Batman (Burton/Schumacher series)
|Name:||Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin|
|Abbreviation(s):||Batman (1989-1997), BR, BF, B&R|
|Creator:||Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher|
|Date(s):||1989 (B), 1992 (BR), 1995 (BF), 1997 (B&R)|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Batman (Burton/Schumacher series) is a series of Batman films that are set in the same universe.
This series is famous for the various actors who had played Batman: Michael Keaton (B, BR), Val Kilmer (BF) and George Clooney (B&R). Robin was portrayed by Chris O'Donnell and Batgirl was portrayed by Alicia Silverstone.
Several iconic Batman villains were showcased in the series are The Joker (portrayed Jack Nicholson), Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), Penguin (Danny DeVito), The Riddler (Jim Carrey), Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), and Bane (Jeep Swenson).
In 2021, a new DC Comics' mini-series, Batman ’89, continued the adventures of Michael Keaton’s version of Batman in the gothic metropolis of Burton’s Gotham City. At this point in the story, District Attorney Harvey Dent — the one played in the first movie by Billy Dee Williams — mounted a campaign to see the vigilante unmasked and his collaborators exposed.
The fandom for this Batman universe is fairly small. The 1989 movie inspired the formation of an Australian club, Battalion: the Australian Legion of Batman fans, and its newsletter, Utility Belt, although it also covered the 1966 television series and comics.
Fanfiction can be mainly focused at FanFiction.net, with a few works posted to Archive of Our Own. Fanart of various characters are posted to DeviantART and Tumblr. Gifsets, picspams, and various other fanworks and discussion posts are posted to Tumblr.
Crossovers with other Batman and DC Comics fandoms are common, often fusing them together. This sometimes influences the shipping works, such as Oswald/Edward since that is a dominate pairing in Gotham fandom and Harley/Joker throughout the other Batman fandoms despite the fact that Harley Quinn never appeared in the series.
- Dick Grayson/Bruce Wayne
- Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
- Vicki Vale/Bruce Wayne
- Barbara Gordon/Pamela Isley
- Oswald Cobblepot/Edward Nygma
- Harvey Dent/Edward Nygma
- Barbara Gordon/Bruce Wayne
- Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson
- Bane/Poison Ivy
- Chase Meridian/Bruce Wayne
- Martha Wayne/Thomas Wayne
- Edward Nygma/Chase Meridan
- Bruce Wayne/Joker
- Oswald Cobblepot/Bruce Wayne
- Bruce Wayne/Edward Nygma
- Poison Ivy/Edward Nygma
- Batman/Harley Quinn
- Batman/Wonder Woman
- Jim Gordon/Batman
- Jonathan Crane/Edward Nygma
- Utility Belt newsletter