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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, 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.


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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Chai-Foxbox Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea how the f*** does Harvey dent go from black to white I mean yea tommy lee jones is like in my top 3 favourite male actors but srsly 

and how does riddlers hair color change so much throughout that film xD
Indy1Jones2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I wished this would have happened.
AntiHero512 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
What should have been
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.)
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, 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.
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.
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.
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?
mars219 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
ThePug Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
the movie wouldn't be covered in neon if he directed it.
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Tim would have made Batman Forever much better
memoriesdreams Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Aman-7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Great design,that might have made a better version of BF if tim got to do it and cast Billy and others in it.
MayedUaE Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
hhhhh co0o0l

gr8 job
clinteast Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would had loved to see this version of the film
SonicClone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
i love this film but i don't like the val komer one and two-face is short and crayz
AutobotCuddles Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Well Burton produced Batman Forever, I think he was down with that film. But Batman and Robin... yeesh.
Super-staff Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Wasn't Mickey Dolenz the first choice Burton had for Riddler?
GoldeneyeNeverDies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Maybe...well, another possibility here I guess!
It's all just a bunch of rumors, so it's hard to know the absolute thruth above all Burton's Batman 3 project. Perhaps Dolenz would have bring an interesting nod to the character, I haven't heard his band songs nor have seen him in a movie, but I guess if Burton was interested to cast him at some point, he must be a good choice, hehe!
ztenzila Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
nice alternative poster from the original poster, but why in the world would Marlon Wayans would play robin...hes a black dude
GoldeneyeNeverDies Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
OMG!!!!! Check my edit, I found the god artist :
Luke from the gallery!!!!!
DarkbutCute Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007   Writer
That's really cool. :) I love using Keaton as Batman (the only batman in my opinion) and Rene Russo and Marlon Wayans as Chase Meridian and Robin, but I'm tossed on Riddler and Two Face. I thought Tommy Lee Jones did a nice job as two face and the Riddler could be Carey or Williams, so that's a toss up.
GoldeneyeNeverDies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
I don't know if you read my comment, but I found the start of this artwork (only Keaton and Billy Dee Williams initially) on the net, I can't recall the original photoshopper and give him credit he deserves because I don't remember on which swebsite I found it! Sadly enough, because he is way better than me with photoshop.
DarkbutCute Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007   Writer
I did read your comment, but you still deserve some kudos for yourself. I give him kudo's too for what he started as well. Since I can't find him myself, I just have to relay those.
GoldeneyeNeverDies Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Fine, thank you, it's nice!
I wanted to put merits where they belong, so thanks to that mysterious artist also!
jusso11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Student General Artist
That's pretty cool...
If it were Tim Burton were to make it...I don't think he'd use the font that they originally used, he'd use something more like the original kind of font he used :)
GoldeneyeNeverDies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Lol! Even then, for Returns, he used some kind of Times New Roman, so...
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