Batman Returns

Trivia: Harvey Dent, who would later become Two Face, was originally going to be in this film instead of Max Schreck. The plan was to have Catwoman turn him into Two Face the same way she ended up killing Schreck, except of course Dent obviously would've survived and become Two Face.

Trivia: At the beginning of the film, Paul Reubens makes a brief cameo as The Penguin's father. He'd later go on to play the same part (if very different characterisation) in the TV series "Gotham".

Trivia: Sean Young very much wanted the role of The Catwoman. During pre-production she arrived at the studio in a Catwoman costume to confront the makers of the movie. She used other people scouting the studio grounds, using walkie-talkies to communicate, to track down the producers.

Trivia: Christopher Walken's character, Schreck, is German for the word terror. Also, the same name, Max Schreck, was the real name of Count Orlok in the 1922 movie Nosferatu.

Trivia: The massive Gotham City sets were all constructed so that could be mobile, and they were often shifted between days of filming. Michelle Pfeiffer said in an interview that she routinely got lost on her way to filming each day, because she couldn't find the correct set.

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Trivia: Robin was originally supposed to be in this film, but was cut at the last minute. His story was that Penguin killed his family during the circus, and wanted revenge, but too many elements of revenge already existed in the film and it would have been overwhelming.

Trivia: Probably in order not to spoil the effect, Danny DeVito was forbidden to describe the Penguin's makeup to anyone, including his family.

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Trivia: The Christmas ball scene is symbolic: since it is a masquerade party all the guests are in disguise. The only guests who aren't wearing masks are Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. This implies that their real personalities are Batman and Catwoman respectively, and that their public persona is the real disguise.

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Trivia: The film initially had a rather lucrative McDonald's Happy Meal tie-in which included "Batman Returns" toys with every meal. After the film was released, parents complained about its dark imagery and cynical themes, and McDonald's began to re-market the toys as simply general "Batman" toys as opposed to "Batman Returns" toys. The toys themselves were considered something of a rarity for some time, as a rumor was started that McDonald's pulled the toys from market.

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Trivia: When Batman tosses a goon over the bridge, the goon yells a Wilhelm scream.

Trivia: Neither Tim Burton nor Michael Keaton had been signed up in advance for a sequel. Burton came on board only after the script met all his demands, whilst Keaton only agreed to do the second film after a serious hike in salary.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Batman takes his mask off at the end, the black makeup around his eyes vanishes while the mask is still on. (01:48:20)

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Selina Kyle: Ok, Intimidate me, bully me if it makes you feel big. I mean it's not like you can just kill me...
Max Shreck: Actually, it's a lot like that.

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Answer: It isn't. If you look at when he dies you will see that he has cuts on his face that are bleeding red. The blue liquid is more like a bile, probably similar to saliva.

Chosen answer: It is part of the mutation that caused his peculiar appearance.

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