When Ben Affleck shows up in “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” as the Caped Crusader, it will be nothing short of an event. But 25 years ago, it was just as a big deal — if not more — when Tim Burton‘s “Batman” was gearing up to hit the big screen. Back then, the director’s take on the comic book was seen as “dark” (at least compared to the campier incarnations) and the world was waiting to see Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson tangle. But how was the movie put together? Well, this vintage documentary will help.
Running 25 minutes long — and still unavailable on home video — this UK production is hosted by Robert Wuhl (who plays Alexander Knox in the film), and features Burton, designer Anton Furst, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, producer Jon Peters, Bob Kane, and more talking about the making of the movie. Everything, the from power of the Batman symbology to the character’s roots in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci are discussed.
It’s a worth a spin, so take a break from Thanksgiving leftovers and watch below. [1989 Batman]