DC Comics is returning to the worlds envisioned by Tim Burton and Richard Donner in two new Batman and Superman comics.
Batman ’89 and Superman ’78 will pick up where those seminal films left off, telling additional stories in those universes, introducing new characters, and continuing with plot threads that were left dangling in the original movies, which were precursors of the superhero-heavy cinematic landscape we’re in today. Get more details about both comics below.
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Michael Keaton‘s portrayal of Batman and Bruce Wayne is a favorite among fans of The Caped Crusader, especially since the 1989 film from Tim Burton is the one that really paved the way for the future success of serious comic book movies (even if the movie is more than a little goofy when you look back on it now). However, before the Gung Ho and Mr. Mom star was brought in to reunite with his Beetlejuice director, the studio was looking for more of a bonafide action star, and one of their considerations might surprise you.
Screenwriter Sam Hamm recently discussed the Batman movie from 1989 in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary this past weekend, and he revealed that one of the names suggested by the studio to play the Dark Knight was then-rising action star Steven Seagal. Read More »