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DC Comics releases new Ben Affleck as Batman image

DC Comics releases new Ben Affleck as Batman image

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --DC Comics has a released a new image of Ben Affleck as Batman in honor of the fictional superhero's 75th anniversary.
Veronica Linares
New 'Gotham' trailer stars the 'most dangerous villains around'

New 'Gotham' trailer stars the 'most dangerous villains around'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --A new trailer for "Gotham" introduces villains Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova).
Annie Martin
'Gotham' trailer: Fox picks up 'Batman' prequel starring Ben McKenzie

'Gotham' trailer: Fox picks up 'Batman' prequel starring Ben McKenzie

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Ben McKenzie plays a young James Gordon in a "Batman" prequel from Fox.
Kate Stanton
Fox casts two young stars as Bruce Wayne and Catwoman in 'Gotham'

Fox casts two young stars as Bruce Wayne and Catwoman in 'Gotham'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Fox adds young actors David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova to their "Gotham" cast.
Annie Martin
Jada Pinkett Smith cast in 'Gotham'

Jada Pinkett Smith cast in 'Gotham'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith has signed on to play Fish Mooney, an original character in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel, 'Gotham.'
Gabrielle Levy
Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Batman-Superman casting surprise

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The "Social Network" star will be ditching those curls to play Lex Luthor.
Kate Stanton
Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Superman-Batman flick

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor in Superman-Batman flick

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Jesse Eisenberg is to play Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in Hollywood's upcoming Superman-Batman mash-up, Warner Bros. announced Friday.
Henry Cavill approves of Ben Affleck as Batman

Henry Cavill approves of Ben Affleck as Batman

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Henry Cavill thinks Ben Affleck will be "fantastic" as Bruce Wayne in the duo's highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel.
Veronica Linares
Ben Affleck to play Batman/Bruce Wayne

Ben Affleck to play Batman/Bruce Wayne

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the first big-screen pairing of the superheroes, Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio announced.

Boy Wonder Robin marked for death in 'Batman Incorporated' comic

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Batman's sidekick, Robin, is to be killed battling a brutal enemy in Wednesday's issue of the "Batman Incorporated" comic book, the New York Post reported.
Bale: Next Batman film will be my last

Bale: Next Batman film will be my last

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Welsh-born actor Christian Bale says "The Dark Knight Rises" will be the last movie in which he plays Batman.

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Production starts on new Batman movie

Production starts on new Batman movie

BURBANK, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun on "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion to Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
'Inception' co-stars sign on to 'Rises'

'Inception' co-stars sign on to 'Rises'

BURBANK, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures says Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of "The Dark Knight Rises."

Jesus, Mickey Mouse get write-in votes

KENT, Wash., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Election officials in Washington state said a school board primary resulted in write-in votes for Mickey Mouse, Jesus, Captain Hook and Darth Vader.
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Actor Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, arrive for the premiere of "Batman Begins," June 6, 2005 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bale portrays Bruce Wayne, aka Batman in the film. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Batman, originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman, is a fictional character, a comic book superhero co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger (although only Kane receives official credit), appearing in publications by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939.

Additionally known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the Dark Knight Detective, and the World's Greatest Detective; in the original version of the story and the vast majority of subsequent retellings, Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Bruce trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his main sidekick Robin, occasional assistance from former sidekick Batgirl and hero Nightwing, the police commissioner James Gordon, and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime. In 2009, following Wayne's apparent death, the role of Batman has been taken up by his former ward and the first Robin, Dick Grayson.

Batman became a popular character soon after his introduction and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940. As the decades wore on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series utilized a camp aesthetic associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in the 1986 miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by writer-artist Frank Miller, while the success of director Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman helped to reignite popular interest in the character. A cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bruce Wayne."
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