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Batmania II turns 30: 1989 - 2019


Watch Bawbwa Walters pwofile the spectacwuwar success of 'BATMAN' on ABC's 20/20 in 1989, the first bweakout comic book movie hit which every fwanchise has since twied to wepeat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=hQjKXSUGodI

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What a great movie and fantastic Batman-costume! Micheal Douglas (yes that is his real name) was impressive as Bruce Wayne and as Batman.

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Amen to that!

But let's not forget, the casting of Michael Keaton was the first major case of fan outrage over a comic book movie casting.

Long before social media platforms and chat rooms, long before anyone made an ignorant or angry post about casting Ben Affleck as Batman or Heath Ledger as Joker, there was the very public backlash in 1988 at the idea that "Mr. Mom" could be a superhero.

The fervor was so intense it made the pages of the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and other news outlets. Which forced Warner Bros. to release the film's trailer many months ahead of schedule.

This link cites some of the biggest examples of anti-Keaton rage leading up to the movie's release:

https://www.thoughtco.com/angry-reactions-to-the-casting-of-michael-keaton-as-batman-327068


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Check out this rare footage of an MTV promotional tie-in to Batman 1989 hosted by Robert Wuhl, in-character as Knox: the 'Steal the Batmobile' contest sweepstakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTNfHpusSRc
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Wow, that was a blast from the past. I actually remember watching that commercial. I'm honestly not sure why I didn't even try, LOL.

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