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Tim Burton's Batman Forever by GoldeneyeNeverDies Tim Burton's Batman Forever by GoldeneyeNeverDies
----EDIT : For a graphical experience that flows better, go check my own improved version of the same poster, originally created by Luke from batman-news.de, and completed by me!----

This is a conceptual poster modification of Batman Forever. Of course, I completed it fastly but efficiently. I think the guy who manages [link] or something like this put it on his site, not aware that it was me. He put unknown, it's okay, I do not deserve the entire credit. I explain it in the next paragraph.

I'm sorry to tell that I'm not completely responsible for this, a guy did it first. He deserves a bit more credits since he brought the idea and rendered it well. He brilliantly replaced Val Kilmer's face to Michael Keaton's one, and in the same line he replaced Tommy Lee Jones by the original Harvey Dent, Billy Dee Williams (Lando!). He also put back the Batmobile from the first two Burton Batflicks. This said, he has more Photoshop skills than I do.


EDIT : THE ARTIST IS LUKE FROM THE BATMAN-NEWS.DE GALLERY!!!! THANK YOU LUKE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! AND SORRY THAT I DIDN'T ASK YOU PERMISSION TO POST THE CONTINUATION OF WHAT YOU DID!

What I did in this poster : replace the rest of the cast (Robin Williams as The Riddler, Rene Russo as Chase Meridian and Marlon Wayans as Robin) as it was completely rumored. I darkened the poster and I added "A Tim Burton Film" at the bottom in the BF police type.

This poster is not faithful to Burton's vision of the hero, as seen in Batman Returns. Of course, there are many rumor sites on the net showing some ideas Burton had for the sequel if he had done it... sadly Joel Schumacher took the lead... though Forever is still decent, I like it, considering the multiple flaws it has, and I can't forget how present it was in my childhood! But B&R... like any mentally ane person, I despise this...I can't say movie, I'll say this piece of garbage.

Soon, I'll draw my conceptual one-sheet promotional shots of BDW as Harvey/Two-Face and of Robin Williams as Riddler to show potential stuff Burton could have done with them, based on what is shown in Batman Returns mostly.

See ya folks!

Batman (c) DC comics
Batman Forever (c) Warner Bros.
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Indy1Jones2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I wished this would have happened.
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AntiHero512 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
What should have been
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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :D

(Personally I'd keep Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell and Jim Carrey.)
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Shadowhawk27 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I'm glad we never found out what Burton's Batman 3 would have been like. I didn't like what he did with the other two movies.

Burton was kept on a leash for Batman 1989. The result was a movie that was acceptable for all ages. But Burton thought the movie was boring, so if they wanted him for a sequel he wanted full creative control. They gave it to him and it resulted in a Batman movie that got a backlash for being too disturbing for kids. No small backlash either. It was big enough to affect promotions related to the movie and make WB completely overhaul the direction of the franchise.

That's why Burton wasn't allowed back. He wasn't going to come back under restrictions like with the first movie, and WB wasn't going to let him do his own thing again like with Returns.

Burton was interested in doing a third Batman movie. He claimed to have ideas for it and everything. But it turns out he wasn't interested in a third Batman movie regardless what Burton fans believed he said in those interviews. Burton doesn't seem to be very open minded to sequels as a rule. Same goes with Mike Keaton, regardless if it was the light tone, he didn't want any part of the Batman franchise at all and was more interested in roles in other movies that only suited him.

As for Billy Dee as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, according to the Batman 2-Disc special edition, in an interview with Billy Dee Williams, Williams admits to signing on to the project with the hopes of becoming Two-Face in a Batman Sequel. It is known that Two-Face was suppose to be in Batman Returns, but Max Shrek replaced the character. So did Tim Burton plan on using Billy Dee Williams in Batman III?

This is a long arguement that will probably never get answered unless there is an interview out there with Tim Burton or Billy Dee on the legal details. In the Billy Dee segment on the Batman Special Edition DVD, Billy seems disappointed that Tommy Lee Jones replaced him in the tragic, 'Batman Forever'. Tim Burton also states in the commentary that he would of found it interesting to have Two-Face as a villain in a sequel with Billy Dee Williams, but says that he had no idea if there would even be a sequel. According to IMDB.com, Tim Burton only originally had one villain in the third movie, The Riddler (Robin Williams), but those plans were given to Joel Schumacher.

Robin appeared in the shooting script of Batman and Batman Returns but was deleted for whatever reason Burton could think of at the time. Burton hated Robin and planned on removing the character from the shooting script before he was fired. Marlon Wayans was cast in the role, but its doubtful if Burton considered the casting as serious. As previously stated, the character would likely be removed as he had been twice previously.

So what would Batman III been like if it was under Tim Burton? So gathering what little information could be obtain, seperating facts and rumors is difficult. Most 'facts' from the web are just speculation by die hard Burton fans.
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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Robin Williams as The Riddler? I was more used to Jim Carrey when I was a child. Batman Forever was the first Batman film I ever saw. That was on video and I was either 5 or 6.
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I like the Billy Dee Two face rendention. Robin Williams OMG how long has he been trying to get into a Batman movie? Mabye he could be the Ventriloquest in a future one.

Michael Keaton is STILL and always WILL BE the one and only BATMAN. Aside from the guy that did the voice on TAS.
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Kristjanna Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Me too! The other one was corny, and sooo hollywoodized,

And Tims style to Gotham really did make Batman, what you think to the new ones?
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mars219 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
FUNNY.I WISH TIM BURTON DID DIRECT BATMAN FOREVER.HA.
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ThePug Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
the movie wouldn't be covered in neon if he directed it.
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Tim would have made Batman Forever much better
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