After witnessing his parents brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, The Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker's every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail?
Playlist: Batman Movie 1989
The Mantle of Batman is a Legacy
Since his debut, Batman has become a true cultural icon. Only a few fictional characters are treated with such reverence when a new actor is signed on to portray them.
Batman, a History of Heroics: 1980s-1990s
The 1980s was arguably the most consequential decade for Batman since his debut, with the release of three of his most widely read and influential storylines and the debut of his...
Heroic Homecoming: Danny Elfman Returns to Score Justice League
In 1989, fresh off his work on Tim Burton’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, a young composer still largely known for his work fronting the band Oingo...
The Batman Experience - Restoring the 1989 Batsuit
The Batman Experience at 2019's San Diego Comic-Con offered fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see eighty years of Dark Knight history up close, including authentic props and costumes from his legacy of films. No collection of Bat-costumes would be complete without Michael Keaton's suit from...
A Batman For Every Stage of Life
From the second we come into this world, there are people in our lives that are a constant presence, whether they’re friends or family. Similar to that, there are those constant...
Burton's Batman: Win the Danny Elfman Batman CollectionIf you’re anything like us, you’re getting a bit sick of holiday carols right about now. So why don’t you fill your halls with the festive sounds of Danny Elfman?