27 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Burton's Batman Movies

Tim Burton's Batman films are remarkable for a few reasons. They're not just entertaining movies, they're movies that probably shouldn't even exist.. They happened at a time when superheroes in general and Batman in particular were seen as kitschy, campy comedy. Both movies were directed by a man best known for Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and featured the star of Mr. Mom as DC's most brooding and serious hero. That would be like Jack Black playing Green Lantern (oh wait... that almost happened).

Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) were huge. There weren't just movies, but blockbuster events fans stood in line for, often wearing costumes. They overshadowed other films released at the same time, and caused national pandemonium. The first was such hit that cinema owners were mad when the VHS was being released within 6 months of it's theatrical run because houses were still selling out!

So pay respect to the franchise that helped pave the way for dark and gritty superhero films by diving into some of the coolest facts about the movies. These are the best trivia facts about the Tim Burton Batman movies, collecting stories and anecdotes from behind the scenes.