Saturday, July 19, 2008

Batman Projects That Never Were

Looks like the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, could be headed for the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.

Canada's The Globe and Mail had an article yesterday discussing the history of the Batman movies and identified a number of projects that were started but never completed.

It is not clear how far along these projects ever got or if the directors / actors named below were ever actually signed to a deal.

Here are four interesting ones that never made it:

  • A 3rd to be directed by Tim Burton with Michael Keaton returning as Batman and Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent
  • One called "Batman Triumphant" with Bret Hart as Batman and either Howard Stern or Crispin Glover (McFly from Back to the Future) as Scarecrow
  • One called "Batman vs Superman" with Christian Bale as Batman and Josh Hartnett as Superman
  • One called "The Dark Knight Returns" with Clint Eastwood as Batman

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