Christopher Nolan
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Val Kilmer
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Ben Affleck
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Christian Bale
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George Clooney
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David S. Goyer
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Matt Reeves
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Batman in film

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Batman in film

Feature film adaptation of the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, who also starred in the film add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1960.

Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Christopher Nolan, Val Kilmer, Ben Affleck

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Uslan was unsuccessful with pitching "Batman" to various movie studios because they wanted the film to be similar to the campy 1960s TV series add something


The character appeared in the 1966 film "Batman", which was a feature film adaptation of the 1960s "Batman" TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, who starred in the film add something


In the late 1970s, Batman's popularity was waning add something


Producers Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker purchased the film rights of Batman from DC Comics on October 3, 1979 add something


In November 1979, producer Jon Peters and Casablanca FilmWorks, headed by Peter Guber, joined the project add something


Casablanca FilmWorks was absorbed into PolyGram Pictures in 1980 add something


Holden died in 1981 and Niven in 1983, so this would never come to pass add something


Tom Mankiewicz completed a script titled "The Batman" in June 1983, focusing on Batman and Dick Grayson's origins, with the Joker and Rupert Thorne as villains, and Silver St. Cloud as the romantic interest add something


Tim Burton took over as director of the first Batman film in 1986 add something


Keaton was a controversial choice for the role since, by 1988, he had become typecast as a comedic actor and many observers doubted he could portray a serious role add something


Principal photography took place at Pinewood Studios from October 1988 to January 1989 add something


Filming started at Warner Bros. in Burbank, California in June 1991 add something


Burton and Keaton returned for the 1992 sequel "Batman Returns", and in 1995, Joel Schumacher directed "Batman Forever" with Val Kilmer as Batman add something


Filming started in September 1994, and Schumacher encountered problems communicating with Kilmer and Jones add something


In late 1996, Warner Bros. and Schumacher hired Mark Protosevich to write the script for a fifth "Batman" film add something


Principal photography began in September 1996 and finished in January 1997, two weeks ahead of the shooting schedule add something


Schumacher directed the 1997 sequel "Batman & Robin", which starred George Clooney add something


After the release of "Batman Forever", Warner Bros. started development on "Batman & Robin", commissioning it on fast track for an adamant June 1997 release add something


"Batman & Robin" was released on June 20, 1997, and received primarily negative reviews add something


However, by June 2002, the studio decided to move forward on "Batman vs add something


Goldsman's draft, dated June 21, 2002, had Bruce Wayne going through a mental breakdown after his five-year retirement from crime fighting add something


Following a rejected "Batman" origin story reboot Joss Whedon pitched in December 2002, Warner Bros. hired Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer to script "Batman Begins" add something


Filming was to start in early 2003, with plans for a five- to six-month shoot add something


The release date was set for the summer of 2004 add something


Christian Bale - In 2004, after completing filming for "The Machinist", Bale won the coveted role of Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins", a reboot of the Batman film series


Joel Schumacher, Peter MacGregor-Scott, Chris O'Donnell, Val Kilmer, Uma Thurman, John Glover, "Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 6-Batman Unbound", 2005, Warner Home Video and was replaced by George Clooney add something


Superman" before deciding to reboot the film franchise in 2005 with "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale add something


The film opened on June 15, 2005, in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters add something


Principal photography began in April 2007 in Chicago and concluded in November add something


Nolan returned to direct two further installments in the trilogy, "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012 with Bale reprising his role in both films add something


On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming "The Dark Knight", Ledger died from a bad combination of prescription medication add something


Production offices were moved to Vancouver Film Studios in Canada for an expected July 2008 start and a planned summer 2009 theatrical release date, but Warner Bros. ultimately canceled "Justice League" following the success of "The Dark Knight" add something


By December 2008, Nolan completed a rough story outline, before he committed himself to "Inception" add something


In February 2010, work on the screenplay was commencing with David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan add something


Filming began in May 2011 and concluded in November add something


Chris O'Donnell revealed in a 2012 interview with "Access Hollywood" that a Robin spin-off was planned but was scrapped after "Batman & Robin" add something


Shortly after filming had finished for "Man of Steel", Warner Bros hired Will Beall to script a new "Justice League" film in June 2012 add something


Warner Bros. announced that Superman and Batman would unite in a new film, a follow-up to "Man of Steel" , taking its inspiration from the comic "The Dark Knight Returns" and set for release in 2015 add something


With the release of "Man of Steel" in June 2013, Goyer was hired to write a new "Justice League" script, with the Beall draft being scrapped add something


On June 13, 2013, a source from Warner Bros. told "The Wrap" that they were discussing the possibilities with mention of more "Man of Steel" films as well as a Superman/Batman film, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman add something


On January 17, 2014, it was announced that the film had been delayed from its original July 17, 2015 release date to May 6, 2016, in order to give the filmmakers "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story" add something


In April 2014, it was announced that Zack Snyder would be directing Goyer's "Justice League" script add something


In September 2014, David Ayer signed on to direct and write the screenplay for the film add something


In November 2014 and March 2015, it was announced that Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and the Joker will appear in the film portrayed respectively by Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jared Leto add something


In July 2015, it was revealed that Ben Affleck is in talks to direct, star and co-write with Geoff Johns a screenplay for a stand-alone "Batman" film add something


In January 2016, Affleck told "USA Today" that he was inspired by his "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder to possibly take on helming the film add something


In March 2016, Johns claimed that the appearance of Robin's suit covered in graffiti from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be explored later and the identity of the deceased character was intentionally unspecified add something


The film's release was moved again to March 25, 2016, "avoiding a high-profile showdown with Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016" add something


CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed in April 2016 that the studio is moving ahead with Affleck's stand-alone "Batman" film, which the actor will star in and direct add something


In May 2016, Jeremy Irons confirmed that he was "tied into "The Batman", while Affleck stated that his solo "Batman" film would borrow from the comics, but mainly be an "original story" add something


In August 2016, Deathstroke was teased via Twitter by Affleck through test footage add something


In December 2016, Affleck confirmed that the film is on track to begin shooting in spring 2017 add something


'" Manganiello revealed to Entertainment Tonight in an interview that filming will start in spring 2017 while Irons has stated it may be filmed in summer 2017 add something


In late January 2017, Affleck confirmed he will not be directing the film, but would remain involved as producer and actor add something


On February 10, 2017, it was announced that Matt Reeves was in talks to replace Affleck as the director of the film, however on February 17 it was reported that talks had broken down add something


Later that month, Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman stated that the film would be released in 2018 add something


Production was delayed until 2018 as Reeves was tied up in post-production on "War for the Planet of the Apes" until June 2017, and "The Batman" is being re-written to allow Reeves more creative freedom as a director add something


On June 13, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. was changing their strategy for their upcoming DC movies and Ben Affleck was not expected to return as Batman add something


On August 2, 2018, Matt Reeves clarified many rumors about the film during his apperance on a Television Critics Association panel add something


On October 23, 2018, Dante Pereira-Olson was cast as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming "Joker" film add something


Dante Pereira-Olson will appear as Bruce Wayne in the 2019 film "Joker", directed by Todd Phillips add something


The film is scheduled to start shooting in early 2019 add something