Trivia: When the film was announced, a lot of people thought that Michael Keaton was a poor choice for the role of Batman, because in the 1980s, he was only known for his comedic roles. Batman fans were so against the casting choice the 50,000 protest letters were sent to the Warner Brothers offices. Even Bob Kane, who created Batman, felt that Keaton was a bad choice.

Trivia: Before making this film, Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton had never read a "Batman" comic before.

Trivia: Before the character was excised from the film, Kiefer Sutherland was offered the role of Dick Grayson/Robin.

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Trivia: Michael Keaton hated the suit because he could not turn his neck and also he was claustrophobic.

Trivia: In order to make the bat boots, Nike air 3 trainers were used.

Trivia: The name Jack Napier was a nod to Alan Napier who played the role of Alfred in the Batman TV show.

Trivia: Before the film was released, fans paid for a ticket at theaters just to see the trailer and leave.

Trivia: Brad Dourif, best known as the voice of killer-doll Chucky from the "Child's Play" films and the tragic Billy from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", was considered for the role of The Joker early in the production.

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Continuity mistake: When the Joker's henchmen are trashing the museum, one guy puts purple handprints all over a portrait, later the Joker walks by the same portrait and the handprints are gone. (00:59:55)

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Question: Given how narrow that ledge is, just how could the Joker grab hold of it and silently pull himself onto it prior to yanking Batman and Vicki Vale over the side?


Answer: Most likely, in real life, this would be impossible. Movies take liberties with facts and realities in order to tell the story.

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