The Batcomputer


/content/features/39/20.jpgYou are accessing The Batcomputer! A lifelong Batman fanatic, Groucho grew up on a half-century of Batman's comic-book adventures, as well as the 1960s Fox television series, the Columbia serials, and the Warner Brothers feature and animation franchises. Whether you call him the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, or the World's Greatest Detective (or one-half of the Dynamic Duo), Batman has endured for nearly 70 years as one of the few superheroic icons with no supernatural powers.

Warner's relaunch of the Batman franchise—Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins—hit regular and IMAX screens on June 15, 2005 and stars Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. The yet more popular sequel The Dark Knight premiered on July 18, 2008. The Dark Knight Rises—the final chapter of the Nolan trilogy—opened on July 20, 2012. Below, you'll find interviews with the director and cast, as well as reviews from the rich and varied history of Batman in film, print, and audio.

The hotly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises promises plenty of callbacks to Batman Begins while also adding new characters that include the fearsome Bane (Tom Hardy) and cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), both derived from the comics (Kyle is the alter ego of Catwoman); Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a new character, Gotham City beat cop John Blake, while Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member who may or may not have a shadowy past echoed in the pages of Batman comics. Director Christopher Nolan co-wrote the screenplay with brother Jonathan Nolan (Memento), and re-assembled the amazing ensemble of Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman; expect to see appearances by some other familiar franchise faces.

Click each image below for a full review of each Batman film or serial.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012).


The Dark Knight (2008)


Batman Begins (2005)

Batman (1989)

Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Batman (1966)


Batman and Robin







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