10 Useless Facts About Batman
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So, all this talk about Batty and Superman makes us wanna look into his dirty little secrets.
This gray/blue Spandex batty boy has been around a while and many has claimed to be him, but there can be only one TRUE batty boy.
Here follow our 10 Useless Facts about Batman and in the end of the article you will see who the only TRUE Batman is!
1. Christian Bale refused to play Batman if Robin appeared anywhere in the Trilogy.
2. Batmans Boyfriend(s)!
Everybody knows batman’s real name is Bruce Wayne. Robin is, of course, Dick Grayson. But there were other Robins, namely Jason Todd, Tim Drake and briefly, Stephanie Brown. The main villains are fairly well know: Catwoman is Selena Kyle, the Penguin’s name is Oswald Cobblepot, and The Riddler is Edward Nigma (E-Nigma . . .get it?) Two-Face’s name was Harvey Dent (that one’s obvious thanks to the recent movie), and Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred’s full name is “Alfred Pennyworth”. The name of the thug who originally murdered Batman’s parents was Joe Chill. More mysterious is the real name of The Joker, who for many years was a character without a real origin, and his real identity (if he could be said to have one) was never revealed. Only recently The Joker got an origin story, and thereby a real name: Jack Napier – named after Alan Napier who played Alfred in the Batman TV series.
3. Gothams Location
Originally, Batman took place is New York city, like many comic books of the time. Later, the writers decided to have it take place in a fictional city with a fictional history, so they could give the comic its own world. A writer opened a New York phone book randomly, saw “Gotham Jewlers” and so the name was born. The location of Gotham city has always been a bit hazy, sometimes it was depicted on the East Coast, and a few times it was located in the Midwest, near Superman’s hometown of Metropolis. However, popular canon now states that Gotham is located on the East Coast, specifically in the state of New Jersey. This has never been specifically stated in the comic, but in a few cases readers have spotted “Gotham City, New Jersey” on license plates, and once on a character’s driver’s licence.
4. Dirty, Dirty Batman
In 1991, Batman co-star Burt Ward, who played Robin alongside Adam West’s Batman, wrote a smutty tell-all book called “Burt Ward: My life in tights.” The book has been universally panned as poorly written, poorly published and full of outrageous lies. Burt Ward depicts himself as a genius super-athlete and an infamous lady’s man, and recounts endless sexual escapades of himself and Adam West. He claims there were always women on the set of the show, ready to rip off their clothing and do the deed with the dynamic duo. He depicts himself as a world-class lover and Adam West as totally unable to satisfy a woman in numerous near-pornographic passages. Adam West later revealed he read the book and took no offense, believing that no one could possibly believe half of it, saying that “Burt probably just needed the money”. Later Burt Ward admitted he was goaded by the publishers to make the book “More Interesting” and ‘fessed up to fabricating most of it. Shame on you, Boy Wonder.
5. Batman only met Hitler once.
At least during World War II. While other superheroes were busy punching Hitler every other day, Batman barely fought Nazis at all. In one comic, Nazi saboteurs come to Gotham City and Batman does take them down. But Batman’s only confrontation with Adolf Hitler himself happens on the cover of World’s Finest #9 — where Batman and his friends throw tennis balls at Der Fuhrer.
Source: Batman Unmasked: Analyzing A Cultural Icon by Will Brooker
6. Batman fought Dr. Doom before the Fantastic Four ever did.
This happened in Detective Comics #158 (April 1950). When Batman and Robin are bringing their 1001st trophy into the Batcave, Dr. Doom smuggles himself inside, so he can get inside their secret lair. Dr. Doom then rigs all the other Bat-trophies to kill the Dynamic Duo, only to die himself. (I could have sworn I came across an early-1950s Bat-villain called Dr. Evil in my researches, too, but now I can’t find him again.) There was also a recurring Bat-villain named Dr. No-Face, who’s curiously close to the James Bond villain in name.
7. It would cost over $300 million to be a real-life Batman. – Source
8. In a limited series crossover published by both DC and Marvel comics, Batman and Wolverine were merged into one character called Dark Claw. – Source
9. “Batman” was created not just by Bob Kane, but also a partner, Bill Finger, who was never credited for anything Batman related until recently. He is responsible for the original ideas of the Batman’s persona, costume, Gotham, characters, etc. – Source
10. AND THE ONLY REAL BATMAN IS…..
Over the years man big names in Hollywood have played Batman, but who’s played him the longest? That title goes to Kevin Conroy, who voiced the animated batman in Seven cartoon series, six video games and five animated movies – in total spanning 12 years(!!). Many have named him as “The Voice of Batman” without question, and he brought some originality to the role with his unique take on the character. While in the comic it’s said Batman disguises everything about him when he dons the cape and cowl, before Conroy’s portrayal most people played Batman and Bruce Wayne as very similar. Conroy had the idea of noticeably altering the tone of his voice when he goes from crime fighter to millionaire playboy.