Today is a special day and we're going to spend it looking at Batman! Batman is undoubtedly the greatest super hero ever. What red blooded boy wouldn't want to be the wealthy Bruce Wayne, playing with amazing toys and fighting crime as the coolest alter-ego ever- Batman? Aside from the dead parents, Bruce has the ideal life!
Quickly outpacing Superman, Batman was a natural for the big screen. His first appearance was in a weekly serial. He may have looked a bit different, but the basic elements were there, including the boy wonder.
After taking a side trip on television, Batman would next hit the big screen in 1989's Batman, as envisioned by Tim Burton. This dark gothic take on the caped crusader would serve the world well in two amazing outings that would make people forget about the campy 1960's version.
The darker take of Batman Returns was not appreciated by the various toy and souvenir licensees. Warner Brothers responded by requesting a lighter, campier outing, so Tim Burton was out and Joel Schumacher was in. The follow-up Batman Forever wasn't too bad, but Batman and Robin was a travesty that made the 1960's version look staid in comparison.
It would take almost ten years for Batman to return to the big screen. This time, Christopher Nolan was directing and it was more than enough to make audiences forget about Batman and Robin.
Nobody, not even Joel Schumacher can keep Batman down. Superman is a Boy Scout. Batman is a badass!