Whatever happened to the other Movie Batmans?

Gothamite

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Just another fun Batman thread, to get the juices flowing for the new movie.

This got me thinking. Personally, I've always regarded the Batman films as being new continuities every time a new actor has taken the role. For example, the 1989 film is blatantly different to Batman & Robin and it just doesn't seem apparent that they take place in the same 'world'. So I view Batman 1989 and Batman Returns as being in their own distinct universe, while Batman Forever and Batman & Robin both exist in their own two separate universes. Get it? It's not hard. Go and read Crisis or something, if you don't understand.

So what do you think happened to the other movie Batmans? Give a serious or a fun answer, whichever you wish. It should make for interesting discussion or even fanfic ideas.

Michael Keaton's Batman (or 'BurtonVerse Batman'):

- Following the events of Batman Returns, Batman soon went up against Two-Face; Chip Schreck (or Christopher Walken's screen-son) who was scarred by one of the Red Triangle Circus Gang during the unseen police shoot-out in the Schreck mall while Batman, Catwoman, Penguin and Max Schreck were having it out over at Gotham Zoo. Lacking any actual intelligence, Two-Face wasn't really a threat to Batman and after serving as a low-level mob enforcer, Batman pushed him off a building and another classic villain was dead. Batman went up and eventually killed weird Burtonised versions of many other classic villains including the Riddler, the Mad Hatter and even Baby Doll (who would have to be played by Paul Reubens). This version of Batman died alone, many decades later; having succeeded in turning Gotham into a sterile, police-state.

Val Kilmer's Batman (or 'SchuMachAttack'...get it? Top Gun? No? Ah whatever...):


- Bruce Wayne and Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman's character) continued dating and eventually married, giving birth to baby Helena. Batman and Robin continued fighting bizarre neon supervillains in Gotham City, the most significant threat being Doctor Phosphorus, who nearly killed Commissioner Gordon. Eventually, because of plummeting crime rates and rising police efficiency, Bruce hung up his cape, satisfied that he had achieved what he set out to do. Dick Grayson moved to Bludhaven, where he became Nightwing.

George Clooney's Batman (or 'Batastrophe'):

- The incarceration of Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy in the same cell, could only lead to one thing: a very frigid plant-baby (a CGI Colin Farrell with the voice of Michael Douglas). Batman, Robin and Batgirl faced this hideous creature time and again, finally defeating it when one of the ginormous statues fell on top of the creature. After this, Batman and Robin finally got their act together and became a couple.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
This is really, really cool.

I would think Clooney and Kilmer share the same Bat-verse, but doesn't matter. Keaton's coda is good, and I love the hysterical stupidity of a CGI Farrell voiced by Douglas and Batman and Robin becoming a couple.
 
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ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Neat.

Someone should try and fit Batman Triumphant or whatever the fifth movie was going to be called (with Steve Buschemi as Scarecrow or whatever) into this somehow.
 

Random

Didn't **** any of those *****es
Neat.

Someone should try and fit Batman Triumphant or whatever the fifth movie was going to be called (with Steve Buschemi as Scarecrow or whatever) into this somehow.

I recall it was going to be Howard Stern as Scarecrow
 

Gothamite

Well-Known Member
Neat.

Someone should try and fit Batman Triumphant or whatever the fifth movie was going to be called (with Steve Buschemi as Scarecrow or whatever) into this somehow.

Yeah, I was half-thinking about that, but I decided to just go to town and give what I felt was the most likely resolution for all the different Batmen.

I should mention though, that I think 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman Triumphant' are both excellent names for Batman films.
 

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