Sunday, 14 December 2014



FILM 1245: BATMAN FOREVER

TRIVIA:  Jim Carrey's original idea - to shave a question mark into his scalp - had to be scotched as he was due in court to finalize his divorce.

While Tim Burton was still slated to direct the film, Micky Dolenz was considered to play The Riddler. After Burton dropped out, Robin Williams was offered the role by Warner Brothers, but refused due to being bitter about being used as "bait" to lure Jack Nicholson to commit to play the Joker in Batman (1989).

It has been reported that personality clashes between Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey during filming annoyed director Joel Schumacher to the extent that he stated he would never again work with either of them. However, he later worked with Carrey on The Number 23 (2007).

In the original Batman (1989), District Attorney Harvey Dent was played by Billy Dee Williams. Williams accepted the role with the knowledge and expectation that Dent would eventually become Two-Face: he reportedly had a clause put into his contract reserving the role for him in any sequels, which Warner Bros. had to buy out so they could cast Tommy Lee Jones.

William Baldwin was reported to be considered for the role of Batman. Other names considered for the part before Val Kilmer was cast included Daniel Day-Lewis, Kurt Russell, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Hawke, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp.

This film marks the first appearance of Arkham Asylum in a live action Batman film.

Mark Wahlberg was considered for the role of Robin.

Tim Burton said "I always hated those titles like Batman Forever. That sounds like a tattoo that somebody would get when they're on drugs or something. Or something some kid would write in the yearbook to somebody else. I have high problems with some of those titles."


Cameo: En Vogue:  The legendary R&B group appear as street walkers who appear after Dick steals the Batmobile and takes it for a joyride.

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