Producer: Peter Guber, Barbara Kalish, Chris Kenny
Writer: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren
Release Date: May 4, 2019
Runtime: 2hr 15m
Celebrate Batman's 80th Anniversary wiht a special big screen event! see 1989's classic Batman back for an anniversary celebration. Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crime fighter. Don't miss this classic dark hero tale for an exclusive one-night event!
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Did You Know?
Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino, John Heard, Jeff Bridges, Emilio Estevez, Matthew Broderick, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Michael J. Fox, Harrison Ford, Chevy Chase, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Spacey, Patrick Swayze, Dennis Quaid, Kurt Russell, Dan Aykroyd, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Moranis, Kevin Bacon, Jim Belushi, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Pierce Brosnan, Tom Selleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Dreyfuss, Sam Neill, Christopher Reeve, Kevin Kline and Bruce Willis were considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Arnold Schwarzenegger would later play Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze later in the series for Batman and Robin. Mel Gibson would later be considered to play Harvey Dent/Two Face in Batman Forever.
If Batman did nothing else but restore pulp-art shadow to the icon sanitized in his pop-art TV reincarnation, it would be an achievement. Tim Burton's Batman, starring a subdued Michael Keaton as you-know-who and a supercharged Jack Nicholson as the Joker, handily accomplishes that mission.