Batman: Year One (Video 2011) Poster

(2011 Video)


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Batman: Year One was almost adapted as a live-action film to be directed by Darren Aronofsky from a screenplay by Frank Miller. Warner Bros. scrapped the project in favor of Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005).
Bryan Cranston originally turned down the part of Jim Gordon because he thought this project was based on Batman (1966). He accepted after he read the script.
Planned for release in the US on the same day as Batman: Arkham City (2011).
Ben McKenzie the actor who provides the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, is the only actor ever to portray both Batman and his ally James "Jim" Gordon. See Gotham (2014).
David Mazzuccheli was rather angry that the re-print of the comic featured the DVDs cover. He stated that he felt DC conformed in order to promote the DVD.
Hopper's diner is seen frequently in the movie, and is named for its resemblance to the diner in "Nighthawks", a painting by Edward Hopper.
In addition to voicing Barbara Gordon (James Gordon's wife), Grey DeLisle voiced (uncredited) the role of Vicki Vale, who was not in the original graphic novel, although she is mentioned in one of the newspaper articles in the book's first pages as being a "cutie clepto". Vicki replaced several television news reporters used in the original story.
The Painting of the Clown in Commissioner Loeb's Office, foreshadows' the appearance of the classic Clown psychopath, the Joker, in a sequel or just in the general mythology that the comic books have set up.
During Gordon's briefing introducing Detective Essen several artist renderings can be seen post on the board behind him one of which bares an uncanny resemblance to future member of Batman's Rogue's Gallery Man-Bat.
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Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad co-star Jonathan Banks would go on to voice Commisioner Gordon in Batman: Arkham Knight.
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Quite a few scenes and shots from the movie, that were in the original graphic Novel, made it into Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" (2005). One notable example include the appearance of the army of Bats at the location where the police have trapped Batman.

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