Gorilla suits in Batman
& Robin were made from old Santa wigs. And that cape swoosh? It was some old tarp...
It’s less of a thing now, but in the 1980s and 1990s, major blockbusters were sometimes accompanied by a making-of book. Sure, these tended to be quite glossy and promotional, but they also had to fill 100-200 pages with something. And in the case of Batman
& Robin, one of 1997’s two notorious blockbuster flops (Speed 2 being the other), Michael Singer
penned a 128 page guide to what was supposed to be the biggest film of the year.
It’s interesting, too, digging in far more detail than you might expect into the technical details. Here are 25 of the things that we found out from reading it…
1. Bob Kane
was involved with the scriptBatman
co-creator Bob Kane
is one of the many interviewees for the book, and