Watch The 1988 Video WB Made To Prove Tim Burton's Batman Wouldn't Suck

Holy crap. Has it really been 25 years since Tim Burton's first Batman film came out and proved superhero movies could be serious? People forget this seemed impossible at the time, which is why WB made this fascinating behind-the-scenes promo video in 1988.

Advertisement

According to the special's director, Andrew Gillman, the video was made to reassure distributors and merchandisers the movie wasn't going to be a campy update of the 1966 Batman TV series. The entire video is fascinating, not just for taking a look at the making of the movie, but also revealing how people generally thought of comic book-based entertainment back in 1988 — and how much people had to be convinced the now seminal film wasn't going to be a disaster.

Batman89.com has an equally interesting interview with Gillman here.

[Via Cinetropolis]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

maxandjinx
Captain Max and JINX

Batman was the first movie that I ever waited in line for. It set such a high bar for Batman movies, a bar that Joel Schumacher eventually tore down, lit on fire and replaced with a bar with nipples.