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Gray hair. Maybe theres a time jump since the end of Batman Returns since he had full black hair in that film.

Perhaps Harvey Dent will already be Two-Face, and this picks up after Batman & Robin, introducing the second Robin. I guess Harvey Dent may have survived Batman Forever?

This is all assuming it doesn't contradict the Schumacher films. Those may end up as Pre-Crisis. All speculation for now, but I'm hyped!
 
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Sounds like Harvey might actually be seen becoming Two-Face. That earns it a 1993 placement, due to the movie it's definitely going to ignore. :p
Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!

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Some time after the events of Batman, Dent is still the district attorney of Gotham City. He put the current mafia don of the city, Boss Maroni, on trial. During the trial, Maroni threw acid into Dent's face, and despite Batman's efforts, Dent was hit, and half of his face became scarred. He was driven mad and took up the identity of Two-Face. He vowed revenge against Batman for not saving him. He was subsequently captured and sent to Arkham Asylum.

I guess I can kinda see the comic taking place after his scarring and arrest by Batman, but it's probably delaying the inevitable of having two different versions of the Burtonverse. We'll see, it's all fine either way, as long as it's good and makes sense.

At least Crisis gives a way to explain all this...
 
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Sounds like Harvey might actually be seen becoming Two-Face. That earns it a 1993 placement, due to the movie it's definitely going to ignore. :p


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Some time after the events of Batman, Dent is still the district attorney of Gotham City. He put the current mafia don of the city, Boss Maroni, on trial. During the trial, Maroni threw acid into Dent's face, and despite Batman's efforts, Dent was hit, and half of his face became scarred. He was driven mad and took up the identity of Two-Face. He vowed revenge against Batman for not saving him. He was subsequently captured and sent to Arkham Asylum.

I guess I can kinda see the comic taking place after his scarring and arrest by Batman, but it's probably delaying the inevitable of having two different versions of the Burtonverse. We'll see, it's all fine either way, as long as it's good and makes sense.

At least Crisis gives a way to explain all this...

That or the courtroom video of his scarring in Forever was a reenactment of the actual event and the scar infection pigmented his skin over time.

But yeah Crisis could be the main thing that changes this.
 

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That or the courtroom video of his scarring in Forever was a reenactment of the actual event and the scar infection pigmented his skin over time.
I like that theory.

Just in case it's post-1995, I found this on the DC wiki.
Two-Face's costume appears in Arkham Asylum in the fourth film Batman & Robin. In the DVD commentary for the movie, director Joel Schumacher stated that he left the suit there as an indicator that the character was still alive.
 

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Damn, I forgot that it will introduce a new Robin, too.

I guess it all depends on whether Harvey's origin is tackled.
 

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Michael Keaton's Batman Forever suit is in Batman '89.

It was turned into the Sonar Suit seen at the end of Val Kilmer's Batman Forever.
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Maybe it's a prototype in-universe?
 
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Michael Keaton's Batman Forever suit is in Batman '89.

It was turned into the Sonar Suit seen at the end of Val Kilmer's Batman Forever.
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Maybe it's a prototype in-universe?
Maybe the comic will be a smooth transition into the Schumacher films, if our predictions are correct.

It mainly depends on Harvey Dent and who Robin is.
 

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Hmm. The implication here is that Jack Napier is alive, somehow. He obviously died in Batman, though.

Lazarus Pit? Maybe Bruce uses some of it to fight crime in his 60s? That would certainly explain why he's not retired. I guess he had a run-in with Ra's al Ghul after Batman & Robin.
 

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I assumed such, but he's saying that the Joker has seemingly "fallen to his death" numerous times. The wording implies that Joker isn't dead.

Certainly a strange thing to imply, but I guess it's possible.
 

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Rewatched Batman Forever. The Sonar suit is an untested prototype.

So, that would support Batman '89 being after the Schumacher films if it's the same suit. Won't matter if Harvey's scarring occurs. I don't think his origin will really compromise Batman Forever, just retcon that courtroom footage. The issue would be something like Batman killing him.

I would love if he was the first person Batman chose to spare, starting his no killing rule.
 

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Catwoman's new suit might suggest the 80th Anniversary story takes place prior to the comic, because she still has her Returns suit. That makes the appearance of the Penguin in that comic seem odd, seeing as it's soon after Oswald died with not much time for an impersonator or resurrection, but whatever. Could just be a lookalike. :p
 
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