Batman Exhibit at Warner Bros. Puts Spotlight on Dark Knight Movies

Batman Exhibit Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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Batman may not show up on the big screen again until 2016, but that isn’t preventing Warner Bros. from promoting the Caped Crusader on film.

As the studio and DC Comics celebrate the iconic comicbook character’s 75th anniversary this year, the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour added “The Batman Exhibit,” starting June 26. Exhibit, spread out across two venues on the studio lot, marks the first time artifacts from all seven Batman films have been shown off together.

DC helped develop the comprehensive display which includes the original Bat suits worn by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale. In addition to other costumes for villains like the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler and Mr. Freeze, props like Batman masks, Batarangs, Two-Face’s coins and the Penguin’s umbrella, Batman comicbook covers, and production art from the movies, the original Batmobile, Batpod, Tumbler and other vehicles also are on display.

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“To be able to see the Batmobile in person brings (the exhibit) to a whole other level for Batman fans,” said Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Comics, who was on hand for the media event Thursday.

(Danny DeVito at “The Batman Exhibit”)

Danny DeVito, who played the Penguin in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns,” lit the Bat signal on the lot to kick off the attraction and noted to media in attendance how he’s honored to forever be associated with the character he portrayed in 1992. He said children still cower when he does the Penguin’s villainous voice.

Batman first appeared in the comicbook “Detective #27,” on March 30, 1939.

“During this unique opportunity, our studio tour guides will also reveal behind-the-scenes secrets from the seven films and the classic Batman TV series, highlighting several scenes that were actually filmed on the Burbank lot,” said Danny Kahn, executive director of the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour.

The Batman exhibit will be available for a limited period of time with tickets, starting at $54, available to purchase through WBStudioTour.com.

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  1. Richie Derr says:

    54 fucking dollars? It better last like 3 hours and involve some activities

  2. rocky-o says:

    i grew up reading batman comics and he was always my favorite ‘superhero’…i watched the 60’s tv series with adam west and then was thrilled when tim burton brought him to the big screen with michael keaton…after that, i didn’t care too much for the big screen adventures, although i thought clooney would have been good had burton still been with the project…never really cared too much for the ‘dark knight’ trilogy or christian bale for that matter…and i don’t have great hopes for this upcoming duet with superman either, especially not after ‘man of steel’ was just so awful, and the same people who worked on that one are heading the new one up …so right now, all that’s left is the animation department, which still produces great work, thanx to the likes of bruce trim and andrea romano…

  3. rocky-o says:

    i grew up reading batman comics and he was always my favorite ‘superhero’…i watched the 60’s tv series with adam west and then was thrilled when tim burton brought him to the big screen with michael keaton…after that, i didn’t care too much for the big screen adventures, although i thought clooney would have been good had burton still been with the project…never really cared too much for the ‘dark knight’ trilogy or christian bale for that matter…and i don’t have great hopes for this upcoming duet with superman either, especially not after ‘man of steel’, which was horrendous …so right now, all that’s left is the animation department, which still produces great work, thanx to the likes of bruce trim and andrea romano…

  4. JoelR says:

    Warner’s could at least have done a 4K restoration for the first Burton film. THAT would have been a nice treat for a 75th anniversary…instead of a temp studio tour that most of us will never see,

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