponders the more intricate details of the BATMAN movie franchise.
Quote: "I'm terrible with gadgets. I touch one and it breaks! I'm completely behind in terms of the 21st century. I do love motorbikes though. That's the one thing. I tend to break them as well but I enjoy them right up until I break them!" Batman star Christian Bale isn't too good with new toys.
Fact: Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has scored another box office record in America, becoming the first film to crash through the $200 million (GBP100 million) barrier in just five days.
Quote: "When he was in that suit, sweat would just drip off of him. He would stand and there was like a puddle." Morgan Freeman had no desire to try on Christian Bale's rubber Batman costume on the set of THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "I watched the TV show when I was a kid. I had a Batman utility belt. My mother had a white 60s belt and I stuck cigarette packets to it and painted it yellow." Gary Oldman, who plays Lieutenant James Gordon in the new BATMAN film, THE DARK KNIGHT, has quite a history with the Caped Crusader.
Quote: "I wouldn't want to be the actor who follows that. My guess is that they won't." Gary Oldman is convinced no one will portray Batman villain THE JOKER after late co-star Heath Ledger's acclaimed performance.
Quote: "Before we were involved, the Batman franchise had gone to pot - everyone knows that. And to be honest, when we took it on, it was a big gamble; an awful lot of people thought we were destined for failure." BATMAN BEGINS star Christian Bale is proud to have helped revive the Batman formula.
Quote: "HEATH and I had to wear hoods over our heads and go out in public looking like friars. I think it's more interesting for the people on the street to see two hooded figures kind of gliding across the city square." Aaron Eckhart on the lengths he and late co-star Heath Ledger took to protect their alter-egos in the new Batman film, THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "The trailer looks pretty good; certainly looks better than Batman + ROBIN!" One-time Robin CHRIS O'DONNELL likes the look of the new Batman film THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "I'm not sure I'll do another. They're tricky. It's difficult naming third movies that are any good." THE DARK KNIGHT director Christopher Nolan casts doubt over working on another Batman film.
Quote: "George Clooney... the seriousness and dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit, from Batman + ROBIN the one with the nipples - every morning under your costume... hanging upside down at lunch, you rock man." Best Supporting Actress winner Tilda Swinton jokes about working with her Michael Clayton co-star, a former Batman, during her Oscars acceptance speech.
Quote: "Let me just say, whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really on to anything good. The number of times I've trod on that damn thing, or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical for a superhero." Batman BEGINS star Christian Bale on the difficulties of being the caped crusader.
Fact: POSH SPICE VICTORIA BECKHAM's sons ROMEO, CRUZ and BROOKLYN hit the streets of Beverly Hills all dressed as Batman for their first U.S. Halloween trick or treat on Wednesday night (31Oct07).
Quote: "He wants to be Batman and he wants the Batman costume that comes in the mail... It has fake muscles in it, which is very disconcerting on a four-year-old." Matthew Broderick on his son JAMES WILKE's Halloween outfit plans.
Quote: "He is extraordinary and you're gonna get the shock of your life when he comes on screen. It'll scare the daylights out of you." SIR Michael Caine has great expectations of Heath Ledger as THE JOKER in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "It would have been great because everyone knows that THE JOKER is French." Actor Vincent Cassell jokes about rumours he was a front runner to play The Joker in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "My son was so proud to wear a Batman + Robin T-shirt to the hardware store the other day, and I was like, 'Holy s**t! Take that thing off! Don't remind me!'" Actor CHRIS O'DONNELL is trying to forget his role in 1997's BATMAN + ROBIN.
Quote: "Heath is a fearless performer, and that's exactly what I need in taking on a massive icon like THE JOKER." Film-maker Christopher Nolan reveals why he picked Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger to play the wise-cracking villain in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK NIGHT.
Quote: "The last time I was on a podium with the Governor, he was playing MR FREEZE and I was Batman. He's gone on to be the Governor and I still think I'm Batman." George Clooney lightens proceedings at a press conference to announce that he and Arnold Schwarzenegger are teaming up to launch a new initiative to halt the genocide in the Sudan.
Quote: "The last seven (films) I just showed up as Batman, regardless: 'I object your honour,' and I'm standing up with those little ears." Michael Keaton jokes about his continuing role in BATMAN. He played the Dark Knight in the first BATMAN film.
Quote: <p>"My life hasn't changed that much since Batman BEGINS, except when I'm at the supermarket the cashier goes, 'You're, you're... him,' while I'm buying Huggies (nappies)." Christian Bale. </p>
Quote: <p>"I think I've done my quote of bad guys. No more f**king baddies 'cause I'm the least likely villain." Actor Cillian Murphy has had enough of bag guy roles in movies like Batman BEGINS and Red Eye. </p>