Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman (or Batman ’89 as it’s known nowadays). It was a movie that changed the landscape of comic book movies, broke the mould that came before it and wrote the blueprint for how to market a summer blockbuster.
To celebrate this occasion, let’s look at some things about the movie you may not have known.
And if you think we’re joking, just look at our face. Do we look like we’re joking?
1. The film was nearly totally different
After the success of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Motion Picture, Warner Bros. started work on script for a Batman movie in 1980.
Tom Mankiewicz (who had an uncredited writing role on Superman: The Motion Picture) wrote a script that was very light in tone