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  • Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in magazines published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series, with Michael Keaton reprising the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film introduces the characters of Max Shreck, a business tycoon who teams up with the Penguin to take over Gotham City, as well as the character of Catwoman. Burton originally did not want to direct another Batman film because of his mixed emotions toward the previous film in 1989. Warner Bros. developed a script with writer Sam Hamm which had the Penguin and Catwoman going after hidden treasure. Burton agreed to return after he granted him more creative control and replaced Hamm with Daniel Waters. Wesley Strick did an uncredited rewrite, removing the characters of Harvey Dent and Robin and rewriting the climax. Annette Bening was originally cast as Catwoman but was replaced with Pfeiffer following her pregnancy. Filming for Batman Returns started in in June 1991 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

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Film release region Release Date Film regional debut venue Film release distribution medium
  • 1992
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  • 4/29/1997
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  • 2/10/2009
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