Batman 5

Release Date: Limbo

After the pathetic ($107 mil) performance of Batman and Robin, WB is reconsidering the entire Batman franchise. On paper, Joel Schumacher is still listed to direct, but it is pretty much a done deal that he will no longer be involved with the franchise. Plenty of other directors have been rumored, but no decision has been made yet. George Clooney is about the only assured-to-return cast member, but the rest are in limbo at the moment (including Chris O'Donnell's Robin and Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl). An early draft had the Scarecrow freeing villains from Arkham Asylum, but that one has been scrapped. The latest buzz is that WB wants to bring back The Joker (possibly played again by Nicholson). There are two rumors as to how: The first is that the entire series will be given a clean slate approach (i.e. he never died), and the second will try to explain it in some way (cloning, robot double, etc...) In either case, the new film is expected to be much less campy than Batman and Robin. (WB)

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04/04/99
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04/21/99
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05/03/99
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05/08/99
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06/05/99
What I think it should be?
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06/19/99
My simple opinion....
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06/21/99
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07/10/99
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07/16/99
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07/24/99
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07/27/99
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07/30/99
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08/13/99
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08/22/99
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09/23/99
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10/08/99
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10/13/99
Batman is dead
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12/21/99
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12/21/99
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12/28/99
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12/28/99
Tim Burton Is the man!
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02/12/00
who I think should be in Batman 5
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02/14/00
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03/19/00
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03/23/00
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03/23/00
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04/21/00
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05/04/00
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11/20/00
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08/18/02
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10/28/02
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11/26/04
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