14 Batman Behind-The-Scenes Facts (From The Movies and Shows)

So many Batmans, so many BTS stories
14 Batman Behind-The-Scenes Facts (From The Movies and Shows)

There's been so many Batman movies and TV shows about the iconic DC protagonist, there are plenty of fun behind-the-scenes facts about their making. Here are 14 fun trivia tidbits about our favorite Batman series and movies.

Nicholson's Genius Contract Negociation

Jack Nicholson made about $90 million for playing The Joker BATMAN (1989) Nicholson was the top pick to play the supervillain. His 1980s hefty fee started at $10 million, but he agreed to 'only' make $6 million for a percentage of the profits (including character merchandise). CRACKED.COM

Source: ScreenRant

Harley Quinn's Unlikely Origin

Harley Quinn was created by the animated series BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Before she was a comic book character, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm created Harley Quinn as a minor character for the animated show. She was initially going to be a one-off character but ended up sticking around. CRACKED.COM

Source: Polygon

Batmobile's Price

The Batmobile was purchased for $4.2 million BATMAN (1966) An Arizonian resident bought the Batmobile from the 1966 series for millions in 2013. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

The Deafening Batsuit

Michael Keaton 'couldn't really hear' in the suit BATMAN (1989) Keaton describes his time in the batsuit as 'ridiculous' and 'kind of cool.' It made him feel isolated inside it, which helped him to develop the character. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

The Joker's Lip-Licking Tic

The Joker licks his lips based on practicality THE DARK KNIGHT The Joker's tic was started because Heath Ledger licked his lips to help keep the scar prosthetics on. It eventually became part of the character. CRACKED.COM

Source: ScreenRant

The familiar Joker's mask

The Joker's mask is a callback THE DARK KNIGHT This mask is very similar to the one worn in the Joker's introduction during the 1966 tv show Batman. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ranker


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