120 Facts About Batman You Didn't Know


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120 Facts About Batman You Didn't Know

  • Artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger are the creators of the original character.
  • Unlike other superheroes, Batman, does not have any superpowers.
  • When he was only a child he witnessed his parents being murdered by criminals. It is  then, that he swore vengeance against criminals.
  • His parents were Dr Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne.
  • His secret identity is Bruce Wayne!
  • It is usually portrayed as an implosive black car!
  • In 1995 Val Kilmer played Batman in Batman Forever.
  • In 1997 George Clooney played Batman in Batman & Robin.
  • Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media radio, television and films.
  • Did you know that this character also intrigued psychiatrists? Many tried to understand his psyche!
  • Batman has been portrayed both in television and films by many actors! Some of them are: Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Adam West and more!
  • Joker, is a fictional supervillain, and more importantly Batman’s worst enemy!
  • Joker is a psychopathy with a warped sadistic sense of humor! A too-face mastermind!
  • Annette Benning was speedily replaced with Michelle Pfeiffer after being originally billed for the part of Catwoman. She was all scheduled for the part until she became pregnant.
  • Bruce Wayne and his sidekick were accused of having a more than friends relationship by psychiatrist Dr. Frederic Wertham in the 1950’s, who believed the two were romantically involved.
  • Dick Grayson is the real name of Batman’s right hand man, Robin. He didn’t actually hit the Gotham-based comic world until Issue #38.
  • At the Canadian University of Victoria, you can enroll onto a course designed to explore the life of Batman. The course is called “The Science of Batman.”
  • Due to the Batmobile’s very low styling, the ears of Batman’s original outfit weren’t able to fit inside the vehicle. The masks were all remade to ensure they didn’t have the same problem, and the films continued.
  • Frank Miller is generally credited with restoring Batman to his old gritty self with “The Dark Knight Returns.” This was a four-issue series published in 1986, where an aged Batman comes out of retirement, joined by a new Robin, to clean up the streets of a Gotham run amok.
  • Over the years, Batman’s main rivals have been the infamous Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, the Scarecrow, and the lesser known Mr. Freeze and Clayface.
  • The superhero’s real name Bruce Wayne is actually a combination of Robert the Bruce and Mad Anthony Wayne – a Scottish and American Revolutionary Hero respectively.
  • Kevin Conroy, the man who has played Batman the longest, has starred in about 31 different versions including games, animated series, and TV series.
  • Batman has been around the block – over the years, he has had an array of love interests including Julie Madison, Catwoman, Vicki Vale, and of course Batwoman.
  • In order of appearance, the actors who have played our beloved Batman are Lewis G Wilson, Robert Lowrey Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Will Arnett, and the last, and in some people’s opinions worst, batman is Ben Affleck.
  • In IGNs 2011 list; Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time, Batman was only pipped to the top spot by co-star Superman.
  • The role of Batman in the 1989 Batman blockbuster was actually offered to various other stars prior to Michael Keaton, including Pierce Brosnan – who couldn’t play the part due to his opinion of the hosiery-clad hero.
  • But let’s not forget that when you’re trying to save the world, an aircraft is also needed. Mr Bruce’s wealth, has given Batman the opportunity to customize and manufacture his own plane, with of course multiple special features!
  • This masterpiece of art, is called the Batplane, which was later called Batwing!
  • Batman also has a utility belt. He also keeps there most of his field equipment!
  • When Batman is needed, the Gotham Police Department activates a light with a bat-shaped insignia over the lens which shines into the night sky creating a bat symbol.
  • Batman has had several, various love interests over the years.
  • But there has been one woman who seemed to stay much more than every other woman! That is the one and only, Catwoman!
  • Her real name is Selina Kyle and she is one of the villains who worked together with Batman in achieving their common goals.
  • Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne all played Robin through the years.
  • In one series of Batman comics, Bruce Wayne and Catwoman actually got betrothed and had a child, the Huntress or Helena.
  • The Little Shop of Horrors props made it onto the set of Batman. The dental tools used in the 1986 version of the musical were actually used for the Joker’s face.
  • A bill of $1,000,000 was raised to ensure real penguins could be used in the filming of Batman Returns. This was spent on cooling, food, accommodation and shipment
  • Batman is also known as the 'Caped Crusader', the 'World's Greatest Detective', and the 'Dark Knight'.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release in 2016, starring Ben Affleck.
  • Batman is second on IGNs Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time (2011). Superman beat him for first place.
  • Batman has gone by several alias' including Matches Malone, Sir Hemingford Grey, Mordecai Wayne, The Insider, Minuteman, and Lefty Knox.
  • Batman's love interests have included Catwoman, Vicki Vale, Batwoman and Julie Madison.
  • Batman's secret headquarters is the Batcave.
  • When the police require Batman's help they send out the Bat-Signal.
  • Commissioner Gordon's daughter was Batgirl.
  • The villains that Batman has famously faced include the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Clayface, and Mr. Freeze, among others.
  • Over the next several decades Batman's following grew and his character spawned a TV show titled Batman in the 1960s.
  • Although the TV show was popular, it deviated from the dark roots of Batman's character. The TV show was campy and often comical, while Batman's true character was dark. The TV show starred Adam West as Batman, and Burt Ward as Robin.
  • In 1986 Frank Miller wrote a four-issue comic book miniseries. It resulted in The Dark Knight Returns, a story of Batman at 55 coming out of retirement to fight crime.
  • In 2001 Frank Miller wrote a three part series titled The Dark Knight Strikes Again.
  • Further instalments in the Frank Miller Batman series are to include The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, and Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade.
  • Some less expected allies of Batman have also been several vigilantes such as Robin!
  • In 1940 he gained his own comic book title!Also in so many films! Batman (1943), Batman and Robin (1949), Batman (1966), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) and many more!
  • Batman established secret headquarters in the caves below his mansion!
  • Bruce finally became a Dark Knight to protect Gotham and its people!
  • Batman’s body armored costume incorporates the imagery of a bat in order to frighten criminals.
  • The body armored costume, also known as batsuit protects him from gunfire and other critical impacts.
  • The details of batman’s costume has changed a lot over the years, and new features are added constantly.
  • When Batman gets injured, Alfred takes care of his injuries in the headquarters.
  • The batmobil is one of the coolest fictional vehicles of all time!!!
  • t is Batman’s primary vehicle!
  • It is fast, it is strong, it is impregnable! Bullet proof of course! It can even climb walls. The ultimate vehicle!
  • Fansided ranked Batman number 1 in their list of “50 Greatest Superheroes In Comic Book History“!
  • Batman’s fame came from his comic Batman released in 1940, but he first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
  • Batman’s First well-known TV performance appeared in the 1966 TV show simply named Batman. This ran for an astonishing 120 episodes until it stopped in 1968. His first TV appearance was actually in 1943.
  • In Batman Forever, the 1995 hit, Michael Keaton was actually supposed to lead, but Val Kilmer was given the opportunity when Michael simply demanded too much money.
  • JonDoe297 is actually the online handle used by Bruce Wayne himself.
  • The fearmongering city of Gotham actually landed its name simply from the writer randomly choosing a jeweller’s named Gotham Jewellers in a telephone directory.
  • The infamous Catwoman costume from the 1992 film, which initially seemed as if it was painted on, was actually a vacuum sealed costume. The actor, Michelle Pfeiffer, said she only had a small window to act before it unsealed.
  • Bus ads containing Catwoman promoting the Batman Returns blockbuster were actually stolen to such a degree, that security teams were dispatched to ensure they stayed in their correct locations.
  • While most superheroes have superpowers, Batman does not. He relies on his martial arts skills, detective skills, physical strength, intellect, wealth, technology, and will to face the criminals in Gotham City.
  • First introduced in 1939, Batman developed a fan base that spawned his own comic book in 1940, titled Batman.
  • Batman has been a popular character for the big screen. In 1989 Warner Bros. released the feature film Batman, starring Michael Keaton, followed by Batman Returns in 1992, once again with Michael Keaton in the starring role.
  • The next planned film Batman Triumphant was cancelled due to poor reception of Batman & Robin. It was time to take Batman back to his darker roots.
  • Batman Begins was released in 2005 starring Christian Bale. He played the role again in The Dark Knight in 2008, and The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. These movies portrayed Batman's original darker character, moving away from the campy Batman in the Schumacher versions in the 1990s.
  • Batman is a fictional superhero, appearing in American Comic Books published by DC Comics!
  • Batman was created by the artist Bob Kane (1915-1998) and writer Bill Finger (1914-1974).
  • He first appeared in Detective Comics on 1939!
  • His original name was “The Bat-Man“!
  • He is also referred by the names: The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne, The Worlds Greatest Detective, Caped  Crusader!
  • He is a wealthy American playboy, a philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises!
  • Wayne Enterprises is a fictional American company, and is run by Bruce’s business Manager Lucius Fox.
  • Batman operates in the fictional city of Gotham!
  • He has found great assistance from his butler Alfred, a police commissioner Gordon!
  • Although Batman lacks of superpowers, he is a very capable person.
  • His intelligence, physical strength, martial arts abilities, thirst for justice, his detective skills, are his allies in this war he chose to fight.
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